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The JR G370A Aircraft Gyro, All-New

Jun 28, 2011 No Comments

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 [...]

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Scale Squadron Fly-In 2011

Jun 27, 2011 No Comments

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.  [...]

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XFC, Extreme flying in overdrive

Jun 27, 2011 No Comments

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 [...]

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Hitec’s new High Voltage, Coreless, Premium Mini Servos

Jun 24, 2011 No Comments

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 [...]

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Racing time

Jun 23, 2011 No Comments

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 [...]

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UAV, the new kid on the block, the Datron Scout

Jun 23, 2011 No Comments

 Here is a perfect example of something we take for granted in our RC world that can be useful for far more important things than just fun.  Quad copters have been somewhat common at many electric events and many of us have seen the Parrot AR Drone (we got to play with one). But here [...]

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Some of the Images I like

Jun 22, 2011 No Comments

When you are shooting planes all the time, there are some images that are rather cool to see on the disk when you get home.  Some things happen that at the time you think nothing of it, but then you see the picture and you think, wow, I got that.  Here are some images that [...]

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That settles it, VP gas for me.

Jun 21, 2011 No Comments

Well now that my Man Clarence Lee said I should buy it, it looks like I am changing my gas for the bigger aircraft.  I was able to check this fuel out a little over a year ago and found it to be very good.  But when the expert gives his opinion you can bet [...]

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