From Gladwyne PA, Mark Frankel will be entering Top Gun with John Glezellis (Cambridge MA) in Team Scale with his “tried and true” Beechcraft T-34B Mentor. The plane took 1st at the NATS in 2009 and 2nd in 2011). John is a world class IMAAC pilot, but this is his first major scale competition. I [...]
This year’s E-Fest indoor event had dozens of unique planes and helicopters, but this flying, sheet-foam RC aircraft carrier takes the cake! Powered by four downward-thrust electric motors, the carrier allowed micro helicopters and planes to take off mid-air. This great video was shot by Peter McKay.
Hitec has announced it newest member in their family of battery chargers the X2-400 Multicharger. This new two-port battery charger is the ultimate in high-power battery chargers and is capable of charging all types of high amperage batteries. It has two identical yet independent 400-watt power output ports combine for a total of 800 watts [...]
Here’s another installment for our Road to Top Gun! Coming from Puerto Rico, Francisco (Frankie) Mirandes will be flying a Focke Wulf 190 in Pro-Am, a hotly contested class at the scale invitational. Dressed in the Eastern Front Luftwaffe winter white scheme, the FW-190 is built from a Meister Scale kit and is powered with [...]
Know for their awesome brushless motors and accessories, the HiMax Motors and Maxx Products booth had lots of great gear on display including Glider retracts available in small, medium and large sizes. These electric driven units are compact and very high quality. Also, they had a cool looking towhook release mechanism that fits easily in the [...]
Ok want something completely different? how about a paper airplane powered by a brushless motor? Sure, BP Hobbies could not keep up with the demand for these great little “Power Up” free flight flyers. And, there’s no battery onboard! It has a capacitor that you charge up with a hand-held battery holder. Sweet!