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Q&A – Battery Voltage & Performance [VIDEO]

Q&A – Battery Voltage & Performance [VIDEO]

This week’s question comes from Tom in Big Bear Lake, CA. He writes: “I understand that the more Milliamps I have in my battery will give me more flying time. But will the voltage on the battery make any difference in how the plane flies?” [kaltura-widget uiconfid=”1727911″ entryid=”0_eo7j2vxz” width=”640″ height=”390″ addpermission=”” editpermission=”” /]
The Radio Control Show 170

The Radio Control Show 170

It’s time for another episode of The Radio Control Show! This week, we answer a question on voltage vs. flight performance, take a look at the world’s fastest electric plane, and much more. See the full video in the player below.
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Master the Three-turn Negative Spin

Master the Three-turn Negative Spin

In this video we examine the key control inputs in executing the three-turn negative spin. Because this is a negative spin you will bring the plane into the maneuver inverted at a fairly high altitude. You then decrease throttle and add enough elevator to maintain altitude so the plane stalls.  Although it looks hard, you will soon […]
Aerobatic Pilot Flies Big Twin Video Interview with Matt Chapman

Aerobatic Pilot Flies Big Twin Video Interview with Matt Chapman

We were pleased to run into our long time RC friend and full-scale aerobatic pilot Matt Chapman at the WOD event. Matt was hanging around the flightline with his RC sidekick John Kohler getting his impressive 1/5-scale Beechcraft D-18 twin ready for a flight. Matt’s beautiful twin is built from a st of Nick Ziroli […]
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One Million Pounds in the air!

One Million Pounds in the air!

Here is something you don’t  see everyday, a million pounds in the air. Capt. Stemer commanded the RC521, the second 747-8 Freighter, into defying gravity and lifting more than 1 million pounds into the air. This plane just looks heavy as it rolls down the runway. “It’s a big deal for us and as an […]
Oshkosh: Aviation’s “Wild Kingdom”

Oshkosh: Aviation’s “Wild Kingdom”

This impressive video of the last week’s EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin looks at the legendary airshow from the perspective of a nature documentary. If you like airplanes, I promise that this clip will make your day! Thank you to Aero-TV for producing and posting this gem.
Carl’s Colossal Convair Cosmo

Carl’s Colossal Convair Cosmo

When it comes to thinking really big, Model Airplane News contributor and giant scale guru, Carl Bachhuber can usually be counted on to come up with something truly amazing. Producing one of these modeling monsters takes a surprisingly short period of time for Carl and his newest project, the Convair 580 airliner took him only […]
New DLE 60 Smooth Running Twin

New DLE 60 Smooth Running Twin

If you’re looking for smooth, consistent performance in a 60cc gas engine, this is it.  The DLE 60-Twin cylinder engine delivers has horizontally opposed cylinders to provide very smooth operation, while keeping weight low and producing the power your big bird needs.  Electronic ignition, spark plug and Pitts style mufflers are included.  Specifications: Displacement: 61 cc […]
Mr. Top Gun Gives us a Sneak Peek

Mr. Top Gun Gives us a Sneak Peek

Gerry Yarrish of Model Airplane News magazine caught up with David Wigley, aka “Mr. Top Gun,” at the recent Warbirds Over Delaware event.. David gives us a sneak peek on what he’s working on for the next Top Gun event. Check out the full video in the player below. [kaltura-widget uiconfid=”1727911″ entryid=”0_iqh4yg7n” width=”640″ height=”390″ addpermission=”” editpermission=”” /]
Sneak Peek: Align TRex 450 Plus

Sneak Peek: Align TRex 450 Plus

The Align T-Rex 450 Sport Plus is one of the latest releases in the Align T-Rex family of great machines distributed through Assurance RC. Align has brought this hobby many different helicopters, ranging from their small 100-class, fixed-pitch RTF machine all the way up to their 700-size, full-collective, flybarless models. Align has become one of […]
Speed, Performance & C-Rating

Speed, Performance & C-Rating

In the November MAN Ultimate Electrics column, John Reid tests different C-rated battery packs to see how they affect the performance and speed of a pylon racer. In this video we will see the amp and volt draw for each pack along with the watts and rpm produced.  Then we head to the field for […]
Team USA for the F3A World Championships

Team USA for the F3A World Championships

Three Team Futaba pilots scored the top spots in the U.S. 2013 F3A World Championships to be held in South Africa in 2013! Left to right: Brett Wickizer, Andrew Jesky and Jason Shulman finished 1 -2 -3 at the U.S. National Aeromodeling Championships and U.S. F3A Team Trials in Muncie, Indiana on Thursday, July 26th.  […]
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