Editors Blogs

AeroWorks P-51 converted over to a Red Tail Tuskegee Fighter; Part 2

Nov 02, 2011 6 Comments

Are you looking to do a little ARF kit bashing?  Check out what I did to the AeroWorks P-51 in this how-to video on my conversion from the Excalibur Mustang to the Tuskegee Red Tailed Mustang.  I show you how to use easily available material to do cosmetic surgery and create the plane design you [...]

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Hitec X4 AC Plus charger in for review

Nov 01, 2011 No Comments

We have a charger review coming up in Electric Flight Magazine and we were lucky enough to get in the new X4 AC charger from Hitec. I have to say they raised the bar on this one.  This compact charger has battery management and integral balancer features on each of the four identical and independent [...]

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UM F-27Q Stryker 180 BNF — just in for review

Nov 01, 2011 2 Comments

It seems every time I check the mail room, there’s a box waiting for me from the folks at Horizon Hobby Dist. This time I opened up the box for the new UM F-27Q Stryker 180 BNF a smaller version of the popular  Stryker F-27Q. With all the same great features and awesome flight performance [...]

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Eagle Tree Systems Guardian Stabilization for the OSD Pro

Oct 30, 2011 No Comments

First Person Flight (FPV) is advancing within the RC industry and among hobbyists.  The new Guardian Stabilization system is an on-board system that provides extremely high resolution stability for your fixed wing and elevon aircraft.  The Guardian system is used in concert with the OSD Pro and provides both minimal and advanced setup features.  You [...]

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Eagle Tree Systems Upgrades their Standalone Altimeter to V4

Oct 30, 2011 No Comments

If you have never had the chance to experience on-board telemetry, start with an Eagle Tree Systems altimeter.  These are so easy to use.  Simply plug the altimeter into your receiver and it will log your altitude and hold that altitude in memory until you power off and on or exceed the value of the [...]

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Eagle Tree Systems New Standalone G-Force Sensors

Oct 30, 2011 No Comments

Eagle Tree has consistently lead the industry in affordable onboard telemetry.  One of their newest is the Standalone G-Force sensor capable of collecting forces in three axis.  Using a seven segment LED the readout provides the encoutered forces in tenth’s of G forces.  The microsensors are fully compatible with their V3/V4 and On Screen Displays [...]

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Back from vacation – LiPo care

Oct 28, 2011 No Comments

I spent the last few weeks in San Fran visiting my son and granddaughter – who just turned one yesterday. As you can imagine, she is the apple of my eye, and so close to walking. I was so hoping she would walk while I was there – but no such luck. But any day [...]

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2DogRC to announce a new addition to their line up of Dualsky Motors

Oct 28, 2011 No Comments

Be on the lookout for an announcement from Mark at 2DogRC on the newest addition to their lineup of Dualsky RTR motors.  I have seen what is coming and it is really cool stuff.  The new product will certainly be here just in time for the indoor flying season.  Here is their website:   http://www.2dogrc.com/ [...]

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