62% Scale RC Stearman PT-17

Jun 30, 2011 2 Comments

Is this the largest RC Biplane in the world? We are always impressed and pleasantly surprised by the talented modelers from around the world who push the boundaries of our hobby. The most recent addition to the monster scale league is from designer and builder Frans Tanghe from the Netherlands with his stupendous 62% scale [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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! [...]

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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-, [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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