Gyro Mounting The helicopter’s tail rotor performance is directly related to the gyro’s performance. Improper mounting and vibration reduce the gyro’s ability to provide tail rotor corrections resulting in a tail that is less responsive and decreased yaw corrections. A gyro that has come loose will make the model uncontrollable, invariably resulting in a crash. [...]
This year’s RCX sponsors gave away over $20,000 in prizes to lucky attendees! They deserve a big round of applause for their support of the show and our hobby. GOLD SPONSORS Horizon, Hobbico, HP, Sunshine Systems, Banana Hobby, HobbyTron, NitroRCX, Hitec, Losi, Great Planes, Airtronics, Multiplex & HobbyPartz SILVER SPONSORS Byron, Thunder Power, Pacific Coast Hobbies, [...]
A pilot from DW Foamies takes center stage while hovering his flat-foam aerobat. The indoor area hosted flying from beginning to end of the show and was about the size of a basketball court — big enough that interpid micro jet pilots even flew the circuit! (To do that, you really need fast thumbs … 1 second-turn!, [...]
Align showed off their high-performance machines, which not only look great with blue anodized parts and great-looking painted canopies, but they also can perform amazing aerobatic stunts. Align has everything from ready-to-fly micro models to 700 and bigger kits and even a 450 ready-to-fly machine!
The Great Planes booth was a popular spot, with two RealFlight 6 flight simulator stations set up for pilots and newcomers to try their hand at flying an aerobat, float plane or jet! With more than 65 airplane and 15 helicopter to choose from, countless flying areas, personal flight training and more, RealFlight is a [...]
They may not have wings, but these boats were FLYIN’ around the outdoor boat pond circuit. Horizon and Traxxas drivers were making their small boats create monster roostertails, which the crowd loved. Some even gave spectators a mini shower! Weather at RCX was in the 70s and perfect for boat watching outside while having a picnic [...]
In this video taken at a New Zealand RC event, an A-10 turbine-powered jet catches fire while in flight! Excellent pilot skills and quick thinking get the plane down safely, and the ground crew’s quick work with fire extinguishers saves the model from further damage (thanks to Xjet for the YouTube video). So here’s this week’s [...]