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Geocopter, the new unmanned rotorcraft

Geocopter, the new unmanned rotorcraft

Here in the US quadrocopters like the AR.Drone and Datron Scout are the ones we see in the news all the time but a Dutch unmanned rotorcraft system manufacturer called Geocopter has proven that there’s still life in the traditional helicopter design. The company delivered its first light unmanned helicopter called the GC-201. This bird […]
62% Scale RC Stearman PT-17

62% Scale RC Stearman PT-17

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

Sea Lions & RC Planes

“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 […]
Great deal alert! July 4th Auction

Great deal alert! July 4th Auction

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.”

A Good Day at the “Office.”

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! […]
Top Notch Products–1/6 Scale Continental Engine

Top Notch Products–1/6 Scale Continental Engine

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-, […]
JR G370A Aircraft Gyro

JR G370A Aircraft Gyro

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 […]
XFC, Extreme flying in overdrive

XFC, Extreme flying in overdrive

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 […]
X1 AC Plus battery charger from Hitec

X1 AC Plus battery charger from Hitec

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 […]
Can you name the Most Produced Biplane in the World?

Can you name the Most Produced Biplane in the World?

 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 […]
Hitec’s new High Voltage, Coreless, Premium Mini Servos

Hitec’s new High Voltage, Coreless, Premium Mini Servos

Hitec has announced their new high voltage, coreless HS-7235MH and HS-7245MH servos.  These new servos deliver outstanding speed and torque in a relative compact package. Built with an efficient coreless motor optimized for 7.4V operation and heavy-duty metal gear train with dual ball bearings, delivering great performance.  These servos are designed to be a perfect […]
UAV, the new kid on the block, the Datron Scout

UAV, the new kid on the block, the Datron Scout

 Here is a perfect example of something we take for granted in our RC world that can be useful for far more important things than just fun.  Quad copters have been somewhat common at many electric events and many of us have seen the Parrot AR Drone (we got to play with one). But here […]
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