John Reid

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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Adrenaline Rush: Hangar 9 Katana 50

Mar 28, 2012 4 Comments

We just finished flight-testing the new Hangar 9 Katana 50, and it’s a rush! In this video, reviewer Aaron Strietzel tells us about this great looking plane and its breath-taking performance.  The looks of the Katana draw you in, and its flight characteristics will get your heart pumping! This 59-inch-span aerobat requires a .46 to .55 2-stroke or equivalent [...]

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Giant Electric Corsair Flies!

Mar 28, 2012 11 Comments

Our good friend Lee Estingoy from Castle Creations finished up his giant scale electrified CARF-Models F4U-1D Corsair and logged in his first flight on it.   Lee was happy to, as he put it, finally get this bird in the air. He goes on to say: Couldn’t have asked for a better flying plane or power [...]

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