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The Good old Days –The Birth of RC

Dec 05, 2013 9 Comments

With our recent review of the new Junior Retro Series Park Flyer from Durafly, I had mentioned it had taken its styling cues from vintage old-timer free flight and early RC models. We had a few emails come in asking for more information. So, I dug up this informative article about the beginnings or RC [...]

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First Test Flight! Blade 350QX quadcopter

Dec 03, 2013 No Comments

We finally had a break in the cloudy weather so we end off to the local flying field. We test flew a couple of models including the 350QX Quadcopter from Blade. This big impressive multi-rotor is designed to carry a GoPro Hero video camera and comes with a lightweight attachment bracket for the GoPro Hero3. [...]

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Video Flight Report — Durafly Retro Series Junior

Nov 27, 2013 No Comments

Combining the style of vintage free flight designs with the durability of molded EPP foam with modern electronics thrown in for good measure, the new Junior pack flyer from Durafly is a fun, undemanding RC plane for all pilot skill levels. Part of the Retro Series, the Junior looks very much like free flight planes [...]

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Weekender Warbird Mustang from Hitec — Review Sneak Peek

Nov 26, 2013 1 Comment

We just got the new P-51  from Hitec in the office for review. This sweet looking Mustang is part of the Weekender Warbird series and it takes only minutes to assemble. We got the package the other day from our buddies at Hitec RCD and here are some pix of the Mustang as it is [...]

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First Look! Alias Quadcopter from Traxxas — Stability and Performance!!!

Nov 22, 2013 No Comments

When Traxxas first entered the RC air market, they made a big splash with their amazing micro QR-1 quad copter. At the time it was the smallest and by far the coolest micro out there. Well, not a company known to to drag their feet, Traxxas has just released their newest variation on the theme, in [...]

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Have you “Built to Win”? Get your free plans!

Nov 20, 2013 4 Comments

Model Airplane News has a contest to build interest in RC model building while giving its readers an excuse to get back in the workshop. I has been busy and have come up with several models based on the contest basic structure. Check out the MAN contest and see if you can come up with something truly unique. Deadline to [...]

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Sneak Peek — Blade 350 QX Quadcopter with GPS stability

Nov 19, 2013 No Comments

In the office for flight review is the amazing new 350 QX quadcopter from Blade. This multi-rotor aerial vehicle has GPS and advanced built-in stability. It has several flight modes and is designed to carry a GoPro Camera. In the Smart Mode the 350 QX literally flies itself and has the ability to travel in [...]

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Sneak Peek — Proto X nano-Quad Copter from Estes

Nov 12, 2013 1 Comment

Wow! Talk about small! This new fully functional micro-size quad-copter is amazingly small! Out of the box, it can be ready for flight in as much time as it takes to charge the on-board battery with the included USB charger. And it also includes the smallest 4-channel 2.4GHz transmitter we’ve ever seen! For more information go [...]

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