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E-flite Habu 2

Aug 17, 2012 4 Comments

Made of tough Z-Foam, the new ParkZone Habu 2 BNF Basic sports a brighter trim scheme than its popular predecessor and can accommodate optional retracts and flaps. Getting this Bind-N-Fly snake airborne couldn’t be easier. All you have to do is attach the wing and tail assemblies, plug the servos into the proper receiver ports, [...]

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Laser Beaming Recharges UAV in Flight

Aug 11, 2012 No Comments

Fighter jets can refuel in the air, but what about small, electrically powered drones? LaserMotive built a system to charge drones via laser and keep them aloft indefinitely. Tom Nugent likes to call his company’s current project a “wireless extension cord.” Not a bad analogy for LaserMotive’s laser transmitter/receiver system, which recently beamed enough energy [...]

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Avitron Flying Bird

Jul 25, 2012 No Comments

Man has always wanted to fly like a bird and for years wing-flapping machines and models have been in development. Even Leonardo da Vinci made famous sketches for a Man-carrying machine. Known as Ornothopters, these bird-like RC models are a lot of fun to fly. Available from RCFlyingBird.com he latest to hit the market is the [...]

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Gettng Started in RC Airplanes – available now

Jul 11, 2012 No Comments
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Development of the Hangar 9 Ultimate Biplane, Designer Mike McConville Shares his thoughts.

Jul 09, 2012 1 Comment

While putting together the October 2012 “Let’s Talk Giant Scale” column discussing Flying Wires and Wing Struts, columnist John Glezellis discussed the need for functional rigging with RC aircraft designer, Mike McConville.  Mike developed the very popular Hangar 9 Ultimate biplane which, unlike most biplanes, doesn’t require flying wires. Let’s see what Mike did during [...]

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Congratulations to our Gorilla Glue Winners!

Jun 28, 2012 2 Comments

What were the last two things you glued together? Check out the creative answers that earned five lucky winners a prize package! Dave Weiss Recent jet. Its a Boomerang Nano that I converted to EDF. Has a Sapac 100mm fan, Castle 120 HV ESC, Tamjets wheel, struts, and brake, use 5300 mh batteries, 2 6s [...]

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Gorilla Glue Sweepstakes Rules

Jun 05, 2012 No Comments

OFFICIAL RULES. NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS SWEEPSTAKES. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. ENTRANTS MUST BE 18 AND OLDER. BY ENTERING THE SWEEPSTAKES, ENTRANTS AGREE TO ACCEPT AND BE BOUND BY ALL TERMS OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES (“OFFICIAL RULES”). WINNERS THAT HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED MUST RESPOND [...]

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The 30th annual Joe Nall — Three Decades of Giant Scale Magic

Jun 05, 2012 3 Comments

This year is the 30th for the Joe Nall.  Woopee!……we are celebrating!  Looking back over the years it all started when Pat Hartness and his good friend Kirby Mckinney, who were passionate about giant scale airplanes, decided to host a fly-in.  The IMAA (International Miniature Aircraft Association) was just 2 years old then.  The very [...]

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