EcoPower “Electron 65 AC Charger from A-Main Hobbies

Mar 21, 2013 No Comments

Available from A-Main Hobbies, the EcoPower “Electron 65 AC” LiPo/LiFe/NiMH AC/DC Battery Charger is a computer controlled, single port balance charger that features a built-in power supply, combined with a high performance microprocessor and specialized operating software that allows you to reliably charge batteries of varying chemistry’s and cell counts. Multiple charge modes, a 6S [...]

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Road to Top Gun: 36% T-34B Mentor

Mar 18, 2013 18 Comments

Mike Barbee is no stranger to scale competition. He has flown at Top Gun for the past 24 years, and along the way there were eight different airplanes. He is the president of NASA, (National Association of Scale Modelers) and the East Coast Chairman for the U.S. Scale Masters Association. Mike says: “I have always [...]

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Micro UAV that plays “catch”!

Mar 18, 2013 No Comments

Researchers at UPenn’s GRASP Lab have created a micro UAV that can grab objects while in flight! Using the same physics as a bird of prey, the UAV has a 128-gram grasping claw that replicates a sweeping motion to catch and release an object while maintaining its flight path. Check out the video!

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New .91 Glow Engine from Evolution

Mar 15, 2013 No Comments

The new Evolution .91NX single-cylinder, 2-stroke glow engine is for modelers who demand the most from their engines. It provides the performance of a .91-size engine but in the case size of a .61 allowing you to enjoy a leap in power for smaller RC aircraft. The power of the .91NX engines makes it possible to add a [...]

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On a wing and a prayer …

Mar 13, 2013 13 Comments

Yes, you’re seeing that right. This inventor has strapped on a wooden, built-up wing and turbine jet and is taking a little test-flight to check things out. He appears to be using  an RC surface radio for control. You can see his wing and power pack in the taxi test video, and then the first [...]

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Navigation by “crash”

Mar 13, 2013 1 Comment

This UAV shows that there’s more than one way to get from point “A” to point “B”: it flies into objects and recovers until it finds a clear route! This actually makes sense when you hear that the AirBurr UAV is designed specifically to navigate close and dark spaces, like a collapsed mine or a [...]

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Free (online) cockpit tours!

Mar 12, 2013 2 Comments

At the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force website, you can climb into the cockpit of a P-40, a Spad XIII, a B-25B, B-24D, B-29 or even a Kellet autogiro! More than 10 aircraft have virtual tours available, and more will be taken and uploaded as time and resources allow. You can even toggle up [...]

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Perry Georgia Swap Meet

Mar 12, 2013 No Comments

Every March for the past six years or so, my buddies and I make a pilgrimage to a small town in Georgia – a place not many people have ever heard of – a place that takes us about five hours to drive to – a place that is absolute heaven if you like buying [...]

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