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Flying Report - Update Online

Welcome to the Flying Models' Flying Report! Here you'll find announcements of all new products direct from the manufacturers, from models and accessories to books and videos. Use the contact information supplied to learn more about these great new products!

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Airframes

BMJR Models :: Airframes

1/2A Fortastrop

MSRP: $44.00

The 1/2A Fortastrop was published in the April 1957 issue of Flying Models and became a very popular Midwest kit. The model was designed to be an easy to build and easy to fly free flight craft. The National Free Flight Society (NFFS) has selected the Fortastrop for their 2014 one-design competition. The BMJR 1/2A Fortastrop follows the original plan with changes only to accommodate laser-cutting technology. The finished model has a 36-inch wing span with 216 square inches of area. For more information on the NFFS one-design competition, go to the society's website at www.freeflight.org/competition/OneDesign.htm.
BMJR Models :: P.O. Box 1210, Sharpes, FL 32959
(321) 537-1159

 

Balsa USA :: Airframes

1/4 Scale Sopwith F-1 Camel

Balsa USA presents the premier RFC (Royal Flying Corp) "Dogfighter" and possibly the most famous airplane of the First World War, the Sopwith Camel. With this new fighter you'll be able to go toe to toe with anything the Axis Powers have or are likely to have in the future. And because this is a Balsa USA Camel, you won't have to worry about it turning on you. It's a nice "friendly" Camel that's very well behaved in the air and, like all Balsa USA models, is as easy to fly as it is to build. The kit features full-size rolled plans and instructions, die-cut parts, pre-bent wire landing gear and struts with balsa fairings, basic hardware package, two "one-piece" bolt-on wings, ABS plastic cowl and forward "hump." Specifications: Wing span: 84 inches Wing area: 2264 square inches Wing loading: 15-18 ounces/square foot Flying weight: 15-18 pounds Fuselage length: 55 inches Engine size: 20-30 gasoline, 1.2-1.5 4-stroke glow
Balsa USA :: PO Box 164, Marinette, WI 54143
(800) 225-7287

 

Firelands :: Airframes

Ares Advantage Exera 130CX

MSRP: $119.99 (Catalog No. AZSZ2000)

We understand how frustrating it is for new pilots to be excited about flying, then struggle with first flights. Flying can be a little intimidating at first. Our Altitude Assist Technology (AAT) makes it easy for first time fliers to master 4 channel control, and gives low-time and experienced pilots added confidence to fly in smaller indoor spaces where height is limited. It's all accomplished with state-of-the-art ultrasonic sensors that help the pilot avoid floors and ceilings. Advanced AAT manages the throttle for first-time pilots so that they can focus on learning how to use the other 3 channels without having to worry about running into the ceiling or crash landing. In Mode 2, AAT allows throttle control making it easier to fly freely around the room. The sensors continue to detect the ceiling to avoid over-accelerating the throttle which typically leads to a crash and broken parts to replace. Once your flying skills have progressed to where you're successfully flying in Mode 2, you're ready to move on to Mode 3 where you can fly without the assistance of AAT!
Firelands :: 2919 Crossing Ct., Champaign, IL 61822
Contact by Email :: (217) 531-2749

 

BMJR Models :: Airframes

Ilyushin Il-2

MSRP: $137.00

The Ilyushin Il-2 was a ground-attack aircraft (Sturmovik) in the Second World War, produced by the Soviet Union in very large numbers. A total of 36,183 built makes the Il-2 the single most produced military aircraft design in all of aviation history, surpassed only by the American postwar civilian Cessna 172. Heavy armor shell around the crew, engine, radiator and fuel tanks accounted for 15% of the total weight. The BMJR model designed by Dave Platt follows the 3-views of the real aircraft, and was intended as a Profile Scale model to incorporate a 2.4g RC for throttle. The proportions of the model however produced a great Profile Stunt design. The model has a 58-inch wingspan with 596 square inches of area for .35-.46 power. The BMJR kit includes 49 laser-cut sheets, all sheet wood, sticks and a complete hardware package. The builder only needs an engine, tank and covering to complete.
BMJR Models :: PO Box 1210, Sharpes, FL 32959
(321) 537-1159

 

MIA Micro-FLIGHT :: Airframes

MIA EZ VC 1.0 RC Ultralight

MSRP: $99.99

MIA is excited to introduced the MIA EZ VC UL 1.0, a unique RC Park-Flyer. Based on the famous Demoiselle ultralight but with a modern day twist. The unique VC (Vector Control) Ring, provides both elevator & rudder control. For anyone with basic Park Flyer experience. Designed with MIA trademark characteristics for High Performance-Durability-Aesthetic Appeal. Available in kit form with electronics package. Simply add your own parkflyer receiver-transmitter and a small 400 mAh Li-Pol battery.
MIA Micro-FLIGHT :: 1626 N. Rowen Circle, Mesa, AZ 85207
Contact by Email :: (480) 218-6334

 

MIA Micro-FLIGHT :: Airframes

MIA EZ Gyro 1.0 Micro RC Autogyro

MSRP: $129.99

High Performance Micro RC Autogyro pusher style model. Based on Real Bensen Autogyro architecture. The MIA EZ Gyro 1.0 will impress anyone with basic Park Flyer experience. Designed with MIA trademark characteristics for High Performance, Durability and Aesthetic Appeal. Available in Bolt-On Assembly kit form and supplied with electronics package. Simply add your own receiver-transmitter and 500 mAh 2S-3S Li-Po battery.
MIA Micro-FLIGHT :: 1626 N. Rowen Circle, Mesa, AZ 85207
Contact by Email :: (480) 218-6334

 

MIA Micro-FLIGHT :: Airframes

MIA EZ  Trike 1.0 RC Microlight

MSRP: $129.99

MIA is proud to introduced the highly realistic MIA EZ Trike 1.0, a realistic RC Microlight with true weight-shift control. Based on modern day real trike strut-braced flex-wing designs. For anyone with basic Park Flyer experience looking for a new RC thrill. Designed with MIA trademark characteristics for High Performance-Durability-Aesthetic Appeal. Available in Bolt-On Assembly kit with electronics package. Simply add your own parkflyer receiver-transmitter and a small 2S-3S 500 mAh Li-Po battery.
MIA Micro-FLIGHT :: 1626 N. Rowen Circle, Mesa, AZ 85207
Contact by Email :: (480) 218-6334

 

Multiplex :: Airframes

Multiplex StuntMaster

MSRP: $169.99 (Catalog No. M264293)

Slightly smaller than the popular Multiplex ParkMaster 3D, the amazing StuntMaster is the ideal flyer for the novice pilot itching to experience the allure of 3D flight. Light and agile enough for indoor flight but robust and durable for outdoors, the daring StuntMaster gives all you daredevils the thrills you seek. Features include a durable, lightweight, semi-assembled ELAPOR airframe, which makes assembly possible in less than 45 minutes. The carbon fiber reinforcements provide extreme torsional rigidity. A powerful brushless outrunner motor and 20-amp ESC come preinstalled, along with the 8-gram servos. The removable cowl makes for easy motor and ESC access. You'll get over five minutes of run time with the recommended battery. To complete the model, you'll need a 4-channel radio and receiver, 3S, 11.1V 450-500mAh LiPo battery with 2-pin T-type connector, a charger suitable for the battery and medium body cyanoacrylate glue. Specifications: wing span, 43.25 inches; length, 36.5 inches; weight, 12.3 ounces; wing area, 372 square inches; wing loading, 4.8 ounces/square foot.
Multiplex :: 12115 Paine Street, Poway, CA 92064
(858) 748-6948

 

Horizon Hobby, Inc. :: Airframes

ParkZone Sukhoi SU-29mm BNF Basic

The ParkZone Sukhoi SU-29MM was designed by champion pilot and world-class aircraft designer, Mike McConville. It combines lightweight construction with a high-output brushless power system to achieve awesome 3D and precision aerobatic performance. What sets it apart is its Spektrum AR636 receiver with advanced SAFE (Sensor Assisted Flight Envelope) technology. SAFE technology actually makes the Sukhoi SU-29MM "aware" of its attitude relative to the ground. This attitude awareness has been used to create four flight modes that let experienced RC pilots explore aggressive aerobatics with more confidence and less risk. SAFE Technology modes: Stagility Mode: The Sukhoi can perform any aerobatic or 3D maneuver but will return to upright flight if both sticks are released. 3D Mode: Marvelous balance of crisp response and rock-solid stability when practicing low-speed 3D maneuvers. Precision Mode: Designed for flying precision aerobatics at high speed, because it smoothes out the effects of turbulence so the aircraft tracks like it's on rails. Panic Recover Mode: Immediately returns the aircraft to upright flight with the push of a button at any time, in any mode. Specifications: Wingspan: 44.0 inches Overall length: 42.3 inches Flying weight: 40.6 ounces Motor size: 10-size BL10 brushless outrunner, 1250Kv Battery: 3S 2100-2200mAh 25C LiPo (sold separately)
Horizon Hobby, Inc. :: 4105 Fieldstone Rd., Champaign, IL 61822
(800) 338-4639

 

Multiplex :: Airframes

Pilatus RC-6 Turbo Porter

MSRP: $209.99 (Catalog No. M264290)

Multiplex is excited to introduce the latest in their line of durable, performance-oriented Multiplex airplanes, the Pilatus PC-6 Turbo Porter. Designed to emulate the full-scale, single-engine, seven-seat STOL (Short Take-Off and Landing) aircraft, this radio control version boasts Multiplex's signature Elapor foam construction and comes with six servos, high performance brushless motor and efficient speed control all preinstalled. Its realistic design elements include internal control linkages, simulated rivets and panel lines, aerials, glazed cockpit, a scale sprung undercarriage and attractive painted finish. With detachable wings and tail plane and large control surfaces, the Pilatus PC-6 is easy to assemble and transport and is amazingly agile in the air. This attractive model is capable of performing dazzling aerobatic maneuvers including vertical climbs, knife-edge passes, torque rolls and extremely short takeoffs and landings,and will be a sure show stopper at your field. Add the optional float set and extend your missions to snow and water. The Pilatus PC-6 also makes an awesome tow plane for extended enjoyment with your favorite mid-size gliders. Requires a 6-channel transmitter, 6-channel receiver, and 3S 2100-2700 mAh LiPo battery to complete. Specifications: Wing span: 49.2 inches Overall Length: 36.6 inches Weight: 38.8 ounces The Pilatus PC-6 Turbo Porter is available in blue (#M264290) or red (M264291. An optional float set (M733060) is available for $44.99.
Multiplex :: 12115 Paine Street, Poway, CA 92064
(858) 748-6948

 

Horizon Hobby Inc. :: Airframes

Seagull Models Extra 300L .46 ARF

MSRP: $189.99 (Catalog No. SEA199)

The Seagull Extra 300L .46 ARF is a beautiful replica of Walter Extra's two-seat, low wing design. Its large canopy placement gives the model an advantage in knife-edge handling while the low wing placement tames flight behavior during the critical final-to-flare phase of a landing. It's constructed of top-quality balsa and plywood and finished with an attractive UltraCote film trim scheme to look the part of a high-class aerobat. The model is rugged enough for grass field flying, even with the wheel pants on. Key features include: all wood construction with laser-cut parts; painted fiberglass cowl and wheel pants; two-piece, plug-in wing with aluminum wing tube; detailed cockpit with two pilot figures; painted aluminum landing gear with matching cuffs; hardware for glow, gas/petrol and electric power options; perfect match for Evolution 10GX gas/petrol engine; large top hatch for easy access to electronics; pre-cut decal sheet; and a complete hardware package. Specifications: Wingspan: 54.9 inches (139.5cm) Wing Area: 518 sq in (33.4 dm2) Length: 44.4 inches (112.9cm) Weight Range: 6.6 lbs (3.0 kg) Radio: 4+ channel with 5 servos (4 servos with EP) Engine Size: 0.46 2-stroke; 10cc 2-stroke gas/petrol Motor Size: Power 40 brushless
Horizon Hobby Inc. :: 4105 Fieldstone Rd., Champaign, IL 61822
(800) 338-4639

 

SIG Manufacturing Co. :: Airframes

T-Clips 70 EG

T-Clips is no ordinary clipped wing Taylorcraft. Originally a stock 1939 Taylorcraft, this is the only clipped wing T'craft in the world currently flying airshows with an original size engine. The SIG T-Clips 70 EG ARF is a sport scale version of airshow pilot Erik Edgren's striking red and black show stopper. Designed for a "60"-size electric motor or glow engine, the T-Clips 70 flies as good as it looks. Basic precision aerobatics are its specialty: inside and outside loops, slow rolls, point rolls, snap rolls, cuban eights, spins, and inverted flight are routine for this everyday sport aerobatic airplane. The model is a beautifully handcrafted all-wood ARF. All the parts are CAD-drawn, laser-cut, and factory jig assembled, so everything fits just the way it should. The T-Clips features a two-piece wing design with an aluminum tube wing joiner. Other features include a clear windshield and side windows, magnetic top hatch, aluminum landing gear, fiberglass cowling and wheel pants, Oracover (aka UltraCote) Premium Film covering, complete pushrods and hardware, and an illustrated assembly manual. Specifications: Wing span: 70 inches Wing area: 860 square inches Length: 50 inches Flying weight: 7-7.8 pounds Wing loading: 19-21 ounces/square foot Radio: requires a 4-channel radio with 5 standard servos for glow or 4-channel with 4 standard servos for electric. Power: requires 2-stroke .53-.61 cu. in. or 4-stroke .53-.65 cu. in. engine for glow or 1200-1700 watt brushless motor (300-400 Kv) and 75A speed control (ESC) for electric.
SIG Manufacturing Co. :: 401 South Front St., PO Box 520, Montezuma, IA 50171
(641) 623-5154

 

Thunder Tiger from Hobbico, Inc. :: Airframes

Thunder Tiger Raptor E550

MSRP: $649.99 (Catalog No. TTRE0032)

Loaded with premium features and accessories, the receiver-ready Raptor E550FBL offers great performance and value. Ninety-five percent of the assembly has been done at the factory. Tools are included for fast final assembly. Top-quality, factory-installed components include: pre-programmed Ace R/C GT5.2 flybarless system; pre-programmed Castle Creations Talon 90A electronic speed control; Ace R/C Ripper 1150Kv brushless motor; Ace R/C DS1510MG digital cyclic servos; and Ace R/C DS0606n digital tail rotor servo. The Raptor E550 also features a 140 degree eCCPM machined aluminum main rotor head and blade grips; Thunder Tiger 550mm carbon fiber main blades and 95mm tail rotor blades; two-piece lower carbon fiber airframe with several options for easy receiver mounting; and ABS canopy with decals already applied. Requires 6S 3700-5000 mAh 35C LiPo battery; accepts the same size as E700 and E720 machines. Specifications: Length: 45.27 inches Width: 5.51 inches Height: 15.35 inches Main rotor diameter: 49 inches Tail rotor diameter: 9.33 inches Main rotor length: 21.65 inches Tail rotor length: 3.74 inches Weight w/o batteries: 5.84 pounds The simplicity of this model makes it a great machine for first-time heli pilots. And if you're a veteran flier, you'll find yourself reaching for the Raptor E550 whenever you want some high-performance fun.
Thunder Tiger from Hobbico, Inc. :: P.O. Box 9021, Champaign, IL 61826
(217) 398-3630

 

Top Flite from Hobbico :: Airframes

Top Flite Giant Scale Zero ARF

MSRP: $749.99 (Catalog No. TOPA0712)

At its introduction in 1940, the Zero was the most devastatingly effective aircraft in production. Its long range and incredible performance made it virtually untouchable. With speed and maneuverability unmatched by anything in the sky, the Zero utterly dominated its enemies early in WWII. This Top Flite model is a tribute to these legendary aircraft. It's designed to be scale in appearance and performance. It maintains ease of flight and good maneuverability on the ground with a thick airfoil, large wing and wide stance landing gear. A molded fiberglass cowling includes many scale details including stealth mounted gun ports. An included aluminum 2-bladed spinner adds to the convenience of the model. A 3-blade spinner is available separately. Plenty of extraordinary details can be found in the Zero's cockpit, including recessed gauges, control stick, a pilot's seat and side panels. Special attention has been paid to every piece of the Zero to ensure that it is not only realistic and scale, but also convenient. The scale antenna mast is magnetically attached for easy removal prior to transportation and the greenhouse canopy is meticulously designed to resemble the full-scale version in every detail. Japanese pilots frequently used external fuel tanks to get extra miles out of their Zeros. For modelers that want to go the extra mile, a scale drop tank is available separately. Specifications: Wing span: 86 inches Wing area: 1276 square inches Weight: 25-27.5 pounds Wing loading: 46-50 ounces/square foot Length: 70.5 inches Requires: minimum 7-channel radio (8-channel or greater recommended), 8-12 servos, 50-60cc gasoline engine and Robart retracts.
Top Flite from Hobbico :: P.O. Box 9021, Champaign, IL 61826
(217) 398-3630

 


Power

DLE from Hobbico, Inc. :: Power

DLE-61 Gas Engine

MSRP: $449.99 (Catalog No. DLEG0061)

Innovation is the key to excellence. So, when the engineers at DLE upgraded their engine designs with innovations like a magnesium alloy crankcase, improved crankshaft bearings, and a better design for the piston/cylinder fit, serious R/C pilots had every right to be excited. The DLE-61 weighs in at under four pounds and still cranks out over six horsepower from a durable and long-lasting engine. Included extras like a specially-designed airplane-specific carburetor, included muffler, standoffs and electronic ignition round out the package and boost performance even further. It's a solid 60cc engine at a great price and it doesn't skimp on features. Specifications: Displacement: 61.0 cc Bore: 1.85 inches Stroke: 1.38 inches Overall weight: 3.65 pounds Output: 6 hp @ 7,500 rpm Requires: unleaded gasoline, 2-cycle oil, ignition battery and propeller Suggested props: 22x10, 23x8, 23x10, 24x8
DLE from Hobbico, Inc. :: P.O. Box 9021, Champaign, IL 61826
(217) 398-3630

 

O.S. Engines from Hobbico :: Power

GT15 Gas Engine

MSRP: $349.99 (Catalog No. OSMFG1515)

O.S.'s GT line of gasoline engines boast power and fuel economy that have made them favorites among flyers of all sizes of RC aircraft, and those same attributes can be found in the compact GT15. The PD-08 pump-equipped carburetor delivers fuel consistently at any attitude or altitude, and the IG-06 ignition system provides dependable starts. Mount the GT15 in your next project or drop it into any .60 2-stroke or .90 4-stroke size model to enjoy all of the advantages of gasoline power. Features: Offers power equivalent to a .90 4-stroke or .60 2-stroke engine, with the superior fuel economy advantages of gasoline. The same mounting pattern as the 65AX. Specially designed O.S. carb makes tuning a breeze and delivers excellent throttle response; it comes equipped with a regulator and pump. A special roller bearing on the large end of the conrod allows for 50:1 oil/fuel mixture. Includes the compact IG-06 ignition module. Specifications: displacement, 0.91 cu. in., bore, 1.091 in.; stroke, 0.978 in.; rpm range, 2,000-11,000; weight: engine, 22.26 oz., ignition module, 3.35 oz., muffler, 6.28 oz.
O.S. Engines from Hobbico :: P.O. Box 9021, Champaign, IL 61826
(217) 398-3630

 


Electric Accessories

Hitec :: Electric Accessories

Battery Buzzer

MSRP: $9.99 (Catalog No. 44210)

Hitec is pleased to introduce their Battery Buzzer, a compact, convenient, low battery voltage alarm. No longer do you need to wonder about your flight pack condition. Hitec's Battery Buzzer warns you when you are getting close to the end of your flight and it is time to land. With a programmable voltage threshold, you decide how much advance warning you want when the alarm sounds. Not only does it protect your model from unexpected off-field landings, the Battery Buzzer also protects your battery from over-discharge, maximizing your investment. Both inexpensive and lightweight, the Hitec Battery Buzzer is a must-have accessory for all your electric models. Features: High pitch warning sound Input voltage: 7.4-16.8 volts Battery type: 2-4S LiPo LED status indicator Voltage select: 3.2V/3.3V/3.4V/3.5V +/-0.05V New weight: 11 grams Dimensions: 1.97 x 1.10 x .49 inch
Hitec :: 12115 Paine Street, Poway, CA 92064
(858) 748-6948

 


Hardware

RTL Fasteners :: Hardware

Master Builder Assortment #5000 & Complete Metric Assortment #992

RTL Fasteners is celebrating its 13th year in business. It's also the 10th anniversary of the Master Builder Assortment #5000 and the Complete Metric Assortment #992; the two flagship assortments. These assortments have revolutionized how thousands of modelers purchase their hardware. In the past, most modelers and other hobbyists would go to their local retail store and purchase packs of just 4 screws (not enough screws for too much money). Now, many are opting for the large fastener assortments from RTL. Folks who have purchased these assortments often comment about how incredible it is to have all this hardware at their fingertips. The Master Builder Assortment #5000 (SAE, American sized, shown here) contains over 2,124 pieces with 4 adjustable organizers and a telescoping pick-up tool. The Complete Metric Assortment #992 contains over 1,006 pieces along with 3 adjustable organizers. RTL has also popularized neoprene (rubber) backed washers for model builders. They are great for canopies, cowls, engine mounting, etc. These washers cut down on vibration damage and keep those screws in place. Another item that RTL has introduced and made very popular are the "Prohold Balldrivers." With these Balldrivers the screw snaps on so you can place it into hard to reach spots even at the most difficult of angles. Also noteworthy and extraordinarily popular are the socket drive servo mounting screws with a built-in washer head. This screw has become known as "the screw with a million uses." Along with all of the above, RTL has an abundance of individual fasteners that come in different pack sizes (12, 24, 50 and 100 pieces), plus other tools and accessories. Over the past many years, RTL has earned the repeat business of Flying Models subscribers. As a thank you, the company is making the following offer in celebration of this 10-year milestone. Their Master Builder Assortment #5000, regularly priced at $175.95, is on sale for $98.54. Their Complete Metric Assortment #992, regularly priced at $131.95 is on sale for $73.90. To take advantage of this special offer enter coupon code XL44 on their website or call your order in to 1-800-239-6010 and mention the coupon code.
RTL Fasteners :: 708 Battlefield Blvd South, Suite 107, Chesapeake, VA 23322
(800) 239-6010

 


Building Accessories

Bob Holman Plans :: Building Accessories

Fuselage Jig MK IV

MSRP: $1.00 each

The MK 1V fuselage jig is like the MK III except that you use your building board as the base. The uprights are available with a slot to fit 1/16-inch sides through 5/16-inch. The triangles also may be used to help join the fuselage. The jigs are pinned around the top view and then the sides are inserted in the slots. There are four holes in the base for the Pinits which hold the uprights to the building board. You have the option of putting all upper cross pieces in, pulling the fuselage and putting it back in the jigs to add the lower cross pieces. A few temporary cross pieces may be used to hold the fuselage while putting it back in the jig. The jigs are available in 4.5-inch and 6.5-inch heights. They also may be cut down to whatever height works for you. The laser upright will snap into the base and then is glued in place. Be sure to square the uprights with the base. The number of jigs you will need will depend on the size of the model. Eight to ten slotted should be okay along with a few of the triangles. It is best to use a combination of slotted jigs and triangles. The jigs are priced at $1.00 each. Triangles are available in 3, 5-1/2 and 7 inches and are priced at 10 for $5.00 for the 3 and 5-1/2-inch. The 7-inch are 10 for $7.50.
Bob Holman Plans :: P.O. Box 741, San Bernardino, CA 92402
Contact by Email :: (000) 000-000

 


Computer Software

RealFlight, distributed by Hobbico, Inc. :: Computer Software

RealFlight Mobile App

Learn to Fly for Free with RealFlight Mobile As of now, tablets and smartphones are more than a way to stay in touch; they're a way to discover the world of flight. The RealFlight Mobile app is available for iOS and Android devices now and ready to offer would-be pilots a fast, easy way to fly anytime and anywhere. RealFlight Mobile brings the look and feel of flight to you wherever you are, creating a world in which your plane and the environment around it respond just as they would in the real world. All that's required is a smartphone or tablet; RealFlight Mobile provides everything else: a flying site, two aircraft, onscreen joysticks and an entire suite of customizing tools. No previous flying experience is necessary; RealFlight Mobile makes it easy to learn basic flight skills in a hurry. There's a Help/About screen to guide you, and adjustments that make it easy to learn at your own pace. For the person who's always wanted to fly, RealFlight Mobile offers the chance to do it whenever and wherever they are. The RealFlight Mobile app is available online at the Google Play Store and Apple App store. For more information, visit realflight.com
RealFlight, distributed by Hobbico, Inc. :: PO Box 9021, Champaign, IL 61826
(217) 398-3630

 


Books

Free Flight Supplies :: Books

Rubber Model Propellers

While many modelers have no trouble framing up a classic stick and tissue model, many of those same will balk when it comes to making the propeller. For any number of reasons, we often reach for a molded plastic prop instead of carving our own. This often means unnecessary weight and less than optimal performance. Michael J. Woodhouse has recently taken the mystery out of making propellers with his new booklet, "Rubber Model Propellers." This work brings together a lifetime of Free Flight experience, clearly explaining all aspects of propeller design including wood selection, layout, blade shape, cross section, washout, as well as freewheeling and folding mechanisms. Though primarily focused on propellers for outdoor flying, the insight offered within "Rubber Model Propellers" is applicable to all models, whether scale, duration, or indoor. Woodhouse's cogent explanations are peppered throughout with 65 clear illustrations by Alan Wells, demystifying the process of designing and carving your own propellers. Michael J. Woodhouse is well known as the owner of Free Flight Supplies, his U.K. based business catering to flying model enthusiasts. Rubber Model Propellers, 66 pages, 65 line drawings, A4 size (8.3 in x 11.7 in), 12.00 plus 6.00 postage.
Free Flight Supplies :: online orders only, unknown, 00000
(000) 000-000

 


Videos/DVDs

SKS Video Productions :: Videos/DVDs

Florida Jets 2014 Video

MSRP: $24.95 /$26.95

Florida Jets was once again held at Lakeland Linder Airport in Lakeland, Florida, and continues to bring together the hottest pilots and planes from around the globe. This year's show featured many of the top jet pilots and a new 800-foot paved runway. Greg Foushi made strafing runs with his A-10 Warthog while Steve Stricker burned up the sky with his F-4 Phantom. Dustin Buescher debuted a new F-104 and Rei Gonzalez showed off a classic all-wood Vampire. Ali Machinchy brought two aircraft from England, an F-100 and a "V" tail Fouga Magister. Andreas Gietz premiered the new CARF 3D J10 and Viperjet. Tommy Wood flew his twin turbine F-18 Blue Angel and Boli Muentes got air time with his large F-5 and twin turbine King Cat. There's also inflight footage from four different aircraft! Run time for the DVD is 98 minutes, Hi Def Blu-ray is 117 minutes.
SKS Video Productions :: 85 Pine Rd., Abbottstown, PA 17301
(800) 988-6488

 

SKS Video Productions :: Videos/DVDs

SEFF Week 2014

MSRP: $19.95/21.95

SKS Video Productions has recently released a new video highlighting the 2014 SEFF event. Mac Hodges' Airfield in Americus, Georgia, is the home of the premier outdoor electric event in the country. This year's show featured a wide variety of aircraft from around the country. Featured aircraft include: Andrew Jesky's Laser 230z, Daniel Holman's MXS, Matt Hall's Tricopter, Steven Bufkin's Triple D, Mike Wasden's P-51, Joe Smith's Yak 55, Mark Murdock's Snyder Slider and Matt Andren's Husky. From hordes of vendors to 3D demos, quads, float planes and even night bowling, this show has it all! Running time for the DVD is 103 minutes; the Blu-ray is 113 minutes.
SKS Video Productions :: 85 Pine Rd., Abbottstown, PA 17301
(800) 988-6488

 


Other

RC FlightDeck :: Other

ClubSites - Free Professionally Designed Club Websites

RC FlightDeck, the world's leading provider of event promotion, management and registration services in the radio control hobby announced the release of its new club website service, ClubSites. The ClubSites service gives flying clubs a "just add water" solution for creating, hosting and maintaining a club website. According to RC FlightDeck's creator, Michael Kranitz, the new service "delivers clean, professionally-designed websites that anyone can create and maintain with zero programming skills." Clubs that use the free sites benefit tremendously from the integration of RC FlightDeck's event system. Events posted on RC FlightDeck are automatically displayed on the club home page, whether the event is a meeting or a public event. Photos and videos are automatically integrated as well, eliminating the need for a webmaster to keep up with manual site updates. The system is so intuitive that incoming officers and webmasters can take over the site with no advanced knowledge or skills. From a design perspective, the RC FlightDeck ClubSites offer a "welcome alternative to glaring, 1990's style club websites," says Kranitz. Clubs can choose from a library of stock photos for the top of their page or upload one themselves. Users can change buttons, basic layout and text colors instantly. The site layout is clean and easy for members to navigate. The integrated venue builder lets clubs with multiple fields or meeting locations to create a map, facilities list and permitted uses list for each venue. RC FlightDeck plans to incorporate its customizable plastic Pilot Pass card service into the membership software, which will allow clubs to offer a "premium" membership card with the member's own photo, vendor discounts and a QR code that contains all of the member's flying data for one-scan check-in at events using the RC FlightDeck system. Clubs can point their domain names directly to their club outpost on RC FlightDeck and anyone can find their club using the advanced search tool.
RC FlightDeck :: 10135 S Shadow Hill Drive, Lone Tree, CO 80124
Contact by Email :: (720) 838-0700

 



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