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IRCHA Scale – Joe’s Agusta 109

Aug 17, 2012 No Comments

Joe Sauers Sr. is from Kingston, NY, and has been flying scale since 1978 with a Kavan Jet Ranger. He is his Agusta 109 using a Skookum 720 for control and 2 X 5000mah 6s battery packs. Joe loves scale, but admits it’s a labor of love for all the work involved. First he had [...]

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IRCHA – JR NEX E8

Aug 17, 2012 No Comments

This is Hiroki Ito (on the right) from Japan with his JR NEX E8 with new 3-blade rotor head. He is the 4 time World F3C Champion, and is experimenting with the 3D capabilities of multi blade rotors. And from I can see from the performance of the E8, we are going to see a [...]

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2012 IRCHA

Aug 16, 2012 No Comments

Last year I was fortunate enough to report on the 2011 IRCHA Jamboree for this magazine, and I started my article by saying “If it’s hot and the middle of August, it must be time for the annual AMA Helicopter Nationals and IRCHA (International Radio Control Helicopter Association) Jamboree, both of which are held at [...]

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Sneak peek: Align T-Rex 450+ Sport

Aug 09, 2012 No Comments

The Align T-Rex 450 Sport Plus is one of the latest releases in the Align T-Rex family of great machines distributed through Assurance RC. Align has brought this hobby many different helicopters, ranging from their small 100-class, fixed-pitch RTF machine all the way up to their 700-size, full-collective, flybarless models. Align has become one of the [...]

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Lockheed Martin’s new high-tech quad rotor

Aug 09, 2012 7 Comments

This new recon quad can go from box to flight in just a few minutes and can fly for over 40 minutes! It even has built-in autopilot so the pilot doesn’t need to have previous RC experience. Watch the video and check out the controller with built-in screen … very cool! Thanks to AzoRobotics.com’s Nick [...]

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Speed, Performance & C-Rating

Jul 27, 2012 14 Comments

In the November MAN Ultimate Electrics column, John Reid tests different C-rated battery packs to see how they affect the performance and speed of a pylon racer. In this video we will see the amp and volt draw for each pack along with the watts and rpm produced.  Then we head to the field for [...]

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Easy RV-4 Makeover

Jul 25, 2012 4 Comments

Carl Layden wanted a plane that would stand out on the flightline, but he didn’t have the time to custom-build a model from scratch. His solution was to dress up an ARF and make it a unique flyer. Here’s his story. If you have been around the hobby for a long time, you’ve seen many [...]

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Exclusive first look: Hobby People’s Spy Hawk

Jul 16, 2012 12 Comments

With a name that sounds very much like a military UAV, the new FPV (First Person View) Spy Hawk RTF, distributed by Hobby People, is the first of its kind. The Spy Hawk is the first video-equipped RC airplane with a built-in airborne stabilization system. It is a complete package including battery pack, charger, and [...]

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