Actuonix actuators now available from Duralite

Actuonix Actuators are a plug ‘n play replacement for standard R/C servos, only they provide linear motion instead of rotary.  For those of you unfamiliar with linear actuators – they provide motion in a straight line unlike a standard servo that uses a drive spline and provides motion in a circular motion. Use these Actuators for  applications such as sliding canopies, cowl flaps, tail hooks, door actuation, bomb drops, flap extension and many more.  Simple to use –  just set … Continued

PowerBox CORE – the new generation of pro-class radios

PowerBox CORE – the new generation of pro-class radios The imminent arrival of the first radio control system from PowerBox Systems is causing great excitement. Here’s a summary of the latest information on the equipment expected to be released in the spring of 2018: SPECIFICATIONS: 26-channel radio control system extremely secure against interference, genuine redundant 2.4 GHz transmission extremely long range redundant PowerBox power supply system high-performance real-time telemetry up to 800 telemetry values per second open bus interface for … Continued

Installing the PowerBox iGyro 3e with the Royal RRS modification

        I have just installed the 3e in my Carf Corsair. The Corsair uses the older Royal  RRS. When installing the 3e gyro   it is important to note that the gyro patch lead  that runs from the 3e to the receiver must be modified to work   properly.       Here you see that I have the gain plug in my finger tips and will remove the red pin prior to installing it in the gyro. … Continued

Robert Morrow – 1/3 scale H Model Arcus

“I thought I would send a couple pictures of my H Model Arcus. It is a 1/3 scale model that has a span of 6.6m. I have the Champion SRS installed using JR equipment with 4 DSMX satellite receivers for controlling all functions, which works beautifully. I am very impressed with this system and how flexible it is to program and meet the needs of just about any installation or configuration I could think of. The Arcus uses a total … Continued

Jets over Whidbey 2014

Thanks to Bill Broderick for supplying this report. Despite a scheduling hiccup beyond the club’s control, Jets Over Whidbey was once again a great success in 2014. At the last minute the Navy decided they would be using the field on Friday Aug. 22nd for flight operations. This was to have been the first day of RC Jet flying. Though it shut down Friday’s program, club members and participants were allowed by the Navy to park by the main tower … Continued

Scott Davis and his 1/3 scale Balsa USA Stearman

Here’s a great photo of Scott Davis and his award winning 1/3 scale Balsa USA Stearman showcased next to the full size subject that he and his son Ryan modeled it after.  Scott’s Stearman is powered by a Moki 250cc 5-cylinder radial with a 50oz smoke tank and 40oz gas tank.  This beautiful bi-plane has proudly taken to the air several hundred times sporting a Futaba radio and nothing less than a Duralite on-board flight system. “We only trust Duralite … Continued

Roland Raith’s F-104 with flares!

Here’s a great photo of Roland Raith’s F-104. Notice the flare dispenser on the belly of the plane. Roland lives in Germany so he can use flares as part of his RC demo. Roland notes that “It’s cool but we cannot do that over in North America”.  Check out our Facebook page for the flare photo.

Team Canada F3A Team Manager Dave Reaville is trying something a little different! A PC-21

Dave:  “I first saw this KMP kit back in 2010 and loved the look so much I just had to have one 🙂   I purchased it in early 2012 but due to my busy schedule, just recently got around to putting it all together. With numerous build threads of this kit available online, I followed many of the comments and construction upgrades that had been done over the years to improve the original design. As this is an electric project, … Continued

Michael Scoles P-47 Thunderbolt

Michael Scoles took his P-47 Thunderbolt for its maiden flight this past weekend. This Graham Buchanan built Carf model has a Moki 250 radial engine, 4-bladed prop and Duralite A123 batteries.  It sure looks great with all the weathering.

2014 Top Gun Winner

2014 Top Gun Invitational, Graeme Mears' T-33

Congratulations to builder Graeme Mears and pilot Ali Machinchy on winning the Top Gun Class Team Scale event at the 2014 Top Gun Invitational this past weekend. Ali’s beautiful T-33 kit is from Scale Jets in the Netherlands and is powered by Duralite batteries, PowerBox and an iGyro.