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I know what you’re thinking…Why? My thinking is that if somebody took the time to film this, than we must watch. This type of stuff just cracks me up, why is that Ladybug checking out those sprinkles and what are its plans with them? These are the mysteries of the universe that must be solved.
I can only hope that the Pelican got the lead out and made it out of the path of the prop and wings. If anybody does know the outcome, don’t tell me, unless it is good (I will accept made up facts). I enjoy the Red Bull races all the time, and I never thought [...]
With the change of scale rules allowing gyros in aircraft at Top Gun, the need for an aircraft gyro has become apparent. Now there is no reason not to use gyros in our planes because we don’t have to disable them in competition. And if you ask scale builder (or modelers in general) have they [...]
My other home town flying field the Pomona Valley Model Airplane Club just had their Scale Squadron Fly-in, and unfortunately I was out of town covering XFC so I was not able to be at this great event. But here is the club write up on it and some images courtesy of PVMAC web site. [...]
One of the most innovative competitions to come alone has to be the XFC (Extreme Flight Championships). On its ninth year this event is an invitation only contest where the best pilots for helicopter and airplanes gather to thrown down some of the latest and greatest 3-D moves. This year I was there to cover [...]
Hitec has announced their new high voltage, coreless HS-7235MH and HS-7245MH servos. These new servos deliver outstanding speed and torque in a relative compact package. Built with an efficient coreless motor optimized for 7.4V operation and heavy-duty metal gear train with dual ball bearings, delivering great performance. These servos are designed to be a perfect [...]
Well this weekend we have a race out here in California. If I can find the time I am hoping to head out to the event and maybe get some time on my “James Dean” quickie plane. That plane needs to get back in the air so I think this would be a great time [...]