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More must-know LiPo Info

More must-know LiPo Info

Last week, we discussed the basics of LiPo batteries in this post. Now, let’s get into what the numbers mean and how to choose a battery that’s right for your helicopter. Voltage All Lithium Polymer cells have a nominal voltage of 3.7v per cell, and when fully charged the cell should read 4.2v. Another important […]
Aerobatics Made Easy DVDs Great for Holiday Stocking Stuffers

Aerobatics Made Easy DVDs Great for Holiday Stocking Stuffers

As the technical editor and director for all the DVD video shoots, I’ve had a great time working with John Glezellis and our video staff to develop and produce these amazing “Aerobatics Made Easy” DVDs. Listed at $24.95 each, the three DVDs including: Aerobatics Made Easy; Advanced Aerobatics Made Easy and, 3D Aerobatics Made Easy, […]
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Turnigy LCD Tachometer

Turnigy LCD Tachometer

The Turnigy LCD Tachometer is used to measure the RPM of just about any rotating object.  It’s shown here being used by Tony Iannucilli to measure the head speed of Martin Cohen’s main rotor blades on a beautiful fall Florida day.  However, it can also be used on airplane propellers, calibrating timing belts, dynamic balancing […]
Big Sale on the AirAGEStore.com

Big Sale on the AirAGEStore.com

We have a big sale going on tomorrow until 12/24 on the AirAGEstore.com, you might want to check out one of my favorite new books the “RC Electric Power”.  This book is available in both book form and digital for your tablet, which is the way I get all of my books now.  Check it out, lots […]
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Editor pick: WW II Scale Aircraft Drawings

Editor pick: WW II Scale Aircraft Drawings

Looking for the perfect holiday gift? Whether it’s for the flightline caller who always has your back or your club’s engine expert who fixed your finicky 2-stroke, WW II Scale Aircraft Drawings is an ideal present. With 37 aircraft 3-views, accurate color and markings and cross-sections, airfoils and engine and landing gear details, this book […]
Drone pilots: how to combat boredom

Drone pilots: how to combat boredom

How do drone pilots stay alert during 12-hour missions, especially considering that they’re in a control room while the UAV they’re piloting can be hundreds of miles away? This Gizmag article by David Szondy shares how MIT researchers are looking into ways to combat pilot boredom during long drone flights: The saying that “war is […]
Sukhoi enters the UAV industry

Sukhoi enters the UAV industry

News from Russian aircraft manufacturer Sukhoi, famous for their aerobats and jets: Sukhoi, which has historically designed fighter and ground attack aircraft but now also builds some civil aircraft, is part of UAC, a holding covering most of Russia’s aircraft industry. “UAVs are a strategic avenue for development for UAC, and Sukhoi is focused on […]
DX18QQ

DX18QQ

Here is a short video with a little more information on the features of this radio.  Enjoy. [kaltura-widget uiconfid=”1727911″ entryid=”0_3s34m8re” width=”640″ height=”390″ addpermission=”” editpermission=”” /]
News update on the human-powered heli [VIDEO]

News update on the human-powered heli [VIDEO]

If you’ve enjoyed the short clips I’ve shared on the University of Maryland students and their Gamera II human-powered helicopter, you’ll appreciate this news story and interview that gives more details on the heli’s construction as well as how they recruited their “meat motor” pilots (their term!).
RCATS Smart Lithium Glow Driver

RCATS Smart Lithium Glow Driver

The RCATS Smart Lithium Glow Driver (shown here with optional orange protective glove), as well as their complete line of radio control accessories, are developed by fliers with years of experience in our hobby, are assembled in the US and backed by fantastic support, and are battle tested by R/C enthusiasts worldwide. This glow driver […]
RC Dragonfly Spycraft [VIDEO]

RC Dragonfly Spycraft [VIDEO]

This micro UAV can fly and hover using its four-wing design. The brainchild of engineers at Georgia Tech, the TechJect Dragonfly is 6 inches long, weighs around 25 g (0.88 oz) and is powered by a 250mAh lithium polymer battery that provides hover times of 8-10 minutes and a hybrid (hover/flight) time of 25 to […]
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