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The Blade 450X

The Blade 450X

We got the new Blade 450x in and had our contributor Aaron Strietzel try it out.  In this video he tells us what he thinks of the new release.  The Blade 450X is ready to fly out of the box and  is the first truly advanced helicopter to come from the Blade line. Aerobatic heli pilots are […]
BH Models Landscape

BH Models Landscape

Are you looking for something refreshingly out of the ordinary or something new that has a big “wow” factor? Well, here it is, the BH Models Landscape! BH Models has produced an impressive, unique and beautiful semiscale model of a Lancair Super ES Experimental Kit Plane. You can see the full review in the in the Sept. Issue […]
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BH Models Westland Wyvern

BH Models Westland Wyvern

BH Models is no stranger to releasing new and unusual aircraft, and now you can add the Westland Wyvern to your list of must have!  This recent release of this unique 1950s British naval strike aircraft is one that you will enjoy having in your hangar.  This is the same type of plane that has […]
AeroWorks Freestyle 260

AeroWorks Freestyle 260

Yeah that’s right! We got this rocking electric aerobat in for a review and Michael York got to fly it first.  This plane is an excellent aerobatic machine while traveling light in the sky.  If you get a chance to fly this bird, take it, you will enjoy every minute of it.  Let’s hear what […]
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Hacker Brushless- new motors!

Hacker Brushless- new motors!

Hacker Brushless has some new motors that will be available very soon and they will be of interest to pilots who like to fly IMAC and giant scale. Mike Donavan takes us through their new line of motors in this video from the RCX show. There is bound to be at least one that you […]
Editors’ Choice: Innovation of the Year – Video interview!

Editors’ Choice: Innovation of the Year – Video interview!

Our innovation of the year is a stabilization system that makes planes easier to fly, by allowing us to concentrate on piloting instead of making corrections for wind and tracking. This system is especially suited to smaller indoor planes that are notoriously difficult to fly. For making RC planes easier and more fun to fly, […]
Top Flite F4U Corsair review

Top Flite F4U Corsair review

One of the coolest looking Warbirds of WWII had to be the F4U Corsair.  With that big prop and gull wings it was a totally different looking plane from all others.  Top Flite has released its new smaller sized F4U Corsair ARF and Arron Strietzel let you know what he thought about this great looking […]
Fly the Vertical S

Fly the Vertical S

      The vertical S maneuver is easy to learn, but you’ll need to practice to make it perfect. In this video, contributor Jason Benson guides you through each step of the maneuver and lets you know what pitfalls to avoid. [kaltura-widget uiconfid=”1727911″ entryid=”0_itsyfb0v” width=”640″ height=”390″ addpermission=”” editpermission=”” /]
Aerobatics Made Easy: Negative snap from an inverted climb

Aerobatics Made Easy: Negative snap from an inverted climb

This is the second maneuver of the 2012 IMAC Advanced routine.  It requires the pilot to enter from an inverted flight and push to establish a 45-degree climb then perform 1 ½ negative snaps. After the snap, maintain straight, upright line segment, then pull to exit and establish a level inverted flight.  Hear what Jason […]
Reversing the motor, does it make a difference?

Reversing the motor, does it make a difference?

There are two ways to reverse the rotation of our electric motors; you can just switch any two of the three wires leading to the motor, or you can reverse it on the ESC programing.  But is one way better than the other? We asked Lee Estingoy from Castle Creations this very question. [kaltura-widget uiconfid=”1727911″ […]
C-Rating, what does it really mean?

C-Rating, what does it really mean?

Battery manufacturers have made great improvements in the battery C-rating over the years and we modelers have embraced this advancement in technology.    But, is it possible to have too high of a C-rating and can we take advantage of it?  We asked Lee Estingoy from Castle Creations about this and here is what he had […]
Operating Temperature, what causes it in ESCs?

Operating Temperature, what causes it in ESCs?

How hot is too hot, we all know that heat is damaging to our batteries, ESCs and motors.  But what causes it and how can we keep it under control. Lee Estingoy from Castle Creations tell us what cause excess heat and at what throttle setting you can expect to see more heat generated in […]
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