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VQ Models DHC-2 Beaver Review

VQ Models DHC-2 Beaver Review

When you think of the De Havilland Beaver you are immediately drawn to a true aviation workhorse.  First offered in 1948 with production ceasing in 1967 there are still 100’s of these radial engine beauties out there in a variety of landing configurations and in multiple aviation roles.  Very much like the full-scale version, the […]

Revolectrix’s Newest 1000W Cellpro PowerLab 6 Battery Workstation

ALL NEW! 1000W Battery Workstation including an EC5 input cable, will charge, discharge, monitor, or multiple cycle any current or future battery chemistry. POWER you have been waiting for, safety you have come to expect in a compact, affordable Cellpro product. Welcome to the new class of R/C battery management. Built on the amazing PowerLab […]

Blade 450 Heavy-Duty Aluminum Carry Case

Carry Your Blade 450 in Style Transport your Blade® 450 safely, securely and in style with this heavy-duty aluminum case. Designed to perfectly house the Blade 450 3D and 450 X along with your battery, charger, and Dx6i through Dx8 radio. In addition to the protection this case offers, the included keys and lockable design […]

Sullivan Products New Multi Cylinder Onboard Glow Driver

•NEW Multi Cylinder Onboard Glow Driver. Similar to the single (M060) and twin (M061) glow driver, it features your choice of quick and easy one button set point programming or automatic operation, so the plug received power at any throttle settings. The set point is stored in memory until changed. The green LED light indicates […]
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Sullivan Products Updates Their Multi Fuel Stopper Kit

NEW HD Multi Fuel Stopper Kit Similar to the S478, this new kit features: New stopper material resists all fuel types (gasoline, glow, smoke oil) Heavy duty blue aluminum housing • Ideal for high pressure systems • 1/8″ and 5/32″ brass tubes • Fits all Sullivan tanks No. S469
Eagle Tree 2D/3D Guardian Stabilizer

Eagle Tree 2D/3D Guardian Stabilizer

Eagle Tree’s newest addition to their lineup of great Guardian electronics is the 2D/3D Stabilizer.  Engineered  as a small onboard addition, the stabilizer links your control inputs through the receiver and can provide flight coordination assistance for beginners through advance flyers.  Using a proven inertial technology, in 2D mode wings are leveled, but in 3D […]

MPI’s LiFe Charging Switch and LED

If you fly LiFe battery packs, you will love the newest addition to the MPI’s lineup of charging switches.  These switches include an LED readout with green, amber and red lights to let you quickly know the condition of your flight pack.  Check out their complete lineup of charging switches for all types of batteries. […]

Hot Wire Foam Factory Styroplast

Hot Wire Foam Factory recently introduced their new Styroplast two-part coating for all foams.  When mixed you have about 12-15 minutes of working time and when cured the coating becomes fire-proof, water-proof, and hardens to protect all foam surfaces without adding a lot of weight to the foam.  The possibilities for use are extensive and […]
How Big is Your Fuel Tank?

How Big is Your Fuel Tank?

I see this often and that is a kit with a fuel tank that is not labeled or identified in the instructions as to the size in ounces.  There is an easy way to resolve this simply by weighing the tank both empty and full.  Fuel (15%) is typically about 20 grams/ounce.  Be sure to […]
Hobby People DHC-2 Beaver .46 in for review

Hobby People DHC-2 Beaver .46 in for review

VQ Models has just released their DHC-2 Beaver in British Military colors.  I will be reviewing the .46 version from Hobby People.  Here are some details: Specifications • Wingspan: 63.7in ( 1620 mm) • Length: 43.9 in ( 1115 mm ); • Engine: 46 two stroke, 52. 4-stroke; • Motor: 4120/05 and 5 cells 5000mah […]

Get your CG Correct Early in the Build

I build a lot of planes each year.  One of the best things I have available to me not just after I build, but while I build, is the CG Machine.  I say this because many times instructions are arbitrary in the fact they suggest components, and the variability of these components may cause issues […]

Cleaning the Workshop

Over the years I have built most of my planes in my garage.  Air conditioning was pretty easy as I just turned it on when I needed some relief, but heating was another story.  So now I am installing a new wood furnace to keep the garage warm day and night.  It seemed like a […]
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