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RCX: It’s back and better than ever!

Jan 22, 2014 No Comments

The ultimate Radio Control Expo is back, and this year it’s headed to the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, California! Held the weekend of May 17th and 18th, RCX features the latest helicopters, multi-rotors and gear along with RC planes, trucks, robots and more! This year’s attractions include outdoor and indoor fly zones, drift [...]

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MAN at the AMA Expo

Jan 13, 2014 2 Comments

This past weekend some of  the Model Airplane News crew was lucky enough to attend the AMA expo in Ontario, California. The AMA show is typically the first RC show of the year and it starts the show season off for all of those who are in the model industry. We had a great time [...]

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Shotgun vs Drone

Jan 09, 2014 No Comments

UAV Torture Test by Game of Drones I have to say that I am impressed with the durability of this quad copter, but I’m equally impressed with the durability of the GoPro.  This is one of those videos that once you start watching you have to keep watching, while I am doing that I just [...]

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CONQUER THE WIND

Dec 02, 2013 2 Comments

When you first go out to fly with a new park flyer, often it’s hit or miss as to what the weather is going to be like and whether or not the area winds will be favorable. Of all the variables we take into account each time we release our lightly loaded model, the wind is [...]

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The Heli-Max Digital Pitch Gauge

Nov 14, 2013 No Comments

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, [...]

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A new SR-72 Concept Plane from Skunk Works

Nov 04, 2013 No Comments

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

Oct 28, 2013 1 Comment

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 [...]

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Clear Vision with Extreme Glare Sunglasses

Oct 18, 2013 2 Comments

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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