Sunday, February 26, 2012

OrangeRx Spektrum DSM2 Compatible 6Ch 2.4Ghz Receiver SPECIAL FREE OFFER!

  OrangeRx Spektrum DSM2 Compatible 6Ch 2.4Ghz Receiver  SPECIAL FREE OFFER!


New Lower Price! $12.99 includes shipping 

NEW! OrangeRx Spektrum DSM2 Compatible 6Ch 2.4Ghz Receiver GUARANTEED TO BIND!

We are offering the New OrangeRX Spektrum DSM2 Compatible 6 Channel 2.4 Ghz Receiver


NEW LOWERED PRICE! $12.99 includes shippin to USA and Canada, shipped from USA! 


NEW! OrangeRx Spektrum DSM2 Compatible 6Ch 2.4Ghz Receiver
***This Does come with a Binding Plug***
Compatible with all Spektrum DSM2 transmitters.
The new range of OrangeRx receivers are built using original components and MCUs and with state of the art SMT automation to ensure a quality product each and every time.
All OrangeRx receivers are QC tested before leaving the factory.
The OrangeRx will work with ANY Spektrum DSM2 2.4Ghz transmitter

The OrangeRx 6ch is only 3.7g in weight and 19.5x30x10mm in size. Great for small planes, helis, parkflyers or even medium sized sport planes.
Key features.
Super light weight 3.7g / 9.8 grams with case!
Compatible with DSM2 aircraft radio and module systems
6 Channels
Compact design 19.5mm x 30mm x 10mm, with case 43x22x13mm
Short 29mm antennas for mounting in almost any location.
Input voltage: 3.7~9.6V

Included.OrangeRx-6 DSM2 Compatible receiver
Note: This is not a Spektrum Receiver but is Compatible with any Spektrum 2.4gHz, JR 2.4gHz DSM2 Transmitter.
The Spektrum and DSM2 Brand is Trademarks of Horizon Hobbies USA

SHIPPED FROM THE US FOR $26.95New Lower Price! $12.99 includes shipping

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

RC Flyer Loves To Fly Slow!


 My friend Gary (youtuber sr71afan) makes some of the coolest simplified RC foam flyers and fun little videos to go with them. By going with hyperlightweight foam and flying either indoors or in still outside air, he experiences a purified beauty of flight that really clicks with me... I hope it clicks with you too.
 This one is a very conventional looking taildragger with such a lightweight wing structure that the wings sag on the ground and have loads of dihedral in the air. The takeoff roll from a standing start looks to be under two feet and the overall slow flying is very relaxing to watch. And don't be impatient and give up after 30 seconds... if you do you'll miss the flight thru the lean-to porch at :50 (after the spectators clear a path), and even more important, you'll miss his sweet formation flight with a full scale aircraft passing overhead at 2:45. It's more of the creative RC flying that makes Gary's videos so much fun to watch. His hat-mounted video cam is also a big part of what makes his videos different. As long as he's watching the airplane, we are too. Plus, that's why we get some passes that go by so close to the camera.
 I've just created a new AirPigz category labeled sr71afan so you can easily check out the other videos from Gary, some of which are him flying and some are other cool flyers. Enjoy!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Fascinating 1995 Story Of The 'Kee Bird' B-29 Salvage Attempt


 There are so many interesting stories from the world of aviation that it's easy to miss some of the really fascinating ones. One such story for me is seen in this video about the 1995 attempt to recover the B-29 Kee Bird from a frozen resting place in northwest Greenland. The effort was led Darryl Greenamyer, a man who has had a most incredible life in the sky. He was my hero when I was a kid watching him race the F8F Bearcat known as Conquest 1 at Reno in the late 60's. His experiences include flying the SR-71 at Lockheed's Skunk Works, over 40 years of air racing, and unusual projects like working to set speed records in a modified F-104. Those stories I knew about, but a long lost B-29 in Greenland, and the effort to bring it back home... somehow, that's a story I had missed.
 This video is a segment from a 1996 NOVA special on the salvage attempt titled B-29 Frozen In Time. This is the last segment and it runs 10 minutes. If you really want to experience the entire story, you can click this link to go to the full listing of all the segments on youtube.
 To get as far as they did in retrieving this incredibly rare aircraft, only to lose it as they did is disheartening to say the least. But seeing the level of self-control as they watch the airplane burn is a real lesson in realizing that there's only so much we can control in this life.

Video screenshot of the B-29 Kee Bird on fire during the salvage attempt in 1995

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Killer Planes Review the Dynam Grand Cruiser with Video!

Another Dynam home run! This is a GREAT trainer-type plane- steady, smooth and responsive, even in wind. Check out it's flying performance in this video!
The servoless retracts are really sturdy and dependable, and it's "flap ready" with the new Dynam "extended flap' design. This means that the hardware for the flap system is included with the plane- all you need is our Killerplanes flap kit to finish the job off- all the necessary other parts are in there (servos, wires, adapters, reversers, control rods and horns, everything but the hot glue!), ready to hook the flaps up to your 6 channel Transmitter/Receiver. A word about this new Dynam flap design- it's an AMAZING piece of engineering. Flaps on foamies are usually supported by the servo, meaning that the "lift" provided by the flap portion of the wing is constantly pulling on the servo arm, putting a load on the servo the entire time you're flying. This new design is clever in the extreme, and the flap fits up into a "pocket" that supports it. The supplied flap hinges include a hidden control horn, and the control rod is buried in the wing. VERY intelligent and elegant, and it's just another of the many design elements that make me LOVE these new Dynam planes!
Our Crashproofing/Airframe support system once again gives the plane 9 lives, and keeps your wings from snapping when pulling out of a steep, fast power dive (should you find yourself in that position somehow...) Don't fly without Crashproofing! Once you try it (and especially once you NEED it) you'll be hooked- it's the least expensive way of keeping a plane in the air!
The Dynam Grand Cruiser RTF version comes with the fabulous Dynam 5 channel Transmitter/Receiver (my favorite inexpensive transmitter- check out it's operation in our Youtube video "My Three Planes"), a 2200mAh 20c 3 cell LiPo battery, and a balance charger. Did I forget something? Oh yeah- the PLANE, decals, pre-installed retracts and servos, LED navigation lights, and loads of guaranteed FUN! The PNP version has everything but the Tx/Rx, battery, and charger.
The last word- now that I've made the video, I'm going to paint mine black, with some blood-red accents on the top. Batplane, here we come!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Hobby King Offers FREE Club Event Support Kit!

Are you planning to host a club event with more than 30 people?
Are you looking for prizes or a way to promote your event?
The Club Event Support Pack includes trophies, oversize gift certificates and a large 1500x750mm banner to promote and improve participation in your club events.
The oversized gift certificates and extra-large personalised trophies will help create excitement and boost member participation. The trophies are personalised just for your event; you can have your very own 3D MASTERS or PYLON COMPETITION right in your own club!
Best of all, its free!

Heres how it works.Purchase the C.E.S.Pack and during your event take photos of the people there, the competition and the handing over of the awards. Email the images to us and we will reimburse you in full for the cost of the CESPack within 24hrs.

Included.1 X-Large Welcome Banner 1500x750mm (You personalise this yourself)
2 x Oversize Trophies 100mm Diameter (We laser engrave these with your own message)
2 x Oversize $20.00 Gift Certificates 230x500mm
1 x Oversize $50.00 Gift Certificate 230x500mm

A CSR from our team will email you within 48hrs of purchasing to confirm the text you want displayed on the trophies.
Photos of event must be clear and show the event, the people and the award giving.
Photos will be posted both in our website and on our forum. So dont be shy!
Your club event must contain more than 30 people. (Were not overly strict with the number of people participating. If we can see from your photos that your event has around 30 people then thats good enough for us!)
No, the gold trophies are not made of chocolate.
For details visit

Friday, February 3, 2012

The Amazing (True) Story Of The F-106 With No Pilot!


 I've seen the pic below for several years now but I didn't know the story behind til I watched this recent video put together by AVweb. What a fascinating story - especially when you realize it was repaired and put back into service! Even more amazing to me, this exact aircraft is on display at the Air Force Museum, which I just spent three days at last weekend, but I didn't even realize it until just now as I was putting this post together!
 Hmpf. I guess I'll have to go back to the Air Force Museum again! : )

The F-106 after it landed in a field in Montana... without the pilot