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The LA Drone Show is a Big Success

Dec 15, 2014 No Comments

The first ever Drone Expo in Los Angeles was a huge success this past weekend. Attendees flock to the LA sports Arena to check out the latest Intel on unmanned aerial vehicles.  With over 3000 people attending the arena was full of people looking for their next new multirotor aircraft. In addition there were a [...]

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Electric Retract Installation–Easier than you think!

Dec 15, 2014 No Comments

When you start to assemble an EDF jet, one of the required tasks is to work out and install your retractable landing gear. Modifying and installing E-flite gear in a jet is relatively simple and MAN contributor Ken Park recently accomplished the task for his new Viper Jet. Check it out, it’s easier than you [...]

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RC Drones come to LA!

Dec 13, 2014 No Comments

If you are even a little interested in multi-rotors and RotorDrones, the UAVSA (Unmanned Autonomous Vehicle Systems Association) show is the place to be today, Saturday December 13, 2014. This is the first ever commercial Drone Expo in the country and it will be at the LA Sports Arena. Come on down and say hi to the RotorDrone [...]

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RV-4 ARF Makeover

Dec 12, 2014 8 Comments

If you have been around this hobby for a long time you’ve seen many changes in recent years.  There are still some extreme craftsmen like Graeme Mears making master pieces in their workshops, many of us have limited time and look forward to getting out and flying.  It’s great to have that custom build, but [...]

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Video: Electric 11-foot C-130

Dec 11, 2014 13 Comments

Evangelos Paschaloudis of Thessaloniki Greece spent nine years (over 1000 hours!) building this RC model of a U.S. Coast Guard C-130 from Palmer plans. The 11-foot-span electric model uses four 5S 5000mAh batteries for 18-minute flights!  Thanks to YouTube’s Sallas4U for taking this great video of the model flying from the Polykastro airfield and sharing it with us.

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Fancy landings: Inverted Approach with a 1/2 Roll

Dec 11, 2014 No Comments

For the extreme aerobatic enthusiast, there is nothing like performing hotshot maneuvers inches off the ground. One unexpected way to take the crowd by surprise is to add aerobatic moves to your landing. During a normal landing approach, the airplane is in upright level flight and flies downwind parallel to the runway, turns 90 degrees to [...]

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5 Great Scale Building Tips

Dec 10, 2014 2 Comments

When it comes to building  airplanes, all scale modelers seem to have mastered the art of Imagineering. Where sport models are utilitarian and have basic Monokote finishes and switches are easily accessible and located, scale planes are all about looking realistic. Here are some basic workshop building and detailing tips as well as a few [...]

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Sneak Peek – Venture FPV Quadcopter Test Flight

Dec 04, 2014 No Comments

We are test flying this new H-configured multirotor from Hobby King. This impressive rotordrone comes equipped with its own factory installed 5.8GHz FPV camera and onboard video transmitter which is tuned for the Fat Shark and similar FPV goggles and ground station receivers. Guided by the popular NAZA-M Lite flight control system, the Venture is [...]

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