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Love those warbirds!

Aug 08, 2012 11 Comments

This video from Airailimages.com highlights 20 awesome warbird flights  from the recent EAA Airventure Fly-In. It’s only 2.5 minutes long (and you deserve a fun break!). Bonus points for identifying all of the aircraft in the video!

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“Fly” underwater in an aerobatic submarine!

Aug 08, 2012 No Comments

The DeepFlight Super Falcon is a new breed of submarine that may be able to do underwater maneuvers like Immelmann tuns and barrel rolls to push the envelope in deep-sea exploration. And for just $5000, you can reserve a spot for a Lake Tahoe dive this October! Check out this article from DiscoveryNews.com. A new [...]

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BASIC WEATHERING TECHNIQUES

Aug 01, 2012 2 Comments

If you really want to make your scale airplane come to life, and make it look as though it’s been flying around for a while, you need to do some weathering, especially on the underside. As with all things in life, when they get used, airplanes get dirty! How much weathering should you do? Consult your [...]

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Takeoff with a Snap

Aug 01, 2012 1 Comment

If you are aspiring to become a better aerobatic pilot, no doubt you’re constantly searching to add excitement and variety to your flying. After all, the best aerobatic pilots are skilled when it comes to combining certain elements from one maneuver with elements from another. This month, I would like to combine the snap roll [...]

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Oshkosh: Aviation’s “Wild Kingdom”

Aug 01, 2012 5 Comments

This impressive video of the last week’s EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin looks at the legendary airshow from the perspective of a nature documentary. If you like airplanes, I promise that this clip will make your day! Thank you to Aero-TV for producing and posting this gem.

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Team USA for the F3A World Championships

Jul 27, 2012 No Comments

Three Team Futaba pilots scored the top spots in the U.S. 2013 F3A World Championships to be held in South Africa in 2013! Left to right: Brett Wickizer, Andrew Jesky and Jason Shulman finished 1 -2 -3 at the U.S. National Aeromodeling Championships and U.S. F3A Team Trials in Muncie, Indiana on Thursday, July 26th.  [...]

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Programming mixes for knife-edge flight

Jul 25, 2012 2 Comments

Mixing out unwanted tendencies during knife-edge is widely practiced, but like most things in aviation, there are trade-offs to consider. Programmable mixes let you automatically mix another control with your primary input to reduce or eliminate some of the unwanted tendencies associated with certain inputs and maneuvers. For example, when you apply a lot of [...]

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Easy RV-4 Makeover

Jul 25, 2012 4 Comments

Carl Layden wanted a plane that would stand out on the flightline, but he didn’t have the time to custom-build a model from scratch. His solution was to dress up an ARF and make it a unique flyer. Here’s his story. If you have been around the hobby for a long time, you’ve seen many [...]

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