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Maurice Ashby  |  Mar 31, 2009  |  0 comments
There are 4 members of the Pulse family, two for electric power and two for i. c. You don't need me to tell you that as far as ARTF models are concerned, the variation in build and covering quality is still pretty wide. The old saying that you get what you pay for is, in most cases, true, although even some of the cheaper examples are now very much improved.
David Ashby  |  Mar 30, 2009  |  0 comments
The Saratoga is highly pre-fabricated and features bolt-on tail feathers The Toledo Special has instant appeal and should do well. We like the classic retro' looks of these new i. c. models just announced by Hangar 9 and due in the UK in June from Horizon Hobby UK.
Mike Parry  |  Mar 30, 2009  |  0 comments
The T-28 is suitably different don't you think? I took receipt of the kit and made a preliminary forage into the box to confirm that all the bits were present. The model, a North American T-28A Trojan, wasn't an aircraft I was familiar with but it certainly looked neat and very chunky in appearance. HISTORY Before diving into the build I wanted to learn more about this hitherto unfamiliar aircraft and duly got stuck into the history books. Designed as an advanced primary flight trainer and a replacement for the T6 Texan, the North American Trojan first took to the air during 1949.
David Ashby  |  Jan 27, 2009  |  0 comments
Based on the full size McDonnell Douglas MD520N helicopter, E-flite's new Blade CX3 comes as a complete ready-to-fly package with everything needed including the RTF helicopter, battery, charger and transmitter. The semi-scale helicopter uses E-flite's 3-in-1 control unit featuring a combination of main rotor mixing, main motor electronic speed control and a heading-lock gyro, all coupled to a Spektrum AR6100e 2. 4Ghz receiver and enclosed in an attractive lightweight pre-painted polycarbonate scale body shell with the unique rotor-less tail seen on the full size machine. The CX3 is compatible with most CX2 spare parts and will complement the CX2 rather than replace it.
Ben Dean  |  Jan 21, 2009  |  0 comments
Pretty isn't she? Personally I have always liked the look of the Me109. It's certainly a purposeful and aggressive looking machine, almost a counterpoint to the beauty and grace of its arch enemy, the Spitfire. Indeed this Ripmax 48" span rendition of the famous Messerschmitt captures a lot of the character of the full size. Designed as a stablemate for their already popular electric Spitfire and Mustang of the same size, it can be flown on a standard 600 sized brushed motor but an appropriate brushless outrunner coupled up to a 3300mah 3-Cell Li-po can be used for really exciting performance.
David Ashby  |  Dec 08, 2008  |  0 comments
Distributed by Als Hobbies, the new Ultimate AMR features the revolutionary FiberFusion® construction making it, so they tell us, the lightest electric built up biplane produced to date in this size at 38oz ready to fly. Despite this though, it is rigid enough to withstand the most extreme high energy aerobatics. FiberFusion® is an engineered construction method combining carbon-fibre, balsa and ply in a way never seen before, utilizing the strengths of the fibres within each raw material, with the end result being a lighter, stronger, more rigid aeroplane that flies better. With a wingspan of 40" (1014mm), The Ultimate AMR is easily transportable and will fit in any back seat of a car without the hassle of removing the wings although they can be removed for convenience of storage if desired.
David Ashby  |  Nov 25, 2008  |  0 comments
Jamara’s new 85” span Stinson is refreshingly different and has presence in spades. The full size Reliant dates to 1933 and was used by the military and civilian operators, 1327 were built. . .
Steve Sales  |  Oct 29, 2008  |  0 comments
No wonder Bobcats are so popular, that's one mean looking machine! Whilst trawling around the shed and checking over some models for the coming season, I stumbled on my YT Twister which had given sterling service for a good four seasons now. Looking over the airframe I decided it was time to retire the model but then came the dilema - what to do with the electric running gear installed? I spent a good two weeks reading through the ads in RCM&E and surfing the internet before deciding on a new model. I knew from the experiences I’d had with the Twister that I had quite a powerful setup in the 41/20-14 AXI motor tied to the 5s 4300mAh EnErG Pro Li-Po pack, the Twister weighed in at 6. 5lbs and had enough power for some very energetic flight.
David Ashby  |  Oct 28, 2008  |  0 comments
Sometimes Graupner don't shout loudly enough about models that perhaps deserve shouting about and this Elektro Junior S electric glider, launched with little fanfare last year, is possibly a case in point. The Elapor foam model didn't seem to be very widely available until earlier this year and so in the process may have passed you by. Those who have built and flown the model have nothing but praise for the 1900mm (74") span machine which is clearly competing with the Multiplex Easy Glider. When the fact that a brushless motor, spinner and folding prop are included in the £69.
David Ashby  |  Oct 16, 2008  |  0 comments
Parkzone's latest addition to their warbird range is the F4U Corsair supplies of which have just arrived in the UK. Available in two versions; either Plug and Play with the servos fitted ready to accept a receiver and flight pack, or RTF complete with a Spektrum 2. 4Ghx DX5e radio fully installed, an 11. 1volt 1800Mah 3 cell Li-Po battery and a balancer changer.
Peter Ford  |  Oct 13, 2008  |  0 comments
The equipment bay is very user friendly. If you have a lighter battery, it can go quite a way forward, although it might be a little difficult to secure without fabricating some sort of partial battery box. My Tornado 4500mAh battery allowed me to fly for 8 minutes and land with 30% still ‘in the pot’. When installing the top hatch, you need to check that the magnets are actually touching, by using a thin strip of paper.
Mike Williams  |  Sep 23, 2008  |  0 comments
Trading from premises in deepest, darkest Kent, Weston UK have been supplying to an ever-hungry R/C market for many years. As well as offering the traditional model shop services of off-the-shelf kits, engines, R/C equipment and accessories, Weston have also developed a manufacturing side to their business. This includes highly tuned two- and four-stroke engines (sold under the banner ‘West’ and ‘Tuned by West’) alongside a number of ARTF kits - from Hype and Cougar to the ballistic Minishark and Magnum. The engines in question are tuned to run on Weston’s own fuel, Pro Synth, which is a fully synthetic brew.


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