Thursday, October 19, 2017

Product Reviews

TechOne FPV Wing Review From Motion RC

By Matt Maziarz PHOTOS BY BRITTANY MAZIARZ  NEED TO KNOW                                                         …

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Tower Hobbies Berlin Express P-51B RxR : Not just another Mustang

By Steve Mills – Photos by Carla Mills   NEED TO KNOW MANUFACTURER: Tower Hobbies DISTRIBUTOR: Tower Hobbies TYPE: Parkflyer Warbird FOR: Intermediate pilots with aileron experience  MINIMUM FLYING AREA: Ball Field PRICE: $119.99 (For the base ARF without optional retracts) NEEDED TO …

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E-flite Timber BNF: An STOL Flyer’s Dream

By Matt Maziarz PHOTOS BY BRITTANY MAZIARZ   NEED TO KNOW MANUFACTURER: E-flite DISTRIBUTOR: Horizon Hobby TYPE: STOL Specialist FOR: Any pilots with limited experience MINIMUM FLYING AREA: Ball Field PRICE: $249.99 (For the BNF as tested)   …

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Premiere Aircraft QQ Night Extra 300

By Kevin Siemonsen PHOTOS BY MARY SIEMONSEN AUTHOR’S OPINION: A beautifully detailed foamy 3D thoroughbred that is rewarding regardless of skill level. The Aura 8 incorporates a 3 axis gyro system that can help you achieve your flying goals …

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E-flite Sukhoi 29mm Flight Review and Video

Pilot Josh Bernstein says: For beginning to intermediate pilots, the SU29mm 1.1 provides a wide flight envelope encompassing excellent sport and traditional aerobatic mannerisms. The plane is capable of many of the more popular 3D maneuvers, though it …

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Choosing and Setting up your first 3D Plane

Skies are blue, winds are low so let's jump right in and look at some important characteristics of an appropriate, first 3D aerobatic plane

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Starting your 3D Aerobatic Journey on the right foot

I remember with great clarity the first time I saw a competent 3D pilot in action, performing wild tumbles and inverted harriers and hovering within inches of the ground. My jaw hit the floor and my concept of this hobby changed forever.

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Fixed Wing FPV Buyer’s Guide

Love them or hate them, drones are everywhere these days and while they may have drawn a bit more attention and scrutiny to the RC airplane pilots, they have also brought us FPV. First Person View flight from a 250 quad racer is exhilarating to say the least

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Review: Twisted Hobbys RC Factory EPP F-22 Raptor Pusher Jet

  A pilot on the prowl for new model who spends a moment or two clicking about the Twisted Hobbys web site might easily conclude that Twisted only sells aerobatic and 3D capable models … Edges, Extras, Yaks …

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In for Review: Flyzone Extra 300SX Brushless Rx-R

We have been watching and waiting since Flyzone announced their first true aerobatic model, an Extra 300, a while back. We were excited to see this new model show up at the FlyRC offices today and wasted no …

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Flyzone Sensei FS with WISE Teaser Shots and Info

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!

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