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Great Planes RealFlight RC Flight Simulator G5 – Reviewed

Written by Joe Baker on . Posted in Miscellaneous

Read more: Great Planes RealFlight  RC Flight Simulator G5 – ReviewedWell, it’s been a long time coming, this is supposed to be the best software available for games where you can play and learn to fly at the same time. With over 80 aircraft to choose from and 30 fly sites, grab your parachute and join me as we get right into a few learn to fly/combat missions where anything goes.

As this is reportedly as good as you get for simulated games, we will put it on our two high powered gaming computers and use both the 30” Dell monitors on 2560 x 1940 resolution in a multiplayer LAN shoot ‘em up. As an added bonus, we even have some “high end” actual Great Planes to test in the flesh and see if we are as good as the “Red Baron” after using the same planes in the G5 Simulator.

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Spektrum DX8 Transmitter – Reviewed

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Read more: Spektrum DX8 Transmitter – ReviewedI sometimes wonder how this company can keep on improving the product, but here we go again with the latest from Spektrum. Of course, we are talking about the new DX8 that has all sorts of electronic “goodies”. It can talk to the receiver and, for the first time, get some answers back.

It also has some additional features over the DX7 that improves the remote Plane/Heli model control. This is Spektrum’s flagship transmitter and it has only been in Australia a couple of weeks, so let’s see what new things it can do and whether it makes life easier when flying electric planes…

Bladefish BF- 5000 SeaJet - Reviewed

Written by Martin Regtien on . Posted in Miscellaneous

Read more: Bladefish BF- 5000 SeaJet  - ReviewedIf you have done any snorkelling or diving did you ever dream of moving in the water as gracefully and effortlessly as a seal or dolphin? I know I have, particularly if I wanted to chase fast moving fish or quickly dive to a depth that you would not normally get to under your own steam.
This is the world of the Bladefish. And a Bladefish is?  you might ask....

Also known as an aqua scooter, the Seajet from Bladefish propels you through the water with a hand-held propeller. You might even irreverently refer to it as a hand-held desk fan…. How much fun would that be?

Come and join us as we snorkel and dive until we saw the dolphins becoming jealous….

RC Electric Plane Art-Tech 500 Class Cessna 182 – Reviewed

Written by Joe Baker on . Posted in Miscellaneous

Read more: RC Electric Plane Art-Tech 500 Class Cessna 182  – ReviewedWell, class by name and even classier in the flesh, the Art-Tech 500 Class Cessna 182  is certainly a high end product. We have already reviewed the baby brother Cessna 182, which is now amongst the 16 or so RC electric aeroplanes that will be included in the Comparative Grid which is likely to be completed in early November 2010. Rumours say that this ‘plane is probably the cream of the EGO Importer models and initial findings all point to this being true.

Does it look as good as it’s rumoured? Does it fly as well as it looks? (See 21 Best RC electric planes compared - this site)
Come with us for a Birdseye view as we put it through some stringent tests we’ve marked all the rest on.

Phoenix Flight Simulator for Model Planes - Reviewed

Written by Joe Baker on . Posted in Miscellaneous

Read more: Phoenix Flight Simulator for Model Planes - ReviewedAn absolute “must buy purchase” if you are considering becoming a model plane pilot.

My intention is to show just how good this flight simulator package is by using my first hand experiences and commenting on actual dynamic comparisons. I will use example planes such as the Trojan T28D, F4U Corsair and the EF2000 Euro fighter jet which are only three of the many planes that are able to be chosen within the Phoenix’s Flight Simulator’s programme.
 
So let me convince you that the minimal cost in purchasing this simulation programme is well worth it and it will stop you following in my footsteps whereby I learnt the hard way first.
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Sky Arrow – The Inside on the Italian Job

Written by Martin Regtien on . Posted in Miscellaneous

Note: This article first appeared in the December 2007 issue of AVIATOR magazine with many more photos.

(PDF: http://hilair.com.au/pdf/SkyArrow.pdf)

Read more: Sky Arrow – The Inside on the Italian Job Ever since I first saw pictures of the sleek and – dare I say it: supersexy – Sky Arrow over 10 years ago now, I knew this machine looked like the aircraft I would want to own one day.

In my dreams I visualised this Italian design wrapped around me, piercing the skies. Well, at 95 knots cruise you’re not gonna be lightning fast but, really, flying this magnificent machine, wouldn’t you want the experience to last?
We checked out the Sky Arrow when it passed through Albany on the way back from being demoed at a few air shows along the East Coast.

RC Electric Boat V24 MDF 920 EP- Reviewed

Written by Joe Baker on . Posted in Miscellaneous

Read more: RC Electric Boat V24 MDF 920 EP- ReviewedLooks like a black bullet - 920 mm long with heaps of aesthetic appeal.  I’m talking about the V24 MDF 920 EP remote controlled electric racing boat built by Dragon.  We have tested three of the Aquacraft range, one of the Joysway’s, and whilst Wirelesshobbyz has them all, at our request he has sent us something we thought should be a bit different.

Does it go as good as it looks?

Read on to find out!

RC Electric Boat Joysway Surge Crusher- Reviewed

Written by Joe Baker on . Posted in Miscellaneous

Read more: RC Electric Boat Joysway Surge Crusher- ReviewedTime to do the last of the four radio controlled boats.  Another pleasurable exercise as this boat’s finish at first glance is as good as the Supervee27 we have just reviewed.  The electric Joysway Surge Crusher is also up there in the high performance Semi Pro arena, where customers demand high speed and handling.

The advertised speed is given as 60 km/h so stick around while I put it through similar test areas to the other boats and see how it comes out. So let’s go!

RC Electric Boat Aquacraft Supervee27- Reviewed

Written by Joe Baker on . Posted in Miscellaneous

 

Read more: RC Electric Boat Aquacraft Supervee27- ReviewedStraight out of the box it’s packed in, even by race standards, the new Aquacraft Supervee27 boat is fast.  As a reviewer, we just took it out to the pond and did some runs and you should have seen the attention we got.  The insane handling and speed just took our breath away and we also found some ideas that we put into practice that should help those who already have one.

So what did we find out?

 Read on!

 

RC Electric Plane ST Cessna Corvalis 350 – Reviewed

Written by Joe Baker on . Posted in Miscellaneous

 

Read more: RC Electric Plane ST Cessna Corvalis 350 – ReviewedWe have already reviewed one high wing Cessna the EGO 182, amongst the nine RC electric aeroplanes that will be included in the Comparative Grid which is likely to be completed in October 2010.

We are also scheduled to do a review later this month on the high wing and higher class, EGO Class 500 Cessna, so we may as well cover all wing styles and do the low wing ST Cessna 350 Corvalis.

 

How did we find it?  Read on!

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