John Reid

Aerobatics Made Easy: Negative snap from an inverted climb

Apr 18, 2012 No Comments

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 [...]

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Reversing the motor, does it make a difference?

Apr 16, 2012 2 Comments

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.

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C-Rating, what does it really mean?

Apr 13, 2012 5 Comments

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 [...]

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Operating Temperature, what causes it in ESCs?

Apr 12, 2012 No Comments

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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Timing and ESCs, can you get more power?

Apr 11, 2012 1 Comment

Many racers like to use the timing program on ESCs to extract that extra bit of power from their motors.  Does this really work?  We asked Lee Estingoy from Castle Creations if it is possible to extract more from your motors by adjusting the timing.  Here is what he had to say.

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Sensor or sensorless speed controls, which one is right for you?

Apr 05, 2012 No Comments

A questions we often get here at Model Airplane News, is which ESC is best, sensor or sensorless.  Therefore, we decided to ask Lee Estingoy from Castle Creation if one was better than the other was.   If you always wanted to know the ansewer to that, all you have to do is watch the video. [...]

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Great Planes Gee Bee

Mar 30, 2012 1 Comment

One of the most beloved planes of almost any pilot has to be the Gee Bee and now we have this great looking one available from Great Planes.  This all foam constructed Gee Bee is almost ready to fly with very little prep work needed to get it in the air. Check out what our [...]

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A cool looking Red Tail

Mar 28, 2012 No Comments

I got some images of this great looking Red Tail Mustang from Rick Steinport along with this little note: I have just finished rebuilding my Parkzone Micro P-51 and making it into a Tuskegee flyer.  The tail was taped off and sprayed  as was the nose cone for the prop. The red was a Krylon Short Cuts spray [...]

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