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Nov 21, 2011 2 Comments

          Two-stroke glow engines are by far the most popular engines used to power RC model airplanes. They are relatively inexpensive for the power they produce, they are easy to start, run and maintain, and once you learn how to properly take care of them they will last for many years. [...]

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The new E-flite Sea Fury

Nov 21, 2011 No Comments

The Mighty Sea Fury Returns! The E-flite Hawker Sea Fury 480 ARF is an new electric-powered scale model of the famous British fighter. Like many of the E-flite plane, the airframe is produced using injection-molded Z-Foam material, which offers lightweight, durable and easily repairable construction. All these features make this a great plane for beginner and [...]

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The Radio Control Show 133

Nov 18, 2011 No Comments

In this week’s show, hosts Hope McCall and Kevin Hetmanski share a preview of the Hangar 9 Sukhoi SE flight footage, video of an electric-powered, full-size ultralight, a scale indoor airliner, and much more! Click the video below to watch.

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E-flite Cessna 150 Aerobat ARF 250 — In for review!

Nov 18, 2011 No Comments

The classic Cessna 150, was designed well over 50 years ago but still it has a friendly personality and is loved by millions of people. Tame enough for pilot training, the “Aerobat” version appealed to casual pilots that needed a jolt to become even more proficient.  Quick Vid from the office video platform video management video solutions video [...]

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Futaba BR-3000 Battery Checker

Nov 17, 2011 No Comments

A CONVENIENT WAY TO KEEP TABS ON BATTERY PACKS   The Futaba BR-3000 Battery Checker accurately shows battery voltage levels, making this a great “peace of mind” accessory. Some of the key features we like are: Quickly and legibly displays the voltage of battery packs Total voltage and remaining capacity results are shown on a [...]

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E-flite Scimitar — Just in for Review!

Nov 17, 2011 12 Comments

We just got the new Scimitar in the office and are ready to kick the tires and light the fire! Here’s a sneak peek of the Pilot Report coming soon to Electric Flight Magazine. How did it perform? You’ll have to wait and see! Several years ago, I was fortunate enough to see Quique Somenzini [...]

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Interview with “Jetman”

Nov 16, 2011 9 Comments

Strapped to a jet-powered wing, Yves Rossy is the Jetman — flying free, his body as the rudder, above the Swiss Alps and the Grand Canyon. After the short video shows how it works, Rossy shares the experience and thrill of flying, outside an aircraft.    

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On this Day in Aviation History – November 16

Nov 16, 2011 No Comments

2004:     NASA’s X-43 reaches a record speed of Mach 10 (7,000 mph, 11,200 km/h). An unmanned experimental hypersonic aircraft. Part of NASA’s Hyper-X program, the project includes multiple planned scale variations meant to test all aspects of hypersonic flight. A winged booster rocket with the X-43 itself at the tip, called a “stack”, is [...]

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