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

May 21, 2015 2 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 3 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 while building RC model airplanes. In the long view, I have always thought that learning how to fly RC planes to be a lot harder [...]

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Prepare for landing!

May 20, 2015 8 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 3 Comments by

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 by

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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RCX 2015: Another Great Success!

May 18, 2015 No Comments

This past weekend, RCX 2015 took over the OC Fair & Convention Center in Costa Mesa, CA. Packed with thousands of excited RC enthusiasts, this year’s show had more to see and do than ever before. From indoor and outfoor fly-zones and try-me tracks, to celebrity appearances and all of the hottest RC products under [...]

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Joe Nall 2015 – A Monumental Year

May 18, 2015 No Comments

It’s hard to imagine another Joe Nall is in the books.  The event we think about all year, plan for months ahead of time, impossibly try to describe to others, has come and gone for 2015.  All we can say is WOW, what a show it was!  With 1,780 registered pilots present over the 8 [...]

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