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SVU-200 UAV Heli’s First Flights

Oct 02, 2012 3 Comments

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, [...]

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MASTER THE CUBAN-8

Oct 02, 2012 No Comments

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, [...]

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Master the 4-Point Hesitation Roll

Oct 02, 2012 3 Comments

Traditionally, the 4-point hesitation roll is a maneuver that is a struggle for many pilots. The reason for this is because most fliers attempt to perform the 4-point roll the way a highly proficient pilot would. Consequently, the pilot is so overwhelmed, he’s unable to identify what mistakes he’s making and how to correct them. [...]

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Fly the Figure M: two stall turns with a twist

Oct 01, 2012 3 Comments

      If you want to become the best aerobatic pilot possible, you need to master key maneuvers by taking small steps. First, make sure you’re proficient in performing maneuvers like inverted flight, vertical and horizontal rolls, inside and outside loops and the stall turn. You can then perform these moves in sequence to [...]

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How to: Add Square Checkerboards

Sep 30, 2012 8 Comments

In the January Electric Flight column “Custom Corner,” we show you how to make a curved checkerboard design that you can easily apply to your aircraft.  Here we show you how to add a standard checkerboard pattern to a wing. This design is a little simpler, but it still has a big impact on the color scheme. Enjoy. [...]

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My new racer

Sep 21, 2012 No Comments

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 [...]

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Scale Bell 206L LongRanger

Sep 19, 2012 1 Comment

This great-looking heli is the handiwork of Matthew Jenner, who flew it at the UK’s Enysford Scale Day earlier this month. Thanks to YouTube’s Ivansmith6 for this nice footage.

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Need to charge your phone? Call a quadcopter!

Sep 19, 2012 No Comments

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 [...]

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