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Race Day in 1-minute and 22-seconds

Mar 13, 2012 10 Comments

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 [...]

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Seagull Zlin

Mar 09, 2012 2 Comments

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, [...]

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Hangar 9 Christen Eagle

Mar 08, 2012 8 Comments

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 [...]

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Flying the Beast with AS3X

Mar 07, 2012 10 Comments

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 [...]

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Behind the Scenes: How speed controllers are made

Mar 02, 2012 4 Comments

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 [...]

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Can you tell which one is the pilot?

Feb 27, 2012 No Comments

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.

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Hitec’s X2-400 Multicharger

Feb 27, 2012 2 Comments

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 [...]

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Great Planes Shoestring, the classic pylon racer

Feb 21, 2012 No Comments

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 [...]

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