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Charger RC Giant Fusion 3D

Mar 14, 2012 3 Comments

Here is something you don’t see every day, a giant 3D foamy slowly flying around.  Check out Mike Gantt’s interview as he tells you what he thinks of the Fusion 3D, a new giant foamy from Charger RC.  Then you can enjoy the flight video and see how this giant bird performs.  

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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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