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HELI TALK: THE OPENPILOT PROJECT

Oct 28, 2013 No Comments

This month, I’d like to shift gears and take a look at the OpenPilot Project (openpilot.org). What is OpenPilot? Simply stated, it’s a global community of more than 4,000 UAV and RC enthusiasts who collaborate on stabilization and autopilot systems that they produce at a fraction of the cost of commercial products. Once a design [...]

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THUNDER TIGER: MINI TITAN E325S

Aug 31, 2013 No Comments

Photos by John Reid A 450-size flybarless heli that is receiver ready out of the box The Mini Titan E325s is a new addition to Thunder Tiger's ever-growing helicopter line, which includes various sizes of nitro and electric options. This fully 3D, flybarless model is receiver-ready and nearly ready to fly right out of the [...]

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MUSEUM SCALE H-34

Aug 31, 2013 No Comments

This year's Toledo Expo featured some outstanding helicopters, but without question the class of the field was Darrell Sprayberry's impressive scratch-built Sikorsky H-34. This big machine was two years in the making and features a wealth of ingenious details. Darrell Sprayberry of Dalton, GA has earned a reputation as one of the finest scale helicopter [...]

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HELI TALK: PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE

Aug 31, 2013 No Comments

52 Heli Talk: Preventive Maintenance Data logging can save your helicopter By Jim Ryan 54 Museum Scale H-34 7-foot-long, scratch-built Choctaw By John Ryan 56 Thunder Tiger Mini Titan E325s A 450-size flybarless heli that is receiver ready out of the box By Aaron Strietzel Data logging can save your helicopter High-performance helis require systematic [...]

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Ultimate Aerobatics

Jun 20, 2013 No Comments

Everyone wants to be a hotshot at the field, and this special issue will help pilots of all abilities take their flying to the next level. Packed with RC personalities and high-flying excitement, Ultimate Aerobatics offers setup tips, radio programming secrets and basic to 3D flight techniques. This special issue showcases a variety of RC [...]

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The Art of Low Power Aerobatics

Sep 16, 2012 No Comments

At any air show, you’ll see many styles of flying. The public’s favorites seem to be the speed, thunder and close quarter flying of the jet teams and the brutal precision of planes such as the Pitts, Laser, Extra and Sukhoi as they effortlessly perform intricate dances, without any apparent regard for gravity. My favorite [...]

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Greatest Aviation Photos

Aug 16, 2012 1 Comment

Each photo tells a powerful story! And Greatest Aviation Photos reaches back through 15 years of Flight Journal, its special issues, and beyond, for those portraits of flight that speak to us all. From the sweat and sand of the South Pacific to F-22’s blasting through the fringes of the stratosphere to landmark modern photography [...]

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2013 Heli Buyers Guide

Nov 29, 2011 No Comments
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