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5 STEPS TO FLY THE ROLLING TUMBLE

Jun 05, 2014 1 Comment

This is an impressive 3D maneuver, and while you’re learning, it’s important to break it down into short segments. Before you attempt it, make sure that you are proficient with rolling at a fairly fast roll rate. Second, make sure that you know how to perform a typical tumble. Let’s start by refreshing your memory on the tumble. [...]

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Diamond Hobby Sweepstakes Rules

Jun 04, 2014 No Comments

OFFICIAL RULES. NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS SWEEPSTAKES. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. ENTRANTS MUST BE 18 AND OLDER. BY ENTERING THE SWEEPSTAKES, ENTRANTS AGREE TO ACCEPT AND BE BOUND BY ALL TERMS OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES (“OFFICIAL RULES”). WINNERS THAT HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED MUST RESPOND [...]

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Sun-N-Fun Full Scale Fly in

Jun 02, 2014 No Comments

What better way to get inspiration than to visit a full scale Fly in.  Every April the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) holds the second largest air show in the country.  It’s called Sun-N-Fun and it’s held at Lakeland Linder Airport.  Sound familiar? That’s because it’s the same field they hold Top Gun and Florida Jets. [...]

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Tampa’s Triple Creek RC Club WARBIRDS!

May 31, 2014 1 Comment

According to Model Airplane News’ recent survey, the most popular RC event is Warbirds! And it showed this past weekend at Triple Creek RC Clubs “Warbirds over Tampa” event.  It was an AMA sanctioned event but little other publicity was given and yet there was a large gathering of spectators and pilots. Bill Adkins, the [...]

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Florida Jets! From the outside looking in.

May 29, 2014 No Comments

I made it to Florida Jets 2014, and let me tell you it has changed from the last time I attended!  I drove in to the parking area and was greeted by a wonderful woman that put a smile on my face.  I paid my fee that covered the parking, entry fee and a ticket [...]

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Super-Scale “Super Puma”

May 29, 2014 1 Comment

If you like military birds, you’ll love Roger Nieto’s great scale EC 725 Caracal, filmed in Coëtquidan, France. Equipped with Vario mechanics and a Baumann fuselage, the helicopter is powered by a gas engine turning a five-blade main rotor and four-blade tail. Robart retracts add to its scale appeal. Great helicopter, excellent flying … just wish we could hear those [...]

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RCX Takes Flight in Orange County

May 21, 2014 No Comments

It was yet another blockbuster for RCX, the Ultimate Radio Control Expo, as thousands descended upon the OC Fair and Event Center in Costa Mesa, CA, on May 17-18. It was two perfect days of nonstop action as RC fans packed the sidelines of tracks and flyzones. The weekend was filled with adrenaline-pumping excitement, competitions, [...]

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Charging Multiple Packs

May 18, 2014 4 Comments

Lithium-polymer cells have revolutionized electric flight, but as any e-flier knows, LiPo charging and maintenance can be time consuming. For optimum service life, LiPos should be stored around 3.8 volts per cell, which creates a bottleneck for spur-of-the-moment flying, and recharging batteries at the field can be a chore when you’d rather be in the [...]

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