Foam Glider Conversion To EDF

Posted by on Apr 12, 2014 in How-To | No Comments

I use what I have With last summers successful conversion of an Air Hogs foam glider I decided to do another hand toss foam glider conversion, this time using electric ducted fan (EDF) units from 2 Kyosho Illusion kits I once owned. The concept for this build comes from my own fascination with NASAs B-57 […]

Air Hogs Foam Glider Conversion

Posted by on Aug 19, 2013 in How-To | 14 Comments

Again?! You could say that this is yet another foam glider conversion to rc, and like many rc enthusiasts before me, and you’d be right. But rather then show you the end result, I want to share exactly how I built this creation. While this may not be the best airplane for a first time […]

Foam Flyer v3

Posted by on Aug 12, 2013 in Photography | No Comments

After having a minor set back in my last experiment dealing with foam gliders, I had my fingers crossed that this time it would work out. Not only did it work but, it worked far better then I had anticipated when it took off straight & level and continued to rise into the sky. Now […]

Hand-Toss Foam Glider Conversion Fail

Posted by on Jul 31, 2013 in Articles | 3 Comments

The Preamble This article covers my conversion of a hand toss foam glider to a radio control (rc) powered airplane. Unfortunately, due to a severe oversight in understanding the concept of torque, the laws of physics prohibited my craft from taking to the skies (i.e., crash). All things considered, the build approach in this article […]

Hand Toss Electrics

Posted by on Jul 19, 2013 in Photography | No Comments

Sometimes a little physical exertion is required to get your aircraft skyward. Yet, for many rc pilots, ┬áit’s the only way to enjoy the thrill of model aviation. Here are a few of my favorite hand toss action shots from the past few months.

Secure Servo Connectors

Posted by on Apr 7, 2012 in How-To | No Comments

Almost all rc aircraft require some type of servo extension cord to connect servos or batteries to the receiver (rx). Often times these servo extension cords are found inside the aircraft wings for aileron servos or in the fuselage to connect a rudder servo that is located near the tail. But over time and under […]

Electric RC – Brushed vs. Brushless

Posted by on Dec 19, 2010 in Articles, Beginner | No Comments

With technology continuing to develop light-weight and more efficient power supplies, it’s not surprising to see an increase in the number of electric powered rc airplanes, helicopters and gliders. Combine demand with continuing drops in cost, and you soon realize that electrics are a great way to get into the world of rc. Additionally, take […]

Electric RC – Electronic Speed Control

Posted by on Dec 19, 2010 in Articles | No Comments

With technology continuing to develop light-weight and efficient power supplies, it’s not surprising to see an increase in popularity of the number of electric powered rc airplanes, helicopters and gliders. Combined the demand with continuing drops in cost you soon realize that electrics are a great way to get into the world of rc. Electronic […]

Electric RC – Outrunner vs. Inrunner

Posted by on Dec 19, 2010 in Articles | No Comments

With technology continuing to develop light-weight and efficient power supplies, it’s not surprising to see an increase in popularity of the number of electric powered rc airplanes, helicopters and gliders. Combined the demand with continuing drops in cost you soon realize that electrics are a great way to get into the world of rc. Inrunner […]

The basics of how to solder for rc

Posted by on Mar 16, 2010 in How-To | 2 Comments

Editors Note: Always wear the proper eye protection when soldering. As you become more involved with rc airplanes, its likely that you’ll need to solder some type of electrical or mechanical component at some time. This skill becomes even more important as you progress further into the world of electric rc airplanes. Selecting your equipment […]

Radio Control (rc) Trainer Airplanes

Posted by on Jan 15, 2010 in Beginner | 5 Comments

Researching your first radio control (rc) trainer airplane is exciting however, it can sometimes be hard to find a starting point from which to begin your search. Below is a continually updated list of rc trainer aircraft for both glow and electric. We’ve included wood rc kits, almost-ready-to-fly rc kits, and ready-to-fly rc kits. This […]

Hobbyzone Super Cub

Posted by on Nov 10, 2008 in Reviews | One Comment

Pilot Skill: Beginner Manufacturer: Hobbyzone Power: E-flite Brushless 450 Wingspan: 47 in. Kit Includes: Foam kit, installed electronics, speed control, NiMH battery Overview Can the Hobbyzone Super Cub kit really teach you how to fly? Has an indestructible rc trainer been produced? Unfortunately the answer to both these questions is no. While the Super Cub […]

Velcro Batteries

Posted by on Oct 22, 2008 in How-To | 2 Comments

Keeping things in place when your aircraft is flying is critical. It’s especially important when one of those items is not only a major source of weight in the aircraft, but also the only source of power. For many electric park fliers that power & weight combination is usually the battery. But how do you […]

Parkzone T-28 Trojan

Posted by on Oct 15, 2008 in Reviews | No Comments

Pilot Skill: Intermediate Manufacturer: Parkzone Power: E-flite 480-size 960Kv brushless outrunner Wingspan: 44 in. Kit Includes: Foam kit, installed electronics, speed control, LiPo battery Overview After successfully completing numerous solo flights, many aspiring rc pilots begin looking for another aircraft that has more to offer then what they currently own. But not something so aerobatic […]

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 […]