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Don’t cook your speed control!

Sep 24, 2013 4 Comments

Avoid these common power system mistakes Electric fliers all have one thing in common regardless of the size or type of models they fly—the electronic speed control (ESC). It doesn’t matter if you fly helicopters, airplanes, giant-scale, indoor, or micro models; at the heart of your power system is the speed control, and if it’s [...]

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ArmSafe: now with a white (or black) base

Jul 11, 2012 No Comments

The ArmSafe® Arming Base includes the parts for installing the Base into one RC model. The user supplies the wire and shrink tubing as required. The base is very compact, it measures only 1.0″ diameter x 0.55″ deep, making it very easy to install into most RC models. The ArmSafe® System was created to improve [...]

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Kingston Father’s Day Fun Fly Weekend — Round Two

Jun 19, 2012 No Comments

  Had a great time at the event! if only I could get in some more practice I might fly better! After all said and done, I placed 6th in Sportsman Class :^)  

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Alien Aircraft F4U-1 Corsair

Apr 25, 2012 1 Comment

Whether you call it the Bent Wing Bird, Whistling Death, or the Sweetheart of Okinawa you’ll command the sky with the new F4U-1 Corsair from Alien Aircraft Corp. It’s quick building will have you tearing up the sky in minimum time. Its rugged all wood construction provides a strong, light weight structure that delivers outstanding [...]

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ElectriFly Gee Bee R-1

Jan 06, 2012 No Comments

This great-looking racer sports a 38.5-inch wingspan and comes with a brushless motor system and 4 microservos installed. The no-glue assembly only takes a few minutes, so you can add your 4-channel receiver and 2200mAh 3S LiPo and head to the field in minutes. The Gee Bee’s AeroCell foam construction makes it light enough for exciting [...]

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Alien Aircraft Extra 300 — Online build-along

Dec 17, 2011 3 Comments

  This from the workbench construction highlight by MAN contributor Robert Labriola shows how this great flying easy to build airplane kit goes together. Here’s what Bob has to say: Following my build last year of the Alien Aircraft Gee Bee Sport, I was ready for something with a little more performance. I really liked [...]

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9th Annual JR Indoor Festival- the best yet!

Nov 28, 2011 No Comments

With the rapid improvements in micro electric power systems and the widespread popularity of foam 3D planes, indoor flying events have become more and more popular.  These fun events offer a chance to fly and socialize during the cold winter months, and the JR Indoor in Columbus, OHis one of the biggest and best.  Renowned [...]

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E-Volo — Manned Electric Multi-Copter Takes Flight

Nov 04, 2011 1 Comment

Where does RC electric Tech and General Aviation Tech come together?  Late in October 2011, a group of German tinkerers successfully completed the world’s first manned flight with an electric-powered “multi-copter.” With 16 redundent motors and rotors, the pilot sits atop the machine and controls it with an RC transmitter. The one-minute-and-30-second flight was proof of [...]

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