ElectriFly Super Stearman EP ARF

Jul 29, 2011 3 Comments

ElectriFly has come out with a new Super Stearman plane which is patterned after the full size one which  has a little history behind it. Following WWII, the biplane that had taught thousands of Allied pilots to fly was suddenly obsolete as a military trainer. Instead of being retired, the Super Stearman joined the ranks [...]

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Axe CP EP Helicopter: Flight-Ready!

Jul 29, 2011 No Comments

Loaded with everything today’s heli pilot wants for sure-fire success and flying fun, the Axe CP EP RTF Heli is fully assembled and ready to go right out of the box!  The Hiller mixing head gives smooth, precise control and a lower parts count makes repair work easy.  The direct drive equipped tail rotor delivers [...]

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3D Aircraft Shootout!

Jul 29, 2011 1 Comment

I was recently sent an e-mail with an article request. The gentleman who contacted me requested a comparison between the 48″ Precision Aerobatics Extra 260, 47″ 3D Hobby Shop Extra 300 SHP, and 48″ 3D Hobby Shop Velox VR-1. All three of these airplanes are extremely capable. They all can perform anything from pattern, to [...]

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E-flite Super Cub 25e–Awesome Test Flight

Jul 29, 2011 2 Comments

I had a great day at the flying field testing out the new Super Cub from E-flite. this electric powered 25e ARF version of the Piper has great looks and even better performance. Watch for my full review in the November 2011 issue of Electric Flight magazine   If you have never flown a tail-dragger, [...]

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Photo Shoot Fun, Behind the Scenes

Jul 27, 2011 3 Comments

As you can see from the video, this is just one of the issues we have during the photo shoot.  Luckily, this plane made it back so we can fix the problem (reattach a new prop) and continue shooting the flight maneuvers.  Afterward my camera operator told me he was surprised that it landed without [...]

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Hitec Waterproof Servos, 2 new additions to the Hitec line

Jul 27, 2011 No Comments

Hitec has just announced the release of their two new waterproof servos, the HS-646WP Analog and the HS-5646WP programmable Digital.  Both of these servos offer High Voltage and High Torque. These new waterproof servos should have what it takes to keep your radio control vehicle, airplane or robot watertight! With high torque, dual ball bearings [...]

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Building the Frenzy 90 3D

Jul 26, 2011 No Comments

This is the TZ-V2 “3D Frenzy Competition” .90 class Nitro powered helicopter from JS Models. The 3D Frenzy Competition 90 is undoubtedly the best value in a .90 class helicopter available! Featuring strong and lightweight G-10 main frames, 120 or 140 degree swash-plate, full metal main blade grips, an improved metal tail case and other [...]

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RCX: the ULTIMATE RC show takes over Chicago August 6th!

Jul 26, 2011 2 Comments

RCX Chicago is almost here! Don’t miss the fun and excitement at the Odeum Expo Center in Villa Park, Illinois on Saturday, August 6! The action is already heating up, with a Fly Me indoor arena where you can try your hand at the latest Blade helicopters and indoor ParkZone, HobbyZone and E-flite planes, an [...]

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