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New Battery type for RC flyer?

New Battery type for RC flyer?

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 […]
Cox Models Sky Ranger & Extra 300–Online review

Cox Models Sky Ranger & Extra 300–Online review

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 […]
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Alien Aircraft Extra 300 Kit

Alien Aircraft Extra 300 Kit

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 […]
LA Times story about electric RC planes

LA Times story about electric RC planes

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. […]
Stevens AeroModel 1928 Pietenpol

Stevens AeroModel 1928 Pietenpol

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.    
O.S. Brushless Motors

O.S. Brushless Motors

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 […]
ElectriFly Mr. Mulligan

ElectriFly Mr. Mulligan

This 52-inch-span racer is just begging to set a speed record at your local park! Along with painted fiberglass wheel pants, landing gear, struts and cowl, it has molded cowl blisters and even a dummy P&W radial engine to complete its scale appeal. A hidden battery hatch makes recharging easy, and because it comes built […]
Electric Jet Power: Tips for easy success

Electric Jet Power: Tips for easy success

Text and photos by John Reid Electric jets can be as large and detailed as full turbine aircraft like this A-7 Corsair II. With the right motor combination, this aircraft will go over 160mph with turbine- like performance. ONE OF THE HOTTEST ADVANCEMENTS in the world of RC has to go to the new generation […]
Setting Up Multi-Motor Electrics

Setting Up Multi-Motor Electrics

John Reid In this article I will  be explaining how to go about setting up planes that have more than one electric motor. It is no secret that I am a big fan of using E-power for planes with multiple motors. To me, the advantages far outweigh the disadvantages when compared to glow power. First […]
Pond E-Racer

Pond E-Racer

By Tim Bailiff It’s interesting how much my childhood still influences me today. As an example, it seems I have always had a soft spot in my heart for simple, flying balsa planes. I can’t remember a time when I didn’t have several hangared in my bedroom. In my youth, my parents understood this and […]
Rob Caso’s electric DeHavilland DH2 WW II pusher

Rob Caso’s electric DeHavilland DH2 WW II pusher

  At the 2010 NEAT Fair in Downsville, NY we see a lot of great looking scale electric powered aircraft. This year there were an amazing amount of WW1 airplanes and in particular an unusual RC plane that caught our eye was a British de Havilland (Airco) DH-2 pusher brought to the event by RC […]
FPV Flight with Gary Graf and his Octo-Copter

FPV Flight with Gary Graf and his Octo-Copter

  radio controlled octocopter, rc jet, electric rc aircraft, rc foam kit, rc aircraft kit Gary Graf’s FPV Experience At the recent 2010 All-electric NEAT Fair, we ran into a guy who really had taken the whole First Person View (FPV) segment of our hobby very seriously. Gary Graf of Long Island, NY brought with […]
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