Editors Blogs

RCX: are you ready for some RC fun?

May 14, 2013 No Comments

RCX is almost here, and I can hardly wait! Held June 1 and 2 at the Long Beach convention center, RCX is unlike any typical RC show you’ve ever attended … it’s full of action, fun and excitement! This year, I have promised myself that I will find some time to get my photo taken in [...]

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Joe Nall Live from the Flightline

May 13, 2013 4 Comments

Joe Nall 2013 is in full swing in sunny South Carolina.  With just under 1,000 pilots already registered and gracing the skies, this 2 mile stretch of RC heaven boasts some of the busiest airspace you’ll find anywhere. This year is shaping up to be bigger and better than ever at the Triple Tree Aerodrome.  Veteran Naller’s are [...]

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Improve Your Hovering

May 11, 2013 No Comments

Having the helicopter properly maintained and setup is a vital part to any phase of helicopter flight, and I assume this has already been accomplished.  What remains are some of the advanced techniques to use when hovering. But before we get into actual hands-on hovering techniques, I think it’s important to discuss the basic principals, [...]

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Draganflyer to the Rescue!

May 10, 2013 1 Comment

Add search-and-rescue to the list of the Draganflyer’s capabilities! A Saskatchewan man, lost, alone and hypothermic, was found by an RC quadcopter that spotted him from the sky using an infrared camera.  The 25-year-old had wandered away from where his car rolled on Highway 5 near St. Denis, about 40 kilometres east of Saskatoon, early [...]

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Win Big at RCX: Battle of the Builders

May 09, 2013 No Comments

If you love scale modeling, bring your plane to RCX, show off your modeling skills, and enjoy the show! RCX with the help of the Scale Squadron of Southern California is hosting the Battle of the Builders, a static RC scale model aircraft contest at this year’s RCX RC Expo in Long Beach California.  The Battle [...]

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Meet Robo-Fly, the world’s smallest flying robot

May 08, 2013 4 Comments

This teensy flyer just moved to the top of our “must have” list! Built from carbon-fiber, this robo-fly developed by Harvard researchers weighs a fraction of a gram and is quite agile in flight. Tiny robots like these could eventually be used in rescue operations in collapsed buildings and other tight spaces. Check out the video! [...]

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Joe Nall: see you there!

May 04, 2013 1 Comment

Over the next few days, RC enthusiasts around the globe will begin their trek to the Triple Tree Aerodrome in Woodruff, South Carolina for the 2013 Joe Nall Fly-In.  With dedicated flight lines for classic giant scale aircraft, smaller electrics, float planes, helis, 3D, and control line, Triple Tree promises to offer something for everyone. Drawing pilots and spectators literally from [...]

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Top Gun Highlights

May 03, 2013 1 Comment

These great shots come to us courtesy of David Hart, who has been on the flightline since this event started on Wednesday. Despite the clouds, he was able to capture some great action footage. enjoy!    

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