5 Servo Setup Tips

Nov 06, 2012 2 Comments

After installing your servos according the manufacturer’s directions, you might find that when the servo arm is placed on the spline, it isn’t at a perfect right angle to the servo casing. Or, after you’ve hooked up the various linkages, you discover there is too much or not enough travel throw when a certain control [...]

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The Radio Control Show [Episode 183]

Nov 05, 2012 No Comments

In show 183, you’ll learn how to install your 2.4GHz receivers for maximum performance and get a sneak peek at a mystery video from Horizon Hobby. Don’t miss it!

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Full-size heli saves RC plane

Nov 05, 2012 22 Comments

Not only is this video fun to watch, it will make you feel good about humanity as well. In it, a pilot in a full-size helicopter saves an Hangar 9 P-51. Thanks to Failz4fun for posting it and to contributor Rich Uravitch for bringing it to our attention. (Note: this video contains language inappropriate for children.)

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Traxxas takes off!

Nov 02, 2012 1 Comment

The popular RC car manufacturer is now taking flight with two new machines! The QR-1 (Quad Rotor) and DR-1 (Dual Rotor) helicopters are equipped with gyro stabilization, 4-channel, 2.4GHz control and LiPo power with an included charger. The DR-1’s coaxial rotor design delivers super-stable hovering and easy control, while the ultra-responsive QR-1 is capable of [...]

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Pilot test: “Bambi Bucket” Competition

Oct 31, 2012 1 Comment

At the Helicopter Scale Masters in Sacramento earlier this month, competitors tested their piloting skills by manevuering their scale helis over a pool and picking up water with an underslung bucket. As YouTube poster Flynlyons notes, “Trying to hover a RC helicopter in one spot for more than a few seconds is rather difficult to [...]

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Office hijinks with the iStrike Shuttle

Oct 30, 2012 11 Comments

Deadlines can take a toll on even the most dedicated editor, which is why taking short breaks throughout the day is important to managing stress. What better way to relieve work tension than by dropping ping-pong balls on my unsuspecting coworkers? This iOS-controlled flyer is just the ticket, with a 30-foot range and flight times of [...]

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Robobee takes flight

Oct 29, 2012 12 Comments

This news story from Gizmag takes a look at Harvard’s amazing Robobee, a tiny air vehicle that uses its wings to take off and maneuver. Don’t miss this video! Harvard researchers are getting closer to their goal of developing a controllable micro air vehicle called the Robobee. The tiny robot was already capable of taking [...]

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The Radio Control Show [Episode 182]

Oct 26, 2012 No Comments

This week we check out the Tuscon Shootout and take a look at a Lockheed Martin UAV that can stay airborne for days! See the full video in the player below.

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