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Hitec Ultra Premium 83xx Series Servos

Jul 02, 2012 No Comments

Prepare to be blown away! Hitec’s new, high resolution, high voltage, coreless, ultra premium 83XX series servos are here!   The new HS-8360TH, HS-8370TH and HS-8380TH servos bring the wow factor to your plane, heli or RC car. Featuring efficient coreless motors, the a titanium gear train and 7.4 volt capability, Hitec’s ultra performance servos provide impressive [...]

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Workshop Build-along, Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair, Part 6 w/video

Jul 02, 2012 4 Comments

    The Tailwheel is the next item to install and with the Robart electric unit, it requires just a little bit of modification to the plane. The unit has the same standard vertical attachment bracket that screws into two hardwood rails attached to the former just forward of the tailwheel opening. When the gear [...]

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Workshop Build-Along — Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair — Part 5

Jun 30, 2012 1 Comment

After a little break and taking a trip to Canada for the big Father’s Day Fun Fly weekend, I am now back in the shop and working again on the assembly of the new Top Flite giant scale F4U Corsair ARF. The next step is to install the elevator and rudder pushrods and attach to [...]

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The Radio Control Show 165

Jun 29, 2012 No Comments

Check out the ALL NEW Radio Control Show. This week we answer some Q&A’s, go over some quick tips, cover the ROAR Fuel Off-Road Nats, and much more. Check it out! Leave your questions on our FACEBOOK PAGE and we’ll answer them in future shows. Tune in every Friday for a new episode.

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Hubsan Spy Hawk Mini FPV Glider A First Look!

Jun 28, 2012 4 Comments

Well, we finally got one of these cool little FPV mini powered gliders in the office for review. Distributed by Hobby People /Global Hobby Dist., The Spy Hawk is a great first step into the exciting world of FPV (First Person View) RC airplanes. It gives you that from the cockpit view right on the [...]

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Banana Hobby FW 190A

Jun 27, 2012 3 Comments

We were excited to review the Banana Hobby Fw 190A, and we have to say that it was impressive, both on the ground and in the air. This all foam plane has some great scale detailing and really zips around the sky. Our frequent contributor Michael York gives you an overview of the FW 190 [...]

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Interview with a UAV Pilot

Jun 27, 2012 11 Comments

Model Airplane News contributor and full-scale pilot Kyle Matthew has an interesting job as a department head for the Navy’s Unmanned Aerial Systems Test Directorate. We caught up with him to ask him what it’s like to fly UAVs, from the small Shadow he’s standing in front of to the big Predator. What types of [...]

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Fly the Harrier

Jun 27, 2012 1 Comment

The harrier is one of the simpler moves to perform, but it is often used as a connector move to many other 3D maneuvers.  In his October Model Airplane News article, Dave Scott has this to say about this maneuver; “The harrier pass is a major corner stone of 3D flying.  A harrier pass consists [...]

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