Editors Blogs

Building the Vibe 50 NEX

Jun 29, 2011 No Comments

Whether it’s their electronics or helicopters, if it has the JR label on it that means it’s the best you can get in both quality and performance. And now JR has recently released their new Vibe 50 NEX helicopter, and again it sets the new standards in quality and performance. This Vibe 50NEX is certainly [...]

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A Good Day at the “Office.”

Jun 28, 2011 3 Comments

Well, today was a great day. The old saying, “A bad day at the flying field, is better than a good day in the office.” often rings true, but I am lucky enough to often split my day at both the office and the flying field, so I never have a bad day at work! [...]

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Canada Day! 01 July 2011

Jun 28, 2011 No Comments

Happy Canada Day! Please share with us and your fellow Canadians how your going too celebrate on this  special holiday! I’ve got a model project I’ve been working on all winter and want to get maidened by July 1st. The model is my scratch build project I drew up and had laser cut for myself.  Its sort of a [...]

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XFC Heli Video by SKS Video Productions

Jun 27, 2011 No Comments

XFC 2011 features extreme performances and extreme machines, and is a must see event of the season, and is now available from SKS Video Productions. Held at the AMA headquarters, this year’s event had 14 helicopter pilots and 18 airplane pilots from around the world. The DVD’s focuses on freestyle competition by helicopter pilots such [...]

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Scale Squadron Fly-In 2011

Jun 27, 2011 No Comments

My other home town flying field the Pomona Valley Model Airplane Club just had their Scale Squadron Fly-in, and unfortunately I was out of town covering XFC so I was not able to be at this great event.  But here is the club write up on it and some images courtesy of PVMAC web site.  [...]

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Burt Rutan’s Race for Space

Jun 27, 2011 No Comments

With the unfortunate cancellation of NASA’s Space Shuttle program, our country no longer has a “Made in America” way to reach the space station or do any other manned space flights. sad commentary but there is hope in the form of one man’s dream. Burt Rutan is a modern day aviation legend in his own right and [...]

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E-flite Habu 32 Review Preview!

Jun 27, 2011 No Comments

Well I’ve finished my review for the Habu 32 for MAN and it is all set for the October 2011 issue. As you can see it is a great looking EDF and I have added my flight review of it. See below. If you are looking to step up from foamie EDFs, this one is [...]

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Pantera P6 Final

Jun 26, 2011 1 Comment

Work on the P6 is complete, and I have made several test flights. The engine is a new TT53H Redhead, so I have been running it rich with a rather low rotor speed. Hovering is very smooth, as you can see in the photo. I really like the self-aligning fan block, and it’s ability to [...]

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