Editors Blogs

Engine and Firewall Setups — Tips for Down and Side Thrust

Oct 23, 2012 15 Comments

A very important thing to consider whenever building a giant scale airplane is to set the engine’s down- and side-thrust according to the instructions. With my current project, a 1/3-scale Fokker Triplane that I am building from the new Balsa USA kit, the instructions state to include 2 degrees of down and two degrees of [...]

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New 12 foot Telemaster kit — the return of a classic!

Oct 18, 2012 8 Comments

The 12′ Telemaster kit is a total re-engineering of the classic 12′  Tele, but the only things that are the same is the Telemaster name and wingspan. Everything has been re-worked for ease of construction and assembly both in the build process and more importantly at the flying field. We are using a 2-piece wing [...]

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RIPPER OBL 44/49/50 Series Helicopter Brushless Motors

Oct 17, 2012 1 Comment

The ACE RC Ripper OBL outrunner brushless motors are the latest series of helicopter motors designed for electric conversions or stock e-powered models ranging from medium-size helis to 3D aircraft.  Configured with curved magnets, all OBL motors deliver high torque & high RPM at maximum efficiency for longer flight time and cool temperatures. Although this series of brushless motors do not require  any [...]

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Looking for Bigfoot?

Oct 16, 2012 2 Comments

You’re on the hunt for an reclusive,  nocturnal creature that lives deep in undeveloped forest and has eluded capture (or definitive proof of its existence) throughout human history. What tool can you use to find the hairy beast? An RC airship, of course! Whether you’re a believer or not, you’ll be impressed by the ingenuity of the [...]

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Another human-powered heli

Oct 16, 2012 5 Comments

There’s another contender for the $250,000 Sikorsky Prize for the first human-powered helicopter! Enter Atlas, from AeroVelo. This machine has successfully flown and seems to be giving the University of Maryland team’s Gamera II a run for the money. Gizmag’s James Holloway writes, “Fundamentally, Atlas is designed upon a very similar principle to Gamera II [...]

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Spektrum Radio Development [video]

Oct 16, 2012 No Comments

Matt Micarri shares news about Spektrum’s new 7200BX heli receiver as well as the latest on Spektrum radios.

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Horizon Hobby at IRCHA

Oct 16, 2012 No Comments

Steve Petrotto shares the latest on Revolution blades, E-flite motors and recent Blade heli offerings!

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Bad Vibes — Loose Servo Output Arms

Oct 15, 2012 10 Comments

Often RC Modelers find that their servo output arms are coming looseduring flight and for various reasons, this is not a good thing. Actually servo arms coming loose is a symptom of something else that’s troubling their giant scale airplane and that’s Vibration. The majority of vibration comes from the engine and it can affect other parts of your airframe. Here are [...]

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