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5 Setup Solutions You Need to Know

Nov 30, 2012 No Comments

After installing your servos according the manufacturer’s directions, you might find that when the servo arm is placed on the spline, it isn’t at a perfect right angle to the servo casing. Or, after you’ve hooked up the various linkages, you discover there is too much or not enough travel throw when a certain control [...]

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Vario Starwood Lama [VIDEO]

Nov 28, 2012 2 Comments

Check out this new beauty! The German heli news outlet “Rotor” posted this video and writes: “Rotor head, tail rotor, and fuselage grid are already pre-assembled and powder coated. Scale rotor head, tail rotor, exhaust pipe, and tank are also available separately. The model made its debut on the Vario Open Day 2012.” Add a [...]

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New Pantera Fiberglass Canopy from Audacity Models

Nov 28, 2012 No Comments

Audacity Models is an American company located in Florida, and their new red, white, and blue fiberglass canopy was inspired by our flag.  Adding to the bold Pantera P6 look are the waves in the stripes, which blend motion with patriotic emotion. Crafted of hand laid lightweight fiberglass, each is hand laid up in a mold, and once [...]

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Heli-Max AXE 100CP Helicopter

Nov 27, 2012 No Comments

The Axe 100 CP is one of the most innovative helis available. A flybarless, collective pitch head gives it a wide performance range with a low parts count, making it more efficient and more durable than a flybar design. Digital servos are used for speed and precision, with a full case design for damage and [...]

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The Hardline Solution charging combo from Progressive RC

Nov 23, 2012 No Comments

I was looking for a solution to charging a pair of 6s 5000 mah lipo’s for my Trex 700E when I heard of  ”The Hardline Solution” combo from Progressive RC. This combined an iCharger 3010B along with a Mean Well SE-1000-24 power supply in a PRC Hardline Case, along with all the accessories I needed. [...]

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Turnigy LCD Tachometer

Nov 21, 2012 No Comments

The Turnigy LCD Tachometer is used to measure the RPM of just about any rotating object.  It’s shown here being used by Tony Iannucilli to measure the head speed of Martin Cohen’s main rotor blades on a beautiful fall Florida day.  However, it can also be used on airplane propellers, calibrating timing belts, dynamic balancing [...]

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Electric Flight March 2013

Nov 19, 2012 No Comments
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Vintage A/2 Glider

Nov 18, 2012 No Comments

I feel that R/C flyers of vintage models have tended to neglect gliders, in particular the ‘Nordic’ class A/2 designs of the late 1940′s to early 1950′s. The class rules produced models around 60″ to 74″ wingspan, 15 ounces minimum weight, and a body of 5 square inches minimum x-section. The nice thing is that they can be [...]

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