NEW RELEASE: Futaba 6K Six Channel Telemetry Capable 2.4GHz S-FHSS/T-FHSS Air Radio System

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Pilots interested in a telemetry capable radio system will want to take a close look at the recently announced Futaba 6K six channel telemetry capable 2.4GHz transmitter. With a 30 model memory and a 128×64 DOT backlit LCD screen, this S-FHSS/T-FHSS selectable radio offers an amazing number of high tech features at an even more amazing price (just under $200.00)! Many ... Read More »

NEW RELEASE: Jeti Pro Power Lithium Polymer Batteries From Esprit Model

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As Lithium Polymer battery technology continues to push new boundaries, Jeti Pro Power Lithium Polymer Batteries bring a whole new element into the mix – power & performance at a price that simply can’t be ignored. Read More »

NEW RELEASE: Gamma 370 V2 Trainer and Pro V2 Aerobat

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The original Gamma 370 model from Ares RC served as a great trainer for many newer pilots. In 2015, Ares is revisiting and reviving the Gamma series by releasing an updated and improved Version 2. Enhancements include a striking new blue color scheme for the three channel 370 and a new red scheme for the four channel Pro version. Additional ... Read More »

INDUSTRY NEWS: UAS4Stem Search and Rescue Challenge

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Academy of Model Aeronautics Launches UAS Competitive Education Program A small group of hikers has gone missing in a remote area. Although rescuers have determined a search area, they are unsure of the exact location and conditions of the hikers. Your team has been called upon to provide rapid response using a small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS) that can support ... Read More »

HOW TO: Building for Beginners – Part 2

How To: Building for Beginners – Part 2

Words by Scott Copeland Now we are cooking with gas! In our last installment, we discussed how to choose a building project and pointed out how to read the details of the plan. We have done some studying and now we have a good idea of how all of the pieces fit together. It’s time for you, the would-be builder, ... Read More »

NEW RELEASE: Dromida Vista 251mm UAV – The Dynamically Durable Drone!

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Having a big brother is always a good thing. Being that we mercilessly bashed the Dromida Ominus and were duly impressed by its durability and in-flight performance, we were excited to see Dromida announce that they are releasing a slightly larger version of it called the Vista. Bigger is always better in our book! Coming in at a wheelbase of ... Read More »

HOW TO: Lightening Foam Core Wings

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It sounds odd wanting to lighten foam; especially when foam (at least to me) isn't thought of as being heavy. However, in terms of a large-scale plane, the wing cores can add up to be over four pounds. The roll of foam in a large scale wing is to provide aerodynamic shape and a little strength. A foam core wing is mostly dependent on its balsawood sheeting for its strength, where an all-wooden wing relies on spars to keep things rigid. The strength of a foam core wing can be increased by adding some structure and composites to distribute forces and reduce stress points. Ultimately’ you’re looking for the wing to be stronger and lighter than before the lightening process. Read More »

PRODUCT REVIEW: Flyzone Sensei FS with WISE Teaser Shots and Info

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This model is amazing in two perspectives. 1. As an instructor, I am constantly looking for a plane that will safely and quickly train new flyers. The Sensei is equal to the best “Trainers” that I have flown. It’s core design gives it exceptional speed range, excellent responsiveness, short take off from grass, strong climb out and superb stability. In addition, the WISE 3 axis stabilization system gives it a safety factor that will reduce the number of training crashes and accidents. 2. This airplane does not stop being fun after it is finished training a new pilot. In the "Advanced Mode", it handles mild aerobatics superbly, flying through all of the basic maneuvers with grace and ease. The additional bomb drop compartment seems to highlight the fact that this airplane is going to be a whole lot more than a basic trainer! Read More »

INDUSTRY NEWS: Win a Free QQ Extra 300 From Falcon Hobby Supply!

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Yes, you heard that right! All you have to do is go to the Falcon Hobby Supply website and enter your info. The QQ Extra 300 is an incredible machine thanks to its design and the use of the Aura 8 Gyro. Hit up the Falcon site to be sure you get a shot at winning this sweet aircraft. Read More »