PRODUCT REVIEW: Video of the Flyzone L-39 EDF in Action!

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If you like jets and you love to go fast, the Flyzone L-39 brushless EDF is sure to get your adrenalin going! The brushless power system pairs a 40A ESC with a high-performance ElectriFly Ammo 24-45-3790 inrunner motor. Engineered inlet and exhaust ducting help the HyperFlow fan create as much thrust as possible, propelling this brightly colored yellow and blue ... Read More »

HOW TO: Complete Teardown and Rebuild of a DLE 30

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Perhaps the most ubiquitous gas-powered engine in the RC market, the DLE 30 has been around for a good while and remains a standard in the ¼-scale arena. Well known for reliable and consistent operation with a hefty dose of power to spare, the DLE 30 has found a home in all types of airframes from trainers to sport models and even multi-engine warbirds and civilian air buses. If treated properly, this engine can serve you well for hour upon hour of operation, but even the most conservative pilot will eventually need to crack that case open for a little maintenance or repair work. Read More »

PRODUCT REVIEW: ST Model Blaze EPO Hotliner

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Pilots who like to stretch their hobby dollars will want to take a close look at the ST Model Blaze. This receiver ready model comes fully equipped with a factory installed brushless power system and full complement of nine gram servos. Eye pleasing aesthetics include a straight, thin chord wing with up-swept tips and stylish looking V-tail. Capable of rocketing almost straight up out of a pilot’s hand on launch, this durable carbon reinforced foamy costs a little over a hundred bucks and can be used by pilots who are curious to sample hotliner style flying. The ST Model Blaze allows pilots to set the sky on fire without burning a hole in their pocket! Read More »

NEW RELEASE: Esprit Central Box 400

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The Central Box 400 is fully programmable switchboard with two (2) independent, stabilized power voltage regulators (30A Continues/230A Peak) designed for complete power and signal management of servos with great emphasis on safety. Read More »

PRODUCT REVIEW: Great Planes Curtiss P-6E Hawk EP

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Great Planes has made it possible for pilots who fancy vintage aircraft from the 30’s to get their hands on their own model of the Curtiss Hawk, in the form of their newly released, electric powered Curtis P-6E Hawk ARF. This ARF comes pre-covered in the same striking Snow Owl color scheme, using six different colors of MonoKote to properly create the squadron’s colors. Read More »

HOW TO: Custom LED Install

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I have to admit that I’m not the first to light up a foam airframe, but it’s hard to say (for me anyway) that I didn’t have the most fun doing it! It all goes back to Joe Nall Week about five years ago. A group of us had a bunch of Sea Winds and we took over the float pond. In the evening, a couple of the guys acquired “new” LED lighting strips (that were just introduced to the market at that time) and stuck them on their Sea Winds so they could tear up the 3D float pond that evening. As cool as it was, the drawback was that all you could see were the lit individual LEDs themselves. It wasn’t until the next year when we bought a bunch of Multiplex Fun Cubs on floats that we really got it figured out. Read More »

NEW RELEASE: Phoenix Model 1/7 Scale Gripen 90mm EDF Jet ARF

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Phoenix Model is ever expanding their selection of 90mm EDF powered jets. One of the latest additions to the hangar is the JAS39 Gripen, a multi-role fighter aircraft manufactured by the Swedish aerospace company Saab. This delta winged fighter is powered by a Volvo RM12 turbofan that is capable of producing over 18,000 pounds of thrust in afterburner and can ... Read More »

INDUSTRY NEWS: National and World Champion Pilot Quique Somenzini Joins Futaba

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The latest pilot to join the Futaba family is also one of R/C’s most impressive and popular fliers. Quique Somenzini, winner of multiple National and World Championships, won his first F3A National Championship in Argentina at ten years of age. At the age of twelve, Quique became the youngest pilot to participate in the F3A World Championship – a record ... Read More »

NEW RELEASE: HobbyKing Super-G Autogyro EPO 1080mm PNF

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With in-flight performance positioned squarely between that of a helicopter and an airplane, the HobbyKing Super-G Autogyro will appeal to both fixed and rotary winged pilots alike. A carbon reinforced, EPO foam construction fuselage and tail boom make the Super-G super tough and durable. The pre-installed auto-start system makes for faster takeoffs. Three strong, impact resistant blades make up the ... Read More »