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HuckFest 2011

HuckFest 2011

My local club, the Victor Valley Flyers had a nice event that was well attended this past weekend.  Here are just a few video clips we took out there during the three day event.  Wind forced the cancelation of the last day, but it was a blast for the first two days. Enjoy! [kaltura-widget uiconfid=”1727911″ […]
RC Flying Boat–MONSTER SCALE

RC Flying Boat–MONSTER SCALE

It’s not everyday when you run across a truly amazing RC project, so when we learned about this amazing 18 foot span giant scale Savoia Marchetti S-66 flying boat, were were impressed to say the least. Certified for flight by the AMA this sea-going twin hulled Behemoth is the work of Paul Sage and Mike […]
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E-flite Super Cub 25e

E-flite Super Cub 25e

Another in its Platinum Series of aircraft, this 68-inch-span plane features balsa and ply construction, UltraCote covering and scale details like shock-absorbing main gear, a painted fiberglass cowl with panel lines, aluminum wing struts, split-fold cockpit door and corrugation detail on the flaps and ailerons. Add the optional cockpit detail, lights and pilot figure and […]
8.4 million dollars can buy HOW many RC planes?

8.4 million dollars can buy HOW many RC planes?

Park flyer pilots aren’t the only folks who appreciate the convenience and accessibility of small RC aircraft: the U.S. Army just ordered $8,400,000 worth of digital Raven systems from AeroVironment! These 4.2-pound planes can be transported by backpack and hand-launched, and they proved to be an invaluable asset to small combat units. AeroVironment notes, “The […]
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2.4GHz: is it all it’s cracked up to be? Join the discussion

We recently received this intruiging article from Dave Horvath and invite you to read it and then join in the discussion.   A substantial number of unexplained crashes of radio control model airplanes on 2.4GHz frequency prompted me to write this article on the so-called “interference free” radio control systems on the 2.4GHz band.             […]
CHOOSING A MOTOR, SPEED CONTROL & BATTERY PACK: TAKING OUT THE MYSTERY

CHOOSING A MOTOR, SPEED CONTROL & BATTERY PACK: TAKING OUT THE MYSTERY

  A power system’s key components: brushless outrunner motor, ESC and battery pack. When matched and running efficiently, they produce a lot of power. For many, E-power is a sort of mystery, but we all know that it’s a clean, very quiet power source- attributes that appeal to many flying clubs whose members worry about […]
ParkZone P-51D BL DSM RTF

ParkZone P-51D BL DSM RTF

A favorite classic is back, now with a Spektrum radio system installed! This Z-foam fighter has three channels out of the box (adding rudder is easy) and with its brushless 480 outrunner and servos installed. Everything you need to fly is included—even a 4-channel DSM Spektrum radio, 3S 1300mAh LiPo battery and balancing charger! This […]
Onboard Glow Drivers: Convenient & Safe!

Onboard Glow Drivers: Convenient & Safe!

It’s no secret that we often have difficulty accessing the glow plug to start our engines. In scale models, the engine might be tightly enclosed and/or covered by a dummy scale engine, so connecting the glow-driver lead can be a problem. Multi-cylinder engines have two or more glow plugs, so easy glow plug accessibility is […]
Fly The Blender

Fly The Blender

Although the blender is one of the most dramatic 3D maneuvers, it actually predates 3D flight. I remember seeing variations of it done more than a dozen years ago, and it was even described in the manuals of some aerobatic-model kits that I designed for Midwest Products back in the mid-’90s. The basic maneuver existed […]
A123 Battery ABC’s

A123 Battery ABC’s

If you haven’t tried the relatively new chemistry A213 cells to power your airborne system, you should read about Dick Pettit’s tests and the surprising results! After doing some experimenting with several battery chemistries over the years, I decided to convert all my airborne batteries to the popular Lithium NanoPhosphate technology.  They are manufactured by […]
Drill and Tap Guide for your RC Workbench

Drill and Tap Guide for your RC Workbench

The first few “serious” tasks you learn when you get more involved in the hobby is drilling holes and cutting threads in these holes to accept screws, bolts and other threaded fixtures. Using a tap of the correct “thread-per-inch” is easy enough simply by placing your screw or bolt against the tap. If the threads of […]
ParkZone SE5a

ParkZone SE5a

This WW I fighter features Z-Foam construction and comes with machine gun, exhaust and cockpit details. And because its 480 brushless motor, speed control, servos and receivers are all installed, you can be on the flightline in a matter of minutes. A 3S 1800mAh LiPo and DC variable-rate charger are included; you only need a […]
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