DHC-1 Chipmunk turns 65!

May 23, 2011 No Comments

This weekend, the North London Flying Club celebrated the 65th anniversary of the first flight of the DCH-1 Chipmunk! This full-size aircraft association is based out of the Panshanger Aerodrome in the UK.  The DCH-1 trainer was actually designed by the Canadian branch of deHavilland, and 1283 Chipmunks were produced in total. The next celebration [...]

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RealFlight Expansion Pack 8-All new

May 20, 2011 No Comments

RealFlight now has a new Expansion Pack (number 8) for their very popular Real Flight simulator. This add-on includes Thompson Trophy contenders form the 30s and massive Air Force Transports and legendary fighter plus many more. Include in the pack are two new PhotoFields and a new 3D obstacle course. There are 12 new airplanes [...]

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Stryker F-27Q from ParkZone

May 20, 2011 No Comments

With a span of 37 inces and powered by a 480-size brushless outrunner power system, this newest version of the popular Stryker swept delta wing design is a hot ticket! We just got our test sample of the “Q” version and will be test flying it next week! Watch for a review in the next issue of Electric [...]

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Hitec Digital Servo Programmer & Tester

May 20, 2011 No Comments

We love Hitec’s older programmer, so we’re looking forward to getting one of these new & improved units! The new HFP-25 has a lightweight, streamlined case and comes with a rechargeable NiMH battery pack. It also has an easy-to-read LDC screen. low-battery warning and both automatic and manual testing capabilities. It costs $74.99.

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Aeroworks 100cc Yak 55M

May 19, 2011 No Comments

Aeroworks has Raised the Bar Aeroworks has just released a new 100cc Yak 55M.  Part of their QUICK BUILD Series of ARF Aircraft  the Yak 55M is designed to provide great looks and performance with a minimal of mixing and aileron differential.   The 100cc Yak 55M is a true QB offering High quality, lightweight construction and a [...]

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Tower Hobbies Razor

May 19, 2011 No Comments

Check out this new aerobat! With all-wood construction and painted fiberglass cowl and wheel pants, this 52-inch-span flyer is ready for action. It can be powered by a .46 to .52 2-stroke, equivalent 4-stroke or a RimFire .55 brushless motor, and it requires just a 4-channel radio and 4 to 5 servos. The Razor’s short, direct [...]

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IMAA “Build a Big Bird” Winners!

May 18, 2011 1 Comment

The winners of the IMAA’s “Build a Big Bird” contest were announced at Joe Nall last week; congratulations not only to the winners but to everyone who participated. The IMAA (International Miniature Aircraft Association) is an AMA special interest group dedicated to flying and promoting gian-scale aircraft, and this contest was open to new and [...]

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Classic Cutters-Great Additions for your Toolbox

May 18, 2011 1 Comment

One thing is for sure, if you are into even the simplist of RC modeling projects, you have to deal with cutting and bending (and soldering) Music wire and control cables. I am a firm believer in using “the right tool for the job” and this is for speed as well as safety for any [...]

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