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Safety arming switch, Battery setup

Aug 29, 2011 1 Comment

    Here is a simple way to safely install your battery without arming the ESC until you get to the flight line.  This is a simple set-up to install and these switches are made by a number of manufactures and easily available.

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The Big Jolt

Aug 25, 2011 No Comments

Hey Gang, Tomorrow I will be heading out to the Big Jolt in Chino Hills, CA  at the Prado airpark. If you are in the area, be sure to stop by and say hi.  I will be the guy in the black shirt with the camera. let me know that you saw this post and [...]

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Flight Technique: Harness the Wind

Aug 23, 2011 2 Comments

Dave Garwood Slope flying for electric pilots Have you ever tried flying an electric-powered model in slope lift? Slope flying has been compared to motorcycle riding, with the wind blowing your hair back, big easy view of the open sky, and bugs on your teeth from the huge grin on your face. You are already [...]

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E-flite Carbon-Z Scimitar, with Vectored-Thrust

Aug 22, 2011 No Comments

The E-flite Carbon-Z Scimitar is made for the RC pilot who desires flight performance and adrenaline-pounding excitement. Designed by world aerobatic champion Quique Somenzini, the new fantasy-scale Scimitar opens up the performance envelope with an evolutionary compound-delta flying wing. At the heart of the advanced Scimitar is a specially tuned Q-Power system inside a single-axis, [...]

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Thrust Vectoring, the inside scoop on advanced flight performance

Aug 22, 2011 1 Comment

    Lately, there have been RC jet designs that perform amazing maneuvers and seem to have something extra. This new breed of agility owes its success to one thing— thrust vectoring. As with full-size aviation, model designers have been tweaking and experimenting with their planes to make them as maneuverable as possible. It’s little [...]

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Why Your Wife/Girlfriend Hates RC Planes

Aug 11, 2011 16 Comments

Going by the statistics and facts, RC is a male dominated hobby. RC appeals to guys, and a small percentage of females, but generally speaking (we mean 99%) this hobby is filled with guys. Guys who love to spend money, tinkering, building, and flying expensive RC Planes.  Women tend to enjoy other hobbies, and while [...]

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Flight Technique: Becoming a Jet Jock

Aug 10, 2011 3 Comments

The first thing you’ll notice when flying an EDF jet is the lack of propwash over the flying surfaces. Jets rely entirely on airspeed and smooth airflow over the wing and tail surfaces to generate the aerodynamic control forces for aileron, elevator and, if used, rudder control. While flying a jet more slowly, it will [...]

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E-flite Super Cub 25e

Aug 10, 2011 5 Comments

This great review will be in our November issue of Electric Flight, but you get the first look at this nice aircraft! Those who know me at the flying field understand that I have a “thing” for Piper aircraft—Cubs in particular! Piper’s Super Cub has been a favorite of mine for a long time and [...]

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