Hitec High-Voltage, Digital Metal-Gear Micro Servo

May 16, 2011 No Comments

This HS-5087MH servo is perfect for .15- to .40-size planes as well as 500-size helicopters. It’s a high-voltage version of Hitec’s popular HS-508MG, and it has a 3-pole ferrite motor, heavy-duty metal gears. It costs $47.29.

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Horizon Hobby’s “The New Beastie Boys” Show Team at Joe Nall

May 15, 2011 2 Comments

Wow! One of the best parts of the Joe Nall Half Time show was the formation airshow team “The Beastie Boys” from Horizon Hobby. By far, this quad of 100cc Beast Biplanes was flown to perfection and the presentation was awesome. Good going to Quique Somenzini, Seth Arnold, Mike McConville, and David Payne. Smoke on man! [...]

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Kyosho Macchi M33

May 13, 2011 6 Comments

The summer is just starting to heat up, so what better time to head out to the water with a floatplane? This Macchi from Kyosho makes it easy with this scale 1925 racer. Intended for a .40 to .46 2-stroke or .52 to .56 4-stroke, this full-house model has a 57-inch wingspan and has a [...]

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O.S. Brushless Motors

May 12, 2011 1 Comment

Now you can get a brushless electric motor from an engine manufacturer you’ve trusted for 75 years! These brushless motors will be introduced in four size that are suitable for .25-, .30-, .40- and .50-size planes. Each motor has a ventilation system with a special fan to increase efficiency and allow the motor to produce even [...]

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Joe Nall Giant Scale Fly In–Online Coverage

May 11, 2011 No Comments

Model Airplane News will be at the Joe Nall on Wednesday May 11 through Saturday the 14th. We’ll be on the flightline covering all the action with plenty of photos and video footage. Be sure to come back often to check out the “from the flightline” updates. Check another one off the RC Bucket List! [...]

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Royal DC-3

May 10, 2011 2 Comments

Check this out: the smaller DC-3 in the foreground is actually a 14-inch-span Buffalo Airways diecast model, and the larger plane is an RC model built from an old Royal kit! The project was a collaboration between Jack Yablonski, who provided the kit, Wilf Ansel, who built it, and Robert Yablonski, who will fly it [...]

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ElectriFly Mr. Mulligan

May 10, 2011 1 Comment

This 52-inch-span racer is just begging to set a speed record at your local park! Along with painted fiberglass wheel pants, landing gear, struts and cowl, it has molded cowl blisters and even a dummy P&W radial engine to complete its scale appeal. A hidden battery hatch makes recharging easy, and because it comes built [...]

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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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