Editors Blogs

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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Airport Adventure

Jul 02, 2011 No Comments

I had a chance to catch up with my good friend Nick Ziroli Jr., at the Airport. He flew in to give me an RC Ziroli Stearman PT-17 biplane. This old model is powered by a Zenoah G-38 and it is very old, but well made. I hope to convert it to an Evoolution 7-70 radial for power…..hint [...]

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How To Install RC Hinges–Video

Jul 02, 2011 2 Comments

More and more RC modelers are learning about the fun and challenge of building RC planes from kits. ARFs make good pilots, but wood kits make good builders. Here’s a How To on the proper way to install Pinned hinges in a built-up control surface. I am using Du-Bro tools and hinges and Zap Hinge [...]

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