Editors Blogs

The Nozarossi REX 57 Heli Engine

Sep 16, 2013 No Comments

Novarossi engines were developed in Italy in the early 60’s and are the leaders in almost all speed categories for airplanes, boats and cars. Although designed for max performance, their 3-needle carburetors provide an excellent idle and transition to a mid-range for hovering and normal flight. Shown here is their 57 Novarossi REX Helicopter Engine [...]

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Flying Safety Is No Accident

Sep 14, 2013 2 Comments

Every helicopter comes with a warning that this is not a toy. That it can cause serious injury, or even death. Unfortunately this is exactly what happened a few months ago when a helicopter went out of control and struck the pilot. I don’t know the exact circumstances of this tragic accident,. but helicopter design [...]

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Hobby King at NEAT Fair

Sep 14, 2013 1 Comment

At the NEAT Fair, I had a great opportunity to meet Toby Osmond, Vice-President Sales and Marketing of Hobby King. Toby showed off some of the new products on their way from the company. I was impressed with what I think is a first for the hobby–a model that comes out of the box with [...]

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MAN and Hitec at NEAT Fair

Sep 14, 2013 No Comments

Friday was a great day to walk the flightline at the annual NEAT Fair electric meet in Downsville, NY. Though a bit windy and rainy, the halftime show went on and there were lots of great RC flights put on by the company demo pilots. Some familiar faces too were seen under the tents. Hitec was [...]

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Heli-Max 1SQ V-Cam Quad Copter

Sep 12, 2013 1 Comment

Featured in the November 2013 issue of Electric Flight, we reviewed the newest version of the popular Heli-Max 1SQ Quad Copter, the V-Cam. With a built in video camera, this is the perfect RC vehicle for aerial surveillance and fun! On-demand Video The bonus feature of this quad copter is of course the built-in micro digital video camera system. [...]

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Exclusive! Hangar 9′s Giant Corsair Part 2

Sep 12, 2013 7 Comments

[For the first part of this build, click here)   Sept. 12 The Corsair build continues on, here are some construction pictures from yesterday’s work ********************************************************************** Sept. 13 some more images    

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Aileron Differential – how to use it

Sep 11, 2013 4 Comments

For years, before the advent of computer radios, modelers often used offset servo output arms and bellcranks to achieve differential aileron movement. Today, by plugging in the aileron servos to different channels and using the aileron differential program menu in your computer radio,  you can  greatly simplify the setup task for this. But how do [...]

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Big Kitty! 1/5-scale F9F Cougar

Sep 11, 2013 2 Comments

Our friend across the pond Tbobborap1 captured more great footage at this year’s British Model Flying Association Nats, including this great Navy F9F Cougar. Built from an Airworld kit, this 85-inch turbine jet looks and flies great. We don’t know his last name, but builder/pilot Steve gets two thumbs up from us. Nicely done!

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