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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.

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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 …

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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 …

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

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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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E-Flite Slick 3D 480 ARF

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 …

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NEAT Fair 2014

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 …

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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 …

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Durafly Retro Series – Das UglyStik Sports Model EPO 1100mm (PNF)

Durafly™ Retro Series - Das UglyStik Sports Model EPO 1100mm _04

While more than a few ARF models come designed to accept either a nitro engine or electric motor as the power system, the DuraFly Das UglyStik comes with both a brushless outrunner AND a nitro engine already installed! …

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