Parrot AR Drone: Geek Candy!

Nov 19, 2010 No Comments

Geek Candy By Greg Gimlick By now the ubiquitous “toy” from Parrot is well known among the hobby and toy industry, but it’s really so much more if you just dig a little deeper. That’s why I put the word toy in quotes. There are reviews everywhere telling you what it’s designed to do and [...]

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Geeking Out Your FPV—Part 3

Aug 03, 2010 No Comments

By Kyle Matthew Photos by Laurel Matthew  (See more photos below) In this last installment of “Geeking Out Your FPV,” I’ll be streamlining my First Person View (FPV) ground station and adding some new features to both my ground station and my Multiplex Easy Star.  These upgrades allow for more reliability as well as 360-degree [...]

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A Buster of a Canopy!

May 21, 2010 No Comments

Buster Canopy How To By Bud Roane   When doing a canopy for a sport model, where I want as light a weight as possible and a nice appearance, I usually just spray the inside of the canopy with plastic spray paint. This is a technique that I learned from Dick Sarpolis many years ago. [...]

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Lighting up the Glowdog

Jan 22, 2010 No Comments

–How to install the onboard LED lighting system By Keith “Sparky” Sparks    More photos below   Flying model planes at night was not very practical at most flying fields until the quiet powered electric models became popular. These smaller models have created a new market for ready to install lighting equipment. However, with a [...]

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Solar-Powered Charging Station for Electric Planes

Dec 28, 2009 6 Comments

By Arlen Harbaugh and Jim Norcutt See Photos Below Loudoun County Aeromodelers Association (LCAA) is a club of approximately 150 members located in Northern Virginia. We fly in a nature preserve, and there is no AC power at the flying site. As more and more flyers choose electric planes, we’ve seen a big increase of [...]

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JR 6th Annual Indoor Electric Fesitval

Nov 02, 2009 No Comments

Join Us! Be our friend, follow us, talk to us, stay in touch with us, or just say Hi! <!– –> MEET THE TEAM Gerry Yarrish Senior Technical Editor Watch for updates from Gerry on location at the 2009 JR Electric Indoor Festival. The Festival runs November 6,7 and 8, 5000 East Broad Street, Columbus, [...]

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SEFF 2009

Jun 08, 2009 No Comments

            If a flying event can grow to become a living, breathing, pulsating, life form with its own mannerisms and language – SEFF is it! What Joe Nall has become to giant scalers, SEFF has become to electric flyers around the country.             From its humble beginnings in 2002 with 130 pilots, the event [...]

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Let’s Get Back to Building

Feb 03, 2009 No Comments

Text and photos by Jerry Smith I can remember when kit building was the way of life. If you wanted an RC airplane, you had to build it. In those days, kits were a pile of wood, a set of plans and maybe a pre-bent landing gear, if you were lucky. Sometimes the ribs and [...]

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