Editors Blogs

Double your fun: two consecutive inside loops

Feb 14, 2013 No Comments

Executing one perfect loop can be difficult: it must be round, start and exit at the same altitude, without any drift in heading and the maneuver must be centered on the pilot.  Once you have that, now try doing two of them one right after the other! Check out the video and see what it [...]

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E-flite UMX Sbach 342 3D

Feb 14, 2013 No Comments

With the release of Horizon’s UMX technology we have seen some very cool looking new planes, and the latest release is also one of the coolest.  the new Sbach 342 from E-flite/Horizon Hobby is one fun flying micro plane.  Watch and see what our contributor Mike Gantt has to say about this great little aerobat. [...]

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The Death Spiral

Feb 14, 2013 No Comments

Yeah, that’s right, we’ve got the hottest heli move right here: the Death Spiral! I mean with a name like that, what could go wrong? This is really a cool-looking maneuver and our own Aaron Strietzel will show you how to pull it off without any ill side effects (aka, “crash”).  Watch the video and be [...]

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Skyartec Wasp Nano

Feb 14, 2013 No Comments

This great micro flybarless 3D machine is ready to fly out of the box, which  is good because the box is also the carrying case.  We got one of the first releases of this helicopter and our contributor Aaron Strietzel gives you his thoughts on this little 3D machine.  Be sure to check it out in [...]

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Multi-rotor with vectored thrust!

Feb 14, 2013 4 Comments

This unusual flying machine has two motor control: the upper motor pivots for pitch and the lower provides roll control. Pitch control is pendulum style, with the weight below the pivot point, and yaw is controlled by motor speed. Thanks to experimenter Matthew Wellington, who posted this video of his interesting creation on YouTube!

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Smartphone-controlled paper airplane!

Feb 14, 2013 7 Comments

PowerUp Toys takes the ubiquitous paper airplane to new heights! Last year, they introduced an electric conversion kit that can propel a paper airplane and this August they plan to offer a control system so that you can control it with any Bluetooth-equipped smartphone! Free airplane templates, inexpensive ($14) electric power systems and the upcoming [...]

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New GPS control from Skookum Robotics

Feb 11, 2013 No Comments

One of the latest flight control enhancements to our hobby is the incorporation of GPS positioning data into flybarless flight control system software. As we all know from using GPS in our cars, it can pinpoint our location with great accuracy and give us directions to almost any spot on the planet. However, one GPS [...]

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Wing Repair Made Easy

Feb 07, 2013 3 Comments

This is a collection of my made at home videos I shot for showing basic wood wing structure repairs. The video may be low tech but the repair techniques are right on the spot and can be used to fix any damaged wing. This specific repair deals with removing and replacing a broken leading edge [...]

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