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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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Amazing 4-minute Freestyle

Amazing 4-minute Freestyle

When Gernot Bruckmann stepped up to fly at last weekend’s Tucson Aerobatic Shootout, the crowd knew they were going to watch something special. A native of Villach, Austria, this young man is only 20 years old and has been flying model airplanes since he was 14 years old. So far he has competed in about 160 contests in […]
Flying the Canadair CL 415 Super Scooper

Flying the Canadair CL 415 Super Scooper

This is outstanding! You just don’t hear much about aerial fire fighting in Europe but these Spaniards have gotten it down! Check out how low they fly over cars, roads and buildings on their way to pick-up water. The pilots are really yanking the controls around when they get close to the fire. This is […]
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Bird on a wire: Scan Eagle lands on USS Ponce

Bird on a wire: Scan Eagle lands on USS Ponce

Here’s a great new video from PBS News of a Scan Eagle being caught in the wire, a deceptively simple way of recovering a UAS to a moving ship. It really is the benchmark UAS fixed wing system. ScanEagle launches autonomously and uses a patented no-nets recovery solution for recovery. The system recovers with its wing […]

Spektrum Radio Development [video]

Matt Micarri shares news about Spektrum’s new 7200BX heli receiver as well as the latest on Spektrum radios. [kaltura-widget uiconfid=”1727911″ entryid=”0_5irm1apw” width=”640″ height=”390″ addpermission=”” editpermission=”” /]

Horizon Hobby at IRCHA

Steve Petrotto shares the latest on Revolution blades, E-flite motors and recent Blade heli offerings! [kaltura-widget uiconfid=”1727911″ entryid=”0_7tex4grx” width=”640″ height=”390″ addpermission=”” editpermission=”” /]
Two Global Hawks Fly in Formation

Two Global Hawks Fly in Formation

Here is a story pulled off the sUAS news site … cool stuff! Northrop Grumman Corporation, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and NASA Dryden Flight Research Center have successfully completed a series of flight demonstrations, moving DARPA’s Autonomous High-Altitude Refueling (AHR) program closer to demonstrating the first autonomous aerial refueling between two unmanned, […]
F-35B

F-35B

I found this to be rather cool, enjoy This video link is fresh (for the public).  It was made just six weeks ago in the Atlantic, just off Newport News (Hampton Roads), Virginia … These are the latest sea trials the F-35B on the USS Wasp. They were very successful, with 74 VL’s (Vertical Launch) and STO’s […]
Best kite flyer in the world!

Best kite flyer in the world!

Romancing the wind, with 3 kites…. outstanding! Ray Bethell performs a kite ballet to Flower Duet from Lakme by Delibes. Video by Robert Holbrook Notice that one kite is controlled by his right leg, the other two by his hands. Beautiful! Turn up your sound.
AeroWorks new 30cc Freestyle Extra 260 QB

AeroWorks new 30cc Freestyle Extra 260 QB

We got this rocking gas aerobat in for a review and our own Jason Benson got to fly it first.  This plane is an excellent aerobatic machine that really travels light in the sky.  If you get a chance to fly this bird, you should take it, and trust me, you will enjoy every minute […]
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