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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TORQUE TUBE TAIL FOR THE TITAN X50

May 03, 2011 No Comments

  Here is the latest information from Thunder Tiger about a new add-on for the Titan X50 The torque tube-driven tail has been hailed as a major breakthrough in heli technology and Thunder Tiger has taken full advantage of it in creating the Titan X50.  Everything about the Titan X50 is designed to deliver ultra-smooth [...]

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Setting Up Multi-Motor Electrics

May 02, 2011 6 Comments

John Reid In this article I will  be explaining how to go about setting up planes that have more than one electric motor. It is no secret that I am a big fan of using E-power for planes with multiple motors. To me, the advantages far outweigh the disadvantages when compared to glow power. First [...]

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Thunder Tiger has a new .50-size performance engine

May 02, 2011 1 Comment

  The new Redline Series .56 Helicopter Engine from Thunder Tiger gives competitive heli pilots the power and performance they are looking for: First; this Thunder Tiger’s largest .50-class displacement – and one of the most advanced heli engine. It features cylinder liner features an XC2 composite coating to extend engine life – and an [...]

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Top Gun Winner 2011

May 01, 2011 2 Comments

Congratulations to Dave Wigley for winning the title Mr. Top Gun! For the second year running, Dave has captured the Mr. Top Gun title! Flying his amazing Westland Wyvern S4, Dave’s flying skills are at the highest levels and his plane is simply amazing!

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Awesome F-111 Aardvark

Apr 30, 2011 7 Comments

If you don’t know what an F-111 is, this is going to be a real treat! It is one of the first USAF aircraft with sweep wing geometry and the full size was also used in Desert Storm. A long history of amazing service. This impressive RC F-111 was flown by Ray Johns and by the talented [...]

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Brian O’Meara’s Amazing F-84F

Apr 29, 2011 No Comments

Placing 8th in Pro-Am/Pro Brian O’Meara flew this great looking F-model F-84. This is the first jet Brian have flown in competition and he  had well over 100 flights on the model before attending Top Gun. From the “Phantasy In Blue” the swept wing Thunderjet  is powered by a Jetcat 200 turbine and is painted in [...]

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People of Note at Top Gun!

Apr 29, 2011 No Comments

Without the people, there is no Top Gun!!! Ana and Eduardo Estevez at the flightline Friday Static detail and Outline Judges Lee Henderson and Bob Curry. Craftsmanship judge Rich Uravitch far right. Dave Johnson (AKA Albatros Pilot) and Hobbico design and development manager. TEAM Glenn Torrance Models Dave Wigley with his amazing Westland Wyvern S4 [...]

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