3D Aircraft Shootout!

Jul 29, 2011 1 Comment

I was recently sent an e-mail with an article request. The gentleman who contacted me requested a comparison between the 48″ Precision Aerobatics Extra 260, 47″ 3D Hobby Shop Extra 300 SHP, and 48″ 3D Hobby Shop Velox VR-1. All three of these airplanes are extremely capable. They all can perform anything from pattern, to [...]

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E-flite Super Cub 25e–Awesome Test Flight

Jul 29, 2011 2 Comments

I had a great day at the flying field testing out the new Super Cub from E-flite. this electric powered 25e ARF version of the Piper has great looks and even better performance. Watch for my full review in the November 2011 issue of Electric Flight magazine   If you have never flown a tail-dragger, [...]

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Photo Shoot Fun, Behind the Scenes

Jul 27, 2011 3 Comments

As you can see from the video, this is just one of the issues we have during the photo shoot.  Luckily, this plane made it back so we can fix the problem (reattach a new prop) and continue shooting the flight maneuvers.  Afterward my camera operator told me he was surprised that it landed without [...]

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Hitec Waterproof Servos, 2 new additions to the Hitec line

Jul 27, 2011 No Comments

Hitec has just announced the release of their two new waterproof servos, the HS-646WP Analog and the HS-5646WP programmable Digital.  Both of these servos offer High Voltage and High Torque. These new waterproof servos should have what it takes to keep your radio control vehicle, airplane or robot watertight! With high torque, dual ball bearings [...]

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Building the Frenzy 90 3D

Jul 26, 2011 No Comments

This is the TZ-V2 “3D Frenzy Competition” .90 class Nitro powered helicopter from JS Models. The 3D Frenzy Competition 90 is undoubtedly the best value in a .90 class helicopter available! Featuring strong and lightweight G-10 main frames, 120 or 140 degree swash-plate, full metal main blade grips, an improved metal tail case and other [...]

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RCX: the ULTIMATE RC show takes over Chicago August 6th!

Jul 26, 2011 2 Comments

RCX Chicago is almost here! Don’t miss the fun and excitement at the Odeum Expo Center in Villa Park, Illinois on Saturday, August 6! The action is already heating up, with a Fly Me indoor arena where you can try your hand at the latest Blade helicopters and indoor ParkZone, HobbyZone and E-flite planes, an [...]

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Hitec’s new electric telemetry monitoring system

Jul 26, 2011 No Comments

Hitec has added to its comprehensive and innovative telemetry monitoring system, designed specifically for the electric flyer. Now you can easily and effortlessly view your real-time performance data on the Aurora 9 touch screen and capture the information stream with your laptop using the HPP-22 or HTS-Navi interfaces.  Engineered specifically for electric aircraft, the HTS-SS [...]

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Have you tried FPV?

Jul 26, 2011 No Comments

(FPV) First Person Viewing Mark Betuzzi who lives and flys near Kamloops, which is the central interior of British Columbia about 225 miles northeast of Vancouver.  Mark is having a great time flying RC and and said he would like to share with us a  report on our introduction to First Person View (Taking place August [...]

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