RC Scale Cheaters?

Aug 31, 2011 4 Comments

Each year at about this time, we start hearing more gossip than you’d believe possible. Maybe it has to do with the nearing end of the flying season, though there are still many good weeks left for serious scale flyers. The latest topic involves modelers apparently cheating at scale RC events, such as the AMA [...]

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Race or Fly for Fun! — E-flite Shoestring 15e EF1 Racer

Aug 31, 2011 No Comments

Want to go fast and turn left? battle it out as you tear up the pylons? how about just having a super sleek racer for fun flying on Sunday? the new Shoestring 15e is just the ticket for high speed electric fun! At home as a sport flyer or serious racer, the E-flite Shoestring 15e [...]

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Flooded flying field? Post your photos!

Aug 30, 2011 No Comments

How did your East Coast flying field fare after Irene? Post your photos to our Facebook page and you could win a consolation prize: a copy of our newest hard-cover book, Precision Aerobatics. Good luck!

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RCGF 111cc Gas Twin

Aug 30, 2011 1 Comment

This new RCGF 111CC gasoline engine produces 11.2hp and can turn an 27×10 propeller at 6200 rpm, so it’s ideal for your 33- to 40-percent aircraft. RCGF engines are known worldwide for their high quality, power and customer support. All engines come with prop adapter, muffler, motor standoff, spark plug, electronic CDI ignition and a two year [...]

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Member Site Review: JR Vibe 50 NEX

Aug 30, 2011 No Comments

We just posted Paul Tradelius’s review of the JR Vibe 50 NEX helicopter on the Model Airplane News Member Site. This next-generation Vibe has been completely redesigned, with dual stacked and CNC-machined carbon side frames, an all-metal swashplate and highly tuneable head design. It’s an enjoyable build that takes 15-20 hours to complete. Get all the details [...]

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Proper Wing Incidence — setting up your plane to fly right!

Aug 29, 2011 2 Comments

When ever you test fly an airplane, especially biplanes, it is really important to get the incidence (angle relative to the fuselage centerline,) for both wings and the horizontal stabilizer correct. Most scratch built designs will have this all important information on the plans and with kits, it will be called out in the instructions. [...]

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RC Drones used to Study Hurricanes

Aug 26, 2011 No Comments

Specially equipped UAVs fly where man-carrying observation planes dread to go. The Aerosonde is an inexpensive, long-endurance UAV designed and built for conducting weather observations and scientific research in hurricanes. With endurance of over 30 hours, a single Aerosonde can obtain observations in regions that are inaccessible without expensive ships or manned aircraft. Funded by NASA and [...]

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A plastic model you can fly! Hirobo Eurocopter EC145

Aug 25, 2011 2 Comments

For everyone who’s ever built a scale plastic kit and wished they could fly it, here’s your dream come true! This super-scale helicopter has a fuselage by Tamiya, one of the world’s leading plastic model manufacturers, coupled with the proven mechanics and electronics of Hirobo’s popular SRB Quark helicopter! The extremely detailed fuselage has incredible [...]

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