A Day to Remember and to Honor

May 22, 2015 No Comments by

This Memorial Day essay comes to us from Flight Journal editor-in-chief Budd Davisson. This is going to sound trite, because it IS trite. It is me, representing the old fashioned, hardcore America, once again reminding the Nation that Memorial Day is not about hot dogs, baseball games, or making cannonball splashes in the pool. Memorial [...]

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O.S. Engines GGT10 10cc

May 27, 2015 No Comments by

For aeromodelers wanting the convenience of gasoline power for their .40-size airplane, O.S. offers the GGT10. Glow plug ignition makes this engine easier to start — along with reducing overall weight by eliminating the ignition module. It performs well using affordable unleaded gasoline, and the PD-08 pump regulates fuel flow for consistent delivery throughout the [...]

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HobbyKing Super-G Autogyro

May 26, 2015 No Comments by

Are you ready for a flying experience like no other? You better be, because the Super-G is here! Here’s the press release on this EPO foam aircraft from Hobby King: HobbyKing™ brings this bigger, badder brother of the Durafly Auto-G gyrocopter. This plug and fly autogyro in keeping with the Auto-G tradition, is a breeze [...]

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Throw Back Thursday — Nick Ziroli and his Spirit of St. Louis

May 21, 2015 6 Comments by

TBT: what better model to show off on this date, than the Spirit of Saint Louis?! This one of course, by the Master Nick Ziroli Sr. This photo was taken at the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome in NY where the museum staff is also building a full size replica of the Ryan NYP classic. Today, May [...]

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Workshop Tips for Better Building

May 21, 2015 2 Comments by

Helpful suggestions for maximizing your workshop time For several years now I have been highlighting my projects and workshop builds online to share some of my building tips and Techniques I use. In the long view, I have always thought that learning how to fly RC planes was a lot harder that the actual building of the [...]

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Prepare for landing!

May 20, 2015 13 Comments by

Someone told me once that landing is the only maneuver that we fly that is absolutely mandatory. If you think about it, this makes complete sense. We don’t have to take off, but once we do, the only thing that we must do is land! So, once you have takeoff down, it’s a good idea [...]

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Giant DC-3 Dakota – 18 years old and still flying!

May 20, 2015 9 Comments

Owner and pilot Dave Johnson notes that his 1/5-scale Dakota is 18 years old, with a white polystyrene foam fuselage and outer wing panels sheeted with balsa, then covered with Solartex and sprayed with automotive paint. The center wing section is all wood for strength. Powered by two Zenoah 62cc gas engines, the giant airliner has [...]

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RCX 2015 — RC Fun and Excitement — See ya Next Year!

May 19, 2015 No Comments

If you missed RCX last weekend, you missed out on some of the most exciting RC Fun that can be experienced! And, you missed the opportunity to say hi and chat with the MAN Team, Debra Cleghorn, Sr. West Coast editor John Reid (Left) and Sr. Tech. editor Gerry Yarrish. With two exciting flight zones [...]

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