Editors Blogs

DX18QQ

Nov 16, 2012 No Comments

Here is a short video with a little more information on the features of this radio.  Enjoy.

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News update on the human-powered heli [VIDEO]

Nov 16, 2012 3 Comments

If you’ve enjoyed the short clips I’ve shared on the University of Maryland students and their Gamera II human-powered helicopter, you’ll appreciate this news story and interview that gives more details on the heli’s construction as well as how they recruited their “meat motor” pilots (their term!).

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RCATS Smart Lithium Glow Driver

Nov 14, 2012 5 Comments

The RCATS Smart Lithium Glow Driver (shown here with optional orange protective glove), as well as their complete line of radio control accessories, are developed by fliers with years of experience in our hobby, are assembled in the US and backed by fantastic support, and are battle tested by R/C enthusiasts worldwide. This glow driver [...]

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RC Dragonfly Spycraft [VIDEO]

Nov 14, 2012 8 Comments

This micro UAV can fly and hover using its four-wing design. The brainchild of engineers at Georgia Tech, the TechJect Dragonfly is 6 inches long, weighs around 25 g (0.88 oz) and is powered by a 250mAh lithium polymer battery that provides hover times of 8-10 minutes and a hybrid (hover/flight) time of 25 to [...]

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Veteran’s Day: Thank You

Nov 09, 2012 2 Comments

Our sincere thanks to all military veterans, whether they’re active duty, retired, reservists, National Guard, National Air Guard and more. You are the backbone of these United States, and we appreciate all that you have sacrificed for God and country. Happy Veterans Day.  

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Lithium Polymer (LiPo) Basics

Nov 07, 2012 No Comments

Years ago everyone was using ni-cad batteries, so choosing the right battery for you helicopter was easy. However, now with the advancements in li-po batteries, it can sometimes be difficult to know which battery is best for your application.  My TREX 700E shown here uses a 2-cell lipo for the receiver and servos, and a [...]

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The Real Flight 6.5 Simulator is Here

Nov 06, 2012 2 Comments

Simulators do exactly what their name implies: they simulate. This means they are not true to life, but very close.  At least this has been the case until now. The Great Planes RealFlight 6.5 R/C Flight Simulator with InterLink Elite Controller and Heli Mega Pack with 47 extra helicopters is as close to real flying as you can get without being at the [...]

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See the Space Station without a telescope

Nov 05, 2012 12 Comments

How cool is this?  To celebrate the 12th anniversary of astronauts living and working on the International Space Station, NASA is launching a new service to alert people when they can see the orbiting lab from their backyard! Sign up at Spot the Station and they will email or text you with a few hours’ [...]

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