Monthly Archives: January 2011
January 26, 2011 1
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January 23, 2011 1Commencing our indoor activities for January 2011 may have seen a group of fliers, perhaps slightly lower in numbers, but sky high in enthusiasm unite at the ETSA Park Netball Stadium, which this year has introduced a new Manager in Nadine Hewson. Goodness, in my earlier days a lady manager was known as the Manageress, but then, my mum would not have been seen shopping in trousers, nor my dad seen at work in shorts. We must all be grateful for history changing itself.
January 23, 2011 1Weve been big fans of the TEN-T since we first saw it and have always thought that platform could be adapted to so many other vehicles. The first variant was the 810, a 1/8-scale buggy version of the TEN-T chassis. The latest edition to the TEN-family is perhaps the most exciting. Capitalizing on the popularity of the 4WD Short Course Class, Losi has taken this versatile platform and retrofitted it for use in this class with the debut of the TEN-SCTE. The TEN-SCT
January 20, 2011 3Drive like a PRO with the DX3R Transmitter Radio System from Spektrum... High-End Software. Drive Like an Expert. The DX3R PRO Surface Car Radio is packed with first-class software, including servo speed adjustment, ABS, traction control and 50-model memory. Its marine-compatible and comes with four timer functionsincluding a rolling lap timer. When it's time for software updates, the DX3R PRO's SD card functionality
January 16, 2011 2
<10 2WD Race Buggy Kit" src="http://www.horizonhobby.com/ProdInfo/articles/2218-lead.jpg" alt="Team Losi Racing 22 RC buggy" width="520" height="209">Team Losi Racing is back in the 1/10-scale electric game with a vengeance with the debut of their new 2WD buggy. Dubbed the 22, it marks a totally new direction in terms of design, features, tuning, materials and more from previous designs. Perhaps the most innovative new feature on this new platform is the ability to reconfigure it from a traditional rear motor configuration to a mid-motor configuration, totally altering how the car handles and jumps. The best part is that youll be able to make the switch without having to purchase any additional components. Its quite literally like having two different vehicles in one box.The 22
January 14, 2011 3By Gary Katzer, Ive been very lucky in my career in that I have been able to see new products before theyre actually announced to the general public. One of the products that was the hardest to not spill the beans on was the Losi XXX-SCT. I had an opportunity to see most of the early CAD drawings in March of 2010 and was thrilled with all the extra details that were going into this project. This wasnt just a stretched XXX-T, quite the contrary. I knew from what I had seen the XXX-SCT was going to be a very special short
January 12, 2011 8
Z-Foam planes have become very popular in the hobby because of their robust durability and overall great flying qualities. They are easily repaired by the CA glues of today or with new spare parts, the choice is yours. E-flite brings you a new level of Z-Foam, called Carbon-Z. Using an entirely new design philosophy in the structure, Carbon-Z structure combines a blend of carbon, plywood, and Z-Foam. No longer are wings completely solid, with Carbon-Z they are molded in a built-up format with ribs to include a full composite structure inside to deliver rigidity only found in the past in higher-level wood model aircraft. This composite blend gives you the highest level of quality in
January 10, 2011 7
The Ultra Micro eXtreme (UMX) Extra 300 3D makes the dream of a 3D rc plane you can fly almost anywhere a reality. With a flying weight of barely over an ounce (just 33 grams), battery and all, it is slow and light enough to fly extreme 3D maneuvers in spaces no larger than a dining or conference room. Its ingenious laser-cut foam airframe, designed by ETOC champ Seth Arnold, makes it all possible. The structure uses a fraction of the foam material usually used in profile planes of this type and is covered with micro-thin film. The airframe is reinforced with carbon fiber rods that keep flexing and twisting
January 08, 2011 2
Nicad, Nimh Battery Care by Modelflight
When you first get your battery Run your rechargeable battery through at least 3 full charge/discharge cycles before putting it into ordinary service. This will help obtain maximum capacity of the battery.
Storing your battery Store your battery in a cool dry place. Do not leave your battery exposed to direct sunlight or temperatures below 30 degrees F and above 100 degrees F. Always fully charge lead acid batteries before storing.
Charging your battery Rechargeable batteries will perform better when trickle charged. Rapid or Fast charging can be used with NiCd, NiMH and Li-IOn batteries, but you must be sure that your charger can handle the cell chemistry involved.
Important: Most of the problems with rechargeable batteries can be traced to misuse.
January 06, 2011 6E-flite Hawker Hurricane 25e RC Plane available in BNF and PNP, is a bigger, more powerful warbird with classic scale details and features. No fighter deserves more credit for saving Britain in its darkest hour than the Hawker Hurricane airplane. Its simple construction allowed it to be manufactured in large numbers and it could be quickly repaired in the field using basic tools. Despite being slower than the vaunted Spitfire, the Hurricane could out turn many of the enemy fighters