Multiplex Rockstar Biplane @ ? + S&H from Hitec/Multiplex, 12115 Paine Street, Poway CA 92064; Tel.: (858) 748-6948; website: www.hitecrcd.com
The new Multiplex Rockstar biplane can achieve 3-D maneuvers such as torque rolls, harriers, and power-rolling combinations, with a Receiver-Ready 4S power system, giving endless vertical climb capability. Metal-geared Hitec servos provide solid, reliable control.
The Elapor foam biplane includes extravagant details for air show looks, including a chrome spinner and a tinted canopy with a dummy race pilot and detailed instrument panel. Factory assembled and painted with applied decals, the Multiplex Rockstar also features M-Frame technology for a strong, a rigid fuselage, quick-release wing retainers, a detachable tailplane and fin, and an aluminum motor mount.
The model comes with a Himax 4220-0620 motor, MULTIcont BL-60 SD ESC, 14 x 7-inch propeller, four Hitec HS-82 MG servos, and comprehensive instructions.
Jeti Duplex DS-14 Basic 2.4 GHz with Telemetry Transmitter @ $795 + S&H from Esprit Model, 1240 Clearmont St. NE #12, Palm Bay FL 32905; Tel.: (321) 729-4287; website: www.espritmodel.com
Jeti introduces the Duplex DS-14 Basic transmitter, featuring customizable software and features for pilots to create a system that includes only what he or she needs, but with the opportunity for future expansions. You pay only for features that will actually be used.
This revolutionary frequency-hopping radio system is one of the most advanced systems in today’s market, with a solid CNC aluminum case, four antennas, a mini USB port for firmware upgrades and PC downloads of telemetry data, a built-in speaker, plastic transmitter gimbals with Hall sensors, four ball bearings for precision movement, and a 320 x 240 pixel backlit display.
The Jeti Duplex DS-14 is fully integrated with all Duplex telemetry sensors, as well as gimbal and switch function flexibility and assignability. Users can also upgrade sounds, alarms, and logical switch functions.
For more Jeti Duplex DS-14 specifications and a list of all upgradable features and the prices, visit the Esprit website.
Multirotor Power System for Competition FPV Racing @ $379.95 + S&H from KDE Direct; email: email@example.com; website: www.kdedirect.com
Looking to upgrade your power system to the next level? Look no further than KDE Direct. KDE Direct has developed power system kits specifically designed for targeted applications such as FPV racing.
The Competition-Level FPV Racing Kit for 220- to 350-class airframes gives maximum performance and extended-life durability. There are no compromises in this kit. Each component was specifically designed for the utmost level of brushless technology and quality for advantage over the competition.
The Multirotor Power System Kit for competition FPV racing includes four 2206XF-2050 brushless multirotor series motors and propeller adapter assemblies; four 20-amp XF UAS Multirotor ESCs; an XF UAS Multi-Rotor 22-amp UBEC; two XF PA-59-RH Series Propeller Adapters, and two XF PA-59-LH Series Propeller Adapters. Pairs of male and female 24-karat bullet connectors for the ESCs and UBEC, and female bullet connectors for the motor are included, as well as all necessary hardware for upgrading.
Flyzone L-39 Receiver-Ready Brushless EDF Jet @ $179.99 + S&H from Hobbico, 3002 N. Apollo Dr., Ste. #1, Champaign IL 61822; Tel.: (800) 637-7660; website: www.flyzoneplanes.com
Joining the “jet set” has never been easier with the Flyzone L-39. Power comes from the combination of an ElectriFly HyperFlow 56mm ducted-fan unit driven by an Ammo brushless inrunner motor. Ducting was optimized, producing cleaner airflow and allowing for stronger takeoffs and higher speeds—speeds greater than 90 mph are just a fingertip away.
Assembly is easy enough for a beginner to do, but flying requires an experienced pilot. The molded airframe features factory-finished AeroCell foam. The realistic cockpit has twin instrument panels and two painted pilot figures.
Magnets on the canopy ensure a strong bond, but can quickly be separated for battery pack changes or maintenance. Tip tanks are magnetically attached for realism, but break free during rough landings to prevent damage.
The servos, 35-amp ESC, ducted-fan unit, and inrunner brushless motor are all factory installed. The aileron servo and pushrods are included and factory installed. A four-channel radio, micro receiver, and a 4S 2,200 mAh LiPo battery pack are required to complete the L-39.
50cc Extra 330 Ghost Scheme @ $569 + S&H from RedwingRC, Tel.: (636) 675-0047; website: www.redwingrc.com
RedwingRC wants pilots to be creative and gives them reign to do so with the new 50cc Extra 330 Ghost Scheme. The Ghost Scheme is the same as other schemes, with one major difference: its all-white color scheme is a blank canvas. Leave it as it is, or design custom graphics, turning the airplane into a work of art.
The Extra 330 Ghost is equipped with the same great features as RedwingRC’s other 50cc models. With an 88.97-inch wingspan and all-up flying weight of 16.4 pounds, it includes a removable stabilizer, ringed cowl, adjustable pushrods, and carbon-fiber landing gear and accessories. The canister-ready aircraft can quickly be ready for the air because of its easy-build features, including predrilled hinges, a preplumbed fuel tank, and a preinstalled rudder cable. Side-force generators are also included.
The Red Deal Combo is available with the Extra 330 Ghost Scheme and includes the airplane, three pairs of 6-inch extensions, two pairs of 12-inch extensions, one pair of 18-inch extensions, a 3,000 mAh LiFe battery, and two large switches, with options for the motor, servos, and propeller size. See the RedwingRC website for more details.
Blade Nano QX 3D RTF/BNF Quadcopter @ $99.99-$129.99 + S&H from Horizon Hobby, 4105 Fieldstone Rd., Champaign IL 61822; Tel.: (800) 338-4639; website: www.bladehelis.com
The Blade Nano QX 3D RTF/BNF quadcopter breaks maneuverability barriers by making it simple to perform high-speed flips, hairpin turns, and inverted flight! Using SAFE technology, the Nano QX 3D delivers smooth flight, self-leveling, and multiple flight modes (Stability, EVO, and 3D Agility), while a clever design and reverse motor technology make it strong and lightweight.
The Nano QX 3D is fully assembled with an ultramicro four-in-one DSMX receiver/ESCs/mixer/SAFE sensor unit. Colorful LEDs and a high-contrast body help the pilot maintain orientation, while reversible, coreless motors deliver positive and negative thrust. The tough, yet lightweight, composite airframe comes with durable blade guards. Replacement rotor blades are included.
An E-flite 200 mAh 1S 3.7-volt 30C LiPo battery and compact USB LiPo flight battery charger are included with the Blade Nano QX 3D. The RTF version comes with a multifunction, four-channel 2.4 GHz transmitter with Spektrum DSMX technology. A transmitter with Spektrum DSM2/DSMX 2.4 GHz technology is required for the BNF quadcopter.
Seagull Models Skyraider Bee ARF @ $294.99 + S&H from Sig Manufacturing Company, 401 S. Front St., Box 520, Montezuma IA 50171; Tel.: (641) 623-5154; website: www.sigmfg.com
Seagull Models has captured the look and history of the Douglas Skyraider with this semiscale aircraft that is suitable for glow, gas, or electric power. A classic balsa and plywood ARF, the Skyraider’s major components—including premade pushrods and preinstalled hinges—are factory-built and finished with modern construction methods, utilizing CAD design and laser-cut parts.
The Seagull Skyraider is covered with genuine UltraCote and features a fiberglass cowling with a dummy engine and cowl flap details, and a scale cockpit with a pilot. Many extra features have been included such as wing guns, drop tanks, an antenna, and operating navigation lights. Operational flaps improve the flight envelope, as do airfoil-shaped tail surfaces. A two-piece plug-in wing makes for easy transport.
All necessary hardware, accessories, and fixed landing gear with a mount that is suitable for optional retracts are included. A 10cc to 15cc gas or glow engine or an equivalent electric motor, and a six-channel radio system with seven servos, are required.
Emcotec DPSI 2018 Power Distribution System @ $429 + S&H from Esprit Model, 1240 Clearmont St. NE #12, Palm Bay FL 32905; Tel.: (321) 729-4287; website: www.espritmodel.com
Unleash your flight system’s full potential and cut down on cable clutter with the Emcotec DPSI 2018 Power Distribution System. Digital serial data communication technology is used to transmit control signals between your receiver and standard or S.Bus/S.Bus2 servos. No longer worry about plugging the wrong servo into the wrong channel—each servo knows which channel it is dedicated to in advance.
Manage up to four power servo lines with the Emcotec DPSI 2018, as well as an additional 10 standard PWM channels. It fully supports Jeti and other telemetry systems. Up to two receivers with serial output (UDI, EX Bus, XBus, HoTT, and DSMX), as well as two power batteries, can be connected at the same time to the DPSI 2018 unit for complete power and signal redundancy.
Nothing short of revolutionary, the Emcotec DPSI 2018 Power Distribution System is compatible with Jeti (PPM/UDI with telemetry), Futaba (FASST, FASSTest), Multiplex (M-Link), JR (XBus Serial Bus), Graupner (SJ HoTT), and Spektrum (DSM2/DSMX) radio systems.
Also included with the Emcotec DPSI 2018 Power Distribution System are a magnetic switch actuator PCB, magnetic switch key, and an SD memory card. See the Esprit website for detailed information.