Editors Blogs

Flybarless Fury Continued

May 31, 2011 No Comments

The original receiver, battery pack and gyro have been removed. The CGY750 flybarless gyro is mounted to the right side of the frame with double stick tape. In a similar manner the new  Futaba receiver is mounted to the left side of the frame with double stick tape, and the new 3200 mah LiFe Source [...]

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E-Flite Habu 32, 1st Flights

May 31, 2011 No Comments

Got 4 flights on the Habu over the Memorial Day weekend. Nice flyer; very quick and precise, still fine tuning and getting the landing approach speed and attitude sorted out. Looks like the model is going to be a lot of fun!!

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Battery Tip, out at the field

May 31, 2011 No Comments

  Here is an image of how the battery power plug is made. As you can see it is a rather simple set-up and easy construction with some wire and two female and one male Dean’s plug.  There is wire going across the pull plug to make the connection, but if you want less sticking [...]

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New Book from McFarland & Co.

May 31, 2011 No Comments

If like me, you are a scale RC modeler, builder and flyer, I’ll bet you have at least a little interest in military aircraft. Well, the US Naval Aviation history is full of great aircraft that translate well to scale RC aircraft. The early “between the wars” designs were mostly fabric covered so construction is not [...]

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Balsa USA WW1 Bomb & Rack Kits

May 30, 2011 No Comments

For as long as modelers have been flying RC airplanes, they’ve been rigging different ways to drop bombs on command! Finally there’s a great way to add this function to your airplane with this World War I generic aerial bomb rack kit from Balsa USA. This bomb rack has been designed to work with the [...]

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8.4 million dollars can buy HOW many RC planes?

May 30, 2011 1 Comment

Park flyer pilots aren’t the only folks who appreciate the convenience and accessibility of small RC aircraft: the U.S. Army just ordered $8,400,000 worth of digital Raven systems from AeroVironment! These 4.2-pound planes can be transported by backpack and hand-launched, and they proved to be an invaluable asset to small combat units. AeroVironment notes, “The [...]

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SebArt WindS 110 is in the air!

May 30, 2011 No Comments

Well, this was a good weekend; I got to fly the SebArt WindS 110!  I have to say that it flies great, very smooth with good control throughout all the maneuvers I put it through. This is just a fun plane to fly.  Look for my complete review on this aircraft in the September issue [...]

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CHOOSING A MOTOR, SPEED CONTROL & BATTERY PACK: TAKING OUT THE MYSTERY

May 29, 2011 9 Comments

  A power system’s key components: brushless outrunner motor, ESC and battery pack. When matched and running efficiently, they produce a lot of power. For many, E-power is a sort of mystery, but we all know that it’s a clean, very quiet power source- attributes that appeal to many flying clubs whose members worry about [...]

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