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.
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 […]
Check out this great video from a Denver news station covering the 9th annual Warbirds over the Rockies event! With hundreds of scale fighters and bombers, this annual event features noon demo flights with pyrotechnics, flyovers by full-scale planes and more!
In today’s hobby industry, commercial fuel-blending companies are hard-pressed to make a profit, and stay in business. Nitromethane is no longer made in America; our only refinery dedicated to its production has been moved to India. We now import nitro from China and are subject to interruptions in supply, as demonstrated when refineries shut down to […]
Hunan Sunward Systems’ new SUV-200 is not an existing helicopter converted to a UAV, but was designed from the ground up as a “large helicopter made small,” and not a “small RC helicopter made big,” like most all other UAV helicopters to date. All parts were specifically designed and built for this project and are unique, […]
Sometimes it’s good to get back to the classics. Whether its movies, music, dancing, or aerobatics, there’s a reason why certain genre-defining films, songs, steps, or maneuvers withstand the test of time and become classics. The Cuban-8 is one of those classic maneuvers that will always amaze and please. It is a mixture of symmetry, […]
Here is my latest Viper 500, ready for the next quickie race. In the March Issue of Electric Flight I will talk about how to use this spray on paint to create new designs over MonoKote and Ultra Coat. This is the first spray paint that I found that you can apply over covering material […]
Shine On: To get rid of hazy, dull finishes on your covering, use a wash/wax-in-one spray. I prefer Meguiars Ultimate Quick Detailer but Turtle Wax and others will work just as well. The spray gets rid of fingerprints, removes haze from oils and cleaners, and removes bugs and grass stains. Just spray it on and […]
This latest news from Extreme Tech comes from Sebastian Anthony and, if you’ve ever searched desperately for an empty wall socket at an airport, it’s the answer to your prayers! “The University of Nebraska’s NIMBUS Lab has developed unmanned quadcopters that can fly around and wirelessly transmit power to devices. Ostensibly these UAVs have the […]
After you’ve set your main needle valve, idle your engine. It should slow down to a smooth idle and then accelerate quickly as the throttle is advanced. If the idle mixture needs adjusting, use the following “pinch test.” With the engine at idle and one hand holding the rotor head, pinch the fuel line and […]
The first ever Horizon Air Meet was held last weekend at the Sanford, Maine regional airport and in addition to nonstop RC jet and heli flying and an off-road RC car race, spectators were treated to a spectacular noontime air show featuring professional airshow pilot Matt Chapman! Matt took some time out before the show to tell us about his […]