Rescue 17 Fireboat

Elevating Action on the Water There are those products that come to market that get you all riled up as if you were a kid again and what you see on these pages is sure to get you going. As […]

Miniature Wonders @ The Rc Drift Body Comp

I’m so glad I decided to go to the Hobby Garage in Kuki the other day. Had I not, I don’t think I would have ever understood what “custom” really means to RC car enthusiasts in Japan. If you thought […]

The Top 10 facts about RC toys and RC vehicles!

  http://Red Line Remote Control When it comes to RC toys, remote control toys, RC vehicles and remote control vehicles there are 10 really important things that everyone should know! This is especially the case if you are looking to buy […]

Take to the skies with Telemaster RC Airplane!

Flying remote control airplanes is an amazing hobby that is enjoyed by many people around the world. There is nothing quite like the freedom of the open skies, the adrenaline rush of your first take off, and the satisfaction of […]

Ready to fly(RTF) Remote Control Airplane

RTF rc airplanes will be the very best strategy to get started in radio management flying if you happen to be not whatsoever bothered about building a model airplane, and just desire to fly one. The abbreviation ‘RTF’ stands for […]

 

Top Flite P-40 Warhawk

Made famous by Colonel Claire Chennault’s “Flying Tigers” squadron at the onset of World War II, the P-40 Warhawk had one of the most impressive kill-to-loss ratios of any Allied fighter plane. Equally impressive is Top Flite’s IMAA-legal replica of the P-40, which utilizes Gold Edition engineering to capture the exciting details of this revered warbird in a great-flying ARF!                                                                                                                          

  • Built-up balsa and ply airframe with fiberglass cowl, belly pan and landing gear pods.
  • Exceptional scale flight characteristics using affordable and easy-to-maintain 43-55 cc gasoline engines.
  • Many scale touches that you won’t find on any other giant-scale P-40 ARF!

                                                                                                                         Top Flite’s Giant Scale P-40 Warhawk is modeled after a restored full-size P40E owned and flown by Rudy Frasca of Frasca International in Urbana, Illinois.                                                                                                                               The cockpit detail and instrumentation is just as you would find in a full-size P-40 Warhawk is included in this model.                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Stab halves assemble with self-aligning aluminum mounting tubes, and all control surfaces except the rudder are pre-hinged to speed up final assembly.                                                                                                                                           The fiberglass cowl captures the lines of the P-40 perfectly. The iconic “shark mouth” nose art is painted on, and the exhaust ports are already in place. A scale-shaped, painted aluminum spinner is included.                                                                                                                                                                                                       Heavy-duty fixed landing gear is included with this model. For the ultimate in authenticity, optional Robart® retract gear can also be installed. The gear bolts easily into place following the instructions provided in the model’s assembly manual.                                                                                                             The wings are reinforced to help the landing gear withstand the impact of a less-than-perfect touchdown.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Close attention to detail is evident in the split flaps, which are ribbed just like on the full-size P-40.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The Flying Tigers was the most popular P-40 trim scheme, and it has been faithfully reproduced on this ARF using flat finish MonoKote®covering on the built-up balsa and ply sections and paint on the fiberglass parts.                                                                           


    Product specifications

    Model NumberTOPA0705
    Batteries Required?No


     Product information

    Product Dimensions 64.6 x 26.2 x 14.1 inches
    Item Weight 29.8 pounds
    Shipping Weight 29.8 pounds
    ASIN B004QJTVQA
    California residents Click here for Proposition 65 warning
    Item model number TOPA0705
    Manufacturer recommended age 15 years and up

      Try Audible and Get Two Free Audiobooks 

T-REX 470LM Dominator Super Combo RH47E01X

Following the release of the T-REX 450L, which introduced an innovative design and came equipped with high-end electronic equipment. Align’s most anticipated helicopter release in 2016 the T-REX 470L is born. No matter whether you are a newcomer or a professional, the brand new T-REX 470L will give you the new flying feel again.                       

470EFL Main Rotor Head provides superior flight stability and offers a lower CG design to reduce flying resistance while providing a more rigid and fast rotor head response. To improve the strength and durability of the main and feathering shaft the 470 main shaft outer dimension was increased from Ø5mm to Ø6mm, while the feathering shaft outer dimension was increased from Ø4mm to Ø5mm. The 470L has adopt a high standard 1.2mm 3K carbon fiber main frame and a wider body design which increases the size of the battery compartment allowing the use of larger capacity battery. The 470L utilizes a high efficient belt drive assembly design with an innovative adjustable belt guide pulley, providing a convenient way to adjust the belt tension by releasing or tightening the screw. This screw is used to maintain optimal belt tension improving the life of the belt and lowering maintains costs. The landing skid is tilted 5 degrees forward to improve crashworthiness and makes T-REX470L more avant-garde and dynamic.

The T-REX 470L is equipped with the large outer diameter 470MX motor (1800KV) which is highly efficient providing superior power, excellent torque, improved current draw, and a lower operating temperature which are excellent improvements as compared to the 460MX motor. The brand new DS450 digital cyclic servos and DS455 digital tail servo, support up to V8.4, high voltage input, improving the servos torque and speed. The new RCE-BL50X brushless ESC with an internal BEC provides 5.0V to 8.4V which can be set based on servo specification. The new high-end electronics effectively enhance flight performance.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Extended 380mm main blades effectively improve the flying stability and power performance. The new engineered airfoil design effectively reduces turbulence at the end of the main blades,this saves power consumption during extreme 3D flight. New 69 size tail blades are longer in length and offer superior tail holding performance, even during demanding 3D flight.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Brand New 470EFL Main Rotor Head provides superior flight stability and offers a lower CG design to reduce flying resistance while providing a more rigid and fast rotor head response. Brand New 470 Main Shaft and Feathering Shaft: Main Shaft outer dimension increased from Ø5mm to Ø6mm, while the Feathering Shaft outer dimension increased from Ø4mm to Ø5mm,effectively strengthening the Main and Feathering Shaft while improving durability.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Brand New 470EFL Main Rotor Head provides superior flight stability and offers a lower CG design to reduce flying resistance while providing a more rigid and fast rotor head response. Brand New 470 Main Shaft and Feathering Shaft: Main Shaft outer dimension increased from Ø5mm to Ø6mm, while the Feathering Shaft outer dimension increased from Ø4mm to Ø5mm,effectively strengthening the Main and Feathering Shaft while improving durability.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   New Swashplate design with zero slop delivering a precise and accurate controlled flight.                                                                                                           Brand new CNC metal reinforcement plate and brace compare with frame mounting bolt effectively increase the torsional stength of main frame, under extreme 3D maneuver, you can strongly feel its solid reinforcement from its structure.                                                                                                                                                                         Carbon fiber side frame plates are manufactured using a proprietary composite material integration technology which integrates the battery mounting rails into the frame. This unique use of open spaces within the frame creates a rigid frame and is aesthetically pleasing.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             An additional 3rd main shaft bearing block increases the strength of the main frame while improving 3D flight.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Brand new latching battery tray which utilizes integrated mounting rails inside the frames to simplify insertion / removal of battery while providing protection for the battery.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Specially designed for T-REX 470 providing higher currency output and support for high voltage servos with an internal BEC output from 5V to 8.4V which can be set up based on servo specification.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       DS350M HV Cyclic and DS455 HV Rudder servos support up to 8.4V for superior responsiveness, extreme torque, and improved performance.                                                                                                                                                                    Innovative adjustable belt guide pulley, allows a convenient way to adjust the belt tension by releasing or tightening the screw. The screw is used to maintain optimal belt tension over time.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Brand New Belt Drive Assembly design allow for quiet operation and low cost on serviceability.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Landing skid is tilted 5 degrees forward to improve crashworthiness.                                                                                                                                                 Newly designed vertical tail servo mount to improve CG while increasing the responsiveness of 3D flight.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    A wider Tail Boom to improves the torsional strength. Carbon Fiber Tail Control Rod is practical and improves the helicopters tail control.                                                                                                                                                                                     Designed using a proprietary material integration technology which creates a unique look and improves the Vertical Stabilizer’s stiffness.                                                                                                                                                                                  The newly designed dual point supported tail control assembly delivers slop free performance while improving rudder resolution and precision.                                                                                                                                                           The new tail rotor holder design includes thrust bearings which increases durability, as well as significantly improving the accuracy and efficiency of the tail performance when using 69 size Tail Blades.                                                                                                                                  

Accessories

●T-REX 470L DOMINATOR Set x 1
●380 Carbon Fiber Blades x 1set
●69 Tail Blade x1set
●470MX Brushless Motor(1800KV) x 1
●DS450M Digital Servo x 3
●DS455M Digital Servo x 1
●RCE-BL50X 50A Brushless ESC x 1

Radio transmitter and electronic equipment required for assembly:
1.Transmitter(6-channel or more,helicopter system)
2.Receiver(6-channel or more)
3.Pitch gauge or Digital Pitch Gauge
4.6S Li-Po 1400~1800mAh battery x 1                                                                                                                             http://

Kyosho Blizzard FR – Readyset (RTR) RC Track Vehicle

Mighty belt-tracked vehicle powers over sand, dirt and snow!
User-friendly Readyset with 2.4GHz R/C system also provides blade arm control!

Powered by two independent side-by-side motors, the transmission in the Blizzard FR Readyset delivers awesome power and free control so you can enjoy dominance over any terrain like only a true belted vehicle can deliver. With a suspension system equipped on all wheels, the Blizzard clears every challenge in its path including rocky obstacles, steep hill climbs and gravel or sand that would trap a machine with normal tires. Twin 370 motors and twin KA-17W ESCs deliver forward, reverse, left/right turning and pivot (turns on the spot) As this belted vehicle is fully pre-assembled there are no difficult assembly steps or other work to complete before enjoying its sophisticated mechanics. In addition, controlling the blade arm with the transmitter adds another fascinating aspect to the Blizzard. For great fun in the sand or snow, the Blizzard can match your outdoor lifestyle and go wherever you want to go.                                            

Pre-installed twin 370 motors and KA-17W ESCs provide free control of movement with independent left/right drive systems controlled by left and right sticks on the transmitter.

  Vertical operation of the blade arm is controlled by moving the 3rd channel control stick left or right. A KS4031-06W servo delivers powerful movement to the arm.                  Suspension travel allows wheels to move up and down so the tracks can roll smoothly over obstacles and uneven surfaces.                                                                                                       Sprocket and chain drive system utilizes a moderate number of gear teeth and pitch to realize strong resistance and surefooted driving control.                                                          Includes the superior control of the Syncro KT-431S transmitter. 2.4GHz system automatically manages frequency bands.                                                                                          Includes Team Orion 7.2V-1800mA NiMH battery and AC charger. Features high efficiency super plug connector.

Pro Boat Blackjack Catamaran Brushless: RTR

From its deceiving size to its distinctive trim, the Blackjack™ 24 catamaran is sure to leave the competition stupefied. With its powerful 2000Kv brushless motor, 30A ESC and precision servo, this catamaran leaves more expensive boats in your wake.                                 Want to experience all catamaran boating can offer at full-throttle? Then look no further than the Blackjack™ 24. From its deceiving size down to its distinctive trim scheme, the Blackjack 24 comes ready to be your ace in the hole and to deliver the RC boating action you crave. Equipped with a formidable 2000Kv water-cooled motor and action ready Li-Po compatible 30-amp ESC, this 24-inch catamaran is sure to turn heads with the kind of power and speed that no one will see coming. So go all in, raise the stakes and claim your bounty with the Blackjack 24 catamaran.                                                                                                    

FEATURES

  • Capable of reaching speeds of 30 MPH with optional accessories
  • Equipped with a brushless 2000Kv water-cooled motor and 30A Li-Po compatible ESC
  • Includes 2.4GHz Pro Boat radio system
  • Off-set rudder system provides superb stability and keeps the Blackjack-24 glued to the water
  • Hull mounted waterproof steering servo
  • One piece internal electronics tray
  • Convenient drain plug
  • Waterproof electronics

SPECIFICATIONS

Length:
24 in (609.6mm)
Motor Size:
2000kV
Radio:
2.4GHz Transmitter, 2-Channel
Speed Control:
30A
Hull Material:
ABS
Trim Scheme Colors:
Red with black
Prop Size:
1.34 x 2.06 in (34 x 52mm)
Hull Type:
Catamaran
Battery:
(1) 7.4v 30C+ LiPo or (1) 11.1v 30C+ LiPo
Kit/RTR:
RTR
Scale:
24-inch
Drive System:
Flexshaft
Experience Level:
Intermediate
Recommended Environment:
Outdoor
Assembly Time:
Less than 1 Hour
Is Assembly Required:
No

DJI CP.BX.000212 Professional Film Drone

The Inspire 1 was a revelation. The first film making drone in the world to integrate an HD video transmission system, 360 Degree rotating gimbal and a 4K camera, as well as the simplicity of app control. The launches of the Zenmuse x5 and X5R cameras further cemented the Inspire as a critical tool for filmmakers around the globe.                                        The Inspire 2 takes everything that was good about the Inspire 1 and improves it. An all-new image processing system records at up to 5.2K in cinemadng raw, Apple prores and more. It goes from 0 to 50mph (80kph) in just 5 seconds and hits a maximum speed of 58mph (94kph) and has a max descent speed of 9M/s for unheard of speed and agility in an aircraft this size. A dual battery system prolongs the flight time to a maximum of 27 minutes (with an x4s), while self-heating technology allows it to fly even in low temperatures. Flight autonomy has been Revised and developed specifically for the Inspire 2, providing two directions of obstacle avoidance and sensor redundancy.                       Increased intelligence adds multiple intelligent flight modes, including spotlight Pro, giving even single pilots the ability to create complex, dramatic shots. An upgraded video transmission system is now capable of dual signal frequency and dual Channel, streaming video from an onboard FPV camera and the main camera simultaneously, for better pilot and camera operator collaboration.                                                                                                                                  

Upgraded HSD Gray Fighting Falcon 7CH F-16 F16 105mm 12S 150A RC EDF Jet

PAYA LEBAR AIR BASE, Singapore — An F-16 Fighting Falcon from the 36th Fighter Squadron at Osan Air Base, South Korea, lands here after a mission during Commando Sling 04-3. U.S. and Singaporean Airmen trained together using realistic dissimilar aircraft air-to-air combat tactics. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Val Gempis)                                                                                                                                                                                     Mission
The F-16 Fighting Falcon is a compact, multi-role fighter aircraft. It is highly maneuverable and has proven itself in air-to-air combat and air-to-surface attack. It provides a relatively low-cost, high-performance weapon system for the United States and allied nations.

Features
In an air combat role, the F-16’s maneuverability and combat radius (distance it can fly to enter air combat, stay, fight and return) exceed that of all potential threat fighter aircraft. It can locate targets in all weather conditions and detect low flying aircraft in radar ground clutter. In an air-to-surface role, the F-16 can fly more than 500 miles (860 kilometers), deliver its weapons with superior accuracy, defend itself against enemy aircraft, and return to its starting point. An all-weather capability allows it to accurately deliver ordnance during non-visual bombing conditions.

In designing the F-16, advanced aerospace science and proven reliable systems from other aircraft such as the F-15 and F-111 were selected. These were combined to simplify the airplane and reduce its size, purchase price, maintenance costs and weight. The light weight of the fuselage is achieved without reducing its strength. With a full load of internal fuel, the F-16 can withstand up to nine G’s — nine times the force of gravity — which exceeds the capability of other current fighter aircraft.

The cockpit and its bubble canopy give the pilot unobstructed forward and upward vision, and greatly improved vision over the side and to the rear. The seat-back angle was expanded from the usual 13 degrees to 30 degrees, increasing pilot comfort and gravity force tolerance. The pilot has excellent flight control of the F-16 through its “fly-by-wire” system. Electrical wires relay commands, replacing the usual cables and linkage controls. For easy and accurate control of the aircraft during high G-force combat maneuvers, a side stick controller is used instead of the conventional center-mounted stick. Hand pressure on the side stick controller sends electrical signals to actuators of flight control surfaces such as ailerons and rudder.

Avionics systems include a highly accurate enhanced global positioning and inertial navigation systems, or EGI, in which computers provide steering information to the pilot. The plane has UHF and VHF radios plus an instrument landing system. It also has a warning system and modular countermeasure pods to be used against airborne or surface electronic threats. The fuselage has space for additional avionics systems.

Background
The F-16A, a single-seat model, first flew in December 1976. The first operational F-16A was delivered in January 1979 to the 388th Tactical Fighter Wing at Hill Air Force Base, Utah.

The F-16B, a two-seat model, has tandem cockpits that are about the same size as the one in the A model. Its bubble canopy extends to cover the second cockpit. To make room for the second cockpit, the forward fuselage fuel tank and avionics growth space were reduced. During training, the forward cockpit is used by a student pilot with an instructor pilot in the rear cockpit.

All F-16s delivered since November 1981 have built-in structural and wiring provisions and systems architecture that permit expansion of the multirole flexibility to perform precision strike, night attack and beyond-visual-range interception missions. This improvement program led to the F-16C and F-16D aircraft, which are the single- and two-place counterparts to the F-16A/B, and incorporate the latest cockpit control and display technology. All active units and many Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve units have converted to the F-16C/D.

The F-16 was built under an unusual agreement creating a consortium between the United States and four NATO countries: Belgium, Denmark, the Netherlands and Norway. These countries jointly produced with the United States an initial 348 F-16s for their air forces. Final airframe assembly lines were located in Belgium and the Netherlands. The consortium’s F-16s are assembled from components manufactured in all five countries. Belgium also provides final assembly of the F100 engine used in the European F-16s. Recently, Portugal joined the consortium. The long-term benefits of this program will be technology transfer among the nations producing the F-16, and a common-use aircraft for NATO nations. This program increases the supply and availability of repair parts in Europe and improves the F-16’s combat readiness.

U.S. Air Force F-16 multirole fighters were deployed to the Persian Gulf in 1991 in support of Operation Desert Storm, where more sorties were flown than with any other aircraft. These fighters were used to attack airfields, military production facilities, Scud missiles sites and a variety of other targets.

During Operation Allied Force, U.S. Air Force F-16 multirole fighters flew a variety of missions to include suppression of enemy air defense, offensive counter air, defensive counter air, close air support and forward air controller missions. Mission results were outstanding as these fighters destroyed radar sites, vehicles, tanks, MiGs and buildings.

Since Sept. 11, 2001, the F-16 has been a major component of the combat forces committed to the war on terrorism flying thousands of sorties in support of operations Noble Eagle (Homeland Defense), Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and Iraqi Freedom

General characteristics
Primary function: multirole fighter
Contractor: Lockheed Martin Corp.
Power plant: F-16C/D: one Pratt and Whitney F100-PW-200/220/229 or General Electric F110-GE-100/129
Thrust: F-16C/D, 27,000 pounds
Wingspan: 32 feet, 8 inches (9.8 meters)
Length: 49 feet, 5 inches (14.8 meters)
Height: 16 feet (4.8 meters)
Weight: 19,700 pounds without fuel (8,936 kilograms)
Maximum takeoff weight: 37,500 pounds (16,875 kilograms)
Fuel capacity: 7,000 pounds internal (3,175 kilograms); typical capacity, 12,000 pounds with two external tanks (5443 kilograms)
Payload: two 2,000-pound bombs, two AIM-9, two AIM-120 and two 2400-pound external fuel tanks
Speed: 1,500 mph (Mach 2 at altitude)
Range: more than 2,002 miles ferry range (1,740 nautical miles)
Ceiling: above 50,000 feet (15 kilometers)
Armament: one M-61A1 20mm multibarrel cannon with 500 rounds; external stations can carry up to six air-to-air missiles, conventional air-to-air and air-to-surface munitions and electronic countermeasure pods
Crew: F-16C, one; F-16D, one or two
Unit cost: F-16A/B , $14.6 million (fiscal 98 constant dollars); F-16C/D,$18.8 million (fiscal 98 constant dollars)
Initial operating capability: F-16A, January 1979; F-16C/D Block 25-32, 1981;  F-16C/D Block 40-42, 1989; and F-16C/D Block 50-52, 1994
Inventory: total force, F-16C/D, 1017                                                                                                                             Credits:http://www.af.mil/AboutUs/FactSheets/Display/tabid/224/Article/104505/f-16-fighting-falcon.aspx           RLRC Toys   

Walkera Dragonfly V450D03 6CH Flybarless CCPM RC Helicopter RTF 2.4GHz w/ Devo 7 TX

DESCRIPTION

The Lite Version of the Flagship V450D01 Helicopter – the Walkera V450D03 Flybarless Helicopter. The Walkera factory did produce 450 class helicopters, they uses high end material like carbon fiber and CNC aluminum, packed with high tech 6-Axis gyro and digital metal gear servos. They revised it a few times, updated some electronics and V450D01 became the flagship model in their product line. However the materials needs some cost. So to make a more remarkable sales, the factory tried to make a 450 class heli with lower cost, that’s the V450D03. But don’t worry, this big helicopter is not a “downgraded” one, it keeps the great electronics like the brushless motor, the digital metal gear servo, and the 6-axis gyro. Just changed some materials, for example using carbon fiber reinforced plastics, this already cuts much of the cost. So you’ll find the price and the performance both good, it’s super worthy. Not only producing high cost quality helicopters, but also suits the market needs.                                                                                                                                                                                             The helicopter is light, it’s light weight makes it more direct control and more agility. Also a point to notice is the precision on the rotor head and tail assembly, they have ZERO gaps, nothing is loosen. Flying the V450D03 is easy, because it has a responsive chassis and very direct control, thanks to the use of Plastic, this is what makes the V450D03 so special. You may say Plastic Heli is cheaper than Carbon Fiber + Metal Heli, well, not exactly, because now-a-days plastic industry has improved a lot, they mix composite material into the plastic, sometimes they are stronger and lighter. Besides, it’s no cheap, because Plastic Parts need molding, this molding process cost a lot more than you think, Walkera has taken a bold move. Plastic gives the chassis elasticity, you can actually feel this when you are flying, it feels smoother over that Carbon Fiber and Aluminum helis, that’s what makes the V450D03 so cool.                                              Different from the V450D01, almost all material used is different. For the V450D01 it is Carbon Fiber + Metal, and for the V450D03, it’s almost all plastics. And they have different design in structure, keeps all the best electronics but with better arrangement on them.                                                                                                                                                                                                 No matter you are a Beginners or Expert, you will love the V450D03. It has the Stability, thanks to 6-Axis Gyro, it has the Agility and Handling, thanks to the well made Plastic parts, the brushless power system and digital metal gear servos. So if you are a beginner with experience on Co-Axial and Single Rotor Helis, this is your best choice for outdoor heli (Remember to put training kit on the landing skids to start practicing).                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Same as other newer Walkera Models, the Super CP is capable of online update, with the updater UP02 and UP02A adaptor (Purchase Seperately).
                                     

Comes with the Devo 7 Transmitter. Check the features of this NEW Transmitter:

  • Quad-bearing design. Improved quad-bearing design of the Radio sticks makes the control silky and smoothly.
  • Adopted core technology of DEVO 12, versatile function ,high cost performance .
  • 2 Model Type: Helicopter and Airplane. Improved programming with more mixes and better interface Program MIX ,MIX to Throttle.
  • 7-point throttle curve makes the control exquisitely.
  • Fifteen-model memory.
  • Online update function:Enjoying update the latest program and copy model data freely and easily.                                                                                                       

    SPECIFICATION

    V450D03

    • Main Rotor Dia.: 712mm
    • Tail Rotor Dia.: 150mm
    • Overall Length: 676mm
    • Weight: 816g(Battery included)
    • Transmitter: DEVO 7(standard), DEVO-6/7E/8S/10/12S(Optional)
    • Receiver: RX-2703H-D
    • Battery: 11.1V 2600mAh Li-Po

    Transmitter Devo 7

    • Encoder: ARM micro computer system
    • Frequency: 2.4Ghz (DSSS)
    • Output power:-5dBm~20dBm
    • Battery: 1.2V x 8 NiCard or1.5V x 8 AA dry batteries
    • Current Drain: ≤170mA

    ITEM INCLUDED

 

SCX10 II™ 2000 Jeep® Cherokee 1/10th Scale Electric 4WD

SCX10 II™ 2000 Jeep® Cherokee 1/10th Scale Electric 4WD                                                            2005 marked the birth of the Axial brand, and shortly after, thoughts about the first SCX10 began, with development wrapping up in 2008. The SCX10 was introduced to the world as a builders kit, paving the way, or better yet, raising the bar for a new generation of scale trail enthusiasts. Previously, hobbyists had to “scratch build” a rig which presented a lot of technical hurdles to overcome. The SCX10 kit gave these “artists” time to focus their attention on other things like personalization and visual customization by removing the issues scratch-built scale rigs presented. And, it wasn’t just as a great kit to build, it was also a very capable driving machine, making it the de facto scale rig the world over. The SCX10 chassis platform provided all the technical attributes as well as scale looks with its signature all-metal twin c-channel frame, solid performing transmission and axles that provided enough realism with capabilities to match.                                                 With the SCX10 II, we’ve kept essence of the SCX10 there with all-metal twin c-channel frame rails, but that’s only 2% of the 98% of a completely new design. Scale AR44 high pinion axles, a chassis mounted servo (CMS), re-designed transmission, front mounted battery tray, all aluminum suspension links, and a properly designed suspension for nearly zero bump steer. These are just a few of the features built into the all new SCX10 II.  

The original AX10 axle was developed in 2007 for Axial’s first kit, the AX90001 Axial AX10 Scorpion RC Comp 10 – 1/10th Scale Rock Crawler – Electric Kit. In 2008, the AX10 axle was used in the SCX10 chassis, which paved the way for the scale trail scene.

While developing the next iteration of axles such as the AR60, we started thinking about what kind of axle would be more suited for the future of the SCX10. Our design of a new axle needed to feature three key points. First, we wanted the axle housing to visually quench the thirst of scale enthusiasts. Second, we needed to create a gear set with the technical attributes to overcome the torque twist that is often associated with smaller gear sets. Third, the axle itself needed to be durable.

After seven years of utilizing the original AX10 axle and two years of development, Axial is proud to introduce the industry’s first high pinion gear set in our newly developed AR44 axle! The next chapter of the Axial SCX10 begins with true technological engineering and scale realism!                                                   

AR44 HI-PINION AXLES
In 2008, the AX10™ axle was used in the launch of the SCX10™ chassis platform. While developing the next iteration of axles such as the AR60, the thought process began on what kind of axle would be best for the future of the SCX10™. Axial’s development of a new axle needed to feature three key design points. First, an axle housing to visually quench the thirst of scale enthusiasts. Second, a gear set with the technical attributes to overcome the torque twist often associated with smaller gear sets. Third, the axle itself needed to retain the durability associated with the SCX10™, despite being delivered in a smaller axle housing. After seven years of utilizing the original AX10™ axle and two years of development, Axial is proud to introduce our newly developed AR44 axle with the industry’s first high pinion gear set. The next chapter of the Axial SCX10™ begins with scale realism backed with true technological development!

• High pinion gears for added ground clearance & better driveshaft angles
• The high pinion design allows increased gear surface contact for increased durability
• Larger load bearings used around the gear set to reduce flex and create a stronger drivetrain
• Single piece axle housing for added strength
• 1-piece all-metal locker front and rear
• Small pumpkin for increased clearance and a more realistic, scale look
• Bolt on link mounts
• Knuckle carriers and straight axle adapters have a better mounting system with 10-degree increment adjustments
• Optimized gear ratio – 3.75 compared to 2.92 previously. This reduces torque twist which is typically seen with other small pumpkin axle designs                                                                                                                  KINGPIN ANGLE
The AR44 axle was designed for both aesthetics and functionality. To improve upon the older AX10 axle, we designed the steering components with an 8 degree kingpin angle which results in a positive scrub radius. Making this change to the pivot point means less tire scrub for steering efficiency and less load on the steering servo.

• 8 degree kingpin angle
• Improved scrub radius over the AX10 axle                                                                                                                 AR44 UNIVERSAL AXLE SET
Universal joint axles allow up to 45 degrees of steering and provide smoother action for a higher performing, efficient drivetrain.

• Up to 45 degrees of steering
• Smooth action for an efficient drivetrain
• Compact yet durable design
• Hardened steel construction                                                                                                                                          SCX10 II™ TRANSMISSION
Scale looks on the outside, genuine Axial gears on the inside! The SCX10™ transmission received a design makeover with special attention paid towards aesthetics by mimicking a real transmission with a bell housing, oil pan and a 4X4 transfer case! And that’s just the beginning. By sitting the transfer case lower into the chassis and centering the driveshafts with the axle input housings, Axial has created a more efficient driveline with better driveshaft angles which puts less stress on moving parts. Better driveshaft angles coupled with hi-pinion axles IS scale realism backed with performance. Also includes full set of ball bearings and all metal internal gears for strength and durability.

• Transfer case design helps keep the driveshafts centered and as low as possible in the chassis
• Final drive ratio range 33.69 – 54.15 with available spur – pinion gear combinations
• Comes with 56T spur gear and 15T pinion / 32-pitch for durability
• All metal internal gears for strength and durability
• Final drive ratio (FDR) 40.44 with a range from 33.69 – 54.15 – Original SCX10 was 33.06
• Scale looks mimics a full size transmission and transfer case                                                                                  CHASSIS MOUNTED SERVO (CMS)
Scale matters, but so does geometry! In pursuit of scale looks, we’ve moved the servo off the top of the axle and onto the chassis, just as a full size truck has its steering box located on the frame. But with this seemingly simple action comes a complexity of suspension hurdles to overcome – one of which is bump steer. The undesirable steering is caused by bumps interacting with improper length or angle of suspension and steering links. We made it our mission to design the front suspension in such a way that it eliminates or comes as close as possible to zero bump steer, to help give you the best driving experience possible.

• Scale looks with proper suspension geometry
• Anodized aluminum links included w/ M4 rod ends
• Adjustable servo mounting system allows for a wide range of servos to be used
• Properly designed suspension for nearly zero bump steer                                                                                                                                                           ALL ALUMINUM SUSPENSION LINKS
The suspension geometry utilizes a 4-Link design for the rear which is optimized to reduce axle steer and torque twist. It also helps with steep off-camber climbs by having the proper amount of anti-squat and roll characteristics. The 4-Link system also aids against suspension wrap-up in high power applications.

• All links are metal including the steering
• Custom tapered center – flared ends design
• Large M4 rod ends
• Grey anodized aluminum                                                                                                                                              ADJUSTABLE WHEELBASE
This chassis is designed at 12.3” wheelbase length, but is easily adjusted to either a 11.4” or 12.0” wheelbase (optional link kits sold separately). Axial designed the chassis so that all the wheelbase adjustability happens out back without sacrificing front-end suspension geometry. Simple removal and installation of the suspension links and changing the drive shaft length allows an easier way to adjust the wheelbase.

• Wheelbase adjustment is easily done in the rear end without affecting the steering geometry and maintaining zero bump steer.
• Adjustable wheelbase (11.4”/ 12.0” / 12.3”) (optional link kits sold separately)
• 4 link rear
• 12.3” wheelbase

   STEEL C-CHANNEL FRAME RAIL CHASSIS
The realistic high strength c-channel chassis frame is made of durable steel with cross bracing for reinforcement and is held together with all hex hardware. Realistic looking frame and cross braces improve chassis rigidity (torsional stiffness). Realistic shock hoops with multiple shock mounting positions allows you to adjust your suspension for maximum performance. The simplified design makes maintenance and assembly quick and easy. The contoured skid plate significantly reduces hang-ups on terrain. Compared to the previous design, additional holes have been added to the rear portion of the frame rails for making wheelbase adjustments.                                                                                                     JCR OFFROAD VANGUARD BUMPERS
Scale front and rear bumpers licensed by JCR Offroad.

• Rear mount has been extended and stiffer plastics chosen to help limit the typical sag seen in plastic bumpers
• Lenses included for light locations on bumpers
• Rear tow hitch included for added scale appearance                                                                            ADJUSTABLE BATTERY TRAY
The new adjustable battery tray is now relocated lower and further forward for better weight distribution and center of gravity (COG).

• Adjustable tray that prevents the battery from coming loose or shifting while driving
• Posts are included to fine tune the fit based on the battery you choose
• Easy access for quicker battery changes
• Can accommodate batteries up to 32x44x147mm (3S 5,000 mAh)                                                                                                                  1.9 BFGOODRICH ALL-TERRAIN T/A® KO2 TIRES – R35
What lies between the dirt and metal are the tires – your connection to the trail below. When it comes to tough terrain, adventure seekers reach for BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A® KO2 tires for their dependability on the roughest backroads.

• Officially licensed by BFGoodrich
• 4.65” x 1.65” / 1.9 (118mm x 42.5mm)
• R35 compound

BFGoodrich® Tires and All-Terrain T/A® KO2 Trademarks are used under License from Michelin                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       1.9 METHOD MESH WHEELS
In an industry that’s all about the latest and greatest, while taking advantage of styling trends, sometimes the ‘less is more’ approach is quite refreshing and the mesh wheel offers just that. Clean, simple and METHOD STRONG! These officially licensed METHOD Mesh Wheels are replicated in true form for durability and a clean line look.                              ICON ALUMINUM SHOCKS
Fully licensed Icon Vehicle Dynamics™ shocks feature clear coated polished aluminum bodies, complete with aluminum faux reservoirs. The main body of the shock is threaded for quick ride height adjustments and pre-load tuning ability. Like their full size counterparts these shocks are completely rebuildable, tunable and offer consistent handling all while adding some of that Icon bling to your SCX10™ chassis.

• 61-90mm Aluminum Shock Set with 7mm piston                                                                                                                                                    WATERPROOF RECEIVER BOX / ESC TRAY
Three different silicone seals are included, one for the antenna, one for the servo wires (includes three slots for three channels), and one that acts as a gasket for the receiver box cover. No more stress when running in mud, water, or snow!

• Waterproof receiver box located on the side plates allows easy access and low center of gravity
• Clean mounting surface for your ESC is large enough to accommodate up to 50x40mm footprint                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      WIRE ROUTING
Wire routing has been thoroughly thought through to help keep your chassis layout looking clean. In addition to including wire clips/guides, there has been a channel created that runs the length of the chassis so you can run additional wires hidden inside the c-channel frame.

• Optional mounting points and wire routing for a chassis mounted servo winch and 2 speed shift servo                                                                                                                                                                                                                      WB8 HD WILDBOAR™ DRIVESHAFTS
WB8 HD Wildboar™ front and rear driveshafts feature an updated design with a larger diameter cross pin (2x11mm) along with an M4 Screw Shaft (2mm hex drive) for added strength. A center splined slider floats between each end and features added material which reduces flex and fatigue.

• 3-piece driveshaft with strengthened slider-floater tube
• Increased surface at the connection between the ball joints and output shaft tubes
• 2x11mm cross pin adds 25% more surface area providing more strength for the ball joint
• Captured cross pin design eliminates older set screw design for more durability/easy maintenance
• Adjustable length driveline parts included in box                                                                                                                                                  DUAL SLIPPER CLUTCH
Our dual slipper design uses a pad on each side of the spur gear for added surface area. This allows for more precise tuning and holding power. The spur gear features strong, 32 pitch gearing for high torque applications.

• Slipper design uses a pad on each side of the spur gear for added surface contact area
• More precise tuning and holding power
• Strong 32P gear pitch for high torque applications                                                                               JEEP® XJ BODY
Throughout the rich history surrounding the Jeep® brand, there have been several influential vehicles hailing from the seven-slot stable, one of which is the Jeep® Cherokee (XJ). Possibly considered as the dawn of the modern SUV, the XJ was first presented 1984 as one of the first small SUV’s introduced into the American market, which carried on until 2001. During its 17yr production run, the XJ was built on several continents for world wide exposure, offered in either a 2-door or 4-door configuration, available in several different trim levels along with either a 2wd or 4wd drivetrain. Under the hood featured three different engine options consisting of 2.5L I4 AMC (125hp @ 5400rpm and 150lb/ft of torque @ 3250rpm), 4.0L I6 OHC AMC (193hp@4600rpm and 231lb/ft of torque @ 3000rpm), and a Euro spec only turbo diesel I4 OHV (114hp@3900rpm and 221 lb/ft @ 2000rpm). In 97’, the XJ received a facelift that updated design queues focused on aerodynamics, body stiffness, styling as well as the spare tire being relocated from the rear bumper to inside the cab. The stiffer uni-body construction brought forth improvements in noise cancellation and vibrations while aerodynamics improved engine efficiency.

From an off-roading perspective, the XJ has proven to be a relatively inexpensive vehicle for purchase thus making it a value based build option, capable of suiting just about any sort of budget. Its bones are strong thanks to a Quadra-Link suspension system and primarily coming with Dana 35 axles since the beginning, but there was a Dana 44 option between 87’-91’. Don’t let its smaller size fool you, there’s room for four passengers and space for days, making it a great expedition rig for friends and family to tag along.                 Credits: http://www.axialracing.com/
   

 

Remote Control RMS Titanic 72″ Limited w/LED Lights

1912

Titanic sinks                                                                                                                                  At 2:20 a.m. on April 15, 1912, the British ocean liner Titanic sinks into the North Atlantic Ocean about 400 miles south of Newfoundland, Canada. The massive ship, which carried 2,200 passengers and crew, had struck an iceberg two and half hours before.                                                                                                                                                                                    On April 10, the RMS Titanic, one of the largest and most luxurious ocean liners ever built, departed Southampton, England, on its maiden voyage across the Atlantic Ocean. The Titanic was designed by the Irish shipbuilder William Pirrie and built in Belfast, and was thought to be the world’s fastest ship. It spanned 883 feet from stern to bow, and its hull was divided into 16 compartments that were presumed to be watertight. Because four of these compartments could be flooded without causing a critical loss of buoyancy, the Titanic was considered unsinkable. While leaving port, the ship came within a couple of feet of the steamer New York but passed safely by, causing a general sigh of relief from the passengers massed on the Titanic‘s decks. On its first journey across the highly competitive Atlantic ferry route, the ship carried some 2,200 passengers and crew.                                                                                                                                                             After stopping at Cherbourg, France, and Queenstown, Ireland, to pick up some final passengers, the massive vessel set out at full speed for New York City. However, just before midnight on April 14, the RMS Titanic failed to divert its course from an iceberg and ruptured at least five of its hull compartments. These compartments filled with water and pulled down the bow of the ship. Because the Titanic‘s compartments were not capped at the top, water from the ruptured compartments filled each succeeding compartment, causing the bow to sink and the stern to be raised up to an almost vertical position above the water. Then the Titanic broke in half, and, at about 2:20 a.m. on April 15, stern and bow sank to the ocean floor.                 

Because of a shortage of lifeboats and the lack of satisfactory emergency procedures, more than 1,500 people went down in the sinking ship or froze to death in the icy North Atlantic waters. Most of the 700 or so survivors were women and children. A number of notable American and British citizens died in the tragedy, including the noted British journalist William Thomas Stead and heirs to the Straus, Astor, and Guggenheim fortunes.

One hour and 20 minutes after Titanic went down, the Cunard liner Carpathia arrived. The survivors in the lifeboats were brought aboard, and a handful of others were pulled out of the water. It was later discovered that the Leyland liner Californian had been less than 20 miles away at the time of the accident but had failed to hear the Titanic‘s distress signals because its radio operator was off duty.                                                                                                    

Announcement of details of the tragedy led to outrage on both sides of the Atlantic. In the disaster’s aftermath, the first International Convention for Safety of Life at Sea was held in 1913. Rules were adopted requiring that every ship have lifeboat space for each person on board, and that lifeboat drills be held. An International Ice Patrol was established to monitor icebergs in the North Atlantic shipping lanes. It was also required that ships maintain a 24-hour radio watch.

On September 1, 1985, a joint U.S.-French expedition located the wreck of the Titanic lying on the ocean floor at a depth of about 13,000 feet. The ship was explored by manned and unmanned submersibles, which shed new light on the details of its sinking.                                                                                                   

Product Description

REMOTE CONTROLLED VERSION SOLD FULLY ASSEMBLED Ready for Immediate Display – Not a Model Ship kit Unmatched in elegance, detailing or craftsmanship, these opulent Limited Edition scale model RMS Titanic replicas are the museum-quality crown jewel of our fleet of RMS Titanic models. Enjoy the exquisitely crafted and delicate features abounding upon her decks, the grace and majesty of her carefully rendered lines, and the attention to every detail of this superlative model of history’s most famous ocean liner. Be swept away by the magnificent splendor and timeless allure of these RMS Titanic replicas.72 inch Long x 10 inch Wide x 24 inch High (1:212 scale) Wireless Controller included Built from scratch by master artisans High quality woods include cherry, birch, maple and rosewood Museum Quality features not available in other models or any kit Paint colors precisely matched to those of the RMS Titanic ships All windows and portholes exactly sized and positioned according to the original RMS Titanic construction plans Historical design and detailing of superstructure and hull Open promenade decks visible through superstructure windows Precise superstructure design and detailing Triple propeller design and accurate anchors Metal trussed crane booms with twin cables and pulleys on cargo hooks Detailed, separate lattice grates on all ducts and vents Metal slat deck benches rather than solid carved wood Finely-crafted wire maintenance ladders ascend smokestacks Meticulous painting to accurately match the actual RMS Titanic Amazing Details, including: Lifeboats hung from launching davits Rigging and stay-lines on all…                                                Credits:http://www.history.com/                                                                                                                   

Star Wars Air Hogs Star Destroyer Drone

The Imperial I-class Star Destroyer,[20] also known as the Imperial I-class Destroyer[21] or the Imperator-class Star Destroyer,[5] was an iconic class of warships designed by Lira Wessex and built by Kuat Drive Yards.[22][23] The Imperial-class Star Destroyers, along with Imperial stormtroopers, represented the might of the Imperial Military throughout the galaxy during the reign of the Galactic Empire.[23]                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Imperial I-class Star Destroyer

Production information

Manufacturer

Kuat Drive Yards[1][2]

  • Various subcontractors[3]

Model

Imperator-class Star Destroyer,[4] later renamed Imperial I-class Star Destroyer[5]

Class

Star Destroyer[2]

Cost

150,000,000 credits[6]

Technical specifications

Length

Maximum acceleration

>2,300 g

MGLT

60 MGLT[7]

Maximum atmospheric speed

975 km/h[8]

Hyperdrive rating

Hyperdrive system

Equipped[7]

Power output

Peak: ~7,73 × 1024 W[2][10]

Shielding

KDY ISD-72x shield generator domes (2)[7](local area-effect)[11]

Sensor systems

KDY ISD-72x shield generator domes (2)[12][11]

Targeting systems

LeGrange targeting computers[13]

Armament

Crew

Cargo capacity

36,000 metric tons[7]

Consumables

Communication systems

HoloNet transceiver

Usage

Year introduced

Affiliation

  • Galactic Republic[4]
  • Galactic Empire[18]
  • New Republic[19]
  • Imperial Remnant
  • Galactic Federation of Free Alliances
  • ConfederationThe Imperator-class was originally used by the Republic Navy toward the end of the Clone Wars, and served alongside the Tector-class in a few task forces during the conflict.[4] It was at the time one of the largest warship classes in the Republic Navy.[24] It later became a mainstay of the Imperial Navy[25][5] and was also fielded to a lesser degree by the Empire’s successor-states.[19]         

    Characteristics

    Half the budget is going to the production of these enormous new Star Destroyers.
    Mon Mothma[src]

    Cost

    The Imperial I-class belonged to the Star Destroyer family of warship, exemplified by its dagger/arrowhead design. A single Imperial-class vessel cost the Empire more than twenty times the cost of a EF76 Nebulon-B escort frigate, which was the equivalent of several star systemsannual economic output.[26][27]

    Dimensions

    The Imperial-class was produced in large numbers and was the premier warship class of the Galactic Empire.[22] All known variants were 1,600 meters long (one mile). Compared to most common frigates and downscaled cruisers[5] known from the days of the Old Republic, the Imperial-class was a huge warship,[28][23] but in the Imperial Navy, it was one of the Empire’s mid-sized mainline warships,[16] like its predecessor had been for the Republic.[5] The hulls of the Imperial-class were painted in Star Destroyer White, a purely economic choice as it was the only variety of paint that was produced in sufficient quantities to coat the Empire’s immense number of warships.

    Crew requirements

    According to officially available statistics, Imperial-class Star Destroyers had at least 37,000 officers and crew. Counting the stormtrooper complement (one division or legion, 9,700 men) would total 46,700. This would include a stormtrooper detachment, starfighter pilots, and support craft pilots.[20] Differing from many other Imperial vessels, recreational facilities provided entertainment for off-duty personnel and “guest rooms’ could accommodate Imperial VIPs.[29]

    Offensive and defensive systems                                                                                                                                                                                           Cross-section showing from left to right: Main gun batteries, an auxiliary reactor, main hypermatter reactor core, docking and hangar bays, storage areas, tractor beamprojectors.                                                          

    The Imperial I-class Star Destroyer possessed a main battery of six heavy turbolasersand two heavy ion cannons, arranged in four dual mounts flanking the ship’s tower structure.[28]

    Like with several other Star Destroyer classes, the designers did not take advantage of their wedge shape to give the heavy cannons the ability to focus on targets in the forward firing arc that were level with the ship.[5][28] This could have been accomplished either by superelevating the aft turrets, or merely by spacing the turrets apart over a longer distance of the ship’s length. In any case, this Star Destroyer class could bring all its heavy guns to bear by dipping its bow downward.[30]

    Numerous smaller and medium guns were mounted around the ship to ward off attacks against lesser ships not capable of being targeted by the main battery. They varied in size; some were designed as point-defense cannon to destroy incoming missiles and starfighters while others engaged lesser capital ships.[28] Some ships, such as Emancipator, were refitted with proton torpedo launchers. Three triple-gun turrets were mounted on the ridge of the ship, just forward of the lowest, forwardmost terrace of the dorsal superstructure.[28]

    Mounted just beyond the forward tip of the attack hangar (see fighter complement), were two large ventral turbolasers, which sat near the corners of the massive hangar.[18]                                                              

    Complement

    Imperial-class Star Destroyers typically carried a standard Imperial wing of 6 TIE squadrons, for a total of 72 starfighters.[22][28]

    The standard wing included four TIE Fighter squadrons (one squadron often referred to be a reconnaissance squadron of TIE/rc starfighters), one squadron of TIE Interceptors, one squadron of TIE Bombers (lower priority ships had to make do with TIE/gt starfighter-bombers). Often one or two flights in a fighter squadron were TIE/fc starfighters. Sometimes one of the fighter squadrons was used for training purposes. By the Battle of Endor, one of these fighter squadrons had been phased out in favor of a second squadron of TIE Interceptors.[31]                                                                  Imperial I-class Star Destroyer in a planet’s atmosphere.                                                                                                                                                     

    The attack hangar was located on the underside on the ship and was guarded by a set of armored doors. TIE fighter service and refueling bays, and TIE launch hangars surrounded the main hangar. TIEs were launched from cycling racks and pilots boarded from overhead gantries and were released into space as they disengaged from the front position in the racks.[28]

    Returning fighters landed in separate hangars and then were guided by small tractor beams into receiver-carriers. The receivers carried the TIE to a debarkation station where the pilot would exit. Once moved through the transfer tunnels to a launch hangar, the fighter could be serviced and refueled in a separate bay. In the hangar, the TIEs were cycled through a launch rack and ready for the next launch. The small forward hangar was for shuttle craft carrying high-ranking officials. The forward hangar was also used as a back-up to the main hangar.[28]

    These ships carried 9,700 troops, as well as massive war vehicles such as AT-AT and AT-ST walkers.[22] AT-AT barges and other landing craft were used to deliver ground assault forces to a planet’s surface.[22][28][32][33]Although larger landing craft could only be carried onboard bigger Imperial vessels,[16] the Imperial-class could transfer a large number of heavy walkers to smaller transport ships via a detachable rail system.[34]

    The Star Destroyer could use its guns and TIE starfighters to support any surface action. If a planet required a lasting presence, a Star Destroyer could quickly deploy a prefabricated garrison base.[22] Like most other Star Destroyer models, the Imperial-class was capable of entering atmospheres and supporting ground operations directly.[35][36][37]                                                                                                              

    Propulsion systems

    ISD-I engines

    Ion engines on an Imperial I.

    There were entire planets that, throughout their history, did not expend as much power as an Imperial-class ship did in one hyperspacejump.[22] The hyperspace generator was located along the ship’s ventral surface.[29] A massive solar ionization reactor bulged from the ventral spine, annihilating hypermatter as fuel to power the ship. Auxiliary reactors flanked the main reactor and the three reactors were connected to the three main engines. In addition, the backup engines were connected to additional reactors as well.[28]

    Catastrophic release braces were located underneath the ventral reactor bulge, in case of emergencies where the core of the main reactor had to be ejected from the ship.[38]

    As designed, the Imperial-class had a Class 2 hyperdrive with a Class 8 emergency backup.[6] However, KDY’s practice of subcontracting out the design to meet Imperial demands led to occasional design quirks: Star Destroyers built by the Corellian Engineering Corporation were considerably faster, both at sublight and hyperspace speeds.[39]

    For sublight propulsion, the Imperial-class relied on an array of three primary Destroyer-I ion engines produced by KDY specifically for the vessels. For emergency situations requiring additional thrust, the Imperial-class could use its four Gemon-4 ion engines.[31] The engines were capable of accelerating the ship with a force of several thousand g.[33]

    Bridge tower

    The command bridge tower of the Imperial-class Star Destroyer was massive, and the command bridge followed a design similar to that of many other KDY warship classes, such as the Venator-class[40], the Executor-class designs.[11] The sensor array on top of the Mk. I’s tower had support beams running diagonally across it. These would later be substituted for vertical ones during a minor refit, which made the array look similar to the one on Mk. II vessels.[41] The two globes atop the bridge tower served two purposes: aiding both in hyperspace communication and deflector shield generation. The proximity of the deflector shield generators made the bridge tower one of the most protected parts of the Star Destroyer[31][42]                                                                                                              

    History

    I hate the look of these new mass-produced Imperator-class Destroyers. None of the artistry that went into the old Acclamators or Venators—even the Victory Twos. So goes elegance.
    Brudi Gayn[src]                                                                                                                                                                                    

       

    Imperial-I-SD-ANH

    An Imperial I-class Star Destroyer as seen from below.

    Republic origin

    The Imperator-class was designed as a massive, powerful, mid-sized warship,[5], and appeared in limited numbers during the Clone Wars, where it served in several Republic task forces.[4] As the war neared its end in 19 BBY, the production lines of new Imperator-class and Tector-class destroyers expanded, while the lines for the older, lighter Venator-class slowed down.[5]

    The first vessel was named the Executrix,[24] while the second was the Exactor, which later served as the first personal flagship of the Imperial enforcer Darth Vader.[43] There was also an Imperator among the Mk.I models, sharing the class name.[44] Following the Great Jedi Purge and the establishment of the Galactic Empire in 19 BBY, the Imperator model was renamed Imperial-class[5] and production of the class was increased even further[43] and refined.[25] Despite the name change, some Imperial documents continued to use the original name to identify the class.[17]

    Imperial service

    Exactor

    The Exactor orbiting New Plympto in 19 BBY.

    Imperial-class Star Destroyers had a distinguished career in the Imperial Starfleet, where they symbolized the Empire’s military might (for better or worse). Eventually, these Star Destroyers rendered older vessels, like the Venator-class, obsolete.[45]

    Capable of laying waste to entire worlds (provided those worlds did not have planetary shields), the Imperial-class became infamous as the prime enforcer of Imperial rule, and even served as a small, peacekeeping battleship.[22][28] According to official records, over 25,000 were eventually produced.[46] The Navy’s immense demand for Star Destroyers led Kuat Drive Yards to subcontract the design out to various other shipwrights, which occasionally led to a number of design quirks: Star Destroyers built by the Corellian Engineering Corporation were considered the fastest ships in the Imperial Navy, both at sublight and hyperspace speeds.[47] Many Star Destroyers were destroyed in the fratricidal warfare that consumed the Empire after the death of Emperor Palpatine at Endor in 4 ABY, while others defected or were captured over the years.[19]

    Within sector-level fleets, the ISD served a central battleship role, being the flagship of the unit known as the “Battle Squadron.” A Sector Group was responsible for patrolling a given sector and was composed of 24 Star Destroyers.[29] It was also observed to operate more or less independently and often far from support ships and facilities. Through many operations, the ISD functioned as a destroyer, a capital ship fast enough to chase down blockade runners and protect fleets. As an escort, it also supported Imperial Star Cruisers and Star Dreadnoughts in fleet combat.[48][16]

    When he assaulted Hoth, Darth Vader commanded the Star Dreadnought Executor and brought along a flotillaof Imperial-class vessels from Death Squadron to assault the planet. The Rebellion’s heavy ion cannon, powered by the reactor of a battlecruiser, easily overwhelmed individual Star Destroyer shields and rapidly disabled ships in orbit.[41][49]

    Executor and escorts

    A refitted Imperial I-class Star Destroyer escorting the Executor.

    In the New Republic era, Imperial-class Star Destroyers continued in the escort role for larger vessels in campaigns like Operation Shadow Hand in 10 ABY. The Super Star Destroyer Allegiance led a task force of Imperial-class ships and World Devastators during the First Battle of Mon Calamari.[50] This was one of many fleets that struck out from the Core as part of the operation, which was aimed at taking back most of the Galactic Empire’s former territories. Operation Shadow Hand saw a relatively heavy use of different types of Super Star Destroyers supported by Star Destroyers.[50]

    However, due to lack of logistics, not all Imperial splinter factions made use of Super Star Destroyers. For instance, Grand Admiral Thrawn massed a sizable force in 9 ABY, but could not obtain any larger warships. In those instances, Star Destroyers like the Imperial-class acted as main command ships of a navy.[51][52]

    Later service

    This particular class of vessel saw extensive service in other navies, including that of the successor-states the New Republic and the Galactic Alliance.[19] Some New Republic Imperial I-class Star Destroyers, like the Mon Mothma, were refitted to include gravity well projectors.[53]

    Private service

    Errant Venture

    The Errant Venture.

    One Star Destroyer was operated by a private individual—the Errant Venture, formerly the Virulence, which had been captained by the smuggler Booster Terrik. The warship was claimed by Booster in the wake of the decisive Battle of Thyferra that concluded the Bacta War,[54] but was in poor condition for many years owing to the great cost of maintaining such a large vessel. In addition, she was stripped of the vast majority of her armament: only ten turbolasers were permitted, and even those were not always functional.[55]

    Years later, the vessel received a comprehensive refit in exchange for Booster permitting its use in a New Republic special-operations raid on an Imperial base. The most notable part of this refit was a deep red paint job instead of the classic Imperial white.[56] While Captain Terrik was not permitted to keep all of his weapons after the operation, they were reinstated when the Yuuzhan Vong War occurred. During the Yuuzhan Vonginvasion, she served as a temporary Jedi sanctuary and also as squadron flagship.[57]

    Variants

    Imperial II-class Star Destroyer

    Several variant designs and refits were made using the Imperial-class as a basis. The most famous and widely produced, was the Imperial II-class Star Destroyer, the second iteration of the class. It included improved armor and weaponry, a different sensor tower and other cosmetic differences.[20]

    Imperial-class variant

    Victory basis

    Imperial-class variant design.

    Similar to how some Victory-class vessels borrowed design elements from the Imperial-class[58], at least one Imperial variant borrowed elements of the Victory-class. It had an elongated command tower and wing-structures on the side of the superstructure.[59]

    Interdictor-class Star Destroyer

    Another variant was the Interdictor-class Star Destroyer, heavily modified Imperial-class ships that were fitted with gravity-well generators and utilized to halt hyperspace travel for enemy ships.[60]

    Behind the scenes

    There has been some disagreement over the name of the class. Early material by Geoffrey Mandel, now considered unofficial, showed the Star Destroyer model smaller than they later appeared. The class-name Imperator was used for these drawings, and the ships were to be produced at the Gyndine shipyards. Many of the designs were greatly upscaled shortly before production began. Some critics suggest that naming one of the Empire’s class of ships Imperial is redundancy in name.

    Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith Incredible Cross-Sections eventually put the debate to rest, by clarifying the issue—while the class was originally named Imperator, it was renamed Imperial at some point after the Great Jedi Purge. Other sources would later on reference Imperator, including the novel Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader and the EU-section on the Venator-class Star Destroyer’s Databank title official profile in the Databank (content now obsolete; backup link on Archive.org). The word “Imperator” is Latin and was used as a title for “An army commander in the Roman Republic”. Later, during the Roman Empire, it became a title worn by the Emperors and signified “The supreme power of the Roman emperor”.[61]

    Imperial SD Sketchbook

    Star Destroyer concept sketch.

    Based on an animatic of a Revenge of the Sith TV spot, an Imperator-class Star Destroyer was scheduled to make an appearance during the final scenes of the film, but was apparently cut out and replaced with a Venator-class in post-production.

    Imperial-class Star Destroyers have featured prominently in many Star Wars computer games. However, they have generally been “toned-down” to allow the player some chance of defeating them with a starfighter. Some of these game mechanics have included shooting sensor globes and reactor bulbs with your starfighter to bring down the whole ship.

    Imperial-class Star Destroyers have sometimes been referred to as cruisers. The book Starships of the Galaxy(Saga Edition) referred to most common Star Destroyers as being classified as “star cruisers”, with lowercase letters. It also noted that unlike the term “Star Destroyer”, “star cruiser” means “a naval cruiser that travels through space”.[62] Since the Imperial-class has also been called a “star destroyer”, the class can be seen as either a naval destroyer or a cruiser, given similarities in their roles. Imperial-class ships have also been described as battleships (more specifically, “peacekeeping battleships”).[2] This is presumably because one Imperial constituted a line on its own. RotS:ICS also mention warships being “downscaled”, depicting at least two separate classification systems, one where regular Star Destroyers are destroyers and another where they are battleships.

    Numerous Expanded Universe sources state that the Imperial I is armed with 60 identical turbolasers and 60 identical ion cannons. However, analysis of the Star Destroyer models used in the films shows that this is a flawed description. The Star Wars: Incredible Cross-Sections factbook followed the movie model more closely, describing three twin-barreled heavy turbolasers and one ion cannon on each side of the command tower, one quad-laser cannon in each side trench, three cannons in front of the terrace superstructure, and numerous smaller guns lining each trench, as well as several tractor beam projectors located inside the vessel.

    The Star Wars Technical Journal offers a slightly different number for the crew requirement: 4,520 officers and 32,565 enlisted men making a total crew of 37,085.

    Credits :http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/