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Panther F9F Electric Jet: Super-Size, Super Fast!

Nov 29, 2011 15 Comments

Last week I got to meet up with Mike Greenshields from Global Hobby Distributors to check out their newest ARF.  It is a rather large EDF from N-Tech Jets and I have to say that this is one great looking and flying plane.  It looks great just sitting on the runway, and in the air–wow!  [...]

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Get your CG Correct Early in the Build

Nov 26, 2011 No Comments

I build a lot of planes each year.  One of the best things I have available to me not just after I build, but while I build, is the CG Machine.  I say this because many times instructions are arbitrary in the fact they suggest components, and the variability of these components may cause issues [...]

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V-22 Osprey Build Update #3

Nov 23, 2011 1 Comment

This evening’s task is assembly the frames for each nacelle.  If you’ve built a couple of non-ARF helicopters in the past there won’t be any real surprises here, but definitely follow the instructions as the Osprey doesn’t function like a normal heli. A note of clarification:  One tends to look at the nacelles in their [...]

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V-22 Osprey Build Update #2

Nov 22, 2011 No Comments

Time to start building!  Assembly of the Osprey begins with the mechanics.  Although the body is a true ARF, the mechanics have to be assembled from individual pieces.  I consider this a plus for a couple of reasons:  First and foremost, on every “pre-assembled” heli I’ve ever purchased I felt it necessary to check every [...]

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RotorMast.com V-22 Osprey Build Update

Nov 22, 2011 No Comments

Before starting the build, let’s take a look at the kit contents and talk about the hardware needed to complete the aircraft. The basic kit comes securely packed in a single compact carton.  Inside, the components and sub-assemblies are packed in smaller cartons, making shipping damage very unlikely.  The basic kit includes a profile airframe [...]

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RotorMast.com V-22 Osprey Build-Along

Nov 21, 2011 No Comments

One of the most impressive helicopter-related products at the 2011 Toledo Expo was the RotorMast.com V-22 Osprey.  I’d read a good deal online about this remarkable design, and I’d seen a number of online videos as well, but seeing it in person I gained a clearer understanding of the careful thought and effort that went [...]

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A new QuadCopeter by Hoverthings

Nov 21, 2011 3 Comments

One of the newest forms of our hobby is the quad-copter that we are starting to see advertised more and more. Until recently I had not seen one in person and was only familiar with the advertisements in the magazines. However, at a recent helicopter fun fly hosted by the SPARKS of St. Petersburg, Florida [...]

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For some in Canada Winter is here!

Nov 21, 2011 No Comments

Ya some in Western Alberta and BC have already have had snow. – 8 today comming into work Ya its feeling alot like winter.  So have you changed into “Building-Mode”  I was very much inspired this fall with a E-Jets event I attended in Ohio in Sept and vowed to get one – So this weekend [...]

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