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Solderless Electric Flight Made Easy

Feb 24, 2011 1 Comment

                            Solderless Electric Flight – Yes, it can be done By Greg Gimlick   So you’d like to try electric flight but are put off by all that wiring and soldering, eh? Well guess what – you don’t have to solder to [...]

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Connector Conundrum

Jan 24, 2011 No Comments

 Connector Conundrum By Greg Gimlick               Electric flight involves using connectors, often a lot of them. The question from most newbies is “which connector is right?” Well the answer is easy…. “all of them”….or “none of them”. Okay so maybe it’s not so easy.             In reality most of the connectors that come with [...]

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Rob Caso’s electric DeHavilland DH2 WW II pusher

Nov 24, 2010 No Comments

  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 [...]

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FPV Flight with Gary Graf and his Octo-Copter

Nov 22, 2010 No Comments

  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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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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