R/C Groups RCCars Crack Roll Flying Giants RC Power The E Zone Lift Zone Our Sponsors
R/C Groups  
The E Zone: The virtual home of electric flight
 
Ultrafly Extra 300 ARF Review Ultrafly Extra 300 ARF Review
By Pat Mattes
Pat Mattes explores this quick building aerobat with great looks and even better performance! Pat tests the Extra not only with the stock, included motor, but also with 2 brushless upgrades, and flies the extra with a Tanic LiPo 3-cell pack.

(Added: Dec 31, 2004, Hits: 35391, Comments: 23, Rating: n/a)
Foamwing.com's Slipper II 3D Flat Foamie Basic Package Review Foamwing.com's Slipper II 3D Flat Foamie Basic Package Review
By Jim Walker
Jim Walker explores this VERY 3D capable new offering. The Slipper II is available in the basic package, built here, and a deluxe kit that includes all the required hardware. Jim found the Slipper II to be extremely capable, including having no wing rock whatsoever in high alfa!

(Added: Dec 29, 2004, Hits: 10744, Comments: 0, Rating: n/a)
04/05 JDC: Jedi Star Fighter 04/05 JDC: Jedi Star Fighter
By Patrick McGrath
Patric McGrath's Jedi Star Fighter, 04/05 Jet Design Contest entry

(Added: Dec 28, 2004, Hits: 7560, Comments: 9, Rating: n/a)
04/05 JDC: SU-33 04/05 JDC: SU-33
By Niklas Borin
Niklas Borin's SU-33, 04/05 Jet Design Contest Entry

(Added: Dec 28, 2004, Hits: 4986, Comments: 0, Rating: n/a)
04/05 JDC: F-22 Raptor 04/05 JDC: F-22 Raptor
By Ed Waldrep
Ed Waldrep's F-22 Raptor, 04/05 Jet Design Contest entry.

(Added: Dec 28, 2004, Hits: 6688, Comments: 5, Rating: n/a)
04/05 JDC: T-33 04/05 JDC: T-33
By Ed Waldrep
Ed Waldrep's T-33, 04/05 Jet Desgin Contest entry.

(Added: Dec 28, 2004, Hits: 4176, Comments: 1, Rating: n/a)
04/05 JDC: Harrier AV-8B 04/05 JDC: Harrier AV-8B
By Gene
Gene Haban's Harrier AV-8B, 04/05 Jet Design Contest entries.

(Added: Dec 28, 2004, Hits: 8275, Comments: 0, Rating: n/a)
04/05 JDC:  Convair YB/RB-58A/55-669/10 Hustler 04/05 JDC: Convair YB/RB-58A/55-669/10 Hustler
By lslewis
Larry Lewis' RB-58A Hustler, Jet Design Contest entry.

(Added: Dec 28, 2004, Hits: 5714, Comments: 0, Rating: n/a)
04/05 JDC: F-84-F 04/05 JDC: F-84-F
By Niels
Niels Jaetzold's F-84-F, 04/05 Jet Desgin Contest entry.

(Added: Dec 28, 2004, Hits: 4232, Comments: 0, Rating: n/a)
04/05 JDC: Cutlass F7U-3M 04/05 JDC: Cutlass F7U-3M
By rogwinger
Roger Wingers Cutlass F7U-3M Pusher Jet, 04/05 Jet Design Contest entry.

(Added: Dec 28, 2004, Hits: 4686, Comments: 1, Rating: n/a)
04/05 JDC: Blohm & Voss P-188-04 04/05 JDC: Blohm & Voss P-188-04
By stacker
David Stack's Blohm & Voss P-188-04, 04/05 Jet Design Contest entry.

(Added: Dec 28, 2004, Hits: 5332, Comments: 0, Rating: n/a)
04/05 JDC: Thunderbirds F-16 Formation Flyer 04/05 JDC: Thunderbirds F-16 Formation Flyer
By Esprit440
Matthew Wherry's Thunderbirds F-16 Formation Flyer, 04/05 Jet Design Contest entry.

(Added: Dec 28, 2004, Hits: 6341, Comments: 1, Rating: n/a)
04/05 JDC: Arvo CF-105 Park Flyer Pusher 04/05 JDC: Arvo CF-105 Park Flyer Pusher
By byrocat
Bruce Dealhoy's Arvo CF-105, 04/05 Jet Design Constest entry.

(Added: Dec 28, 2004, Hits: 4642, Comments: 0, Rating: n/a)
04/05 JDC: JA-37 Viggen 04/05 JDC: JA-37 Viggen
By Bora Aykut
Bora Aykut's JA-37 Viggen, 04/05 Jet Design Contest entry.

(Added: Dec 28, 2004, Hits: 3829, Comments: 0, Rating: n/a)
04/05 JDC:  Zippy Jet 04/05 JDC: Zippy Jet
By FredN
Fred Niemi's Zippy Jet, 04/05 Jet Design Contest Entry.

(Added: Dec 28, 2004, Hits: 4136, Comments: 0, Rating: n/a)
04/05 JDC: S-57 04/05 JDC: S-57
By Jason Galbraith
Jason Galbraith's S-57, 04/05 Jet Design Contest entry.<br />

(Added: Dec 28, 2004, Hits: 3606, Comments: 0, Rating: n/a)
04/05 JDC: F-4 Phantom 04/05 JDC: F-4 Phantom
By Esprit440
Matthew Wherry's F-4 Phantom, 04/05 Jet Design Contest entry.<br />

(Added: Dec 28, 2004, Hits: 4216, Comments: 0, Rating: n/a)
04/05 JDC: Sukhoi S-54/55 04/05 JDC: Sukhoi S-54/55
By AirX
Eric Barnett's Sukhoi S-54/55, Jet Design Contest entry.

(Added: Dec 27, 2004, Hits: 4327, Comments: 0, Rating: n/a)
Hobbico's Heli-Max RotoFly Micro Heli Review Hobbico's Heli-Max RotoFly Micro Heli Review
By Jim Bourke
This miniature heli is truly ready to fly and comes complete with a transmitter, lithium polymer battery, charger, training gear, and instructional DVD. A great first-timer's heli or lunchtime diversion for the more advanced pilot, the RotoFly's cuteness, flying qualities, and completeness make it a winner.

(Added: Dec 24, 2004, Hits: 50471, Comments: 13, Rating: 5.0)
YNT Design's BC6 Flight Monitor YNT Design's BC6 Flight Monitor
By Adam Till
"You Need This" Design's new BC6 flight monitor provides a multiple feature flight battery monitor, a lost plane locator, and a glitch counter, all in a 12g package!

(Added: Dec 23, 2004, Hits: 6112, Comments: 0, Rating: n/a)
GWS CARGOTRANS QUAD ARF Review GWS CARGOTRANS QUAD ARF Review
By Andrew Willetts
Andrew Willetts explores this exciting new release from GWS, including a most impressive scale covering scheme with decals, and photos at a top secret location!

(Added: Dec 22, 2004, Hits: 31672, Comments: 34, Rating: n/a)
Alburqurque Electric Flyin 2004 Alburqurque Electric Flyin 2004
By Jim Walker
Jim Walker shares photo coverage of this exciting electric event.

(Added: Dec 20, 2004, Hits: 11421, Comments: 8, Rating: n/a)
RC Electronics Watt's Up Meter - a Quick Look RC Electronics Watt's Up Meter - a Quick Look
By Bernard Cawley
The compact "Watt's Up" multi-function test meter from RC Electronics packs a lot of functionality in a small and rugged package. Here's an update to the December 2004 review.

(Added: Dec 19, 2004, Hits: 36976, Comments: 17, Rating: n/a)
RealFlight  G3! RealFlight G3!
By Steve Kaluf
Steve Kaluf takes an indepth look at all the new features, flying sites, and airplanes of the latest release of this incredibly popular simulator. Don't miss the crash photos!

(Added: Dec 19, 2004, Hits: 67249, Comments: 23, Rating: n/a)
Great Planes Electrifly Ammo 4300kV Motor & 2s 1500mAh LiPo Review Great Planes Electrifly Ammo 4300kV Motor & 2s 1500mAh LiPo Review
By Sam Schmidt
Sam Schmidt explores this new generation brushless motor and 2s LiPo pack's performance with a variety of props, and in a small light 3D foamie.

(Added: Dec 18, 2004, Hits: 18280, Comments: 12, Rating: n/a)
Horizon's Seagull Harrier Electric Conversion Review Horizon's Seagull Harrier Electric Conversion Review
By Steve H.
Steve Herlacher explores this nicely priced, extremely 3D capable wide-body ARF, including converting it to electric power. And finds the performance excellent!

(Added: Dec 17, 2004, Hits: 10620, Comments: 1, Rating: n/a)
MAE Slick Foamie ARF Review MAE Slick Foamie ARF Review
By xcellrc
The Slick is a great small field 3D type airplane. Using inexpensive cd-rom type motors and two cell lithium polymer packs, performance is outstanding.
UPDATED March 13 to include two great video clips. Don't miss "rainy day fun" inside a carport cover!!!!

(Added: Dec 16, 2004, Hits: 19654, Comments: 7, Rating: n/a)
Experimental Aircraft Models' RV6 ARF & Axi 4130/16 E-Conversion Review Experimental Aircraft Models' RV6 ARF & Axi 4130/16 E-Conversion Review
By David Hogue
David Hogue explores this exciting ARF release of the world's most popular homebuilt, the VANS RV-6/6a, including converting it to AXI power. David finds it not a good flying scale taildragger, but a great flying sport plane that happens to be of a really cool scale homebuilt!

(Added: Dec 15, 2004, Hits: 12440, Comments: 4, Rating: n/a)
Fliton Icon 312 3D ARF Review, including Electrify Lipo Upgrade Fliton Icon 312 3D ARF Review, including Electrify Lipo Upgrade
By Jeff Carr
Jeff Carr explores this beautiful new generation Fliton aerobat, including upgrading to Great Planes new Electrifly LiPo packs for power.

(Added: Dec 14, 2004, Hits: 11167, Comments: 7, Rating: n/a)
Great Planes Giant Scale Super Chipmunk OS FS120-powered ARF Review Great Planes Giant Scale Super Chipmunk OS FS120-powered ARF Review
By Dick Pettit
Dick Pettit explores this very complete, great looking, great flying new giant scale ARF. Includes a great photo gallery and short flight video.

(Added: Dec 14, 2004, Hits: 31954, Comments: 8, Rating: n/a)
MRC's XRB RC Micro Helicopter Review MRC's XRB RC Micro Helicopter Review
By Michael Heer
Michael Heer explores this great looking, great flying, very-beginner-friendly RTF micro helicopter, including 3 videos.

(Added: Dec 12, 2004, Hits: 74228, Comments: 40, Rating: 4.5)
Global's EF Helicopters' Shogun Micro Helicopter Review Global's EF Helicopters' Shogun Micro Helicopter Review
By Fitz Walker
Fitz Walker explores EF's new uniquely capable micro heli -- ideal for beginners and experts alike, the Shogun is a 90% Pre-assembled, 3D capable collective pitch machine which includes collective Pitch, Shaft Drive Tail, Autorotation Gear, Brushed Motor Included, Pre-assembled Canopy, Ball Bearing Supported Shafts, and Glass-filled Nylon Main Frame.

(Added: Dec 12, 2004, Hits: 24959, Comments: 4, Rating: n/a)
SuperFly R/Cs SuperMite BL EDF 40 Review SuperFly R/Cs SuperMite BL EDF 40 Review
By Mitchell Gerdisch
Mitch enters the world of EDFs with this quick-to-build and quick to fly EDF wing from SuperFly RC.

(Added: Dec 11, 2004, Hits: 9582, Comments: 3, Rating: n/a)
Cheetah F5D 400 Pylon Racer Review Cheetah F5D 400 Pylon Racer Review
By Dan Kitching
Dan Kitching finds the Cheetah to be an advanced level speed 400 pilot's exciting new toy that "not just any pilot" can handle. It's unique airfoil choice and combination of low wing and v-tail planform make it something different for race day.

(Added: Dec 11, 2004, Hits: 23076, Comments: 5, Rating: n/a)
Clancy Lazy E-Bee RTF Review Clancy Lazy E-Bee RTF Review
By Tom Blakeney
Tom Blakeney obviously enjoys flying indoors and out with this new RTF parkflyer version of the classic Lazy Bee design by Andy Clancy.

(Added: Dec 10, 2004, Hits: 13364, Comments: 10, Rating: 5.0)
Stevens Aero Groove Aerobatic Park Flyer Lasercut Kit Review Stevens Aero Groove Aerobatic Park Flyer Lasercut Kit Review
By Christine
"When picking out an aerobatic 10 lb airframe, there are certain traits one would desire - namely, viceless handling, rapid and crisp control response, good energy retention, a powerful motor setup, and, perhaps above all, good looks. Now, take all of these properties and stick them in a 20 oz airframe. Then you have the Groove. Combining flowing lines reminiscent of much larger cousins with the parkflyer ability to get into and out of the smallest of flying areas, the Groove is truly a little big plane - or perhaps, a big little plane. This is a 45" wingspan aerobat that only weighs 20+ oz ready-to-fly!

(Added: Dec 09, 2004, Hits: 17051, Comments: 9, Rating: n/a)
Stevens Aeromodel E-CAP 232 .40 Kit Review Stevens Aeromodel E-CAP 232 .40 Kit Review
By Eric Anderson
Eric Anderson is absolutely ecstatic with the Trussloc construction of this laser-cut assembly. The only thing Eric seems to enjoy more than building this plane is flying it!

(Added: Dec 09, 2004, Hits: 10582, Comments: 8, Rating: n/a)
Soaring Circuit's RAM (Recording Altimeter for Models) Unit Review Soaring Circuit's RAM (Recording Altimeter for Models) Unit Review
By Ric Duley
Ric Duley explores this exciting new altimeter product, including its included software for extensive data storage and analysis.

(Added: Dec 09, 2004, Hits: 9928, Comments: 0, Rating: n/a)
Medusa  Research Power Analyzer Plus Review Medusa Research Power Analyzer Plus Review
By Don Sims
If you are looking for an excellent stocking stuffer for your favorite electric flight enthusiast, Medusa Research has just the thing. It's called the Power Analyzer Plus and it is a great tool for gaining very important realtime data on electrics.

(Added: Dec 08, 2004, Hits: 11924, Comments: 12, Rating: n/a)
Hobby Lobby's Scorpio Lipol-One ARF Review Hobby Lobby's Scorpio Lipol-One ARF Review
By Tim Wolff
Tim Wolff explores this amazingly large, docile, entertaining indoor flyer, including a slight modification that provided flaperons, and video of the differences in flight.

(Added: Dec 08, 2004, Hits: 8332, Comments: 1, Rating: n/a)
Sig Nitro Rascal Norvel-061 Powered ARF Review Sig Nitro Rascal Norvel-061 Powered ARF Review
By DLYONS
Donny Lyons finds this small nitro powered piece of nostalgia to be an all around docile, well mannered, enjoyable, well built bird with exceptional fuel economy.

(Added: Dec 07, 2004, Hits: 9556, Comments: 3, Rating: n/a)
Old vs New: Trying Out Great Planes' Electrifly Safety Circuit Lipos Old vs New: Trying Out Great Planes' Electrifly Safety Circuit Lipos
By Jim Walker
"In this review I intended to compare the new Electrifly offerings against past chemistries as well as other second generation cells in several different test planes. Also included in this test was Great Planes new 20mm brushless motor offering. This BL motor along with a MM miniAC really put these cells to the ultimate test. If you're interested in the outcome, then read on!"

(Added: Dec 06, 2004, Hits: 7591, Comments: 3, Rating: n/a)
Extreme Mini-3D E Conversion with Thunder Power packs Extreme Mini-3D E Conversion with Thunder Power packs
By David Hogue
David Hogue converts the Extreme Flight Mini 3D to Electric! He finds this .15-sized glow bird to make an exceptional 3D electric performer, so popular that numerous different electric conversions have been performed on it.

(Added: Dec 05, 2004, Hits: 6203, Comments: 0, Rating: n/a)
Horizon's ParkZone F-27 Stryker RTF Review Horizon's ParkZone F-27 Stryker RTF Review
By Sam Schmidt
Sam Schmidt has a blast exploring a pair of Stryker prop jet RTFs, including the optional combat modules for combat fun!

(Added: Dec 04, 2004, Hits: 16605, Comments: 3, Rating: n/a)
Horizon's ParkZone Slo-V RTF Review Horizon's ParkZone Slo-V RTF Review
By Fred Sanford
Fred Sanford enjoys this high quality RTF "all in one box" v-tail bird, calling it "the cadillac of stick-type park flyers." The Slo-V is an ideal 2nd or 3rd airplane, and can utilize the optional combat, aerial drop or night flight modules.

(Added: Dec 04, 2004, Hits: 15195, Comments: 3, Rating: n/a)
Eagle Tree Systems Flight Data Recorder Review Eagle Tree Systems Flight Data Recorder Review
By Michael Heer
How high was that flight? How fast was I in that speed run? What's the RPM with this battery and prop combination? Does the EagleTree flight data recorder accurately answer these questions and much more? Sure does!

(Added: Dec 03, 2004, Hits: 15367, Comments: 8, Rating: n/a)
Graham McAllistair Designs SkyHawk Short Kit Review Graham McAllistair Designs SkyHawk Short Kit Review
By SkuBug
Anders Eklund of Sweden explores this short kit and laser kit built up offering, and finds it a pleasure to build and to fly.

(Added: Dec 02, 2004, Hits: 6147, Comments: 1, Rating: n/a)
A User's Look at the Castle Creations Phoenix ESC Programmer A User's Look at the Castle Creations Phoenix ESC Programmer
By bhchan
The PHX-Link was very user friendly and so much easier than using the throttle stick to program my CC Phoenix ESCs! Normally changing a few settings via the transmitter approach would take several minutes of intense concentration and very likely at least one repeat attempt. Now there were no errors from miscounting stick movements or beeps, no question what function I had set, and the new settings were done in seconds! Castle Creations has a wonderful new addition here, and I'm sure it will be VERY popular!

(Added: Dec 02, 2004, Hits: 10290, Comments: 16, Rating: n/a)
Unicornwings.net Baby Gryphon Wing Review Unicornwings.net Baby Gryphon Wing Review
By Alex Lewis
Alex Lewis reviews the "Unicorn's Little Brother"; the Gryphon miniwing kit by Unicornwings.net, including both the stock power package and a CD-ROM motor upgrade that transformed the gryphon into a wild flying machine.

(Added: Dec 01, 2004, Hits: 6203, Comments: 5, Rating: n/a)
Horizon's Hangar 9 Ultra Stik Lite E-Conversion for Electric Aerotowing Horizon's Hangar 9 Ultra Stik Lite E-Conversion for Electric Aerotowing
By 96S14
Ryan van Beurden and Adam Till take a great sport airplane, convert it to electric with superb performance results, and then take it one step further, using it for aerotowing large 3-4.5 m scale gliders!

(Added: Dec 01, 2004, Hits: 4488, Comments: 0, Rating: n/a)