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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EASY 3D PROGRAMMING TRICKS

May 18, 2011 6 Comments

Making the most of your computer radio’s features can improve your flying. Setting up a plane with the right radio programming will make performing all kinds of maneuvers much easier. Let’s see which programs will help improve our 3D flying. DUAL AILERONS ABOVE LEFT: dual rates allow you to switch from one control deflection to another. [...]

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New unmanned aircraft: Boeing Phantom Ray

May 17, 2011 10 Comments

The latest in Boeing’s lineup of unmanned airborne systems, the Phantom Ray completed its first flight at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base, California. During the 17-minute test flight, the Phantom Ray reached speeds of 178 knots. Craig Brown, program manager for Phantom Ray, notes, “The first flight moves us farther into [...]

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Building a Scale Hughes MD500 Helicopter

May 17, 2011 1 Comment

In this article, Tony Iannucelli shows how to turn your Thunder Tiger Raptor 60 or 90 helicopter into a gorgeous scale military machine using Thunder Tiger’s scale body. Check it out! Flight photos are by Martin Cohen. Thunder Tiger’s scale line of fuselage kits includes the E325 Titan Cobra, the beautiful Ecureuil, four versions of [...]

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Futaba 18MZ!

May 16, 2011 21 Comments

We Just Got in this press release, can’t wait to get our hands on this one. INTRODUCING THE FUTABA 18MZ! 18-CHANNEL 2.4GHz COMPUTER RADIO SYSTEM  The 18MZ is so revolutionary that it has the potential to change the way 2.4GHz systems are designed!  The potential offered by an 18-channel Futaba system is probably more than [...]

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Youth Group attends the 2011 Joe Nall

May 16, 2011 No Comments

A youth group from the Grace United Methodist Church in Williamston, SC for the second year in a row made the trip to the annual Joe Nall Fly In at Triple Tree Aerodrome. Approximately 30 people attended the event including parents. From last year’s trip the group now has five new RC flyers and say they [...]

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Hitec released the Optic 5, a new 5-Channel 2.4GHz Radio.

May 16, 2011 No Comments

The Optic 5, 5-Channel 2.4GHz Sport Radio with Minima 6T Receiver   The latest addition to Hitec line of interference-free aircraft radios is the Optic 5. This 5-channel sport radio is the perfect transmitter for beginner pilots. With its simple-to-use design and advanced 2.4GHz technology, this radio will have you flying a variety of models [...]

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