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The Heli-Max Digital Pitch Gauge

The Heli-Max Digital Pitch Gauge

The Digital Pitch Gauge by Heli-Max is designed to measure the pitch angle of both the main and tail rotor blades. In fact I don’t know of any other pitch gauge on the market that can be used on the tail rotor blades. This is a first. And, as you can see in the photo, […]
A new SR-72 Concept Plane from Skunk Works

A new SR-72 Concept Plane from Skunk Works

Here is something I thought I would pass along. This would make a cool scale project.  PICTURES: Skunk Works reveals Mach 6.0 SR-72 concept By:   Stephen Trimble Washington DC 05:27 1 Nov 2013 Source:   Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works is proposing to develop a new aircraft for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) missions that is […]
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Getting Started in Scale

Getting Started in Scale

A well done and nicely detailed scale RC helicopter model is a rare sight at most flying fields. One reason is that most scale models are complex and time consuming to build and can be costly. A great way to get started in scale modeling is with one of the 450-size electric conversion kits.  This […]
Clear Vision with Extreme Glare Sunglasses

Clear Vision with Extreme Glare Sunglasses

It happens all the time. Most of the planes I have lost or damaged were because I could not see them clearly. Sometimes you have to fly through the glare of the sun, or at the end of the day, the plane becomes a dark silhouette when flying far away from yourself. If you don’t have […]
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Drone developers working with farmers to harvest grapes

Drone developers working with farmers to harvest grapes

This is a story that comes right out of my own backyard, well sort of, it is in California.  Developers at 3D Robotics are working with the Kunde Family Vineyards in Kenwood, CA to test a project using photos from drones in the sky that give on-demand aerial images of their farm.  These images allow […]
Review: DJI S800 Spreading Wings Hexacopter

Review: DJI S800 Spreading Wings Hexacopter

Are you interested in aerial photography?  Do you seek out the latest and greatest in technology?  Does the idea of soaring effortless through the sky like a bird intrigue you?  If the answer to these questions is yes then look no further than the DJI S800.  DJI’s Spreading Wings S800 is a hexacopter aircraft developed […]
Piper PA-18 Super Cub–MAN Construction Article

Piper PA-18 Super Cub–MAN Construction Article

Here’s the complete construction article from the upcoming January 2014 issue of MAN. Pat Tritle designed this amazing super scale Piper PA-18 Super Cub as a tribute to the ultimate Bush plane. This online article includes all the details of the build including construction photos, a complete Bill of Materials and Flight performance. The Ultimate […]
Mastering the Hovering Square Loop

Mastering the Hovering Square Loop

When it comes to the world of aerobatics, exciting moves are endless. A maneuver like the loop can have hundreds of different combinations. A pilot can perform a snap roll at the top of the loop and turn the loop into an Avalanche. This combines inputs for a snap roll as well as inputs needed for […]
The Nozarossi REX 57 Heli Engine

The Nozarossi REX 57 Heli Engine

Novarossi engines were developed in Italy in the early 60’s and are the leaders in almost all speed categories for airplanes, boats and cars. Although designed for max performance, their 3-needle carburetors provide an excellent idle and transition to a mid-range for hovering and normal flight. Shown here is their 57 Novarossi REX Helicopter Engine […]
Flying Safety Is No Accident

Flying Safety Is No Accident

Every helicopter comes with a warning that this is not a toy. That it can cause serious injury, or even death. Unfortunately this is exactly what happened a few months ago when a helicopter went out of control and struck the pilot. I don’t know the exact circumstances of this tragic accident,. but helicopter design […]
Homemade Heli!

Homemade Heli!

What do you get when you combine four lengths of pipe and a lawn mower engine? You won’t believe this homemade helicopter, intended to carry one very brave individual. Would you be willing to pilot this craft? Click to see if this really flies!

Evolve 300 CX RTF Review

Avoid collisions with this impressive coaxial heli There are two things that stand out about the new Evolve 300 CX coaxial helicopter from Innovative Flight Technologies (IFT) — its size and innovative on-board Collision Avoidance Technology (CAT). Well, actually, there are other impressive features, but these two really grab your attention. Loosely styled after the […]
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