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Castle Recall — September 2011 26Sep11

Posted by tanker in Advanced, Beginner, General Heli, News, Products.
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Castle Creations has yet another recall on the ICE HV line of ESCs including both the HV120 and HV160. If your unit is not labeled ‘ICE 2’ return it to Castle.

Thanks to Casey McGinty for the heads-up.

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E-flite Carbon-Z Scimitar 26Sep11

Posted by tanker in Advanced, Fixed-Wing, News.
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ScimitarWhile man can live on helis alone he may not necessarily always want to. With things a tad slow on the heli front a new E-flite fixed-wing aircraft caught our eye. The new Carbon-Z Scimitar looks like a planker worthy of a heli pilot. It not only looks cool but it has a 2D rotating prop that gives it vectored yaw control to allow for some very un-planker like maneuvers. It even has optional electric retracts. Horizon has a nice video on the Scimitar.

Scimitar Knife Edge

The original Carbon-Z Yak 54 is a great little plane so we expect the Scimitar to be just as good. If you are not familiar with the new Carbon-Z line they are foam planes with carbon and plywood stiffeners that give them amazing performance and durability. They are almost ready to fly and one can get them in the air in under 30 minutes. If you want a divergence from helis with a minimum of fuss they are a great way to go.