HuckFest 2011

Jun 01, 2011 3 Comments

My local club, the Victor Valley Flyers had a nice event that was well attended this past weekend.  Here are just a few video clips we took out there during the three day event.  Wind forced the cancelation of the last day, but it was a blast for the first two days. Enjoy!

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RC Flying Boat–MONSTER SCALE

May 31, 2011 2 Comments

It’s not everyday when you run across a truly amazing RC project, so when we learned about this amazing 18 foot span giant scale Savoia Marchetti S-66 flying boat, were were impressed to say the least. Certified for flight by the AMA this sea-going twin hulled Behemoth is the work of Paul Sage and Mike [...]

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Battery Tip, out at the field

May 30, 2011 6 Comments

Here is a nice little tip on how to keep your electric motor off even if the battery needs to be connected so you can head out to the flightline.  This safety device will prevent the motor from running up until you are ready for takeoff.

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E-flite Super Cub 25e

May 30, 2011 1 Comment

Another in its Platinum Series of aircraft, this 68-inch-span plane features balsa and ply construction, UltraCote covering and scale details like shock-absorbing main gear, a painted fiberglass cowl with panel lines, aluminum wing struts, split-fold cockpit door and corrugation detail on the flaps and ailerons. Add the optional cockpit detail, lights and pilot figure and [...]

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8.4 million dollars can buy HOW many RC planes?

May 30, 2011 1 Comment

Park flyer pilots aren’t the only folks who appreciate the convenience and accessibility of small RC aircraft: the U.S. Army just ordered $8,400,000 worth of digital Raven systems from AeroVironment! These 4.2-pound planes can be transported by backpack and hand-launched, and they proved to be an invaluable asset to small combat units. AeroVironment notes, “The [...]

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2.4GHz: is it all it’s cracked up to be? Join the discussion

May 30, 2011 12 Comments

We recently received this intruiging article from Dave Horvath and invite you to read it and then join in the discussion.   A substantial number of unexplained crashes of radio control model airplanes on 2.4GHz frequency prompted me to write this article on the so-called “interference free” radio control systems on the 2.4GHz band.             [...]

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CHOOSING A MOTOR, SPEED CONTROL & BATTERY PACK: TAKING OUT THE MYSTERY

May 29, 2011 7 Comments

  A power system’s key components: brushless outrunner motor, ESC and battery pack. When matched and running efficiently, they produce a lot of power. For many, E-power is a sort of mystery, but we all know that it’s a clean, very quiet power source- attributes that appeal to many flying clubs whose members worry about [...]

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ParkZone P-51D BL DSM RTF

May 29, 2011 No Comments

A favorite classic is back, now with a Spektrum radio system installed! This Z-foam fighter has three channels out of the box (adding rudder is easy) and with its brushless 480 outrunner and servos installed. Everything you need to fly is included—even a 4-channel DSM Spektrum radio, 3S 1300mAh LiPo battery and balancing charger! This [...]

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