Editors Blogs

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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Kondor Model Products Piper L-4 Grasshopper

Jun 25, 2011 No Comments

I am excited that we will be getting the new L-4 Grasshopper from KMP for review in MAN! The specs are: Wing Span: 90″; Engine: 20CC; Radio: 4 channel with dual aileron servos. Price is $380. Built up wood construction and covered with scale finish painted cloth, it looks like a winner. Will finn everyone [...]

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Hitec’s new High Voltage, Coreless, Premium Mini Servos

Jun 24, 2011 No Comments

Hitec has announced their new high voltage, coreless HS-7235MH and HS-7245MH servos.  These new servos deliver outstanding speed and torque in a relative compact package. Built with an efficient coreless motor optimized for 7.4V operation and heavy-duty metal gear train with dual ball bearings, delivering great performance.  These servos are designed to be a perfect [...]

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New Hitec Charger and Servos

Jun 23, 2011 No Comments

I just received the two press releases on the new Hitec X-1 Battery Charger and their two new servos, the HS-7235MH and HS-7245MH high voltage. I have not yet had a chance to try either of these, but will report on them when I do. X1 PRESS RELEASEfinal Servos

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O.S. Needle-valve replacement

Jun 23, 2011 2 Comments

  With regards to the O.S. pumper engines, I have the original series O.S. 120 surpass with pump and c12 carb. this engine was recently involved in a dispute with the ground about 40 yards from the runway, and well, the plane lost the argument. But the engine survived, kind of. The needle broke off along [...]

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Racing time

Jun 23, 2011 No Comments

Well this weekend we have a race out here in California.  If I can find the time I am hoping to head out to the event and maybe get some time on my “James Dean” quickie plane. That plane needs to get back in the air so I think this would be a great time [...]

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Gas engines & after-run oil

Jun 23, 2011 No Comments

Q: I own a Ge20 ei (Zenoah G200PU) gas engine, model X374320000.  I ran it a few times and it was OK.  Then I set it aside for 6-8 months and then it would not run. I discovered that the carburetor fuel metering/diaphragm was no longer flexible.  So I got a repair kit and replaced [...]

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