Sunday I got to fly around a few pylons with other guys at the Whittier Pylon Race. I completed in the Electric EF1 class and there was also a quickie 500 class running that day. The camera was set to take a photo every 5 second and this created a movie that is only 1:22 [...]
Aerobatic planes are always a favorite with modelers and one of them that is sure to stand out from the crowd, the Zlin. Now Seagull has this great looking 67-inch wingspan Zlin ARF kit that not only looks great but can also perform. The instructions include both glow and electric setup. For the glow setup, [...]
Aerobatic biplanes are always a favorite of any pilot, and the bright color scheme of the Christen Eagle puts it right up at the top of favorite planes. The new Christen Eagle from Hangar 9 is sure to be winner. This great looking color scheme is already done up and add to that, a quick [...]
My first experience with the AS3X was with the UMX Beast 3D BNF setup. I had an experienced pilot fly it the first time for the photos; he also flew the original UMX Beast without AS3X. His first remark was “WOW! I want this plane!” and he continued with similar remarks even after landing. By [...]
Recently I got to take a tour through the Castle Creations factory in Olathe, KS. I really enjoyed my visit there and I found that making speed controls was a much bigger production than I had imagined. In this video Lee Estingoy takes us through the assembly line at the Castle factory to see how [...]
Here is a great photo of a plane that was hung up on a wire. I think the person in the back is the rescuer worker and the person in front is the pilot, but I could be wrong. Does anyone want to take a guess, or even better, does anyone know the story behind this photo.
Hitec has announced it newest member in their family of battery chargers the X2-400 Multicharger. This new two-port battery charger is the ultimate in high-power battery chargers and is capable of charging all types of high amperage batteries. It has two identical yet independent 400-watt power output ports combine for a total of 800 watts [...]
Race planes have to be some of the coolest looking aircraft around. Very few have as much history as the Shoestring racer. If you ever want to try out a pylon racer, Great planes offer a nice looking Shoestring that is sure to please. Check out what John Reid and Michael York have to [...]