Editors Blogs

Sport 180, first look at Hobby People’s new plane.

Jul 05, 2011 No Comments

Last Thursday I spent some time with Mike Greenshields at Hobby People’s main office in Fountain Valley California.  While I was there, Mike showed me their brand new prototype aircraft, the new Sport 180.  This great looking park flyer resembles a Cessna and is one sweet flyer.  It will come with its own transmitter and [...]

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Canadain Pylon Racing Team at US Nationals

Jul 05, 2011 No Comments

The Canadian Pylon Racing Team are all set to race at the AMA US Nationals Muncie Indiana Practice is over and racing begins You can follow the Team at Randy Smith blog www.muncienats11.blogspot.com In the photo Standing left Hank Kauffmann and right Terence Palaschuk on knee left Randy Smith and right Roy Andrassy After each [...]

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Something different this weekend

Jul 04, 2011 No Comments

Over the long weekend I decided to do something other than RC flying, I did of course do some flying on Monday.  My son and I did an 11-mile hike on the PCT (Pacific Crest Trail) here in southern California.   For those of you who don’t know, this trail extends from Mexico all the way [...]

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4th of July Flying Fun!

Jul 04, 2011 2 Comments

What are you doing this 4th of July? Going to the RC flying field? Chillin’ with friends for a BBQ? What about going to an aviation museum or airshow? The old Rhinebeck Aerodrome, Rhinebeck, NY is an awesome place to spend a few hours watching some amazing vintage and antique airplanes do what they do [...]

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Happy 4th of July!!!

Jul 04, 2011 No Comments

Hamburgers, hotdogs! Skip the potato salad, pass the Crown! Happy holidays everyone. What have you been doing this holiday weekend?

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Billy Bishop Flies Again!

Jul 03, 2011 No Comments

  Russell Holmes flew this New tiny E-flite Nieuport 17 on a very windy Saturday afternoon. The Eflite model is stock with a Park 250 motor and speed controller – But Russell added Ailerons for amazing aerobatics that only Billy Bishop would be proud of. A Canadian Legend and VC winner Billy’s Bishop was easy to find in the [...]

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In for Review: E-flite Super Cub 25e–Platinum Series

Jul 03, 2011 1 Comment

Well, those who know me, understand I have a “thing” for Piper Aircraft, particularly Cubs! Piper’s Super Cub has been a favorite of mine for a long time and I have built quite a few in my hobby career. It’s a great first scale project for any modelers who’s earned his RC wings. Cubs are [...]

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Vibe 50 NEX Electronics

Jul 02, 2011 No Comments

No matter what the helicopter, it needs a great control system to perform at its best. To handle the job for the Vibe 50 NEX I’m going to use the following: Cyclic servo – JR 8917HV (High Voltage) Digital Heli Servo rated at 0.06 sec with 220 oz-in of torque at 7.4v (2S Li-Po) with [...]

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