Throwback Thursday — WW1 Mission Scout!

Sep 03, 2015 No Comments by

It seems appropriate that the week before the upcoming 49th annual RC WW1 Jamboree at the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome (ORA), that we post some older pix of some popular MAN plans built airplanes. In fact, this collection comes from our own, Rich Uravitch who was very involved with the ORA mission event back in its [...]

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Workshop Secrets — Scale Windshield Fairing Strips

Sep 03, 2015 No Comments by

When you install a clear plastic windshield or canopy, the way you attach it to the model, or the way you treat the attachment seams has a lot of affect on the model’s overall scale appearance. This technique can be used on with many scale models from racers and open cockpit biplanes, to J3 Piper [...]

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Jet World Masters Champion

Sep 03, 2015 1 Comment by

For the third time, Vitaly Robertus and a model Yak-130 have won the Jet World Masters championship event, held this year in Leutkirch im Allgau, Germany. Powered by twin turbines, the 1/4-scale jet has fully functional engine air intakes, access hatches, speed brakes and more. Besides the great flight video, it’s fun to see Vitaly and his team adding the final touches before [...]

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Helping the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome

Sep 03, 2015 No Comments by

 During the upcoming 49th annual RC model airplane meet, (SAT & SUN, SEPT 12 - 13), at the OLD RHINEBECK AERODROME, there will be a FALL FUNDRAISING DINNER and AUCTION, on Saturday starting at 5:30pm. The Aerodrome will host the fall fundraising dinner event to benefit the museum’s new visitor center, which will replace the Aerodrome’s [...]

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Stall & Spin Recovery Tips

Sep 01, 2015 No Comments by

The stall, or more accurately the inadvertent stall, has probably caused more RC planes to crash than any other cause. The safety of your airplane depends on your knowledge of its slow-speed handling and stall characteristics. To minimize the number of crashes due to stalls, the pilot must understand the principles of what makes a [...]

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RC_4_A-Cure Coloring Book

Sep 01, 2015 No Comments by

We have teamed up with UtahRC and RC_4_A_Cure on an RC themed coloring book! ALL proceeds through November will be donated to RC_4_A_Cure (cancer awareness). Click on the link below to “donate-to-buy” your PDF copy of the coloring book and its 22 original drawings. http://www.utahrc.com/utahrc-coloring-book Here’s an example of one of the RC airplane pages:

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28th Annual Ottawa Valley Giant Scale Rally

Aug 31, 2015 1 Comment

Enjoying near perfect weather with virtually no wind, 107 registered pilots enjoyed one of the  best flying weekends of the summer at the Kingston RC Club field in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. The event was on August 22-23 2015 and campers started arriving on Wednesday with the parking  lot absolutely full by our Saturday official start date. By looking at the [...]

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Engine Swap for the Camel

Aug 27, 2015 5 Comments

Well, it has been an active flying season so far and I have flown the Sopwith Camel several times including at the big Fun Fly on Father’s Day in Kingston, Ontario in June, at the recent Warbirds over Delaware in July, at our home field in Farmington, CT and at the Dawn Patrol event at the Long [...]

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