Hyperion 900x250
Log In
Access Premium Site»
Not a member? Join today!

Editors Blogs

Editors Blog Categories

Hitec Extreme Servos Are Here

Hitec Extreme Servos Are Here

The high resolution and response of the new HS-83XX series of servos brings improved performance and control to your plane, heli and car. Designed with an efficient coreless motor, a titanium gear train and 7.4 volt capability, these ultra performance servos are at the top of the food chain. The HS-8360TH offers accelerated speed, with the HS-8370TH providing […]
AMA West 2017 200x120
Car of the future!

Car of the future!

Dutch engineers have come up with an ingenious way to beat traffic — a car with helicopter genes! The vehicle can fly for up to 315 miles at speeds of 110mph. Add this to your wish list!
WW II First Dogfights
Warbirds over Delaware! 1 day and counting…

Warbirds over Delaware! 1 day and counting…

If you attending the 2012 WOD event, be sure to stop by and say hi… Gerry Yarrish will be onsite covering all the giant scale warbird action! Again this year, MAN is the event’s exclusive Media Sponsor so we’ll be covering the event and posting lots pix and videos here on the MAN site! Check […]
UAV operators earn their wings

UAV operators earn their wings

Remember learning how to fly RC? Maybe you used a buddy box or, like me, maybe you just had a very patient instructor (thanks, Gerry!). This article by Pamela Redford of the U.S. Army’s Public Affairs office in Fort Riley, Georgia, shows what it’s like for soldiers who are learning to operate and pilot Raven […]
Cat vs. helicopter

Cat vs. helicopter

In this video pick of the week, a cat KOs a ‘copter (no animals or aircraft are harmed!). Watch it … it’s funny!  
Development of the Hangar 9 Ultimate Biplane, Designer Mike McConville Shares his thoughts.

Development of the Hangar 9 Ultimate Biplane, Designer Mike McConville Shares his thoughts.

While putting together the October 2012 “Let’s Talk Giant Scale” column discussing Flying Wires and Wing Struts, columnist John Glezellis discussed the need for functional rigging with RC aircraft designer, Mike McConville.  Mike developed the very popular Hangar 9 Ultimate biplane which, unlike most biplanes, doesn’t require flying wires. Let’s see what Mike did during […]
Workshop Build-along, Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair, Part 9

Workshop Build-along, Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair, Part 9

The Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair ARF build is coming along nicely and we are nearing the Bent-Wing Warbird’s completion. This past weekend I finalized the engine installation as well as the fuel tank and ignition installations. Here’s how the project looks now. The instructions suggest a three-line fuel tank setup but I decided […]
Isolating the Source of Vibration

Isolating the Source of Vibration

Jim – Here are a few things I would suggest to isolate the source of vibration. Keep going down the list and you should find the problem. 1. Remove the main rotor blades and start the engine. Since this is an experiment, take the helicopter well away from the pit area and run up the […]
Workshop Build-along, Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair, Part 8

Workshop Build-along, Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair, Part 8

Now that the engine is all set, it is time to install the engine cowling. This takes a little more effort to get it right and there is a lot of assemble and removal, and repeat involved. But following the directions is definately a good thing here. (Above) First thing, install the muffler. Instructions say […]
Workshop Build-along, Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair, Part 7

Workshop Build-along, Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair, Part 7

I got a bit more progress done over the holiday and was able to install the engine and engine cowling on the Top Flite Corsair. Here’s what it looks like now. (Above) This is the hardware that comes with the DLE 55 engine. The standoffs are aluminum and come with stainless steel screws. There are no […]
Airage Media © 2017
WordPress Lightbox Plugin