How to: Add ailerons for a “full-house” jet

Apr 24, 2012 7 Comments

Several years ago a flying buddy brought a Phase 3 F-16 out to the flying field. It was the first EDF jet I ever saw fly, not counting Bob Violett’s Electra which had made quite an impression on everyone at Florida Jets earlier that year. This F-16 is a really nice flying, hand-launched foam model. [...]

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Fly the Vertical S

Apr 24, 2012 1 Comment

      The vertical S maneuver is easy to learn, but you’ll need to practice to make it perfect. In this video, contributor Jason Benson guides you through each step of the maneuver and lets you know what pitfalls to avoid.

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Ready to Fly FPV models!

Apr 24, 2012 26 Comments

Check out the Spy Hawk, a ready-to-fly EPO plane that comes with a 6 megapixel camera and very cool transmitter with an FPV monitor built-in! It’s just one in a line of FPV planes and helicopters from Hubsan Hobby, which will be distributed in the U.S. by Hobby People. Here’s the officical press release; scroll [...]

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Make an F-82 out of two Mustang ARFs

Apr 23, 2012 12 Comments

Here’s another great project from veteran builder Rick Michelena. This time, Rick does some fun ARF math: P-51 + P-51 = F-82! He writes,  ”The great element of R/C modeling is this: using your imagination allows for any subject to be modeled. Over the past 30 years, I have witnessed the tremendous change that has occurred in our hobby [...]

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The Radio Control Show 155

Apr 20, 2012 No Comments

Check out episode 155 of The Radio Control Show! This week we look at a fire breathing dragon, brand new FPV systems, and much more. Watch the full episode in the player below:

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Exclusive Sneak Peek — Spektrum DX 18

Apr 20, 2012 4 Comments

Wow! I am working on my review of the new DX18 radio system from Spektrum. Featuring 10 channels and expandable to 18, this radio system is pretty impressive. Here’s a short-list of functions and features! Getting acquainted  When you first take grab hold of the DX18 transmitter you’ll notice its nice No-Slip Rubber Grips making the [...]

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Slope Aerobatics: Gliders take center stage!

Apr 20, 2012 5 Comments

In the RC aerobatic arena there is something about flying a model airplane in a manner that delivers maximum satisfaction and freedom of expression. This inner desire to freely express and it look really good on the aerobatic canvas is infectious. So much so “it” can become ones sole purpose for modeling just to see [...]

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Sky Limit Monitor from Winged Shadow Systems

Apr 19, 2012 No Comments

The “Sky Limit” module monitors altitude and/or flight times of  RC planes. When the plane reaches a user-specified altitude or time limit, it automatically reduces the throttle to a preset level. Applications include: altitude-limited electric soaring (ALES) competition, altitude limiting to meet Club/AMA rules and regulations, keeping planes within visual range, fun-fly and club contests, or just having [...]

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