This new propeller system from Eddie Weeks will not only allow the pilot to change the pitch of the propeller during flight, but it is the only full reversible pitch propeller available for a 100cc gas engine. This will allow maneuvers never seen before on giant scale aircraft. Also tests are underway with the Futaba GV-1 governor to have a true constant speed propeller. It costs $650.
SPECS: Forward Thrust: 36 lbs Reverse Thrust: 27 lbs Weight: 860 g (1.89 lbs) Requires 2 x >250 oz servos
A123 Systems new Li-Ion technology looks like it could be the future of battery tech, with performance that bests even Li-Poly cells and super safety–check out the “nail penetration test” video for proof! check out the videos here Penetration test 2 Go here for more info and commentary
An intrepid pilot takes his plane under the limbo bar at the Pro Pilot Face-Off at RCX. After completing this timed obstacle course, more than a few of the planes needed a little CA and repair work before flying again! To see who won the $1,000 purse, click on Radio Control Zone.
Seagull Model’s new Dual Ace is a perfect introduction to twin-engine models; just put it through its paces and see for yourself how much fun a twin can be. For more information, click here Radio Control Zone.
New from Hobby Lobby: “Executive Jet” Twin Ducted Fan ARF Business Jet 47″ wingspan, 53-1/4″ long, 370 sq. in. wing area, 47 oz. flying weight. Molded bead foam construction. Fuselage comes with the two 66mm fans pre-installed, ready for the motors and the foam engine [...]
David Gatling writes: Attached is my AT-6 Texan I built from drawing #BYF02FAL by Nick Ziroli. The Texan is a 32 inch wingspan covered in Monocoat and the cowl, canopy and side scoop purchased from Nick Ziroli Sr. The plane weighs 12.5 oz. w/o battery, powered by a Eflite 400 brushless motor, a 6×4 prop, [...]
New from Aviation Research, this 1/8-scale model of the German WW II asymmetric observation & light attack plane is surprisingly easy to fly. Wingspan: 87.5 in.; wing area: 1227 sq. in.; .90 – .120 2-stroke.The model is designed to use off-the-shelf Robart 630 series retracts and offset 1/2″ Robostruts which are in fact quite close to scale. The short kit features plans, photo illustrated building guide, laser cut parts, fiberglass cowl and crew nacelle. For more information, go to http://www.wingsontheweb.com/bv141/ or call 800-617-0570