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Hitec Full Pack Telemetry System

Dec 12, 2011 No Comments

Hitec has recently released their new HTS-SS BLUE Full Pack telemetry system for electric powered helicopters, gliders and fixed wing aircraft. At the heart of the system is a compact “Blue” sensor station which collects data from each sensor of your electric powered helicopter, and sends it back to your transmitter via the Optima 7 [...]

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Thunder Tiger Flybarless Head

Dec 10, 2011 No Comments

Thunder Tiger has recently released their new flybarless rotor head conversion kit for the Titan X 50 and Raptor 30/50 helicopters, both of which are available from TowerHobbies. However, be careful when ordering because each has their own stock number. Use LXBMDZ for the Titan X 50 and LXBMEA for the raptor 30/50. Each head [...]

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P-51 Mustang Reno Racer

Dec 09, 2011 No Comments

I just finished reading an article in the  recent publication of Model Airplane News. The article related to the up coming film by George Lucas: The Red Tails. The article was authored by John Reid and I found it to be very informative and illuminating. There is a lot of misinformation regarding the Tuskegee Airmen and I [...]

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Thunder Tiger Flybarless Rotor Head Conversion Kit

Dec 09, 2011 No Comments

Thunder Tiger has recently released their new flybarless rotor head conversion kit for the Titan X 50 and Raptor 30/50 helicopters, both of which are available from TowerHobbies. However, be careful when ordering because each has their own stock number. Use LXBMDZ for the Titan X 50 and LXBMEA for the raptor 30/50. Each head [...]

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F 27 Stryker Full Build

Dec 08, 2011 1 Comment

                                                                                    Part One: For years I’ve watched  guy’s fly their Park Zone F 27 Strykers.  This plane has  excellent acceleration combined with  gentle landing characteristics. Flys very smooth when you want it to, or gets crazy when you want it to. A really fun plane to fly.         I just had to have one.       My friend Brian had the first offering [...]

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Hangar 9 E-conversions: P-47, F4U Corsair & F6F Hellcat

Dec 07, 2011 1 Comment

I have had the good fortune to assemble many  Hangar 9 models and have found that they have enough scale details to satisfy any pilot without compromising the performance of the airframe. They are also some of the easiest planes to do e-conversions on because the airframe is light for its size and allows for a great [...]

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Exclusive review! E-flite Carbon-Z Scimitar

Nov 30, 2011 1 Comment

  Several years ago, I was fortunate enough to see Quique Somenzini compete at the Tournament of Champions in Las Vegas and watched in total amazement as he put his model through outrageous maneuvers. Now the champion pilot has begun designing aircraft, and his latest is the Carbon-Z Scimitar. It’s a red-hot fantasy-scale, twin-rudder, delta [...]

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V-22 Osprey Build Update #3

Nov 23, 2011 1 Comment

This evening’s task is assembly the frames for each nacelle.  If you’ve built a couple of non-ARF helicopters in the past there won’t be any real surprises here, but definitely follow the instructions as the Osprey doesn’t function like a normal heli. A note of clarification:  One tends to look at the nacelles in their [...]

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