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Hitec Sky Scout Review

Feb 14, 2013 3 Comments

PHOTOS BY HOPE McCALL This plane is ideal for newcomers and experienced pilots alike! Up, up, and away! The Hitec SkyScout is easy and safe to hand launch. SPECIFICATIONS Model: SkyScout R2GO Type: Electric Ready to Fly Distributor: Hitec RCD (hitecrcd.com) Wingspan: 54.5 in. Length: 38.6 in. Wing Area: 372 sq. in. Weight: 24.5 oz [...]

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Traxxas DR-1 Video

Feb 13, 2013 No Comments

 

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Flyzone Micro Super Cub Review

Feb 13, 2013 No Comments

From the time the PA-18 Super Cub was introduced in 1949, it became iconic right along with the J-3. Hobbyzone’s new micro version of the Super Cub is a complete factory finished all-foam, 3-channel RTF right out of the box and includes a Tactic four-channel 2.4 GHz radio, five AA batteries, and LiPo battery.  The [...]

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Osprey attacks quadcopter!

Feb 05, 2013 2 Comments

When YouTube’s Womackke saw a giant bird’s nest at a local park, he decided to fly his quadcopter with GoPro video up to check it out. He notes, “To my surprise the bird flew at me. The bird was not hurt and I didnt do this again after seeing their response. This tree is so [...]

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Battle-ready Blackhawk

Jan 25, 2013 3 Comments

This gorgeous scale Blackhawk MH-60K Night Stalker is a custom build from Hajimefactory.com. It’s based on an Align T-Rex 500 chassis and a scale four-blade rotor head. Check out the video of this beauty in flight — it looks exactly like the real deal!

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Motor Efficiency: The Missing Piece of the Puzzle

Jan 24, 2013 No Comments

While winding resistance (Rm) is an important consideration in calculating losses, an equally important factor is motor efficiency. Real world efficiencies for electric motors – as measured on a dynamometer – can be all over the map. Some high-quality brushless motors can hit efficiencies in the 90% range, while others may be under 60%. This [...]

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Innov8tive Next Level Quad Copter

Jan 22, 2013 2 Comments

Innov8tive designs have always carried top quality Scorpion and Cobra motors and ESCs, but recently they started adding some top-quality multi-rotors from Next Level.  Here at Model Airplane News we are always looking for a new way to bring information to our readers and when we got the chance to review this good size quad [...]

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More Tail Rotor Stabilization

Jan 14, 2013 No Comments

How It All Works – This now results in two opposing forces acting on the tail rotor system. The aerodynamic force wants to streamline the blades to zero pitch while the centrifugal force wants to rotate the blades to their maximum pitch. These tail rotor weights produce a centrifugal restoring moment (CRM) because they act [...]

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