Battery manufacturers have made great improvements in the battery C-rating over the years and we modelers have embraced this advancement in technology. But, is it possible to have too high of a C-rating and can we take advantage of it? We asked Lee Estingoy from Castle Creations about this and here is what he had [...]
How hot is too hot, we all know that heat is damaging to our batteries, ESCs and motors. But what causes it and how can we keep it under control. Lee Estingoy from Castle Creations tell us what cause excess heat and at what throttle setting you can expect to see more heat generated in [...]
If it’s April it must be Toledo Ohio! The MAN crew will again be attending the 58th Weak Signal’s Toledo RC Hobby Expo at the Seagate Convention Center, Toledo OH. We’ll be there April 13 – 15 and we are looking forward to seeing many of our readers at the MAN Booth! Be sure to stop by [...]
Many racers like to use the timing program on ESCs to extract that extra bit of power from their motors. Does this really work? We asked Lee Estingoy from Castle Creations if it is possible to extract more from your motors by adjusting the timing. Here is what he had to say.
In this week’s show, we take an in depth look at the all new Traxxas Funny Car, some crazy aerobatics with a sick sport plane, a flight over Niagra Falls, some paddle tire fun, and much more. Watch this week’s episode in the player below:
A questions we often get here at Model Airplane News, is which ESC is best, sensor or sensorless. Therefore, we decided to ask Lee Estingoy from Castle Creation if one was better than the other was. If you always wanted to know the ansewer to that, all you have to do is watch the video. [...]
Recently, Eric Boehm, Curator, Aviation and Aircraft Restoration of the Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum, in NYC found this vintage copy of MAN in a desk drawer aboard the USS Intrepid (CV-11). The 1946 August edition of Model Airplane News was in great shape and still had the postage and post mark on the [...]
First Person View (FPV) RC flying is one of the hottest new interests in our RC hobby today. Live feed video instantly transmitted from the aircraft down to the pilot who wears video goggles or glasses provides a unique window on the world. It is as if you were in the model’s cockpit. This development is so [...]