Editors Blogs

Warbirds over Delaware — WW1 Gaggle Mass RC Flight… includes in-flight pix of Mid-Air!

Jul 20, 2011 4 Comments

One of the my favorite parts of the Warbird event down in Delaware, is the mass flight of WW1 airplanes in the Gaggle event! This year there were about 17 biplanes and vintage airplanes in the mass flight. To get a better “eye” on this fun and exciting event, I mounted my GoPro Hero video [...]

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Eagle Tree’s new Standalone G-Force Sensors

Jul 19, 2011 No Comments

Have you ever wondered how many G’s you pulled in that last barrel roll or that hard pull on a pylon turn? Well now, you can see exactly how much force is on your plane during these maneuvers with the Eagle Tree G-Force meter.  This is the world’s first standalone G-Force meters for RC models. [...]

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Final Comments from WOD 2011!

Jul 18, 2011 No Comments

My Family Anita and Rebecca Also known as my Support Team! Without whom, the MAN WOD coverage would not be possible! Thanks Guys!

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Bent-wing Pacific Warbirds at the 2011 Warbirds over Delaware

Jul 17, 2011 2 Comments

If you were to put a warbird type up for Icon for the 2011 Warbird over Delware event, I would have to say it had to be the F4U Corsair. There were several of these bent wing south Pacific warbirds at the event including two CompositeARF giants flown by the Contest Directors Pete, Dave and [...]

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Paul LeTorneau’s B-26 Marauder

Jul 17, 2011 3 Comments

One of the most impressive warbirds at the 2011 WOD was Paul LeTornean’s B-26 Marauder. Paul enlarged Jerry Bates plans to a 170-inch span, and he powered the Marauder with a pair of Desert Aircraft DA-100 gas engines. Originally it was finished in O.D. but now Paul’s bomber sports an amazing aluminum finish!    Here’s [...]

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SMOKE-ON!

Jul 17, 2011 No Comments

I was at the UpperCanada Fun/Fly Saturday July 17th at Smiths Falls Ontario Mun Airport – This is a great event but made even better after the RC flying is done – The airport is home to a Father/Son who fly Pitts Specials so around 7pm they went out and had a practice – It [...]

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In memory of Mr. Keitaro Masusaka, Hirobo Ltd.

Jul 16, 2011 1 Comment

Model Rectifier Corporation, U.S. distributor of Hirobo products, announced with regret the passing of Mr. Keitaro Matsusaka, chairman of the board of directors of Hirobo Ltd.: Mr. Matsusaka’s vision and determination drove Hirobo to the pinnacle of success in both the automotive plastics and the manufacture of the worlds finest model helicopters. His insight and [...]

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Building the Vibe 50 NEX Cont.

Jul 16, 2011 No Comments

The Vibe 50 NEX is a true kit taking 15 – 20 hours to build. And not only did I get to know this fine helicopter, the build was a fun time because everything is CNC machined to a perfect fit. Assembling each part gave me an appreciation for the quality and overall design features [...]

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