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Newest Review -Hangar 9’s New 10cc Valiant

Batteries & Chargers

iCharger 306B & 500 Watt Power Unit
"The Surface" 500W Combo

Eco Power 6S, 22.2V 5000mAh LiPo Packs
My go-to “big” batteries



Cars & Trucks

Associated RC10 B5/B5M Team Kit
I go back to the future with the RC10

Castle Sidewinder 3 ESC
High powered simplicity

Helion Invictus 10MT
Ground-thumping performance and durability

Spektrum’s near-magic applied to four wheels



Apprentice® S 15e VS. Sensei FS Stabilization Systems
We thrash both to see if one is better

Bavarian Demon Cortex - Review/Install
Turn the wind off – and more

Flying the Bavarian Demon Cortex
Call me a cheater if it makes you feel better

Cell Meter 7 - Multi Chemistry Battery Monitor
It’s what is left that counts

Chinook Optical Tachometer G2
Reading rotor head speed without risking yours

Dynamite© Pro Temp Gun with Laser Sight
The accurate (and pain free) way to check temperatures

Hangar 9 Digital Variable Load Voltmeter
Maximize safe flying time by monitoring receiver batteries

Hangar 9 AnglePro 4-in-1 Digital Throw/Incidence Meter
The easy way to perfect setups and adjustments

Hitec HFP-30 Digital Servo Programmer & Tester
Very useful Hitec magic in a box

Simple Tracker Pro
Homing in on your video signal for the clearest view

Smart-Fly PowerExpander Sport Plus
Save your plane before it flies

Spektrum AR9110 9-Channel DSMX PowerSafe™ Receiver
Airborne Simplicity and Security in a 2.1oz Package

Tech-Aero Designs Ultra IBEC
Ignition kill the light way



Engines & Equipment

Bisson Custom Mufflers
High-end quality and lower sound levels

Desert Aircraft DA-50R 50cc Gasser
I thrash the gold standard 50cc engine

DLE-60 Twin Gasoline Engine
Economical, dependable and great looking in a cowl

DLE-40 Twin Gas Engine
Smooth, powerful and very cool sounding

DLE-61cc Gas Engine
Affordable durability, power and performance

EME 60 Gasoline Engine
Economical powerhouse

EME 70cc Twin Gasser
High-buck power at regular buck prices

My Saito 60cc Radial Gets a New Home
Top-Flite Giant Scale P47 Razorback Realism Enhanced

Purple Plug Puller
When USA-based common sense meets need

Saito 60cc 3-Cylinder Gas Radial
I put a radial in a YAK – yes a YAK!

Sullivan Dynatron Starter
Make engine starting easier and portable



Blade Nano QX2 FPV BNF
Big screen FPV is in the house!

Blade Glimpse FPV BNF
Fly by Wi-Fi cell phone?

Fat Shark Dominator V3
The big kid on the FPV block takes another step ahead

Fat Shark Dominator V2 "Goggles"
Great for FPV flight but beware of recording

Fat Shark 5.8GHZ 5G8RX 32ch Race Band Receiver Module for Dominators
Channel selecting versatility with a liability

Fat Shark Faceplate Conversion
Make your FatShark Dominator V2 into a V3, sort of

First Person View for my Spedix S250 Quadcopter
Installing the “eyes” for 250 Quad FPV Racing Is Getting Into FPV
Exploring this relatively new technology should be fun Fixed Wing FPV Gear
Gearing Up My Tundra for FPV Flight

FPV Racing Gates & Flags
Stepping up our FPV racing world

ImmersionRC 5.8 GHz SpiroNET Antenna Set
Reliable connectivity for my FPV quad


Setting Up the Spedix 250 CC3D Quad in OpenPilot
Simple for now, a terror in the air later



Fuel & Equipment

AeroWorks Vent Exit Dot
The perfect “fuel outie” to compliment your “fuel innie”

Fourtitude ARF V2 Fuel Tank w/Mount
A new-thinking tank takes another step up

Fourtitude Gas Tanks
Light, modern design and easy to use

Hahn’s 2.5 Gallon Crank Gas System
Function and sanity in the craziness of modern gas cans

JEModel Fuel Filler Dot
Beautifully USA made, easily installed and simple to use

Red Line Two-Stroke Racing Oil
Synthetic cleanliness power and lubrication for gas engines

RotoFlow Fuel Systems
The new benchmark for performance and dependability

QuickFire Fuel Balancer and Filter
How to quit huffing and puffing at a balky gas engine

Valley View RC Three-Line Gas Tanks
Advanced materials mean lighter, better functioning tanks




Align T-REX 470LM Dominator Super Combo
New size, same great engineering and flight characteristics

Align T-REX 700E PRO DFC Flybarless Helicopter
My heli inventory gets bigger – literally

Align T-Rex 550E PRO DFC
A 550 in 600 clothing – sort of

Align T-Rex 450 Pro
A new beginning in helicopters but the right way this time

Blade 550 X Pro Series Kit
I get all warm and fuzzy about a Blade helicopter

DJI Phantom Quadcopter
Lots of fun, lots of cool technology and a great camera platform

ROCHOBBY X-ROC250 FPV Racing Quadcopter RTF
Enter the world of FPV racing on a budget

Shuriken X1 BNF
Scary fast, ultra agile and tough as a rock

Spedix Black Knight 210 Carbon Fiber BNF FPV Quad
Tough, economical and faster than my skills!

Spedix S250 Quadcopter BNF CC3D Version
A tough, quick platform for 250 FPV racing



Helicopter Parts

HeliOption Titanium Turnbuckles
The simple way to precision swash plate setups



Better Servo Screws
Micro Fasteners to the rescue

B & E Graphix
Great graphics, great web site and an even better attitude

Brother PT-D600 Label Machine
A cure for bad penmanship and forgotten plugs

Continental Cargo Trailer
I buy an aircraft carrier

Deluxe Airplane Stand
Fold-away versatility for the shop and field

DEWALT 8V Max Gyroscopic Screwdriver 2 Battery Kit
Economic help for tired hands

Eagle One Wax As-U-Dry
I didn’t think of it but I like it a bunch

Epo-Grip Epoxies
A different breed of adhesive

EZ Balancer II
Big buck balancer that is actually worth it

Hangar 9 Quarter-Scale Cub Floats
Adding a new, fun capability to my prized Hangar 9 Valiant

Mercury Adhesives
High end CA in apparently secret no-clog bottles

My “Hot” Covering Tools
The shop lineup of covering tools

RedwingRC Wingbags
High end protection at budget-saving prices

Robart Super Stand II
Bench-top stability reduces hangar rash

Robart Giant Scale P-51 Electric Main Retracts
Classic warbird on class of the field retracts

Robart Electric Retracts
Using the easiest from the “bestest”

The Economics and Logic of Huge Fastener Assortments
RTL Fasteners makes the concept a no-brainer, even for me

RTL Servo Mounting Screw Kit
Easy to use, extra secure

Safe-T Airplane Holder
Restraining hand started planes

Disappearing Servo Grommets, Eyelets and Screws
The source could not be more logical

SoloShot2 Robotic Cameraman Steps It Up
Plus handling the vibrations of a gasser

SoloShot2 Robotic Cameraman – Starting Over
We get a brand new outfit and give SoloShot a “Do Over”

SoloShot2 Robotic Cameraman – Revisited
Good improvements but need more

SoloShot2 Robotic Cameraman
It has a mind of its own

Sullivan S522 Bulk Cable Kit
Easy, light, strong and not dumb

Vess Propellers
Computer age engineering for better real-world performance

Top Flite Woodpecker
Lets make hundreds of little holes in our planes

VersaTouch® Cut Resistant Gloves
Reality sinks in and I get safer in the shop





Aeroworks 50cc Edge 540 Re-Review
Lots of flights later I look back on my favorite plane

Aeroworks 50cc Edge 540 ARF QB
I get my “dream” RC plane

Aeroworks 50cc Edge 540 ARF Maiden
Setup and maiden flights

Aeroworks 50cc Pitts Python ARF-QB
Graceful violence in the sky

Aeroworks 30cc Freestyle Extra 260 QB-L
Not too big, not too touchy but lots of fun

Aeroworks 60cc Freestyle Extra 260 QB-L Update
A terrific plane is grounded for a refurbishing

Aeroworks 60cc Freestyle Extra 260 QB-L
Big, beautiful and a bunch of fun to fly

Aeroworks 60cc Freestyle Extra 260 QB-L Build – Part 1
What I put in my Extra

Apprentice S 15e vs. Sensei Trainer Match Up
We take them head-to-head to see if one is better

Bill Hempel 25% L-4 Grasshopper Build - Part 1
We hot rod the military slow mover

Bill Hempel ¼-scale L-4 Grasshopper - Part 2
Basic assembly – Finding our way

Bill Hempel ¼-scale L-4 Grasshopper - Segment 3
Servos, pull-pull, linkage and electronics

Bill Hempel ¼-scale L-4 Grasshopper - Maiden Day & Conclusions
Nice-flying plane and I learn an expensive lesson

Bob Violet Models Bobcat
A surprise chance to video a jet

E-flite Carbon-Z Cub
Giant scale cruising and unexpected aerobatics

E-flite Valiant 1.3m Park Flyer BNF Basic
Easy to transport “rudder” machine

ESM 88” Zero Project
Segment 1 – What’s in the Box

ESM 88” Zero Build – Prepping the Wing
Segment 2 - Making lots of smaller pieces into a really important one

ESM 88” Zero - The Fuselage
Segment 3 – Simple and Complicated

ESM 88” Zero Completion
Fitting it all together

ESM 88” Zero – Maiden Flights
My warbird has a peaceful day

Extreme Flight 78" Extra 300 Review
Hot rodding an updated classic aerobat

Extreme Flight 78" Extra 300 – Update
The airframe remains more capable than I am

Extreme Flight 60" Edge 540T-EXP ARF
Precision or insanity in the air- you decide

Flex Innovations QQ Night EXTRA 300 PNP
Light, rigid and exceptionally fun to fly

Flex Innovations QQ YAK 54 35CC ARF
The subject of my Best Medicine Project

Flex Innovations QQ YAK 54 35CC ARF – Assembly
Great design and manufacturing means an easy build

QQ YAK 54 35CC ARF Maiden Day/s
A nearly airframe-fatal mistake on my part

Hangar 9’s New 10cc Valiant
The best-flying airframe in decades gets an in-between size
Segment 1, Unboxing, inspection, covering and hinging

Hangar 9 Valiant – Part Deux
I couldn’t stand to be without this super-fun airframe

Hangar 9 Valiant 30cc Review - Unboxing & Hinging
Giant scale high winger that thinks it’s a stunt machine

Hangar 9 Valiant 30cc Review - Segment #2
Radio Gear and Engine Installation

Hangar 9 Valiant 30cc Maiden Flights
Exploring a very large flight envelope

Hangar 9 Valiant Flight Update
My secret is out, this plane is FUN to fly!

Hangar 9 1/4-Scale PA-18 Super Cub finally gets a Cub!

Hangar 9 1/4-scale PA-18 Super Cub Maiden and Flying
It’s a Cub with big ideas

HobbyKing Durafly® ™ Tundra
A versatile performer with a budget price

Opterra™ 2m Wing
My fun to fly camera platform

Parkzone P-47D Thunderbolt PNP
Warbird on a budget

T-28 Trojan by ParkZone
A bit of scale, trainer and sport in one plane

Pilot 26% YAK 54 Russian Thunder ARF
Electrifying an aerobatic animal

Precision Aerobatics Addiction XL ARF
A remarkable plane just got bigger – and better – and slower

Precision Aerobatics Addiction X
Cheating what used to be the laws of aerodynamics

Precision Aerobatics Extra MX ARF
It’s big, fast, slow and stable as the proverbial rock throughout

Precision Aerobatics Ultimate AMR Biplane
Very fast, very slow and great handling everywhere between

RedwingRC 30cc MXSR - Segment 1
A sleek beauty that turns violent in the sky

RedwingRC 30cc MXSR – Segment 2
Completing the build and setup

RedwingRC 50cc Yak 55 - Segment 1
Makes your shop look smaller and your piloting look better

RedwingRC 50cc Yak 55 Build - Segment 2
Servos, linkage, wheels and motor

RedwingRC 50cc Yak 55 Segment 3
Getting serious about balance and final setup

RedwingRC 50cc Yak 55 Maiden Day
My YAK and I play in the wind

RedwingRC 50cc Yak 55 – Maiden #2
Wind reveals solid handling and stability

RocHobby High Speed Swift Delta Wing Racer
Fast, unlimited vertical and thankfully very tough

Clark Maidens His Top-Flite Giant Scale P47 Razorback
The cameraman steps in front of the camera

Top Flite® Giant Scale P-47 Razorback ARF
Segment #1 – Unboxing, prep and component selection

Top-Flite Giant Scale P47 Razorback – Segment 2
I keep finding good stuff while assembling the wing

Top-Flite Giant Scale P47 Razorback – Segment 3
Filling up the fuselage

Top-Flite Giant Scale P47 Razorback – Segment 4
The (failed) search for stupid

Top-Flite Giant Scale P47 Razorback – Maiden 1
Dialing in straight and level flight while tuning for our flying preferences

Top-Flite Giant Scale P47 Razorback – Maiden Day 2
Finding the edges of an already great flight envelope

Top Flite™ Giant P51D Mustang ARF -Segment 1
I build and fly one for my Father

Top Flite™ Giant P51D Mustang ARF Review – Segment 2
The sleek fuselage gets crowded

Top Flite™ Giant P51D Mustang ARF - Segment 3
Accidental proof of how good a plane this is!

Twisted Hobby’s 32" EPP Edge 540 GH
Backyard Practice/Fun Machine

VisionAire 3D “Foamy” RC Airplane
Easy-flying mayhem in the sky


Radio Equipment

HiTec HS-7954SH Coreless Premium Digital Servo
High voltage, high torque and steel gears for the BIG planes

Hitec HFP-25 Digital Servo Programmer & Tester
Maximizing your control of precision of digital servos

Spektrum DX9 Black Edition Transmitter
Computerized wizardry that talks to you – nicely

Spektrum AR7200BX Flybarless System
Stability, simplicity and reliability

Spektrum™AR8000 8-Channel DSMX Receiver
Rock solid dependability, compact and versatile

Spektrum™ DX6i DSMX® 6-Channel Transmitter
Computer magic for RC flying

Spektrum DX8 DSMX Transmitter
Rock solid performance and an array of user-friendly features



Phoenix 4 RC Flight Simulator
Learn to fly better, cheaper and faster

RealFlight 7.5 RC Flight Simulator
Learn or improve your flying without the financial trauma




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