Editors Blogs

Blade Scout CX Micro Heli — Just in for Review

Oct 19, 2011 1 Comment

Hovering in an office near you! Blade Scout CX Micro Indoor Heli Wow. We just got this cute little hover machine in the office for review and it is now the hot topic at the water cooler! By that I mean you can land on top of the water cooler with out even trying! It [...]

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ParkZone SE5a Scout BNF — Sneak Peek!

Oct 17, 2011 No Comments

We just got the new Royal Aircraft Factory SE5a  in the office for review! This is a handsome, WW1 Bristish Scout / fighter is a relatively large molded foam ARF and it goes together in almost no time! It has a slew of formed plastic parts and it really is well put together. It is sure [...]

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The wind is shifting as winter approaches

Oct 16, 2011 No Comments

So all summer you learned to take-off and land on runway 18 into a south wind.  Likely your club has a runway alignment to accommodate prevailing winds when much of your flying takes place.  But now as the winds shift one has to begin learning and experiencing a new runway.  While it seems easy, many [...]

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The wind is shifting as winter approaches

Oct 16, 2011 No Comments

So all summer you learned to take-off and land on runway 18 into a south wind.  Likely your club has a runway alignment to accommodate prevailing winds when much of your flying takes place.  But now as the winds shift one has to begin learning and experiencing a new runway.  While it seems easy, many [...]

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Get your shop ready for winter

Oct 15, 2011 No Comments

I do all my building in my garage.  I have heat and air conditioning, but I typically do not heat it all winter long, especially at night.  If you are like me, it might be time to get some things in order.  First I package up my batteries into military ammo cans so I can [...]

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Duck Hunting and Radio Control

Oct 13, 2011 No Comments

I am a duck hunter and have been most of my life.  With my father being a waterfowl biologist I guess I was one lucky kid.  Anyway, all my radio control efforts have lead to three new developments for my fall 2011 hunting including a remote control duck with a boat rudder, speed 400 motor [...]

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Twisted Hobbys Xtra Slick Night Huckin’

Oct 12, 2011 No Comments

While we wait for the TRAC and SEFI articles, how about some night flying? I saw Twisted Hobbys’ video of the new light kit they came out with for their Xtra Slick, and I just had to have one. Now that I’ve tried it I can honestly say it is awesome. Two white LED’s get [...]

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ENYA’s 180X-GS Gas/Glow Engine– A closer look

Oct 12, 2011 2 Comments

“Engine Clinic” columnist Clarence Lee shares news about this intriguing new powerplant in his upcoming column; here’s a sneak peek! During and following WW II, I spent seven and a half years as an Army Air Corps/Force pilot. During this period I had the occasion to fly a variety of multi-engine aircraft. Many of the [...]

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