Aquacraft Vela 1M TTX410 2.4GHz Sailboat

For pleasure and prestige. While the Vela One Meter sailboat is easy enough for beginners, it also boasts cutting-edge materials and performance features that make it a worthy competitor. When not on the water, the Vela’s impressive dimensions, brilliant colors […]

F-16C Grey Super Scale 90mm with 12 Blade EDF Ducted Fan Jet RC Airplane PNP

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. […]

1/72 Scale Radio Controlled Electric-Powered Almost-Ready-to-Run US Fletcher Class Destroyer Kit

Big, bold, beautiful-just like the originals. Do you have what it takes to be a “Tin Can Sailor”? Tin Can Sailors fought the largest warships in the world with unarmored and lightly armed ships. Their Fletcher-Class Destroyers were tiny specks […]

FAZER Vei Fathom Blue 1970 Chevelle SS 454 LS6

One of the iconic muscle cars in American history is now part of the popular Fazer VEi line of brushless-powered, hobby-grade RC cars from Kyosho – the 1970 Chevy Chevelle SS! The Chevelle has always been part of the muscle […]

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 […]

 

1/10 2.4Ghz Exceed RC Rally Monster Nitro Gas Powered RTR Off Road Rally Car 4WD Truck Carbon Orange

Exceed RC Rally Truck Radio Car 1/10 2.4Ghz Short Course Rally Monster .18 Engine 2-Speed Nitro Gas Powered RTR Ready to Run Off Road Rally Car 4WD Truck Stripe Blue RC Remote Control Car                                                                          car1

The heart of the Rally Monster Nitro truck line has always been a .18 engine with reliable and consistent power for tough off-road driving. With revised porting and crankshaft, internal airflow has been optimized for increased power and torque. With the new design 2.4Ghz remote control pistol transmitter is every RC Car Driver dream to get their hands on a full-range 2.4Ghz system.                                                                          car2

FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS:

RTR 100% factory assembled with installed engine and radio gear makes getting started easy The 2.5mm lightweight aluminum alloy chassis provides excellent performance and durability
New lightweight suspension arms deliver quick suspension response and reduce the critical sprung weight and overall weight of the car Oil filled shocks with firm tuned springs keep the wheels on the ground
The new .18 engine features a new crankcase and upgrades to the cylinder, piston, connecting rod and crankshaft, delivers more power, more torque and extra cooling                                      car5

2-Speed transmission for fast acceleration and insane top end speed High capacity fuel tank with perfect caliber makes it impossible to overflow and provides long run times

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Excellent differential system design provides quick access to the front or rear differential by removing only few screws. You can now access the front and rear differential for easy maintenance


High capacity fuel tank with perfect caliber makes it impossible to overflow and provides long run times

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Paleo XK K123 6CH Brushless AS350 Scale RC Helicopter RTF

Brand: XK
Height: 77mm
Length: 238mm
Rotor diameter: 244mm
Flying weirht: 79.5g
Flying time: About 5min
Charging time: 30-60min
Control Distance: 150m
Battery: 3.7V 500mAh 25C li-po
Package size: 52.5*24.8*10.3cm
Remote distance: About 150 meters
Motor: 1106 11000KV brushless main motor
8502 coreless tail motor                                                                                                                                               copter46

Features:

1) According to AS350 (the little squirrel) prototype ratio, high simulation, fine appearance design.
The details of the products, unique in the market three rotor blades flybarless design.
2) Quote aerodynamic blade provides strong power and body self stability.
3) 1106 rotor brushless motor power is stronger, the 3.7V 500mah 25C high rate battery
4) 3D and 6G (also compatible with electronic 3 gyroscopes and 6 axis gyroscope) mode one remote controller can be switched freely
5) 3D mode using 3 axis gyro, sensitive reaction. To do the stunt flying, can easily make rolling inverted pendulum movement
6) 6G mode using 6 axis gyro, flight stability, especially suitable for beginners to flight.
7) 6 channel remote control, a 3D special IDLE switch throttle hold TH.HOLD switch large screen liquid crystal display, low voltage alarm function.
Especially with aircraft hovering point setting, enter the setting mode to set the hover plane according to their needs.
8) With a dedicated USB charger, can also charge 2 batteries.
9) Communication protocol compatible with FUTABA S-FHSS
10) Flying weight 79.5g

Package included:

 

1 x K123 rc helicopter
1 x Transmitter
3 x  Main blade
1 x Tail blad
1 x Main gear
1 x USB charger
2 x Li-po batteries
1 x Screwdriver
1 x Hex wrench                                                                                                                                                              copter48 copter47

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Fury 15 DF BNF Basic

Known as one of the most famous fighters to never see combat with U.S. forces, the North American FJ-2 Fury was built for the U.S. Navy and flew with the Marines in defense against the MiG-15 threat over Korea during the 1950s. It was a jet powered dog-fighter that pilots loved and it helped to pave the way for modern super-sonic air combat. Borrowing from the success of the very similar F-86H Sabre, the Fury filled a distinctive role in a time when speed was king.                                                                                                         plane30 The E-flite® FJ-2 Fury airplane recreates the famous Navy jet fighter so you can enjoy thrilling jet flight at your local flying field. From the accuracy of the model outline to the efficient EDF system, this FJ-2 delivers stunning scale appearance and rock-solid performance. But the best feature of this Fury is an innovation that full-scale pilots back in the day could only dream about. Built into the included Spektrum™ AR636A receiver is an AS3X® system that’s been specially tuned for this airplane.

The advanced AS3X® (Artificial Stabilization – 3-aXis) system built into the Spektrum™ AR636A 6-channel receiver works behind the scenes to help counter the effects of wind and turbulence by combining 3-axis sensing with exclusively tuned flight control software. As a result, your workload to fly smoothly is significantly reduced so you’ll feel as if you are at the controls of an expertly tuned jet that’s much larger.

Whether you’re an intermediate pilot looking for a performance upgrade or a scale pilot looking for grab-and-go EDF convenience, the E-flite FJ-2 Fury is ideal. All you need to start flying today is the 3200mAh 4S 14.8V Li-Po flight battery a suitable charger and your favorite full-range 4+ channel aircraft transmitter with Spektrum DSM2®/DSMX® technology.

 

Key Features

  • Easy to complete final assembly
  • AS3X® technology delivers rock-solid stability and great handling
  • Durable, lightweight Z-Foam™ construction
  • Authentic outline and scale details
  • Spektrum™ AR636A DSMX® 6-Channel AS3X® sport receiver, installed
  • Powerful 70mm EDF unit features a 15-size, 3700Kv brushless motor
  • 60-amp 14.8V brushless ESC installed
  • Finely tuned ducting delivers a scale appearance
  • Six micro servos installed for aileron, elevator, rudder and nose wheel steering
  • Clear canopy, cockpit details and pilot figure
  • Removable fixed landing gear
  • Removable drop tanks                                                                                                                                        plane31Precise Control
    The Spektrum™ AR636A sport AS3X® receiver delivers rock-solid handling for a realistic jet experience.Efficient Ducting
    The internal ducting is sculpted for maximum efficiency so you get the highest level of scale accuracy and EDF performance.Lightweight and Strong
    Durable Z-Foam™ construction makes it possible to replicate complex airframe detail and keep weight low.Scale Detail
    The cockpit detail and authentic outline are true to the U.S. Navy’s first swept-wing jet.Removable Wheels and Drop-Tanks
    The fixed landing gear and drop tanks can be removed for faster flight performance.Included:
    • Spektrum™ AR636A DSMX® 6-channel AS3X® sport receiver (installed)
    • (6) E-flite® micro servos (installed)
    • 15-size, 3700Kv brushless inrunner motor (installed)
    • 70mm fiber-filled nylon EDF unit with 5-blade rotor (installed)
    • 4S compatible, 60-Amp 14.8V brushless ESC (installed)                                                                            plane32

    Product Specifications

    Wingspan: 36.75 in (933mm)
    Overall Length: 38.75 in (984mm)
    Wing Area: 304 sq in (19.6 sq dm)
    Flying Weight: 3.3 lbs (1.49kg)
    Motor Size: BL15, 3700Kv
    Radio: 5+ Channel DSM2/DSMX Transmitter Required
    Servos: 13g (installed)
    Speed Control : 60A (installed)
    Recommended Battery: 14.8V 4S 3200mAh LiPo
    Flaps: No
    Retracts: No
    Recommended Environment: Outdoor

    Needed to Complete• Full range 4+ channel DSM2®/DSMX compatible aircraft transmitter
    • High-power 3200mAh 4S 14.8V Li-Po battery
    • AC or DC 4S Li-Po battery charger   http://  HobbyTron.com 

AEE Toruk AP11 Pography FPV Unmanned Aircraft System

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AEE Toruk AP11 Pography FPV Unmanned Aircraft System UAV Aerial Drone Quadcopter Transport Android RC Airplane , red & white

Intuitive Flight System

Follow Me Function

Fly Long Distances over 2,000 feet

Autonomous Flight

Easy to Control Flying drone23                                       

3-Axis Gimbal w/ S61 Action Camera

Stabilized Videos with Vertical Tilt Movement

Record in1080p/60fps HD Video Resolution

Take Vivid 16MP Photos

10X Digital Zoom

Detachable Action Camera for Additional Usagedrone24

Follow Me Feature

Dedicated Wristband with GPS Receiver

Accurate Tracking

Dedicated Antennae for Increased Precisiondrone25                                drone26 The AP11 is one of AEE’s top drone models. This powerful weatherproof quadcopter boasts a flight time of up to 25 minutes with a maximum speed of up to 45 miles per hour. The drone’s 3-axis gimbal stabilizes the camera to produce beautifully smooth images and is compatible with all S Series AEE Cameras as well as the Hero, Hero 3, Hero 3+ and Hero 4 GoPro models.                                                          drone27 Connect your smartphone directly to the remote control and follow the drone’s flight path with the built in wifi capability. Included is a set of spare propellers and propeller protectors, along with tools and a detailed instruction manual. The real highlight of the AP11 is the integrated follow-me function. This function is activated with the included Follow-Me-wristband, which automatically has the drone follow the person wearing the band. This drone takes unique aerial photographs that are of professional film studio quality. Look at the world from a new perspective with the AP11 recording new heights.

Wireless Remote Control

Powerful radio remote control transmitter

Joy Sticks allowing for precise movement

Integrates with smartphone for first person live view (FPV)controller1controller2

 

Product Description

Brand:Others,
Model:AEE AP11,
Channel Number:8CH,
Gyro:2 axis,
Radio System:2.4G,
Color:Red,White,
Function:Access Real-Time Footage,Control the Camera,One Key To Auto-Return,Hover,GPS Positioning,Gather Flight Data,
IOS & Android System Control:Android,IOS,
Camera Resolution:1080 p / 60 f video function, 16 MP static photo,
Remote Control Distance:700 Meter,
Recharging Time:1-2 hour,
Flight time (Minutes):25minutes,

Product Details

  • Brand: FW Flying toys

Features

 

Voracity Type E 36-inch Deep-V Brushless: RTR

Satisfy your craving for speed and precision with the Voracity™-E 36 Brushless Deep-V. Sitting beneath the sleek trim scheme and canopy of the Voracity™-E Brushless Deep-V you’ll find a water-cooled 120A ESC and a fierce 6-pole 1650Kv 40x82mm brushless motor. This unbeatable combination sits atop a hand-laid Deep-V fiberglass hull that has been optimized for peak performance, even in rough conditions. Push the speed envelope and give the competition a run for their money on the open water today.              boat32

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The (almost) COMPLETE Guide to Electric RC Cars

Hey everyone I’m back for one final Instructable…or one of the last at least. I have recently gotten into the hobby of RC cars and at first I didn’t know too much about, well basically everything. I have decided to help everyone else out by sharing everything I have learned over the last year. And by the way, I appreciate positive comments since this is still a work in progress.  car35

Step 1: The Brands                                                                                      These are some of the biggest brands to choose from for buying an rc car. I know there are plenty more but these seem to be the most popular.

TRAXXAS
Traxxas cars are very fast, durable, and high quality. If you buy one of these, you will very rarely need to replace broken or worn parts. However, these cars and trucks start at about $300 and do not always include a battery pack and charger. To buy visit www.traxxas.com

Exceed
Out of all of these, Exceed cars are the cheapest, but they often require spare parts and a rather high level of maitenence. I own an exceed, so I can personally tell you to only get an exceed if you do not want to spend a lot of money and you are willing to pay $10 for shipping every time a few pieces break. The cars start at $90 and are most of the parts are good quality. To buy visitwww.nitrorcx.com

HPI
HPI cars are not all that popular, mostly because they are as expensive as Traxxas but not as good quality. There is not much I can say about them other than from what I’ve read they have good quality parts and will not need many replacements. To buy visit www.nitrorcx.com or www.hpiracing.com

Tamiya
Tamiya is the classic RC car brand. They’ve been making good cars for more than 30 years. I own the Grasshopper from about 1984 or something but its actually really nice. I have never broken a part on it and I’ve been driving it offroad for a year now. They start around $200 but are reasonably slower than other brands for that price due to the classical “Low-Tech” designs. To buy visit www.tamiya.com

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Step 2: The Car Types  car36car37car38car39car40                                                 There are about 5 car types. I am not going to explain too much about each since they seem rather straightforward.

STREET
These are your average street cars. They are the fastest and the best on paved, flat surfaces. Do not get this if you are looking to drive in your backyard or want something with more power.

DRIFT
Drift cars are like on-road cars but with slick tires. YOu can slide around turns and still get almost as fast as an on-road car. They are good if regular cars bore you but you like to drive fast. Drifting is hard, however, so be warned.

BUGGY
Buggies are a cross between offroad and onroad cars. They are the second fastest on road but the slowest offroad usually due to their low wheelbase. Buggies are good for those who cant decide what type of car they want, since they can use it for both.

TRUGGY
Truggies are also a crossover like buggies, but they are more for the offroad. It basically takes the frame of a Buggy and puts monster truck tires on it. These are the 3rd fastest on road and the 2nd slowest off.

TRUCKS
Trucks are your monster trucks. They are amazing offroad but very slow onroad. They may flip a lot when trying to make high speed turns so these are not the best for on road and you should get these if you want to drive in the woods or in the grass the most.

Step 3: Electric or Nitro                                                                           car41car42                                                                  Now that you know the brands and types of rc cars its time to decide if you want to go with electric or nitro. Here are some of the advantages and disadvantages of each.

Electric
cheaper
“cleaner”
Less Maintence
Better for at-home use
Cars have faster acceleration in general
Limited run times
need to wait hours to recharge batteries
Brushless motors are expensive

Nitro
Longer run times
nice sound
Need to buy gas
Smells bad (my opinion)
a little more expensive to buy the car
cars are more complex (more can go wrong)

Step 4: Electric Motors and ESC                                                                                      car43car44       There are two different types of rc motors. Brushed and Brushless. Each motor type has its own kind of ESC (Electronic Speed Controller). Without an esc, your motor would just do nothing or go full throttle when you wanted to drive. Brushed motors are cheap but very ineffecient and lact power. The ESC’s are also cheaper. Brushless motors are efficient, powerful, fast, and last much longer. Brushless motors and ESC’s do not really have an expiration date, while brushed usually last about 6 months to a year. The main visual difference between the two is the brushless is sealed completely and has three wires, while the brushed has ventilation holes and two wires.

Step 5: Brushless upgrades                                                                    car42                                                                MOTOR RATING

brushless motors are labeled with two things, a large number followed by “kv” and a smaller number followed by “t”. Basically, you need to check the ESC for that motor and read up a little. It will tell u what numbers followed by “t” will be good for your use. So if you want it offroad you will want more “t”, but you will get less “kv”. On-road is the opposite.

KV stands for the amount of rotations per minute per volt. So if this basically means the bigger the number, the faster your car will go. Just make sure if you want your car to drive good offroad you get a motor with the correct “t”.

For example, my brushless motor was a 6000kv 5.5t brushless combo. I checked the ESC and it said you need greater than or equal to 5.5t for on road and greater than or equal to 8.5t for offroad. I got an on-road motor so i could go fast (about 45mph). If you wanted to go offroad you could buy the 4000kv 8.5t motor, which goes about 35mph but has more power. If you do not understand something here pm me. I will be glad to help.

Step 6: Electric Car Layout                                                                                                car45car46                       This is the basic layout for exceed 1/10th scale rc cars and trucks. It has all the parts of other brands but the other brands have things in different places..

Step 7: LiPo or Ni-Mh                                                                                batt1batt2                                                                   Most of the time when you buy a car they come with a battery, but some may not. If that happens, you may be faced with this choice, LiPo or Ni-Mh. LiPo battery packs are the batteries of the future and if given the chance, make the investment. For $10 more you can get a battery pack which will give not only longer run times but also more power. They also do not lose their charge over time. Ni-Mh batteries are cheaper and “safer” (LiPo batteries CAN explode if improperly charged) but in the long run they are not worth it. Spend a few extra dollars and save a lot in the long run.

LiPo batteries are rated by two numbers, and Ni-Mh are rated with only one
the mAh of the battery packs is the capacity of the batteries. The larger the better.

Only LiPo’s are rated with “c” which is basically how fast they can deliver the power. Most battery packs are between 20-30c but you can find some that are 5000mAh 50c battery packs (those are VERY expensive; ~$50) or even an 8000mAh 50c battery pack (around $100) but BE CAREFUL!! Make sure you but a battery pack that will fit in your car!! Some battery packs are larger!

Step 8: How to pick the right car.                                                        car38                                                Okay if you are buying an rc car this is how you should pick it out

pick an answer and go to the # in parenthesis. If there is a hyperlink in parenthesis click it and that is the car or cars that fit you best. (Note. I am including 1/10th rc cars only. These are the “Standard” size but feel free to either go smaller (1/16) or larger (up to 1/5)

1. I want to have a family friendly car that i can drive immediatly when i want to (2)
I want a car that is a little faster but dont mind taking more time to prep and costs more (11)

2. I want a durable car and am willing to spend more money (3)
I want a cheap car that may break in the future (7)

3. I want an offroad car (4)
I want an onroad car (6)
I want something inbetween (5)

4. I want a fast car (E-MaxxSlash_VXL, or Stampede_VXL )
I want a slower but cheaper car (Summit,Slash, StampedeE-Maxx, or a Tamiya )

5. I want a fast car (E-Revo_Brushless,Rustler_VXL,Bandit_VXL)
I want a slower but cheaper car (E-Revo, Rustler, Bandit, or a Tamiya)

6. I want a fast car (Get a brushless HPI on-road car or drift car)
I want a slower but cheaper car (Get a brushed HPI on-road car or drift car)

7. I want an offroad car (8)
I want an onroad car (9)
I want something inbetween (10)

8.  I want a fast car (Rally Monster_Pro or Dynamite-Pro)
I want a slower but cheaper car (Rally Monster or Dynamite)

9. I want a fast car (Champion_Pro or Drift_Star_Pro)
I want a slower but cheaper car (Champion or Drift_Star)

10. I want a fast car (Sunfire_Pro)
I want a slower but cheaper car (Sunfire)

11. If you want a nitro car you’re on your own. sorry.

Look I know there are pleanty more choices for each section but I just wanted to give everyone an idea about what the car they want may look like and so on. There are more cars you can buy then I listed so please understand that.

You’re all done. Now go research the the cars that match your style and find out which one to buy. It is smart to research simmilar cars also. Just keep in mind what you will want for the future. I made this mistake and now I have to pay a lot more money to maintain my car.

Step 9: Recommended Accessories and final tips. car47                       I would definintely recommend buying a complete extra set of tires for your car and some CA glue the day and minute you buy your rc car. The tires wear very quick so be prepared. I highly recommend making an investment when you buy your car and get a good quality one. I promise you it will pay off in the long run. I know from experience and I believe that over about a 2-3 year period, the amound of money spent on most cars and spare parts, no matter what the quality, will be about the same. Dont be a cheapskate…unless you are under 18. If you are not sure on the car you want to get there are pleanty of forums out there about the specific car you may want. Please just research before you purchase, I don’t want anyone crying to me because I said they shoud get this car and they hate it.

Step 10: More coming soon!!                                                                                             Credits:http://www.instructables.com/    http://  Shop Amazon – Give the Gift of Amazon Prime

Large Scale Helicopters In Action

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Published on Jun 21, 2015

Awesome scale flying from this pilot of his monster Vario 1/4 scale EC 135 Heli and nearly ended in disaster when on the final approach it clipped the ring used by foamy pilots to fly through in a different flying slot!
2.4 metres long approx
2.3 metre rotor span
Weight about 24 to 26 Kg

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copter41Published on Jun 19, 2016

Model: EC-135 ADAC Notarzt Christoph 33
Engine: Jakadofsky Pro Turbine
Take-off weight: 49Kg
Rotor diameter: 3,50m
Pilot: Michael
Flight Style: Scale
Meeting: Modellflugtreffen in Damelang Germany June 2016

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Published on Jun 18, 2016

Model: CH-113 Boeing Vertol Labrador Tandem Helicopter
Rotor diameter: 2x 2,20m
Lenght: 2,25m
Take-off weight: 22,6Kg
Motor: Kontronik Pyro 850-40L
ESC: Kontronik Kosmik 200HV
Taumelscheibenservos: 4 x Futaba BLS175SV
Tandemmischer: bavarianDEMON 3SX
Beleuchtung: Emcotec Aurora LCU V2
Empfänger: Fuataba R6014FS
Puffer-Schaltung: Optipower Ultra Guard
Rotorblätter: Eigenbau
Hauptrotorkopf: 2x SAB HPS3
Akkus: 2x 6s 8000mAh
Scale: 1:6
Pilot: Bernd Fischer / http://www.helifischers.de/
Flight Style: Scale
Meeting: 15. Pöting Turbine Meeting in Kreuztal Littfeld Germany June 2016

Beginner RC Planes – What Makes the Best Beginner RC Plane

What Makes the Best Beginner RC Plane                                                                                                       When getting started in rc flying you’re going to have to make the decision of what’s going to be your very first plane. Being a beginner pilot you are going to want a beginner plane. Let’s take a look at some of the attributes that make a good beginner plane.                                                                                                   1. Electric powered. Electric powered planes are much cheaper and easier to use than gas powered. You turn them on and they are ready to go. Gas powered motors need a special fuel and then you have to tune them. It’s a lot more work. Also electric planes are much cheaper than gas powered. Most beginner electric planes come with everything you need to fly. For a gas powered plane you need to purchase everything separate.
plane23plane24                                                       2. Top Wing design. This is a plane that has the wing on top of the plane. Having the wing on top of the plane gives it more lift. Lift helps keep the plane floating in the air. As a beginner you are going to want a plane that floats by itself, especially if you run into trouble.
plane25                                                                                                              3. Large wingspan. A large wingspan will also add more lift to the plane.

plane26                                                                                                         4. 2 or 3 channels. 2-channel planes allow you to control the up/down and side to side (turning) movement of the plane. A 3-channel will allow you to do the same, but also allows you to control the speed of the motor. This allows you to control the pitch of the plane. A 4-channel plane is too much for a beginner. The 4th channel is used to control the ailerons which are used in more advanced flying.
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5. Anti Crash Technology (ACT). This is not found in very many planes, but if you find one that uses it this technology is great. These planes use sensors to check the direction of the plane. If they sense that the plane is going into a dive they take over control of the plane and adjust its altitude giving you more time to react and avoid a crash.

Following these guidelines will help you find a great beginner rc plane, one that you will enjoy flying for a long time. Good luck and happy flying.

Josh Elkins is an avid rc plane fan and wants to help those who are interested in the hobby. You can find more information about beginner rc planes at www.squidoo.com/BeginnerRcPlanes

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Short Course Racing Tips—5 Tips For Faster Laps

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Anyone with any racing experience will tell you that jumping from class to class isn’t as easy as just selecting a new model on your transmitter and picking up a new truck. And, many people think that because the scale appeal of short course attracts so many newcomers to the hobby that the class is for beginners and thus easy. The point is that short course racing takes just as much skill as any other class and even experienced racers can have a hard time adapting and succeeding. If you want to run at the front of the pack, check out these five tips:

 

1. Momentum

Racing is all about going fast, right? Well, if you’re constantly flying into corners, spraying dirt everywhere and ripping down the straights, you’re doing it wrong. You might feel like you’re going really fast and that may work to some degree with an overpowered truggy, but it’s the slow way to get a short course truck around the track. This is especially true if you’re in the 17.5-turn class. You can get away with a little bit of a heavy-handed driving style with 4WD class short course truck, but it is essential that you drive smoothly.  You should drive like you have an egg strapped to your truck. Drive smoothly and try to keep your truck always rolling.

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2. Stay Out of Trouble

I lot of people think short course is the class where it’s OK to beat and bash. Let them think that and let them smash into each other. Just keep your distance and let the action unfold—don’t be a part of it. You’ll lose far less time by slightly hanging back in comparison to getting involved in a wreck. Think about the time you lose when you crash and then have to wait for a corner marshal as compared to when you just ease back a bit and wait for the right time to make a move. We’re talking the difference between ten seconds and a tenth of a second or maybe the difference between first and third.                                             car32

3. Passing vs. Catching

There’s a difference? There very much is a difference between catching someone and passing them, but you’d never know it watching the typical RC race. Most racers just race as fast as they can try to get around people as they catch them. It sounds good, but catching and passing are simply two different acts. When you catch someone think about whether you’re at a good place to pass. Some slow cars can be blown by down the straight, but keep in mind that a phenomenon called target fixation almost always occurs when you try to pass someone on the straight. They focus on your car and essentially subconsciously drive right into. It looks like they’re trying to squeeze you off the straight, but usually it’s just an unintended rookie type mistake. The point is it’s almost always better to pass in corners. Drivers of equal ability will take some work (that’s what makes racing fun), but there is usually a corner or two they go wide on and most newer drivers are usually easy to pass on the corner going into the main straight as the almost always fly in wide and get back on the gas too soon. Just slow to the inside and out accelerate the on exit.                                                                                                                                                  car30

4. Like a Sports Car

Short course trucks are just like sports cars. Makes perfectly good sense…if you have experience with the racing of full-size cars—either as a driver or an entrenched fan. You see, sports car or road course racers know that you brake in straight lines and accelerate in corners. This is the foundation of proper performance driving. You should be 100% done slowing down before you get to a corner and you should be accelerating through and out of the corner.                                                                                                         car33

5. Practice Smart

There may be no such thing as bad practice, but some practice is definitely better than others. Most racers get their practice in by showing up early on race day. They’ll get there hours before they really need to and then spend most of that time shooting the bull with the other “diehards” that show up at the crack of dawn. When the early birds do hit the track it’s on a dry track that is nothing like the one they’ll race on. Experimenting with tires and setup at this stage is completely pointless as while that practice is valuable, the track is simply nowhere near race shape. It’s far better to stay late and drive on the track after racing has concluded. Check with the race director first, but most don’t mind and you’ll be running on a track in is much closer to race condition. This is the time to try every tire combo you can think of and mess with your shocks.                                                                                                                                         car34                                                                                                             Credits:  http://rctruckstop.com/   http://

 

CARDS Aerodrome Warbirds and Classics Over Michigan – FG Coverage

 

We’ve got on-the-ground coverage from Warbirds and Classics Over Michigan, from reviewer Joe Vermillion!            bird1

Warbirds and Classics Over Michigan is Must-See-RC!

CARDS Aerodrome can be found in a nondescript field just south of Grandledge Michigan, and in this humble reviews opinion is one of the best RC Airfields in the country. (of course I am a member)

With its 1000ft well groomed runway, covered pavilion, covered bleachers, and plenty of room for pilots and spectators alike, it is the perfect first stop for the Indiana Warbirds Alliance!

With 67 pilots, about 150 planes and great weather, the turn out was fantastic! We had plenty of flying and fun all weekend long! Now let me stop blabbering on and let you enjoy the coverage!

Douglas C-124a Globemaster

Carl Bachhubers gigantic One-of Replica of the Douglas C-124a Globemaster flew on and off all weekend. This amazing model has a wingspan of 200″ and is powered by Zenoah G-45’s turning 20X10 3 bladed props, has scratch built retracts and SPC brakes. The nose cargo hold actually opens up to carry an RC Tank! This airframe is a true work of art! Carl is one amazing builder for sure! Well done sir! For more info on Carls amazing builds check HERE.

We had a a great event

The weather cooperated nicely and the event was a huge success! Other then the wind being a little high at times, most pilots got plenty of flight time and really took advantage of this fantastic field! There was barely a moment when there wasn’t three or four planes in the air all weekend.

Indiana Warbird Alliance

The CARDS Club Warbirds and Classics Over Michigan event was the first stop in the 2016 Indiana Warbirds Alliance 7 event tour for 2016. CARDS has hosted this event for the last 4 years and it has been a huge hit each time. The Warbird & Classics Alliance is a group of giant scale r/c warbird and classics events. All share a common goal, to KEEP AVIATION HISTORY ALIVE. They support the radio control industry and promote the growth of warbird and classic flying events. More info can be foundHERE

Unique Aircraft

Not only did we see lots of commonly modeled airframes, but we also had a chance to check out several models that you just don’t see at many events. These modelers have some real talent and spend hours on there airframes getting the “just right” touches in place.

Volunteers

CARDS had no shortage of Volunteers to make sure that this years event ran smoothly. Every thing from parking, to concessions, to flight line management, to just answering questions. They also took the time each day right after the noon demos to open the pit up for people to come get a closer look at these awesome aircraft!

Awards

The winners of this years awards where, Nole Hunt with his SPAD for Best WW1 Aircraft, Jon Seese with his Stuka for Best WW2 Aircraft, Andy Low with his 1/3 Cub for Best Classic Aircraft, Jim Gebboney with his Tiger Cat for Best Multi-Engine, Jack Kezilian with his BAE Hawk for Best Jet, and Al Ferguson with his Newport for Best Realistic Flight. Congrats to all the winners! It was well deserved!

In Closing

In closing I would have to say the the CARDS Club WarBirds and Classics Over Michigan R/C Airshow is absolutely “Must See R/C”! It is not only a great event for pilots to come out and enjoy a fun filled weekend of flying and friendship but is also a great place to bring the family for a cheap day of family friendly entertainment! If your ever in the area during the event its a stop you will want to make! Thanks for coming to check it out with me! See you next time! “Mean Joe V” for FlyingGiants.com!            Credits:

  Matt Gunnhttp://www.flyinggiants.com/CARDS

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