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Thursday at Top Gun

Apr 28, 2011 2 Comments

So after a long day flying to Miami and then to Orlando then a short drive to Lakeland we made it to Paradise Field the new home of Top Gun. Here are a few pix of the day.      

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Stepping Up the Speed with Props and Electrons

Apr 26, 2011 1 Comment

 By John Reid    The Kyosho Phantom EP on a fast flyby. Even the Slimline pilot figure in the cockpit is having a good time! I REALLY ENJOY just about every type of aircraft, but some of my favorites are Formula One pylon racers. I wanted a race plane that I could prop for speed, [...]

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Helicopter Buyer’s Guide – available soon!

Apr 25, 2011 No Comments

We just sent this issue off to the printer, and it will soon be available at hobby stores, newsstands and bookstores everywhere! This magazine is the result of a lot of teamwork with our helicopter contributors and reviewers, and especially our “Rotor Speed” columnist Paul Tradelius, and I think it’s something our rotary readers will [...]

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Maxx Products High-Current, Coupled Connectors

Apr 25, 2011 2 Comments

Maxx Products Incorporated (MPI) continues to provide onboard support for every possible receiver, servo, ESC and battery configuration.  New to their diverse inventory are four Dean’s high current, coupled connectors capable of increasing ESC connectivity, power and voltage for both 2S and 3S applications.  The modules use lug connectors with each plug firmly coupled and [...]

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Align’s AH-1 Cobra Fuselage

Apr 25, 2011 2 Comments

Align has just released a new scale body for their TRex 500 size helicopter.  This new scale fuselage of the AH-1 Cobra is easy to install and add some outstanding scale detail. Just look at the exhaust scoops and the armament that adorns those pods. The price still needs to be announced, but you got [...]

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Small aerobat, big performer! E-flite Sbach 342

Apr 25, 2011 No Comments

This sure doesn’t look like a micro flyer, but it only has a 17-inch wingspan! Welcome to the new breed of all-out micro unlimited aerobats. The UMX Sbach 342 from E-flite has the performance of a much bigger model with the convenience of a fly (nearly!) anytime, anywhere park flyer. It’s equipped with a 180BL outrunner [...]

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Seabee build-along

Apr 25, 2011 No Comments

G&P Sales Republic Seabee Build-along by Klaus Ronge The somewhat odd looking Republic Seabee has always been one of my favorite aircraft. The four-passenger Seabee, built by the Republic Aircraft Corp, was introduced after WWII and became known as a 90 knot plane. It took off, cruised and landed at 90 knots and was considered [...]

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A very nice electric B-17, with bombs!

Apr 21, 2011 No Comments

Now what would a bomber be without being able to drop bombs, so that is why Trent Wilhelm added them to this scratch built B-17 Bomber. Now dropping a load of bombs take some time to figure out and Trent came up with a bomb bay that has two built –up slots so that the [...]

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