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Learning how to become a fighter pilot, Russian style.

Learning how to become a fighter pilot, Russian style.

Here is a great way to become a fighter pilot, virtual RC.  All you have to learn after this is how to work through the G’s while making some of those turns.  This is definitely a much cheaper way to train fighter pilots.  
Workshop Build-along, Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair, Part 6 w/video

Workshop Build-along, Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair, Part 6 w/video

    The Tailwheel is the next item to install and with the Robart electric unit, it requires just a little bit of modification to the plane. The unit has the same standard vertical attachment bracket that screws into two hardwood rails attached to the former just forward of the tailwheel opening. When the gear […]
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Workshop Build-Along — Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair — Part 5

Workshop Build-Along — Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair — Part 5

After a little break and taking a trip to Canada for the big Father’s Day Fun Fly weekend, I am now back in the shop and working again on the assembly of the new Top Flite giant scale F4U Corsair ARF. The next step is to install the elevator and rudder pushrods and attach to […]

Hitec’s New HS-8360TH, HS8370TH and HS-8380TH

Just got this press release from Hitec and wanted to pass it along. HS-8360TH, HS-8370TH and HS-8380TH The high resolution and response of our new HS-83XX series of servos brings the “wow” factor to your plane, heli and car. Designed with an efficient coreless motor, the industry’s leading titanium gear train and 7.4 volt capability, […]
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Flying a “heli bike”!

Flying a “heli bike”!

Here’s an amazing video of students at the University of Maryland and their human-powered helicopter.  This guy is really pedaling hard … guess that’s a natural “safety limiter”!   “Gammera II” currently holds the world record of 50 seconds for human-powered heli flight. The students designed and built it in an effort to capture the Sikorsky […]
Hubsan Spy Hawk Mini FPV Glider A First Look!

Hubsan Spy Hawk Mini FPV Glider A First Look!

Well, we finally got one of these cool little FPV mini powered gliders in the office for review. Distributed by Hobby People /Global Hobby Dist., The Spy Hawk is a great first step into the exciting world of FPV (First Person View) RC airplanes. It gives you that from the cockpit view right on the […]
Taming the Shakes: Vibration Cures

Taming the Shakes: Vibration Cures

My first flight attempts with my Huey OH-6 were not successful because minor vibrations in the mechanics resonated in the scale body –particularly the T-tail—making it shake so badly it would literally eject the canopy. These vibrations had been present all along, but they weren’t a problem in the heli’s previous pod and boom incarnation. […]
The Marines’ new full-size, pilot-less helicopter

The Marines’ new full-size, pilot-less helicopter

In this news story, Alex Healey of Flight International shares news of a new unmanned helicopter that will be used for delivery operations: Perhaps because purpose-built unmanned air vehicles have become a fact of life in the skies over Afghanistan, the introduction last December of a full-size helicopter, converted into an “optionally piloted” airborne delivery […]
Beat the heat: remember your density altitude!

Beat the heat: remember your density altitude!

I have discussed this before, but as the summer heats up, let me refresh or provide you some information on Density Altitude.  When we fly in high temperature and humidity conditions we effectively increase the altitude of runway elevations and with that our stall speeds increase.  All of a sudden that ever so difficult to […]
Banana Hobby FW 190A

Banana Hobby FW 190A

We were excited to review the Banana Hobby Fw 190A, and we have to say that it was impressive, both on the ground and in the air. This all foam plane has some great scale detailing and really zips around the sky. Our frequent contributor Michael York gives you an overview of the FW 190 […]
Fly the Harrier

Fly the Harrier

The harrier is one of the simpler moves to perform, but it is often used as a connector move to many other 3D maneuvers.  In his October Model Airplane News article, Dave Scott has this to say about this maneuver; “The harrier pass is a major corner stone of 3D flying.  A harrier pass consists […]
Fly the Elevator

Fly the Elevator

The elevator is one of the first 3D maneuvers many pilots learn.  In his September Model Airplane News article, Dave Scott has this to say about this maneuver; “During an elevator, the airplane remains fully stalled and drops almost vertically in a flat attitude.”  See what Jason Benson has to say about this maneuver in […]
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