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Monster Messerschmitt

Jun 04, 2014 8 Comments

Belgian giant-scale modeler Hervé Ferauche certainly believes that “bigger is better”: his Messerschmitt Me 109 “Rote Sieben” is a half-scale beauty with a 205 inch wingspan! A 520cc Hirth Boxer engine and 39×18 prop power this 264-pound fighter, sporting a color scheme from the European front. We think Willy would be proud!  

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Fast Fuel Fixes

Jun 03, 2014 7 Comments

Properly installed, your fuel system will last a very long time and may never need to be changed. In a hard landing, however, some of its parts may be dislodged and stop working. Here are some common fuel-flow problems and fixes. > If your engine begins to run lean, check for small pinholes in the [...]

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Super-Scale “Super Puma”

May 29, 2014 1 Comment

If you like military birds, you’ll love Roger Nieto’s great scale EC 725 Caracal, filmed in Coëtquidan, France. Equipped with Vario mechanics and a Baumann fuselage, the helicopter is powered by a gas engine turning a five-blade main rotor and four-blade tail. Robart retracts add to its scale appeal. Great helicopter, excellent flying … just wish we could hear those [...]

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Monster OV-10 Bronco

May 29, 2014 14 Comments

Without a doubt, our friends across the pond take giant-scale modeling seriously … just take a look at this behemoth Bronco! With a 14-foot wingspan, this OV-10 was designed to use two Zenoah 62 gas engines and weighs in at around pounds. The giant was originally built by Tony Nijuis, and new owner Steve Holland is flying it at the recent UK [...]

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Perfecting Pirouettes

May 21, 2014 No Comments

To control the direction of a heli during a pirouette, pick an imaginary rference line passing through its center. Every time the helicopter’s nose come around and crosses that line, give a control input in the direction you want it to go. For example, if you’ve done a pirouette in a hover in front of [...]

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RCX Takes Flight in Orange County

May 21, 2014 No Comments

It was yet another blockbuster for RCX, the Ultimate Radio Control Expo, as thousands descended upon the OC Fair and Event Center in Costa Mesa, CA, on May 17-18. It was two perfect days of nonstop action as RC fans packed the sidelines of tracks and flyzones. The weekend was filled with adrenaline-pumping excitement, competitions, [...]

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Blowjet’s First Flight

May 20, 2014 8 Comments

Can an inflatable pool toy fly if it has the right propulsion system? Find out in this fun video posted on YouTube by Roger Wegert. Two thumbs up for innovation!

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Editors’ Choice Awards Announced at RCX!

May 18, 2014 No Comments

The awards banquet held on Saturday every year after the first day of RCX is something everyone looks forward to, not only because it’s a fun way to end a fun, busy day at the show but because we announce some very special awards. Our Editors’ Choice picks are a way for us to showcase [...]

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