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Wet Wings are Wonderful — Flying with Floats!

Oct 31, 2014 2 Comments by

If 70% of the globe is covered with water, shouldn’t we have that same percentage of RC model floatplanes? No? Well, many RC clubs today are struggling to find suitable open flying sites and with growing urban sprawl, noise restrictions, and the cost of real estate all playing a factor, it’s little wonder that good [...]

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Unboxing Hangar 9 30cc Spitfire Mk IX

Oct 22, 2014 No Comments by

The Hangar 9 Spitfire Mk IXc is a high quality ARF.  Initial impressions out of the box is this is a top notch ARF.  It is complete with matt finish and panel lines, includes fibreglass cowl with rivets molded in.  The kit is well packaged to ensure it arrives safe.  My plan is to add [...]

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Dusty Crophopper – Kit Bashing an Animated Disney Superstar

Aug 29, 2014 3 Comments by

Kit Bashing is always fun and entertaining, for both Logan (my 12 year old son) and me. What is ‘kit-bashing? This is the question asked when my latest project was described to a modeler friend. Well, It’s part way between building from scratch and building a traditional kit. Using an existing kit as a basic [...]

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40 Days of Top Gun Photos

Mar 25, 2014 No Comments by

Top Gun 2014 starts April 30th.  Last year I attended taking many photos of the event, over the next 40 days I will post (& tweet @carllayden) a new photo from last years event.  

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Disney Inspired Build-Along Balsa Dusty

Oct 04, 2013 9 Comments by

What is a ‘kit-bash’? This is the question asked when my latest project was described to a modeler friend. The popularity of ARF and RTF aircraft necessitates the a little more explanation. It’s part way between building from scratch and building a traditional kit. Using an existing kit as the basis it is modified to [...]

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Top Gun Photos Part2

Aug 24, 2013 No Comments by

Top Gun May 2, 2013

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Top Gun Photos Part1

Aug 23, 2013 No Comments

Top Gun May 2, 2013    

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Top Gun 2013 Photos

Aug 22, 2013 No Comments

Many consider Top Gun to be one of the best (if not THE BEST) R/C events on the planet, I have to agree.  On May 1st of this year I travelled to Paradise field to take a few photos.  I had the opportuinity to meet many of the pilots and organizers of the event.  These are [...]

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