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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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Top Flite F4U Corsair review

Apr 26, 2012 1 Comment

One of the coolest looking Warbirds of WWII had to be the F4U Corsair.  With that big prop and gull wings it was a totally different looking plane from all others.  Top Flite has released its new smaller sized F4U Corsair ARF and Arron Strietzel let you know what he thought about this great looking [...]

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Fly the Vertical S

Apr 24, 2012 1 Comment

      The vertical S maneuver is easy to learn, but you’ll need to practice to make it perfect. In this video, contributor Jason Benson guides you through each step of the maneuver and lets you know what pitfalls to avoid.

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Aerobatics Made Easy: Negative snap from an inverted climb

Apr 18, 2012 No Comments

This is the second maneuver of the 2012 IMAC Advanced routine.  It requires the pilot to enter from an inverted flight and push to establish a 45-degree climb then perform 1 ½ negative snaps. After the snap, maintain straight, upright line segment, then pull to exit and establish a level inverted flight.  Hear what Jason [...]

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Reversing the motor, does it make a difference?

Apr 16, 2012 2 Comments

There are two ways to reverse the rotation of our electric motors; you can just switch any two of the three wires leading to the motor, or you can reverse it on the ESC programing.  But is one way better than the other? We asked Lee Estingoy from Castle Creations this very question.

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C-Rating, what does it really mean?

Apr 13, 2012 5 Comments

Battery manufacturers have made great improvements in the battery C-rating over the years and we modelers have embraced this advancement in technology.    But, is it possible to have too high of a C-rating and can we take advantage of it?  We asked Lee Estingoy from Castle Creations about this and here is what he had [...]

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