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Heli-Max AXE 100CP Helicopter

Heli-Max AXE 100CP Helicopter

The Axe 100 CP is one of the most innovative helis available. A flybarless, collective pitch head gives it a wide performance range with a low parts count, making it more efficient and more durable than a flybar design. Digital servos are used for speed and precision, with a full case design for damage and […]
The Hardline Solution charging combo from Progressive RC

The Hardline Solution charging combo from Progressive RC

I was looking for a solution to charging a pair of 6s 5000 mah lipo’s for my Trex 700E when I heard of  “The Hardline Solution” combo from Progressive RC. This combined an iCharger 3010B along with a Mean Well SE-1000-24 power supply in a PRC Hardline Case, along with all the accessories I needed. […]
FPV/Photodrone 600x120
Turnigy LCD Tachometer

Turnigy LCD Tachometer

The Turnigy LCD Tachometer is used to measure the RPM of just about any rotating object.  It’s shown here being used by Tony Iannucilli to measure the head speed of Martin Cohen’s main rotor blades on a beautiful fall Florida day.  However, it can also be used on airplane propellers, calibrating timing belts, dynamic balancing […]
Vintage A/2 Glider

Vintage A/2 Glider

I feel that R/C flyers of vintage models have tended to neglect gliders, in particular the ‘Nordic’ class A/2 designs of the late 1940’s to early 1950’s. The class rules produced models around 60″ to 74″ wingspan, 15 ounces minimum weight, and a body of 5 square inches minimum x-section. The nice thing is that they can be […]

FPV Formation Flying Basics

I saw a lot of FPV Formation Flying Videos and noticed that, for want of knowing how to go about it, people are all over. While that is fun too, doing the correct thing brings that much more fun and professionalism into it. First Things First Remember that in Close Formation your leader is your complete reference.  He is your Altitude, […]
RCATS Smart Lithium Glow Driver

RCATS Smart Lithium Glow Driver

The RCATS Smart Lithium Glow Driver (shown here with optional orange protective glove), as well as their complete line of radio control accessories, are developed by fliers with years of experience in our hobby, are assembled in the US and backed by fantastic support, and are battle tested by R/C enthusiasts worldwide. This glow driver […]
Tips & Tricks for a Great Film Finish

Tips & Tricks for a Great Film Finish

For many reasons, heat-shrink plastic films are easily the most popular way to cover a model airplane. They’re easy to apply and come in just about every color imaginable; they’re odorless, non-toxic and almost completely fuel-proof. It’s easy to achieve a great-looking model without a lot of effort; you only need to know the basics […]
Tips & Tricks: Custom fit for your wing [December]

Tips & Tricks: Custom fit for your wing [December]

Custom fit for your wing: Looking for a less expensive, effective and truly custom wing bag?  Try Reflectix foil insulation that can be found at any hardware store.  It is like bubble wrap with mylar on both sides and comes on a roll.  Start by laying your wing on half of it and fold it […]
Lithium Polymer (LiPo) Basics

Lithium Polymer (LiPo) Basics

Years ago everyone was using ni-cad batteries, so choosing the right battery for you helicopter was easy. However, now with the advancements in li-po batteries, it can sometimes be difficult to know which battery is best for your application.  My TREX 700E shown here uses a 2-cell lipo for the receiver and servos, and a […]
Soviet Fighter: Wolfram Donalies’ Polikarpov I-16

Soviet Fighter: Wolfram Donalies’ Polikarpov I-16

I often enjoy attending the annual Warbirds and Classics over the Midwest RC event held in Fond du Lac, WI as there’s always a bunch of great looking scale airplanes to photograph. One airplane that just looked so interesting I could not help but be drawn toward it. Looking like a cross between a WW […]
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