Electric Power questions: Soldering secrets

May 10, 2011 5 Comments

I was told that soldering a plug onto a LiPo battery could result in puffing the pack or even a fire. Is this true? Brent Paul [email] You can puff the battery by getting the wire too hot from soldering, but if you set it on fire, you might be better off never touching a [...]

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“Jetman” flies through the Grand Canyon

May 10, 2011 2 Comments

File this one under “crazy”! This weekend, Breitling’s “Jetman” Yves Rossy completed a historic flight through Grand Canyon West. He was launched from a helicopter at 8,000 feet and, using the jet-propelled wing attached to his back and steering using only his body movements, he flew for more than 8 minutes through the canyon, reaching [...]

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Top Gun Winners–Team Scale

May 09, 2011 No Comments

Top Gun this year was full of all sorts of surprizes and that holds true also for the First Place Winners in Team Scale. Glenn Torrance and Tom Kosewski took the top honors for their efforts with a beautifully detailed (and flown) Fokker D.VII. Tom flew the 1/3-scale WW1 German fighter extremely well and it [...]

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Maxford SPAD XIII ARF

May 09, 2011 No Comments

This great looking ARF is sure to become very popular! The SPAD XIII was loved by its pilots as it was known for its sturdiness. The project to design this RC SPAD XIII started in late 2009. It is based on pilot Jacques Raphaël Roques’ SPAD XIII of WWI Franch Air Service, SPA48, Aircraft Serial Number S1893. It is [...]

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The new Spektrum DX7s

May 06, 2011 No Comments

We just got in this new press release on the DX7s check out what it offers. We can’t wait to get one in and try it out. The Spektrum DX7s is the feature-rich, 7-Channel radio you’ve been waiting for. From the way it feels in your hands, to the SimpleScroll™ programming wheel and oversized LCD [...]

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Electric Jet Power: Tips for easy success

May 06, 2011 No Comments

Text and photos by John Reid    Electric jets can be as large and detailed as full turbine aircraft like this A-7 Corsair II. With the right motor combination, this aircraft will go over 160mph with turbine- like performance. ONE OF THE HOTTEST ADVANCEMENTS in the world of RC has to go to the new [...]

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Align RC UH-60 Blackhawk Scale Fuselage

May 06, 2011 No Comments

Ideal for a T-Rex 500 helicopter, this scale fuselage is impressive! It comes detailed with a camo paint scheme, scale turbine engine exhaust, elevated tail rotor, functional cabin doors and a scale landing gear assembly. For the ultimate in scale, buy the optional 4-blade rotor head.

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RC Electric Set-up; Back to Basics

May 04, 2011 8 Comments

TEXT & PHOTOS BY JOHN REID A quick lesson on the ins and outs of electric power  These are the three basic items of electrical power: the battery, motor and ESC. I OFTEN GET QUESTIONS about electric power that deal with some of the basic concepts of e-power. For example, “What is the C-rating on [...]

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