Black Hornet: micro flyer has a big job

Nov 14, 2013 1 Comment

This is serious RC! The Black Hornet nano drone, which can be carried in a soldier’s pocket, has an onboard camera that gives troops video and still images of hard-to-access places. Weighing only 16 grams (0.56 ounces), the Black Hornet looks like a tiny toy helicopter but it’s really a nano-size piece of military hardware.

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Fightertown USA Bay City Flyers, Florida

Nov 12, 2013 2 Comments

Warbirds!  Everyone loves warbirds! Of all the airplanes ever made I’m sure everyone has at least one favorite war plane.  From the WWI to modern jets, you must have a favorite.  So when Bay City Flyers of the Tampa area had a warbirds event everyone came. November 9 was the day the Bay City Flyers [...]

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Sneak Peek — Proto X nano-Quad Copter from Estes

Nov 12, 2013 1 Comment

Wow! Talk about small! This new fully functional micro-size quad-copter is amazingly small! Out of the box, it can be ready for flight in as much time as it takes to charge the on-board battery with the included USB charger. And it also includes the smallest 4-channel 2.4GHz transmitter we’ve ever seen! For more information go [...]

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Your Opinion Matters!

Nov 12, 2013 4 Comments

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Prevent Loose Servo Arms

Nov 12, 2013 1 Comment

Loose servo arms may cause your plane to fly erratically and even crash, but they’re also a symptom of something else that’s wrong! In this video, Gerry Yarrish shares his methods for finding and fixing the likely culprit, engine vibration, and offers some techniques for making sure your servo arms stay connected for good. video platform video management video solutions [...]

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Honoring Veterans

Nov 11, 2013 3 Comments

Since our nation’s founding, the men and women of our military have protected our lives, our freedoms and the Constitution. Veterans are the backbone of these United States of America, and we appreciate your service.

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Shop Tip Video — Splicing Balsa Sheeting

Nov 08, 2013 2 Comments

When you start building larger model airplanes, you need to start splicing wood for larger than average wings. Here’s a shop tip from our own Gerry Yarrish for making slices that are strong, neat and smooth. You’ll need a metal ruler,  some CA glue, (I use ZAP medium CA and Zip Kicker,) sharp hobby blades for [...]

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Durafly Bf 110 Destroyer from Hobby King with Video

Nov 07, 2013 3 Comments

Just in for Review, the new Durafly Messerschmitt Bf 110 Destroyer is going to be featured soon as a Flight Report. Beautifully detailed and equipped with counter-rotating 3-blade propellers, this twin engine WW2 Luftwaffe warbird is going to be a very popular choice for electric lovers everywhere. Reviewed and test flown by Model Airplane News [...]

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