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2011 Farmington NEPRO Q-500 RC Pylon Race

2011 Farmington NEPRO Q-500 RC Pylon Race

2011 Farmington NEPRO RC Pylon Race (424) By Gerry Yarrish; Photos by Damon Rosenthal (above) View down the flightline. The main lap count, timer tent, (left) me at Pylon 3 calling station and Plyon 1 calling/light station (far left). June 5, 2011 was the Central CT RC Club’s annual NEPRO 424 Q-500 pylon race. This […]
XFC WINNERS 2011

XFC WINNERS 2011

Congratulations to this year’s XFC winners! PLANE 1st place: Seth Arnold 2nd place: Donatas Pauzuolis 3rd place: Gabriel Altuz 4th place: Manuel Santos HELICOPTER 1st place: Jamie Robertson 2nd place: Nick Maxwell 3rd place: Kyle Dahl 4th place: Bobby Watts
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E-flite Beechcraft Staggerwing 480 ARF & Air Retracts

E-flite Beechcraft Staggerwing 480 ARF & Air Retracts

Anyone who’s got a soft spot for biplanes is familiar with the classic stagger-wing  cabin bipe from Beechcraft. Use in both civilian and military roles, the D-17 is a great looking and fun to fly design New from E-flite is the exciting Staggerwing ARF. Modeled after a U.S. Navy VIP transport variant, the E-flite Beechcraft […]
5th Annual Scale Squadron Fly-In

5th Annual Scale Squadron Fly-In

It’s time for the Pomona Valley Model Airplane Club’s annual scale event at their Chino, California club field! This weekend the club expects pilots from SoCal and neighboring states to gather for a weekend of scale fun. Last year, more than 160 scale models flew over the weekend! Club members note: Last year our 4th […]
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Saito 3-cylinder radial for .60- & .90- planes

Saito 3-cylinder radial for .60- & .90- planes

This brand-new FA-120R3 engine has 33% more displacement and more power than the FA-090R3 it replaces. It’s perfect for your next round-cowl project! It comes with a three-piece flex exhaust system.
XFC Bound!

XFC Bound!

We are heading out to Muncie IN to cover the Extreme Flight championships (XFC).  This is a great event that features some of the top airplane and helicopter pilots from around the country and abroad.  This is three solid days of freestyle performances from the best pilots around.  Check back here all weekend long for our […]
HuckFest 2011

HuckFest 2011

My local club, the Victor Valley Flyers had a nice event that was well attended this past weekend.  Here are just a few video clips we took out there during the three day event.  Wind forced the cancelation of the last day, but it was a blast for the first two days. Enjoy! [kaltura-widget uiconfid=”1727911″ […]
RC Flying Boat–MONSTER SCALE

RC Flying Boat–MONSTER SCALE

It’s not everyday when you run across a truly amazing RC project, so when we learned about this amazing 18 foot span giant scale Savoia Marchetti S-66 flying boat, were were impressed to say the least. Certified for flight by the AMA this sea-going twin hulled Behemoth is the work of Paul Sage and Mike […]
E-flite Super Cub 25e

E-flite Super Cub 25e

Another in its Platinum Series of aircraft, this 68-inch-span plane features balsa and ply construction, UltraCote covering and scale details like shock-absorbing main gear, a painted fiberglass cowl with panel lines, aluminum wing struts, split-fold cockpit door and corrugation detail on the flaps and ailerons. Add the optional cockpit detail, lights and pilot figure and […]
8.4 million dollars can buy HOW many RC planes?

8.4 million dollars can buy HOW many RC planes?

Park flyer pilots aren’t the only folks who appreciate the convenience and accessibility of small RC aircraft: the U.S. Army just ordered $8,400,000 worth of digital Raven systems from AeroVironment! These 4.2-pound planes can be transported by backpack and hand-launched, and they proved to be an invaluable asset to small combat units. AeroVironment notes, “The […]

2.4GHz: is it all it’s cracked up to be? Join the discussion

We recently received this intruiging article from Dave Horvath and invite you to read it and then join in the discussion.   A substantial number of unexplained crashes of radio control model airplanes on 2.4GHz frequency prompted me to write this article on the so-called “interference free” radio control systems on the 2.4GHz band.             […]
CHOOSING A MOTOR, SPEED CONTROL & BATTERY PACK: TAKING OUT THE MYSTERY

CHOOSING A MOTOR, SPEED CONTROL & BATTERY PACK: TAKING OUT THE MYSTERY

  A power system’s key components: brushless outrunner motor, ESC and battery pack. When matched and running efficiently, they produce a lot of power. For many, E-power is a sort of mystery, but we all know that it’s a clean, very quiet power source- attributes that appeal to many flying clubs whose members worry about […]
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