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Master the Tailslide

Feb 01, 2012 No Comments

  A typical tailslide begins from upright level flight parallel to the runway. The pilot then applies throttle and performs a º loop to enter a vertical up-line. After the vertical line is established, the pilot gradually pulls the throttle back to idle. The aircraft will slow down and eventually will come to a stop. [...]

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New OS-105HZ Helicopter Engine

Jan 27, 2012 No Comments

This is the new OS-105HZ Helicopter Engine, with  DRS (Demand Regulator System), that was designed for precision aerobatic and 3D heli pilots to provide more power for their 90 size helicopters. As you know from my previous blogs, I’m running the OS90HZ in my Raptor 90G4, and it’s doing a great job. But I guess you [...]

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Sneak Peek: FlyZone Dr.1 Triplane

Jan 26, 2012 2 Comments

  If you’ve ever read the newspaper comics, then you know that “Peanuts” ace pilot Snoopy had a real issue with the Red Baron. While flying his Sopwith “Doghouse” Snoopy would battle Red Baron and then later ease his imaginary, bullet-hole-ridden WW I fighter back onto the ground. Personally, I really like Snoopy, but I [...]

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Red Tails! The Men, the Movie, the Models

Jan 26, 2012 3 Comments

THE TUSKEGEE AIRMEN: The Red Tails of WW II Hollywood has a way of rediscovering important historical events, wrapping them up and presenting them in a way that educates the general movie-going public that no amount of history classes ever could. Though few non-modeling folk know the real story, if you simply ask any RC [...]

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It’s SWAP meet time!

Jan 26, 2012 No Comments

I have said this before, but I love swap meets.  It is a blast seeing all the planes people have put there heart and sole into as well as the all the stuff people no longer feel they need.  I have found some great deals and always appreciate those active hobby shops and vendors that [...]

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Ogar SZD-45

Jan 26, 2012 No Comments

I wanted to post a few photos of the Ogar SZD-45 plus a video as soon as I get it adjusted to fit the website.  This is a huge powered glider that is capable of hauling a load for airborne camera work.  

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Cool video: flying robots build a tower

Jan 19, 2012 1 Comment

These robotic quadcopters reminded us of a swarm of bees, working together to build a giant tower out of prefabricated foam blocks. Bridget Borgobello of Gizmag explains, ”Each quadrocopter is fitted with custom electronics and onboard sensors to allow for precision vehicle control, whilst also providing the opportunity for pre-programmed flight paths, which could include arcs and [...]

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Sneak peek: Flying Twins

Jan 19, 2012 No Comments

 The most important thing when piloting a twin is to fly your airplane smoothly. Make your throttle adjustments gradually and never slam the controls or the throttle stick. As long as both engines are online, flying is no different than piloting a single engine aircraft. If one engine does go silent, throttle back just slightly [...]

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