Editors Blogs

What’s on your Holiday Shopping List?

Nov 04, 2011 No Comments

I am seeing those holiday commercials so it must mean we are approaching the season of giving.  I hope you will join in here and provide some of the items you think should be a part of every RC hobbyist’s wish list.  Let me start by making a few suggestion of items I use all [...]

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Unmanned Flight Rules on Hold with FAA

Nov 04, 2011 2 Comments

As of October 18, 2011 the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Unmanned Aircraft Program Office (UAPO) has put on hold their decision as to the need to adjust any of the previous Advisory Circular 91-57 issued in June of 1981.  At this point it could be February 2012 before we have a proposed rule.  The advisory [...]

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Seagull Models PC9, our latest review

Nov 03, 2011 3 Comments

The Seagull Models PC9 is a scale beauty that you will want to own, this is one of our newest review planes and it will soon be appearing in Model Airplane News.  Watch the video and see what our reviewer Michael York has to say about this great looking plane. We are sure that you [...]

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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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