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Hyper Taxi: out of this world aerobat

Jun 05, 2012 4 Comments

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 [...]

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AeroWorks Yak 55M: first look!

May 30, 2012 No Comments

We just completed the review on this great flying aerobatic performer, the AeroWorks Yak 55M.  In this video check out and see what Mike Gantt, the reviewer, has to say about the assembly of this new aircraft from AeroWorks.  Our top-notch pilot Jason Benson steps up to give you his view on the flying performance [...]

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The Blade 450X

May 29, 2012 1 Comment

We got the new Blade 450x in and had our contributor Aaron Strietzel try it out.  In this video he tells us what he thinks of the new release.  The Blade 450X is ready to fly out of the box and  is the first truly advanced helicopter to come from the Blade line. Aerobatic heli pilots are [...]

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BH Models Landscape

May 22, 2012 2 Comments

Are you looking for something refreshingly out of the ordinary or something new that has a big “wow” factor? Well, here it is, the BH Models Landscape! BH Models has produced an impressive, unique and beautiful semiscale model of a Lancair Super ES Experimental Kit Plane. You can see the full review in the in the Sept. Issue [...]

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BH Models Westland Wyvern

May 18, 2012 7 Comments

BH Models is no stranger to releasing new and unusual aircraft, and now you can add the Westland Wyvern to your list of must have!  This recent release of this unique 1950s British naval strike aircraft is one that you will enjoy having in your hangar.  This is the same type of plane that has [...]

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AeroWorks Freestyle 260

May 07, 2012 No Comments

Yeah that’s right! We got this rocking electric aerobat in for a review and Michael York got to fly it first.  This plane is an excellent aerobatic machine while traveling light in the sky.  If you get a chance to fly this bird, take it, you will enjoy every minute of it.  Let’s hear what [...]

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Hacker Brushless- new motors!

May 01, 2012 No Comments

Hacker Brushless has some new motors that will be available very soon and they will be of interest to pilots who like to fly IMAC and giant scale. Mike Donavan takes us through their new line of motors in this video from the RCX show. There is bound to be at least one that you [...]

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Editors’ Choice: Innovation of the Year – Video interview!

Apr 30, 2012 No Comments

Our innovation of the year is a stabilization system that makes planes easier to fly, by allowing us to concentrate on piloting instead of making corrections for wind and tracking. This system is especially suited to smaller indoor planes that are notoriously difficult to fly. For making RC planes easier and more fun to fly, [...]

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