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Quick Shop Tips — Transmitter Tricks

Readers of our magazines are always coming up with useful tricks of the trades to get the most out of the hobby. Maximizing safety and convenience is often very easy. Check these out. Throttle Safety When you fire up your radio and then turn on your model’s receiver, you always want to have the throttle […]
Road to Top Gun Update — Jeff Foley Messerschmitt Me-109

Road to Top Gun Update — Jeff Foley Messerschmitt Me-109

Jeff Foley is no stranger to Scale competition having taken two Mr. Top Gun titles, winning the Masters class five times and the Top Gun Pro-am pro once.  His Messerschmitt Me-109E is still the only “single engined, WW 2 fighter” to win Mr. Top Gun!  It also a 5 time winner of the AMA Nats in the Designer Class […]
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A Ride to Space & Back: video from a booster engine

A Ride to Space & Back: video from a booster engine

In this mesmerizing video, experience a ride to space and back as cameras on the Space Shuttle’s booster engines capture the experience–from blastoff to splashdown. This fantastic footage is part of the upcoming DVD, “Special Edition Ascent: Commemorating Space Shuttle.” All of the sounds are real, and seeing the Earth from the point of view […]
Helicopter Flying Safety

Helicopter Flying Safety

Helicopter flying safety is a subject that is important to all of us, but is also a subject we rarely discuss either at the flying field or in magazine articles. Although helicopters have a large spinning rotor disk, this does not mean that helicopters are more dangerous than airplanes, or any other form of R/C, […]
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Sneak peek: Aeroworks Freestyle Extra 260 QB-L

Sneak peek: Aeroworks Freestyle Extra 260 QB-L

Freestyle aerobatics can be some of the most exciting type of flying, and nothing does it better than a dedicated machine like the brand new Freestyle Extra 260 by Aeroworks. Part of the Aeroworks QB-L (Quick Build Light) series, it is designed to go together quickly and be very light weight. The airy balsa and […]
F-86 Micro Jet Video

F-86 Micro Jet Video

Here is a small plane that packs quite a bit of power, the Great Planes F-86 Sabre Micro EDF.  This small plane has some great flying features and with AnyLink you can fly this plane with any transmitter.  Hear what Norm has to say about the F-86 and the AnyLink system. [kaltura-widget uiconfid=”1727911″ entryid=”0_zqhfivk6″ width=”640″ […]
Review: Hacker Extra 330SC Profile

Review: Hacker Extra 330SC Profile

Hacker Model in concert with Hacker Motors has introduced the Extra 330SC 3D aerobatic EPP foam profile aircraft.  Advertised as “almost unbreakable”, the 330 Extra is a fairly large 3D foamy with a wing span of 39.37” (1000mm) and a fuselage length of 39.76” (1010mm).  The plane is designed for a minimum of 4 channels […]

Revolectrix’s Newest 1000W Cellpro PowerLab 6 Battery Workstation

ALL NEW! 1000W Battery Workstation including an EC5 input cable, will charge, discharge, monitor, or multiple cycle any current or future battery chemistry. POWER you have been waiting for, safety you have come to expect in a compact, affordable Cellpro product. Welcome to the new class of R/C battery management. Built on the amazing PowerLab […]
Glow Plug Q&A: idle bars, temp ratings & more!

Glow Plug Q&A: idle bars, temp ratings & more!

HOW DOES AN IDLE BAR HELP WITH THE IDLE? The idle bar is there to keep the glow plug from getting extinguished when the engine is throttled up. When the engine is idling, it has a tendency to pool up some fuel in the crankcase so when the engine is throttled up, that puddle is […]
Flight checks for 3D flight

Flight checks for 3D flight

A series of flight checks are required to program your radio for 3D flying. These flights should not be viewed as practice flights, but a time to evaluate your plane’s tendencies and fine-tune your radio setup. It’s therefore important to conduct your initial flight checks in calm conditions to make it easier to detect your […]
Hangar 9 Christen Eagle

Hangar 9 Christen Eagle

Aerobatic biplanes are always a favorite of any pilot, and the bright color scheme of the Christen Eagle puts it right up at the top of favorite planes.  The new Christen Eagle from Hangar 9 is sure to be winner.  This great looking color scheme is already done up and add to that, a quick […]

Cool air-to-air video

This is still one of the best FPV videos we’ve ever seen. We love the Blohm & Voss flying boat, the scenery, the view from behind the “greenhouse” canopy … it just doesn’t get better than this. Thanks to chrisko1850 for posting it to YouTube for our viewing pleasure!  
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