Editors Blogs

G-Force Spindle Tool

Jun 13, 2011 No Comments

It’s not very often that I need to disassemble the spindle in the main rotor head, but when I do it’s always a chore to get out the second retaining bolt. But now, using the G-Force 4-in-1 Spindle Tool (part # GFA7077) the job is a snap. Just clamp the tool on the spindle and [...]

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Even more great U.K. Aviation Photos from 1930′s

Jun 13, 2011 No Comments

De Havilland DH88 Comet G-ACSS ‘Grosvenor House’ being pushed into one of the hangars at Mildenhall, 1934 MacRobertson Air Race. This aircraft, flown by C.W.A. Scott and T. Campbell Black, won the air race, reaching Melbourne in an elapsed time of 71 hours. Lockheed DL-1A Vega, G-ABGK named ‘Puck’. Flown in the 1934 MacRobertson Air [...]

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Secure Servo Leads with Heat-shrink Tubing

Jun 12, 2011 No Comments

When it comes to servo leads in our RC planes, there are certain things you can count on to happen. One of these is for servo lead extensions, to eventually come loose from vibration! This wiring pitfall is easy to avoid with a simple length of heat shrink-tubing. Check out my video to see how [...]

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Still more great U.K. Aviation Photos from 1930′s

Jun 11, 2011 No Comments

The unusually configured, Pander S.4, PH-OST, was crewed by (left to right) Mr Pronk, G.J. Geysendorffer, ex K.L.M. chief test pilot, and Mr Asjes and was to finish it’s participation in the 1934 MacRobertson Air race at Allahabad, Iraq when it suffered a round collision and burnt out. Lockheed DL-1A Vega, G-ABGK named ‘Puck’ being [...]

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Some more great U.K. Aviation Photos from 1930′s

Jun 10, 2011 No Comments

Bellanca 28-70, EI-AAZ, ‘The Irish Swoop’ being weighed in one of Mildenhall’s hangars, days before the 1934 MacRobertson  Air Race. It was to be flown by Colonel Fitzmaurice, but had to withdraw before the race as the aircraft had not completed official  load testing for fuel capacity. This DC-2, PJ-AJU, came overall second and winner [...]

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Video: Skyblade III Mini UAV

Jun 10, 2011 No Comments

This simple-to-deploy mini UAV can be carried in a GI-issue backpack, and its onboard high-def camera system can relay images to its field operator from 15 miles away! Click HERE to check out this video of the Skyblade III in today’s daily video pick!

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Model Airplane History-Maker Maynard Hill dies at 85

Jun 10, 2011 2 Comments

From the Washington Post: Published: June 9 By Emma Brown, Maynard Hill, a designer of model airplanes who secured a spot in aviation history in 2003 when one of his creations flew 1,882 miles across the Atlantic Ocean on less than a gallon of fuel, died June 7 of prostate cancer at his home in Silver [...]

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Behind the scenes for the Radio Control Show–Lots of Fun!

Jun 09, 2011 No Comments

We took a break from the desk work here in the office and went out on a photo shoot to helped Hope McCall and our video guru Joe Authur produce a segment for the Radio Control Show. In it, Hope shows how to hand launch an electric plane. Here’s a little behind the scenes video. Enjoy!

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