Sea Lions & RC Planes

Jun 30, 2011 No Comments

“Is that a bird? No, it’s a plane!” Researchers at the University of Alaska Fairbanks have started to use small unmanned aircraft to help monitor the local population of Stellar sea lions, but you won’t catch any of these endangered mammals looking up at the Aerovironment Puma AE aircraft, because even at 70 feet away (much [...]

Read more

Great deal alert! July 4th Auction

Jun 29, 2011 No Comments

This holiday weekend, the guys over at RC Car Action will have a mystery, high-ticket auction item up for bid and, although I’ve been sworn to secrecy, I can tell you that it’s a super-expensive, super-cool RC product (with four wheels!) that your teenage son or grandson (or you!) would really, really enjoy. The item will be [...]

Read more

A Good Day at the “Office.”

Jun 28, 2011 3 Comments

Well, today was a great day. The old saying, “A bad day at the flying field, is better than a good day in the office.” often rings true, but I am lucky enough to often split my day at both the office and the flying field, so I never have a bad day at work! [...]

Read more

Top Notch Products–1/6 Scale Continental Engine

Jun 28, 2011 1 Comment

Details for the Scale Modeler. John Valentine, owner and operator of TNP (Top Notch Products) has come out with lots of great laser cut kits and products and now available, he has introduced a new 1/6_scale Continental A-65-8 dummy engine kit. By popular request, this version has the same great realistic detail as the 1/3-, 1/4-, [...]

Read more

JR G370A Aircraft Gyro

Jun 28, 2011 No Comments

Smooth out your flying the easy way, with this new aircraft rate gyro from JR. It has an anti-drift sensor, so it’s ideal for high-performance aircraft, and you can adjust the gain from your transmitter. Now that gyros are being allowed in planes at scale events like Top Gun, you’ll probably see a lot more [...]

Read more

XFC, Extreme flying in overdrive

Jun 27, 2011 No Comments

One of the most innovative competitions to come alone has to be the XFC (Extreme Flight Championships).  On its ninth year this event is an invitation only contest where the best pilots for helicopter and airplanes gather to thrown down some of the latest and greatest 3-D moves.  This year I was there to cover [...]

Read more

X1 AC Plus battery charger from Hitec

Jun 26, 2011 1 Comment

Whoever said you can’t take it with you? The new Hitec X1 AC Plus battery charger goes everywhere you go. It is capable of charging all types ofbatteries, is affordable and portable to answer all your battery charging needs. The 50-watt X1 AC Plus will charge all your batteries at rates from 0.1 to 6 [...]

Read more

Can you name the Most Produced Biplane in the World?

Jun 25, 2011 No Comments

 With proportions making it an excellent project choice for RC, this aircraft was the most produced biplane in the world (40,000) and second most produced airplane ever, second only to the Cessna 172 (43,000.) It was uncomplicated and easy and gentle to fly.  The upper and lower wing panels were interchangeable.  The reliable and [...]

Read more
Copyright © 2014 Air Age Media. All rights reserved.