E-flite Piper Pawnee 15e

Posted by on Oct 3, 2008 in Reviews | 14 Comments

Pilot Skill: Intermediate Manufacturer: E-flite Power: O.S. .25 2-stroke glow engine Wingspan: 62 in. Kit Includes: Covered kit, wheels & landing gear, hardware Editors Note: This article only covers modifications and flight characteristics of the E-flight Piper Pawnee 15e when converted to glow power. Overview The Pawnee is a very unique aircraft for the radio […]

Beginners Toolkit

Posted by on Sep 30, 2008 in Beginner | One Comment

It doesn’t matter if you start off with electric or glow power radio control, you’ll always be in need of a few tools for the hobby that really can’t come from the traditional tool box. Over the years we’ve assembled a handy tote of our own that has gotten compliments and a lot of use […]

Silence the oil drip

Posted by on Sep 23, 2008 in How-To | No Comments

We know how much of a mess glow engines will make at the end of any days flying. Some hobbyist use rubber covers to cap off mufflers to avoid the oil drips and others just throw a towel down and hope for the best. And while the covers are reusable and the towels work well, […]

Kyosho Illusion DF45

Posted by on Sep 23, 2008 in Reviews | No Comments

Pilot Skill: Advanced Manufacturer: Kyosho America Power: Electric Ducted Fan Wingspan: 24 in. Kit Includes: Fiberglass fuselage, covered wing, ducted fan unit. Overview Having flown quite a few electrics, we wanted to try something different and decided on the Kyosho Illusion DF45. For as much as we wanted to down-play what appeared to be a […]

Break-Away Landing Gear

Posted by on Sep 12, 2008 in How-To | One Comment

Editors Note: This article is by request from Jessy M @ RC Universe. Good to hear from you! E-flight electrics are high quality, however, for the less-then-perfect pilot, the landing gear of these planes can, and will at points, fail. A gear collapse has happened to us many times with our Extra 260 on a […]

Parkzone F4U Corsair

Posted by on Sep 5, 2008 in Reviews | 2 Comments

Pilot Skill: Intermediate Manufacturer: Parkzone Power: E-flite Brushless 450 Wingspan: 44 in. Kit Includes: Foam kit, installed electronics, speed control, LiPo battery Overview With the park flier market appearing to bust at the seams as of late, Control Chat wanted to get our hands on the latest addition to the Horizon Hobby family. In the […]

Radio Control for Beginners

Posted by on Aug 29, 2008 in Beginner | 4 Comments

‘Radio’ control or ‘remote’ control… Which is it? The correct term for this hobby is radio control because of what you are controlling the aircraft with – a radio. Those who use the phrase ‘remote control’ are more or less describing how they are controlling the aircraft – from a distance or remotely. While neither […]