Sabrent SATA Dual Bay Docking Station

An excellent Amazon find for anyone who needs to use multiple hard drives. A great option for YouTube content creators that need to manage a large amount of video files.

Sabrent 2 bay SATA read / write / clone https://amzn.to/3FNcxzQ

Sabrent 5 bay SATA https://amzn.to/30j7qam

Kingston 480GB SSD https://amzn.to/3AIvRdS

Amazon Basics USB 3.0 3M Extension https://amzn.to/3vdRzoV

APC UPS 1500VA Battery backup with digital readout https://amzn.to/2YS8str

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How to store lipo batteries

Hobby king put out a great article on storing lipo batteries, there are some steps needed to reduce / eliminate fire risk as well as making a sable condition for the batteries to reside

Read more at the Hobby king article

Lipo storage bags are a must even for charging, check out these options

The Zeee Lipo Safe Bag offers storage for a full day’s worth of batteries with a zipper and caring strap.

Ive used small “brick bags” for years for my multi rotors and aircraft, DerBlue sells them in a 2 pack

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Brügger Colibri – Aircraft of the Month

The Brügger Colibri is a small low wing, tail dragger aircraft powered by Volkswagen 4 cylinder engines. Its a Home Built that was designed in Switzerland by Max Brügger in the 1960’s

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Br%C3%BCgger_Colibri

For those interested in a RC version outerzone has a free plan for a 46″ version

https://outerzone.co.uk/plan_details.asp?ID=11707

Avro Vulcan – Aircraft of the Month

The Vulcan was a futuristic Delta Wing Bomber rolled out in 1956 Serving the Royal Air Force all the way to 1984.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/05/XH558_%28G-VLCN%29_Avro_Vulcan_-_Last_Flight_over_Farnborough_%28cropped%29.jpg

Curious Droid did a very good 11 min documentary on the V Bombers

Its one of those Aircraft that I remember when I was a kid from the 007 movie Thunderball, compared to other aircraft you would see in movies or in person this one really made an impression.

While retired from active military duty the Vulcan shows up at air shows every now and then.

Interesting Cockpit view of the Vulcan on the Military Aviation History Channel

For the RC Community Outerzone has some options

60″ span from 1978 https://outerzone.co.uk/plan_details.asp?ID=12233

56″ span Glider version https://outerzone.co.uk/plan_details.asp?ID=7272

For those who don’t want to bust out the balsa wood or take up a lot of space in the house, there is a very accurate 1:144 scale diecast model

For the technical type Haynes has a “owners’ workshop manual”

There are also 2 history books both available in Kindle

The Avro Vulcan: A Hisotry by Peter G. Dancey

The Avro Type 698 Vulcan: The Secrets behind its Design and Development By David W. Fildes

Vulcan T-Shirt with the RAF logo

And lets not forget the shower in the Hangar man cave, a Vulcan Shower Curtain with a Union Jack Background

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XP-67 Moonbat – Aircraft of the month

The moonbat is quite the interesting WW2 Prototype Aircraft from McDonnell, the only functional prototype was lost in a fire during testing in 1944 and the project was canceled later that year. The Aircraft was distinguished by its large blends from the wing to the Nacelles & Fuselage.

This aircraft was influential for my Sr Design project at ERAU that had a 2 seat general aviation aircraft with large fairing between the wing and fuselage.

Outerzone does have a 1/10 scale RC model for the scratch builders out there.

https://outerzone.co.uk/plan_details.asp?ID=6742

Grabcad also has a stl model that could be helpful for anyone wanting to 3D print one

https://grabcad.com/library/mcdonnell-xp-67-scale-model-1

Marco Polo Ultralight Drone/UAV/Model Rocket Location and Recovery System – Product of the month.

The perfect solution to help find a lost Drone or Rocket.
Everything is self contained and needs no external GPS or Cell signal.
 
  • Simple to setup and use, single button-push to begin searching for lost RC model with real-time distance and direction feedback
  • Works anywhere, totally self-contained, no GPS or cell network required, no monthly service contracts, ideal for remote areas
  • Rechargeable lithium-ion battery in transceiver tag gives you up to 15 days to find your lost model
  • Super small, compact tag transceiver easily fits on even small RC models, weighs only .42 oz. (12 g)
  • Does not interfere with RC radios – Marco Polo only transmits when you activate search mode from the handheld locator

Protect your RC aircraft investment with a Marco Polo RC Model Recovery System. Marco Polo is the only long range, up to 2 miles line-of-sight, tracking system that works everywhere you fly – or unintentionally land – with no need for GPS reception or cellular service and no monthly fees. The Marco Polo tag transceiver weighs just 12 grams so it will not affect your aircraft’s performance yet it gives you up to 10 days to locate your model. Marco Polo will not interfere with any of your on-board radio systems because it does not transmit any RF energy until activated by the hand-held locator from the ground. In the case of a long-range fly away you can place the locator into search mode and head off in the general direction of the crash or perform a grid search, Marco Polo will search every inch of the surrounding area as you move and then guide you to the exact location, within inches. Up to 2 additional tag transceivers can be added to the system at any time and the Marco Polo locator is compatible with both RC and pet tracking tags.