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Editors’ Choice: Innovation of the Year

Apr 28, 2012 2 Comments

Our innovation of the year is a stabilization system that makes planes easier to fly, by allowing us to concentrate on piloting instead of making corrections for wind and tracking. This system is especially suited to smaller indoor planes that are notoriously difficult to fly. For making RC planes easier and more fun to fly, [...]

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RCX Long Beach is HOT!

Apr 28, 2012 No Comments

The 10th annual RCX at the Long Beach Convention Center is heating up, with record crowds on Saturday! There’s indoor flying to an outdoor boat pond, the latest planes & gear from top manufacturers, celebrity guests and more. The Scale Squadron of Southern California is hosting a static airplane competition with some fantastic scratch-built planes [...]

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Alien Aircraft F4U-1 Corsair

Apr 25, 2012 1 Comment

Whether you call it the Bent Wing Bird, Whistling Death, or the Sweetheart of Okinawa you’ll command the sky with the new F4U-1 Corsair from Alien Aircraft Corp. It’s quick building will have you tearing up the sky in minimum time. Its rugged all wood construction provides a strong, light weight structure that delivers outstanding [...]

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How to: Add ailerons for a “full-house” jet

Apr 24, 2012 7 Comments

Several years ago a flying buddy brought a Phase 3 F-16 out to the flying field. It was the first EDF jet I ever saw fly, not counting Bob Violett’s Electra which had made quite an impression on everyone at Florida Jets earlier that year. This F-16 is a really nice flying, hand-launched foam model. [...]

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Ready to Fly FPV models!

Apr 24, 2012 26 Comments

Check out the Spy Hawk, a ready-to-fly EPO plane that comes with a 6 megapixel camera and very cool transmitter with an FPV monitor built-in! It’s just one in a line of FPV planes and helicopters from Hubsan Hobby, which will be distributed in the U.S. by Hobby People. Here’s the officical press release; scroll [...]

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Make an F-82 out of two Mustang ARFs

Apr 23, 2012 12 Comments

Here’s another great project from veteran builder Rick Michelena. This time, Rick does some fun ARF math: P-51 + P-51 = F-82! He writes,  ”The great element of R/C modeling is this: using your imagination allows for any subject to be modeled. Over the past 30 years, I have witnessed the tremendous change that has occurred in our hobby [...]

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Review: AH-64 Apache with stabilization system

Apr 20, 2012 No Comments

Like most scale pilots, I want my scale Apache helicopter to fly smooth, just like the real full scale.  In the R/C world, you will find yourself having to deal with, 2 blade fly bar-less, 3, 4, 5, and 6 bladed heads that leave you with a hard to control scale helicopter. I wish I [...]

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Movie time! Fighter Pilots

Apr 20, 2012 No Comments

When you have some extra time, sit back and enjoy this 48-minute IMAX move on fighter pilots. Neat aerial footage of modern jets and information on older fighter aircraft and pilots. You’ll enjoy this one!

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