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Hangar 9 Pawnee, our new review plane

Hangar 9 Pawnee, our new review plane

We just got this in the Hangar 9 Pawnee; this is one big bird!  It has working landing gear that can take landing after landing.   So of course, we are going to make it as a large tow plane for our local glider group. We may even add a GoPro camera or two to it.
Align RC Helicopter with a GoPro at the Soulstyce 2011

Align RC Helicopter with a GoPro at the Soulstyce 2011

What do you get when you mount a GoPro camera on an RC helicopter, with a talented pilot and some the best BXM Dirt Jumpers in the World all working to get a piece of the $10,000?  You get a video like this:   [kaltura-widget uiconfid=”1727911″ entryid=”0_5xjqdfy1″ width=”640″ height=”510″ addpermission=”” editpermission=”” /] Chad Sackman (right) […]
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Setting Up Twin Electrics

Setting Up Twin Electrics

      This A-26 from Global Hobbies is the perfect candidate for electric conversion. Plenty of room to run the wires through the wings and the batteries are located under the center hatch on top of the wing.       Easy tips for making a solid connection on multiple motor setups THIS MONTH […]
Galloping Ghost 1946-2011

Galloping Ghost 1946-2011

Many Reno Race planes go through many transformations before becoming an unlimited competitor. The Galloping Ghost is no exception to that rule, here are a set of images that show the transformation of this aircraft all the way from 1946 to 2011.
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POCKET RADAR MINI RADAR GUN

POCKET RADAR MINI RADAR GUN

    Every once in a while a product comes out that may not be exactly made for RC, but it’s something we can use to enhance our enjoyment of it. The Pocket Radar is just such an item. This little unit looks nothing like what you would think a radar gun should look like, […]
The Big Jolt Videos

The Big Jolt Videos

I know you been looking for them, so here they are. I took these videos at the Big Jolt event down in Chino, CA. This event happened during three of the hottest days of the year; reportedly, the daytime highs were in the 108+ range.  All I can say is it was hot! video platform […]
Video Outtakes — enjoy!

Video Outtakes — enjoy!

Sometimes it is almost impossible to keep a straight face while the camera is rolling. While editing videos, we have to take these out, but they make us laugh, so we thought we would share them with you.  Enjoy our latest video outtakes, where sometimes it’s funny for no reason at all. [kaltura-widget uiconfid=”1727911″ entryid=”0_uneh4p86″ width=”640″ […]
The Big Jolt

The Big Jolt

Hey Gang, Tomorrow I will be heading out to the Big Jolt in Chino Hills, CA  at the Prado airpark. If you are in the area, be sure to stop by and say hi.  I will be the guy in the black shirt with the camera. let me know that you saw this post and […]
Why Your Wife/Girlfriend Hates RC Planes

Why Your Wife/Girlfriend Hates RC Planes

Going by the statistics and facts, RC is a male dominated hobby. RC appeals to guys, and a small percentage of females, but generally speaking (we mean 99%) this hobby is filled with guys. Guys who love to spend money, tinkering, building, and flying expensive RC Planes.  Women tend to enjoy other hobbies, and while […]
Stinger II, some images from our recent photo shoot.

Stinger II, some images from our recent photo shoot.

We just finished shooting this great looking plane.  The Stinger II is a smaller version of the Stinger that many of us remember from a few years back.  This plane was a great flyer back then, and with the new powerful motors and lighter weight equipment  the flying envelope has been improved.
Behind-The-Scenes at Model Airplane News

Behind-The-Scenes at Model Airplane News

Here is a sample shot of what I got to do all day today.  This is a photo of us working Behind-The-Scenes here at Model Airplane news. This is the work we are doing for our video series that coincides with some great flying articles by Dave Scott.  Today we are working on the P-Loop […]
RC Accents Servo Setup

RC Accents Servo Setup

We have a great article coming out on 14 tools you need in your shop and I have to say that i agree completely with this write up on the RC Accents Servo Setup.  Using a Servo Setup device really saves you some time and speeds up assembly. I also use the Hitec Servo Programmer […]
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