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How to: Add Flaps to your Foam Warbird

Dec 04, 2013 1 Comment

Kick your foam warbird up a notch by adding flaps! The techniques shown here upgrade an E-scale P-47 Thunderbolt from Hobby Lobby (hobby-lobby.com) that has optional functional flaps (an upgrade available on many small electrics). The flap outlines are already molded into the wing so it’s easy to figure out where the flaps belong. Here’s how [...]

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ProTek Greggor McGrath Team Edition Servo

Dec 02, 2013 No Comments

Looking for a servo that can hold your heli steady during insane 3D maneuvers while offering lightning fast response times? This Team Edition 270T servo delivers! At 6 volts, it has .09 transit speed and 445 oz.-in. of torque. Pro pilot Greggor notes, “These are the first servos I have ever used that gave my [...]

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EcoPower’s New Micro Quad-Copter

Nov 28, 2013 No Comments

If you want to get in on the quadcopter craze but aren’t sure where to start, a micro ready-to-fly unit like this one from EcoPower is a great bet. It comes with a 2.4GHz Mode 2 transmitter, 240mAh LiPo, USB charging cable and spare blade set. It has multiple flight modes, so you can even do [...]

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Taming the Stall

Nov 25, 2013 5 Comments

There are many misconceptions, especially among non-fliers about stalls. The first is that a stall is related to engine failure. An aerodynamic stall has nothing to do with engine power, and the plane will not fall out of the sky if an engine quits. Another misconception, as often seen in Hollywood movies, is that the [...]

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First Look! Alias Quadcopter from Traxxas — Stability and Performance!!!

Nov 22, 2013 No Comments

When Traxxas first entered the RC air market, they made a big splash with their amazing micro QR-1 quad copter. At the time it was the smallest and by far the coolest micro out there. Well, not a company known to to drag their feet, Traxxas has just released their newest variation on the theme, in [...]

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Fly the Avalanche

Nov 19, 2013 1 Comment

With the 3D aerobatics craze in full swing, we decided to share a maneuver that is one of the best-looking 3D moves. The Avalanche will  cause spectators to gasp, especially when performed close to the ground. The surprise is that both maneuvers date back to a time long before 3D was even an aerobatic style. We enlisted the [...]

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Nov 12, 2013 4 Comments

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Shop Tip Video — Splicing Balsa Sheeting

Nov 08, 2013 1 Comment

When you start building larger model airplanes, you need to start splicing wood for larger than average wings. Here’s a shop tip from our own Gerry Yarrish for making slices that are strong, neat and smooth. You’ll need a metal ruler,  some CA glue, (I use ZAP medium CA and Zip Kicker,) sharp hobby blades for [...]

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