Fire-Breathing RC Flying Dragon

Apr 14, 2012 16 Comments

Inspired by an animated movie, Rick Hamel’s fire-breathing, turbine powered dragon was the standout in the static display contest at the Toledo Weak Signals show. Yes, it actually breathes fire and it flies while powered by a turbine engine. It features composite construction, with over 62 individually molded parts, and an amazing “scale” paint job. No wonder [...]

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1/3-Scale Fokker Dr.1 Triplane — Balsa USA

Apr 14, 2012 No Comments

I have been waiting for this one for years! Finally, Balsa USA showed off its 33% Triplane at the Toledo show. A nicely enlarged version of their popular 1/4-scale Kit, this one is going to be very popular WW1 multi-wing warrior!    

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Giant Carbon Cub from Aeroworks

Apr 14, 2012 1 Comment

If you have ever built a 1/3-scale Cub you know how big the classic Piper can become. But this new 40% 168-inch span Carbon Cub eats 1/3-scale J-3 Cubs for lunch! Ideal for 100cc or larger gas engines! Dominating the Aeroworks booth at the Toledo show, the Carbon Cun has all the awesome quality that [...]

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New 160cc Radial Engine from Evolution

Apr 14, 2012 3 Comments

Filling a gap in the Evolution round engine line, the new 7-cylinder 160 was shown off at the Toledo show in the Horizon Hobby booth. Ideal for many 1/3 scale WW1 and vintage airplane designs

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Exclusive! Killer 50cc Corsair

Apr 14, 2012 1 Comment

  video platform video management video solutions video player With a 50cc engine, 86-inch span, fully sheeted and covered with flat finish MonoKote, this F4U dominated the Hobbico/Great Planes booth at the Toledo show. This ARF has a over-built center wing section with a double sheeting of balsa with cross grain sheeting that is factory formed and fitted for [...]

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The Radio Control Show 154

Apr 13, 2012 No Comments

Join us this week as we take a look at one of Top Gun’s upcoming entries, a turbine-powered A-6E which was built from scratch by Mike Selby from Thailand. We also take a look at an amazing aerobatic flyer, the Charger RC Giant Fusion 3D foamie! Don’t miss this one. Watch the full episode in [...]

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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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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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