Monthly Archives: January 2011

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  • Modelflight Privacy Policy

    Modelflight Privacy Policy
    Privacy and Security This policy (together with our terms of use and any other documents referred to on it) sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us.  Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it. We may collect and process the following data about you: Information that you provide by filling in forms on our site www.modelflight.com.au (our site). This includes information provided at the time of registering to use our site, subscribing to our services, posting material or requesting further services. If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence. Details of transactions you carry out through our site and of the fulfilment of your orders. Details of your visits to our site and the resources that you access...

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  • Indoor Flying at ETSA Park Gets Cracking In 2011

    Indoor Flying at ETSA Park Gets Cracking In 2011
    Commencing 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. We welcomed David Wearing-Smith back after a forced break due to his flying full size and Andy Hollitt quickly put him in control of...

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  • Losi TEN-SCTE RC Truck Preview

    Losi TEN-SCTE RC Truck Preview
    We’ve 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 ...

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  • Spektrum DX3R Pro Racing System Just Announced!

    Spektrum DX3R Pro Racing System Just Announced!
    Drive 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. It’s marine-compatible and comes with four timer functions—including a rolling lap timer. When it's time for software updates, the DX3R PRO's SD card...

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  • Team Losi Racing '22' 2WD RC Buggy Preview

    Team Losi Racing '22' 2WD RC Buggy Preview
    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 h...

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  • Losi XXX-SCT RC Truck Review

    Losi XXX-SCT RC Truck Review
    By Gary Katzer, I’ve been very lucky in my career in that I have been able to see new products before they’re 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 wasn’t just a stretched XXX-T, quite the contrary. I knew from what I had seen the XXX-SCT ...

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  • What is E-flite Carbon-Z technology?

    What is E-flite Carbon-Z technology?
    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,...

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  • E-flite Ultra Micro Xtreme (UMX) Extra 300 3D Review

    E-flite Ultra Micro Xtreme (UMX) Extra 300 3D Review
    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 t...

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  • Nicad NiMH Battery Care

    Nicad NiMH Battery Care
      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. ...

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  • NEW! Hawker Hurricane 25e RC Plane from E-flite

    NEW! Hawker Hurricane 25e RC Plane from E-flite
    Introducing the E-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 ...

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