Monthly Archives: May 2019
26 May 2019This weekend was Round 2 (out of 4) of the WA Challenge Cup, hosted by MORBC on the recent IFMAR worlds track. Aaron would go into Round 2 with a 4 lap lead in the overall series, over Harry Simms (Mugen Maxima). Saturday was qualifying day and all the 'locals' were straight out on track going super fast after running lots of laps last weekend at the 1/10th Interclub. Aaron used his consistency, and the OS B21 TY2, to TQ round 1 of qualifying, but it wasn't going to be easy. In round 2, the track condition had changed and a few small errors meant Aaron was 3rd for the round, only a few seconds in it. Aaron went on to TQ Q3 and Q4 under lights with consecutive FTD's. In Q5 unfortunately a DNF due to a bad cell in the receiver pack. With TQ 3 out of 5, Aaron would start P1 in the second semi. Younger brother Ben, with some solid runs, qualified 9th, starting 5th in the same semi as his brother. Sunday came around...
23 May 2019Way back in 2009 Horizon Hobby introduced their first electric powered glider, the ParkZone Radian which was a huge success by any measure. This simple 2 metre, 3 channel foam glider was quick to assemble, light and soared in the weakest of thermals. What more could a budding RC Glider pilot ask for? Owing some of its design cues to the 1974 Hobie Hawk with an elliptical wing plan form and elliptical dihedral, the Radian has a distinctive look in the sky. Tens of thousands of RC pilots have enjoyed the easy flying characteristics and great soaring abilities of the Radian. RC glider clubs all over the world hold one model competitions for the Radian including the Southern Soaring League in Adelaide. Up to 20 pilots launch their models on the sound of the hooter and climb under power to 100 metres where the motor is turned off. The task is to fly...
17 May 2019
09 May 2019AVC, What’s all that about? Ever had an R/C car that was too fast to drive in a straight line? Struggled on loose surfaces? Lost the back end going around corners? Well not to worry, Spektrum has you covered with its proprietary AVC (Active Vehicle Control) technology, allowing beginner enthusiasts to control high powered cars with a level of precision that was previously unattainable. AVC works by utilizing accelerometer’s and sensors inside the receiver to give feedback about the cars movement and relative position. This feedback is then taken and turned into a steering and throttle input. The input will apply throttle and steering correction to keep the car pointing in the direction you choose, these corrections are made so fast that you’re unable to feel them whilst they work seamlessly behind the scenes to provide a driving experience that is precise and c...