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Sneak Peek: Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair, part 1

Sneak Peek: Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair, part 1

Well, I finally cleaned up my workshop so I could start getting serious about my new project build, the Top Flite Corsair ARF. This giant scale airplane has a 86.5 inch span and it comes with most of the major assemblies built and covered with matt finish Monokote. Out of the box everything looks really […]
New Robart Electric Giant Scale Retracts — 90-Degree Rotating Corsair Gear

New Robart Electric Giant Scale Retracts — 90-Degree Rotating Corsair Gear

The long anticipated electrically driven Robart retracts are here! Wow! I just got the gear last night and right out of the box, they work flawlessly! The landing gear are controlled and setup with a control box that plugs into your radio’s retract (Channel 5) receiver port, and you have the option of using an […]
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RedconRC’s 9 Channel 2.4 GHz. Receiver in DSM2/DSMX Compatibility

Redcon has produced a DSM2/DSMX compatible receiver with satellite.  The nine channel receiver provides maximum configuration of dual servo applications were necessary.  Included in the package is a wireless interface cable that allows one to fly several simulators with  your own transmitter through the receiver and into the simulator.  Power is provided to the receiver […]

Corona’s Digital High Voltage Servos

Corona has released a line up of high voltage servos to meet the demands of LiPo, LiFe and LiIon batteries.  Those high voltage output batteries extend flight time and better meet the demands of discriminating modelers, but do not work well with normal 4.8v – 6.0v servos.  While voltage regulation does work well, allowing onboard […]
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Servos for 3D and Extreme Maneuvering

Servos for 3D and Extreme Maneuvering

For those of you flying extreme 3D maneuvers, servos are now being offered with metal gears. Made from a mixture of aluminum, steel and brass, these gears are 16 times stronger than the standard gears. However, they do have one big disadvantage, and that is they will wear over time. Depending on how hard you […]
Half-Scale Masterpiece

Half-Scale Masterpiece

Would you believe that Dean Copeland designed and built this beauty in just 4 months? A masters class entry this year’s Top Gun, the 50%-scale Cri-Cri Columban MC-15 is a work of art, with a fully detailed cockpit and moving controls. Dean powers it with twin Axi 4120-18 motors. It won Outstanding Craftsmanship and Best Civilian runner […]
EDF Jet Rally Ottawa June 16-17th 2012

EDF Jet Rally Ottawa June 16-17th 2012

Hey almost time for a ton of fun flying EDF Jets in Ottawa The Rideau Flyers are hosting the 3rd annual EDF Jet Rally on the Father’s Day weekend so check it out and hope to see you there! Join us for some real need for speed fun http://www.rideauflyers.com    
VQ Models DHC-2 Beaver Review

VQ Models DHC-2 Beaver Review

When you think of the De Havilland Beaver you are immediately drawn to a true aviation workhorse.  First offered in 1948 with production ceasing in 1967 there are still 100’s of these radial engine beauties out there in a variety of landing configurations and in multiple aviation roles.  Very much like the full-scale version, the […]
Joggobot: a quadcopter running companion

Joggobot: a quadcopter running companion

Just when you think you’ve heard the strangest stories about quadcopters, there comes another one. Case in point: the Joggobot is a smart quadcopter that orients itself using images on a runner’s t-shirt and can help the runner to keep pace, challenge him or her to run faster and even dance with the runner. No […]
Ready for flight

My first kit: Spirit of “Ob”

During the summer of 1977 my Dad bought me my first ‘real’ R/C airplane kit.  It was a Midwest Das Little Stik.   It still needed a motor and radio system, however it was a beginning.  The parts & plans must have come out of the box and put back in a hundred times or more before […]
In the Air

Hyper Taxi: out of this world aerobat

If you are the type of pilot who likes to fly unusual or different airplanes, then the E-flite Hyper Taxi is your bird!  This plane comes complete and only needs to be binded to your favorite Spektrum or JR transmitter. Once you have that connection you will enjoy flying one of the most unusual flying […]
Static Scale Hamilton Standard 3-blade propeller — Part 7

Static Scale Hamilton Standard 3-blade propeller — Part 7

Well we finally finished this beautiful scale accessory. When it comes to scale RC planes, the biggest thing that ruins the scale looks of the plane is the smaller than scale flying propeller. Many warbird pilots will at least paint their props the correct color and add the yellow safety prop tips, but if you […]
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