Monday, August 8, 2022

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Flex Innovations

A new RC aircraft and equipment company has appeared on the scene this week.  Flex Innovations announced their line of products including Premiere Aircraft, Potenza , and Top Value RC.  Flex Innovations was founded by some familiar faces …

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Hitec Announces Partnership With AEE

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Hitec RCD recently announced their partnership with the Shenzhen-based AEE corporation. Known for designing and manufacturing durable, high resolution action cameras, AEE will be the perfect complement to Hitec’s premium quality products. Hitec intends to use this partnership …

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Build a Simple Storage Solution

How To: Build a Simple Storage Solution

Conquer Workshop Clutter This Weekend! If you have been in RC for a while you can probably relate to the inevitable crowded workshop corner where partially completed airframes sit mixed with those finished and flight ready, and maybe …

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E-Flite UMX Habu S 180 DF

The Habu airframe has been a favorite among EDF beginners and experts alike.  It’s simple design is rugged yet it’s performance always pleases.  Horizon Hobby has released a number of aircraft in the Habu line and today we’re …

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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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