This new R21065GF 6-channel receiver has a high-speed mode option that will work with digital servos, and it also has fail-safe on all changes. It can even handle high-voltage batteries, and it’s compatible with all Futaba FHSS/S-FHSS transmitters. This 1.5×0.85×0.40 inch unit weighs just 4 grams with its case and costs $34.99.
New battery types on the horizon? As we all know any new battery breakthrough will most likely makes its way down to the RC community and give us improved flying time, at least that is what we hope. Because of the giant push in battery power cars, there are many companies and universities out there [...]
Reviewer Mike Gantt notes that this pair of flyers offers “micro fun with a huge side of coolness!” If you’re looking for fly-anywhere, anytime aircraft, you can’t go wrong with one of these micro flyers from Cox. Check out the full online review! Micro model airplanes are getting better with every release, and when I [...]
Here’s a fast building project that will also make you look like a pro at the field! The latest kit from Alien Aircraft, this 38.3-inch-span Extra 300 comes with laser-cut balsa and ply parts and features tab and notch construction for a fast, accurate build. It includes full-size plans, formed aluminum landing gear, a formed [...]
First came the story about Top Gun in the Wall Street Journal (click here to read that post), and now the LA Times has a story about RC electric planes! It’s great to see the sport getting so much positive attention in mainstream media. Here’s the full story by Cyndia Zwahlen, posted June 6, 2011. [...]
Here are three simple ways to wrangle in those wild wires floating around inside your aircraft. From left to right: cable tie available in different sizes, Velcro cable ties and just some good old-fashioned electrician’s tape. Tidy Strips, available from Model Aviation Products (modelaviationproducts.com), are perfect for cleaning up wire (and air [...]
This one’s cute as a button! This indoor/outdoor electric scale flyer uses 3-channel control can can accept ParkZone and E-flite ultra micro DSM2 electronics. The kit includes wheels, windscreens, dummy engine, radiator, flying struts and profile pilot figures. It’s a quick build and features interlocking, laser-cut parts. It costs $47.99.
Now you can get a brushless electric motor from an engine manufacturer you’ve trusted for 75 years! These brushless motors will be introduced in four size that are suitable for .25-, .30-, .40- and .50-size planes. Each motor has a ventilation system with a special fan to increase efficiency and allow the motor to produce even [...]