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Acme Flying MachinesTempest Review Acme Flying MachinesTempest Review
By George Voss
George Voss takes an in depth look at both the standard and v-tail versions of this exciting Mark Triebe's design. The Tempest is one of only a handful of hollow core molded sailplanes made in the US. The Tempest utilizes the popular MH32 airfoil, with a full elliptical leading edge and upswept wingtips. The purchaser has a choice of several different lay-ups to suit the plane's desired function... everything from Thermal Duration (TD) to Dynamic Soaring (DS), with weights ranging from the high 60ís to the mid 80ís.

(Added: Oct 23, 2004, Hits: 8638, Comments: 6, Rating: n/a)
Global Cirrus Glider ARF Review Global Cirrus Glider ARF Review
By thrmaln
Marc Webster reviews this superb first polyhedral ARF. Marc finds the instructions to be superb, the wing the strongest of any polyhedral he's ever flown, and all-in-all the model to be an ideal first glider.

(Added: Oct 21, 2004, Hits: 7376, Comments: 2, Rating: n/a)
West Mountain Computerized Battery Analyzer/Discharger Review West Mountain Computerized Battery Analyzer/Discharger Review
By Adam Till
While I've always preached that a good charger is worth its weight in gold, many excellent chargers fall short on the discharge side of things. While knowing how much energy went into the charge cycle is important, knowing just how much can come back out again safely is arguably even more important. That's where the West Mountain CBA comes in....Working off of a USB interface, the West Mountain CBA provides up to 150 watts-worth of discharge capacity coupled with the ability to provide real-time feedback as to what is truly happening to the test battery.

(Added: Oct 19, 2004, Hits: 15698, Comments: 3, Rating: n/a)
Hobbico's Accu-Cycle Elite Charger/Discharger/Cycler Hobbico's Accu-Cycle Elite Charger/Discharger/Cycler
By Bernard Cawley
Hobbico's new Accu-Cycle Elite is two charger/discharger/cyclers in one compact package. Here's a detailed look at this flexible piece of workbench and field equipment.

(Added: Oct 19, 2004, Hits: 50917, Comments: 11, Rating: 5.0)
Hobby Visions 2004 Trade Show -- SNEAK PREVIEW! Hobby Visions 2004 Trade Show -- SNEAK PREVIEW!
By Michael Heer
GWS asked for demo pilots for the Hobby Vision show in Las Vegas and I answered the call. I am glad that I did! This review is a few of the things that caught my eye.

(Added: Oct 08, 2004, Hits: 21869, Comments: 2, Rating: n/a)
Futaba's Newest -- A Sneak Peak At the 9C Super's Exciting New Glider Conditions and More! Futaba's Newest -- A Sneak Peak At the 9C Super's Exciting New Glider Conditions and More!
By AnnMarie Cross
AnnMarie Cross explores the glider-specific programming of this exciting new radio. (Acro and heli programming covered in the RC Power coverage!)

(Added: Oct 03, 2004, Hits: 12227, Comments: 0, Rating: n/a)
A Sneak Preview of Futaba's Exciting new 9C SUPER! A Sneak Preview of Futaba's Exciting new 9C SUPER!
By AnnMarie Cross
AnnMarie Cross gets an exclusive inside look at this exciting new release -- including great new heli, and acro features and programming setup videos! (The new glider coverage is so exciting and extensive it is in its own article in LiftZone!)

(Added: Oct 03, 2004, Hits: 25022, Comments: 30, Rating: n/a)
Converting a 9C Throttle from Ratchet to Spring Converting a 9C Throttle from Ratchet to Spring
By AnnMarie Cross
Converting Futaba's most popular radios -- the 9C and now the new 9C Super! -- from ratchet to spring on the throttle stick -- changing the usability for robots, gilders, and many other uses!

(Added: Oct 03, 2004, Hits: 5595, Comments: 0, Rating: n/a)