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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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IT’S A “SNAP” TO FLY WITH ÜBERLITES!

Aug 09, 2011 1 Comment

Flyzone/ItCanFly has introduced a revolutionary new concept in ultra-light weight ready-to-fly R/C aircraft – Überlites!  These aircraft use an innovative, new Snap-N-Fly  technology, Uberlites enable pilots to fly multiple airframes by simply exchanging one compact flight module between them with a “snap.” The magnetically attached module contains all on-board electronics: motor, radio gear and LiPo [...]

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Hitec Telemetry, new sensors and features

Aug 08, 2011 No Comments

Check out this video on the new Hitec sensors that now reads the voltage and Amps.  All this information can be seen on the Aurora 9 transmitter screen and saved to you laptop in real time.    

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Stinger II, some images from our recent photo shoot.

Aug 08, 2011 No Comments

We just finished shooting this great looking plane.  The Stinger II is a smaller version of the Stinger that many of us remember from a few years back.  This plane was a great flyer back then, and with the new powerful motors and lighter weight equipment  the flying envelope has been improved.

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ParkZone ICON A5

Aug 03, 2011 No Comments

ParkZone has a new sleek looking aircraft that is sure to please any scale enthusiast. The ICON Aircraft is one of the hottest new aircraft in general aviation and is now an outstanding ParkZone replica. The ICON A5 was designed in cooperation with ICON Aircraft for looks and flight characteristics to match the full-scale flyer. [...]

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Behind-The-Scenes at Model Airplane News

Aug 02, 2011 1 Comment

Here is a sample shot of what I got to do all day today.  This is a photo of us working Behind-The-Scenes here at Model Airplane news. This is the work we are doing for our video series that coincides with some great flying articles by Dave Scott.  Today we are working on the P-Loop [...]

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F-27Q Stryker 180 Ultra

Aug 02, 2011 1 Comment

A new addition has been added to the ParkZone Ultra Micro Series of planes.  The new Ultra Micro Series F-27Q Stryker 180 lets pilots take Stryker thrills with them wherever they go.  This pint-size plane is perfect for any size flying site and will keep the pilot on his toes when flying indoor venues.  It [...]

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