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Horizon Hobby at IRCHA

Steve Petrotto shares the latest on Revolution blades, E-flite motors and recent Blade heli offerings! [kaltura-widget uiconfid=”1727911″ entryid=”0_7tex4grx” width=”640″ height=”390″ addpermission=”” editpermission=”” /]
Bad Vibes — Loose Servo Output Arms

Bad Vibes — Loose Servo Output Arms

Often RC Modelers find that their servo output arms are coming looseduring flight and for various reasons, this is not a good thing. Actually servo arms coming loose is a symptom of something else that’s troubling their giant scale airplane and that’s Vibration. The majority of vibration comes from the engine and it can affect other parts of your airframe. Here are […]
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Futaba GY430 Gyro

Futaba GY430 Gyro

The new Futaba GY430 single axis helicopter gyro is one of the smallest and lightest (3.5g) gyros available.  It uses a trimmer that limits servo travel or gain adjustment, although gain can be adjusted from the transmitter using the remote gain function.  Dip switches select gyro direction and mode (heading hold or normal), while information […]
Two Global Hawks Fly in Formation

Two Global Hawks Fly in Formation

Here is a story pulled off the sUAS news site … cool stuff! Northrop Grumman Corporation, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and NASA Dryden Flight Research Center have successfully completed a series of flight demonstrations, moving DARPA’s Autonomous High-Altitude Refueling (AHR) program closer to demonstrating the first autonomous aerial refueling between two unmanned, […]
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Engine Tuning Tricks

Engine Tuning Tricks

Once the engine is started, don’t be concerned with the idle mixture as long as the engine will run close to idle. This is because the main needle valve does exactly what its name implies – it is the primary adjustment by which fuel enters the engine, and all other adjustments are a subset to […]
F-35B

F-35B

I found this to be rather cool, enjoy This video link is fresh (for the public).  It was made just six weeks ago in the Atlantic, just off Newport News (Hampton Roads), Virginia … These are the latest sea trials the F-35B on the USS Wasp. They were very successful, with 74 VL’s (Vertical Launch) and STO’s […]
FelyuTech FY-30A Flight Stabilization Unit

FelyuTech FY-30A Flight Stabilization Unit

The FY-30A uses a three-axis gyro and three-axis accelerometer for inertial sensing. The other major components are an inertial navigation platform and strap down attitude algorithm designed for fixed wing aircraft stabilization.        •  Level flight– The FY-30A will automatically control the aircraft for smooth and easy flying. For beginners it makes flight easier […]
Best kite flyer in the world!

Best kite flyer in the world!

Romancing the wind, with 3 kites…. outstanding! Ray Bethell performs a kite ballet to Flower Duet from Lakme by Delibes. Video by Robert Holbrook Notice that one kite is controlled by his right leg, the other two by his hands. Beautiful! Turn up your sound.
AeroWorks new 30cc Freestyle Extra 260 QB

AeroWorks new 30cc Freestyle Extra 260 QB

We got this rocking gas aerobat in for a review and our own Jason Benson got to fly it first.  This plane is an excellent aerobatic machine that really travels light in the sky.  If you get a chance to fly this bird, you should take it, and trust me, you will enjoy every minute […]
Wingsuits: true first-person flying!

Wingsuits: true first-person flying!

This video pick is not for the faint of heart! It shows an upclose view of what it’s like to glide down a mountainside at speeds over 100mph, just a heartbeat away from terra firma. Check it out! Unless you’ve been stranded on an island for a few years, you’ve undoubtedly seen footage of those […]
Sam Snyder’s Spectacular Javelin

Sam Snyder’s Spectacular Javelin

One neat nugget of interest I found at the 30th Annual Southwest Jet Rally was Sam Snyder. Sam  is certainly no newcomer to scale modeling. He’s not big on kit building, preferring to draw his own plans, engineer all the structure, layout all the systems and cut out all the parts himself. That’s about as […]
Historical Perspective of the RC Jet World

Historical Perspective of the RC Jet World

 On my recent assignment to cover the 30th Annual Southwest Jet Rally for MAN, I took the opportunity to ask Mike Kulczyk, a good friend and certainly one of the pioneers in jet modeling, to give me his assessment of the evolution of R/C jets. Over the 30 plus years that I’ve known Mike, I […]
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