Operating Temperature, what causes it in ESCs?

Apr 12, 2012 No Comments

How hot is too hot, we all know that heat is damaging to our batteries, ESCs and motors.  But what causes it and how can we keep it under control. Lee Estingoy from Castle Creations tell us what cause excess heat and at what throttle setting you can expect to see more heat generated in [...]

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MAN at the 58th Toledo Show!

Apr 11, 2012 2 Comments

If it’s April it must be Toledo Ohio! The MAN crew will again be attending the 58th Weak Signal’s Toledo RC Hobby Expo at the Seagate Convention Center, Toledo OH. We’ll be there April 13 – 15 and we are looking forward to seeing many of our readers at the MAN Booth! Be sure to stop by [...]

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Timing and ESCs, can you get more power?

Apr 11, 2012 1 Comment

Many racers like to use the timing program on ESCs to extract that extra bit of power from their motors.  Does this really work?  We asked Lee Estingoy from Castle Creations if it is possible to extract more from your motors by adjusting the timing.  Here is what he had to say.

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The Radio Control Show 153

Apr 05, 2012 No Comments

In this week’s show, we take an in depth look at the all new Traxxas Funny Car, some crazy aerobatics with a sick sport plane, a flight over Niagra Falls, some paddle tire fun, and much more. Watch this week’s episode in the player below:

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Sensor or sensorless speed controls, which one is right for you?

Apr 05, 2012 No Comments

A questions we often get here at Model Airplane News, is which ESC is best, sensor or sensorless.  Therefore, we decided to ask Lee Estingoy from Castle Creation if one was better than the other was.   If you always wanted to know the ansewer to that, all you have to do is watch the video. [...]

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Sweet find! You never know where Model Airplane News will pop up!

Apr 05, 2012 3 Comments

Recently, Eric Boehm, Curator, Aviation and Aircraft Restoration of the Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum, in NYC found this vintage copy of MAN in a desk drawer aboard the USS Intrepid (CV-11). The 1946 August edition of Model Airplane News was in great shape and still had the postage and post mark on the [...]

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First Person View (FPV) & RC flying — What do you think?

Apr 04, 2012 51 Comments

First Person View (FPV) RC flying is one of the hottest new interests in our RC  hobby today. Live feed video instantly transmitted from the aircraft down to the pilot who wears video goggles or glasses provides a unique window on the world. It is as if you were in the model’s cockpit. This development is so [...]

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Model Airplane News June 2012 magazine on sale now. Check out some pics from the issue on the members site!

Apr 03, 2012 No Comments

BH Models Focke Wulf 190, Hangar 9 Christen Eagle II, BP Hobbies Pitts 12, Seagull Models Zlin Z50

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