This newly improved voltage checker is something I use all the time. The previous version used LED’s to show the condition of the battery, but only measured 4 and 5-cell NiCd/NiMH batteries, or 2-cell LiPo’s, with a maximum voltage of 15v. The newest model now provides an easy to read LCD screen with voltage to 20v, battery [...]
Many people will debate about the pros and cons of flying fields vs. flying clubs. I, for one, am definately a club supporter. Sure, fields don’t have the clouded airspace, sometimes boring meetings, and that one guy that always strikes up a conversation you don’t want to have… but fields have their disadvantages as well. [...]
Hope to have this in the hanger next week. Check back to follow my impressions. The Superfly X comes in three versions: A brushless receiver ready version just needs your RX and TX, a brushed RTF and a brushless kit requiring servos and receiver. The Superfly X is EPO foam. http://www.hobbypeople.net/index.php/rc-planes/airplanes/rc-gliders/hobby-people-superfly-x-kit-bl-motor-4-blade-prop-ailerons.htmlSpecifications • Wing Span: 54.5in [...]
I have been flying this EPP foam 3D plane for a while and I constantly tweak the aircraft to get exactly what I want in the air. Be on the lookout for this review in the up coming months. The Extra is a large 3D airplane capable of full aerobatics and 3D flight.
If you are like me and fly a lot, you also charge your batteries often. Safety is a priority, but no matter what, I get distracted. I work in my attached garage so if anything happened while charging a LiPo, I would be in big trouble. The LiPo Locker is a wonderful addition to my [...]
Be on the lookout for this cool motor glider being reviewed in up coming issues of MAN. It is a heavy hauler with a huge camera platform for either shooting below the fuselage or by mounting a pan/tilt on top. No prop to interfere with photography either. The design is excellent with regard to CG. In [...]
Each year at about this time, we start hearing more gossip than you’d believe possible. Maybe it has to do with the nearing end of the flying season, though there are still many good weeks left for serious scale flyers. The latest topic involves modelers apparently cheating at scale RC events, such as the AMA [...]