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Setting Up Multi-Motor Electrics

May 02, 2011 6 Comments

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 [...]

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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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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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Unlimited 3D Jet! SebArt MiG 29

Apr 20, 2011 No Comments

This electric ducted-fan jet has 3-axis thrust-vectoring, so it can easily hover as well as fly 3D aerobatics! It has contra-rotating fans for improved stability, and can be equipped with an optional gyro stabilizer on the thrust/rudder channel. It’s available ready-to-fly, with or without the recommended 3400mAh or 4000mAh 4S pack and features a foam fuselage. Folks at [...]

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Alliance Scale Compact Digital Pocket Scale

Apr 15, 2011 No Comments

Check this out! Here’s a handy way to weigh those small components for your latest micro flyer! It will weigh items up to 10.58 ounces and will indicate the measurement in grams and ounces. It’s powered by two AA batteries and has an auto shutoff feature. A handy plastic case makes it easy to store [...]

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Designing and building the Fleet Biplane: An interview with Pat Tritle.

Apr 15, 2011 4 Comments

From our very first, a very important part of Backyard Flyer (now Electric Flight Magazine) has been our “Homebuilt” articles where we feature scratch-built RC aircraft designs that our readers can build. The model designers who produce the working plans and develop the models put a great deal of effort into their final products. Pat [...]

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Pond E-Racer

Apr 10, 2011 3 Comments

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 [...]

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Multiplex Dogfighter

Apr 01, 2011 No Comments
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