HOW TO: Fabricating Composite Landing Gear

How To: Fabricate Composite Landing Gear

After bending a few aluminum landing gears on hard landings, I decided to make my own out of fiberglass and carbon fiber. My expertise as an engineer was designing carbon fiber structures and components for communication satellites so this endeavor was right up my alley. Many auto makers are now using carbon fiber composites for springs and body parts because they are not only lighter, they absorb energy better than steel and are three times stronger. For those same reasons, RC model airplane landing gear is a perfect application for composites. Read More »

NEW RELEASE: Seagull Taylorcraft 25e ARF

Seagull Taylorcraft 25e ARF

The Taylorcraft is an all-time classic, single engine personal sport aircraft. Like the full scale airplane, the Seagull 25 sized Taylorcraft is beginner friendly. This high wing model is a fast building, conventional balsa and lite ply composition ARF. A factory installed motor mount, pre-hinged control surfaces and cut-to-length pushrods help minimize the time spent building and maximize the time ... Read More »

NEW RELEASE: E-Flite Habu 32x


Since 2008, when the ParkZone® Habu was first introduced, jet jocks and speed fans worldwide have flocked to the Habu line of EDF jets for the sporty looks and great performance. The E-flite® Habu 32 DF is the largest in the series and has delivered pro-grade performance to the club field environment. The new E-flite® Habu 32x DF jet takes ... Read More »

NEW RELEASE: Evolution Engines 15GX 15cc (.91 cu. in.) and 20GX 20cc (1.20 cu. in.) Gas Engines with Pumped Carbs

Evolution Engines 20GX 20cc (1.20 cu. in

The Evolution® 15GX and 20GX engines now feature a pumped-carburetor for greater reliability and ease of installation. The new carburetor design utilizes crankcase pressure to make fuel flow uniform and consistent regardless of fuel tank location and makes needle valve adjustment easier.  The purpose-built carb is easy to use and offers outstanding operation that will get pilots in the air ... Read More »

NEW RELEASE: Dromida Ominus 238mm Sport Quadcopter

Dromida™ Ominus 238mm Quadcopter

100% complete right out of the box, the Dromida Ominus  238mm Sport Quadcopter features one-button auto-flip and is perfect for any skill level. Click the vid-link to see what all this rough and ready quadcopter can do when she gets “all tangled up”! Now in stock and available in four different color schemes. Includes orientation enhancing lights that also can ... Read More »

NEW RELEASE: Durafly EFX Racers!


Very soon to be released by Durafly are their new EFX racers. This pair of foam composition low wing models are designed to give speed junkies an adrenalin fix and then some. They can be flown on either a 3S 2200mAH or 4S 1800mAh LiPo. Durafly includes a 5×5 and 6×5 prop in the box to cover both options. All ... Read More »

NEW RELEASE: E-Flite Slick 3D 480 ARF

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The E-flite® Slick 3D 480 ARF is an aerobatic masterpiece that’s ideal for enjoying thrilling performance in a small field environment. It achieves the 3D vision in every detail from its striking UltraCote® covering scheme to its laser-accurate balsa construction-all designed in a way that makes a popular power system optimal. The result is a level of style and maneuverability ... Read More »



September 12-14 2014 The NEAT Fair or Northeast Electric Aircraft Technology fair marks the start of fall and for many is the last big show before the building season starts for those in the northern states.  Join hundreds of other electric RC enthusiasts for a weekend of electric RC fun in the Catskill mountains of south central New York state. ... Read More »

INDUSTRY NEWS: Best in the West Jet Rally at the Willow – October 14-19, 2014


The West Coasts premiere jet event will be held this year at the Elk-Hills Buttonwillow Airport near Bakersfield, California. This AMA sanctioned jet event is being hosted by the Bakersfield Airplane Radio Control Society (BARKS), the oldest existing radio-controlled model airplane club in the Bakersfield, California area. Pilots will enjoy the spectacular 3,260×50 foot paved runway and wide open space that ... Read More »