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Skyartec Wasp Nano

Feb 14, 2013 No Comments

This great micro flybarless 3D machine is ready to fly out of the box, which  is good because the box is also the carrying case.  We got one of the first releases of this helicopter and our contributor Aaron Strietzel gives you his thoughts on this little 3D machine.  Be sure to check it out in [...]

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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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