Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Not everyone lives where it never snows and get to fly all year around. Snow is annoying and sometimes cuts people off from flying for a few months. It does help because you can build in the off months but you get the urge to fly and just want to get out there. If you want to go out and fly you can get a pair of snow skis for your plane. Snow skis are a great buy and it makes flying in the winter fun and easy. They make skis for any plane even tail draggers. I would first try flying a trainer plane with them on then move to a plane you enjoy flying because skis take a little bit to get use to. you have to practice with them on because planes with skis on take off and land different. It also helps if your runway is smooth so it will make it easier to practice. Once you get the hang of it you will now be able to fly in the winter. You can find snow skis on RC plane sites and a good company to start with is Dubro they also make great parts. Dubro also sells on Tower hobbies.
Monday, January 26, 2009
I know this is a RC Plane blog but some people still also use RC trucks and cars so I wanted ot add a truck arcticle. This is a Traxxas T-Maxx and it is a great first time truck to start with to have fun and later you can also use it to race. This T-Maxx is the new 3.3 engine size. I have a T-Maxx but it is the 2.5 and it is still great. Trazzas is a very well known company and they make good products. The new t-Maxx has new and improved features to make it better than the 2.5. The new 3.3 engines provide more power and have a power tune resonator pipe. The resonator pipe also gives it more power. To keep the air clean going to the engine it has a dual stage air filter. The 1.2” longer wheel base also gives it a little better stability. They also updated the transmission to give it better shifting. They also made the 3.3 a forward only transmission. If you want a RC Truck with forward and reverse then look into the 2.5. The 3.3 also comes with new paint scheme on the body. Traxxas also strengthened breakable components on the T-Maxx. When you buy the truck you get a 3 channel radio, EZ start, extra air filters, painted body with extra decals, a DVD to help you break it in, and an illustrated manual. I think this is a great truck and would recommend it to anyone. I have had mine for a long time and it still runs good. Traxxas is a reliable company and make great products.