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Fuel feed issues

Aug 23, 2011 No Comments

Q: Clarence, thanks for this forum. When the magazine shows up, it is the first thing I look for to read. My question is this: If you have a fuel feed problem caused by a low tank position will remounting the remote needle valve to a lower position solve it, or is the tank position [...]

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Top Notch Cessna 195: Scale Build-along, part 3

Aug 20, 2011 No Comments

In this installment, the Scale Squadron club members hinge the ailerons, glass the wheel pants and cover the wing.   Since we are painting the airplane, we decided to glass the wheel pants. This is a very easy process. Requires some 3/4oz glass cloth, Pacer Finishing Resin, and an old credit card or other piece of [...]

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BP Hobbies Me 163 Komet: online extras

Aug 19, 2011 2 Comments

The BP Hobbies Me 163B-1a Komet, reviewed in the October issue of Model Airplane News, is a unique aircraft with many interesting features. Here, reviewer Klaus Ronge explains some additional features of the aircraft and some of his modifications. There is a removable hatch to access the stock tailwheel assembly which I did not use [...]

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Get a degree in flying RC!

Aug 19, 2011 No Comments

Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio is teaming up with Unmanned Applications Institute  to offer new and innovative unmanned aerial systems (USA) training and education courses! Now it’s easier than you might think to combine your love of flying RC planes and helicopters and a job in an emerging, billion-dollar industry. Where do we sign up?!

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Throwing a prop

Aug 19, 2011 No Comments

Q: I have started the Thunder Tiger 91 mounted in the plane and amhaving troubles. With three different plugs tried (Two F types and one Fox Miracle Plug) and three different brands of 15% 4 stoke fuels being used, the motor dies when glow driver is removed and motor likes to kick the prop loose [...]

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E-flite Super Cub 25e: EXCLUSIVE REVIEW!

Aug 18, 2011 No Comments

  With a span of 68 inches, the Super Cub comes in just slightly larger than 1/6-scale and it is ideally suited for someone’s first “fun scale” competition flyer. It has all sorts of top-shelf features including a functional, shock-absorbing landing gear and leaf-spring tailwheel assembly, aluminum wing and jury struts, and two wing panels [...]

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Today in Aviation History: F-86 sets a world speed record!

Aug 17, 2011 1 Comment

Today in 1951, Colonel Fred J Ascani set a 635.686mph world speed record in an F-86F Sabre. He received the Mackay Trophy for flight, an award established in 1911 for the most meritorious flight of the year by an Air Force person, persons or organization. One of our favorite F-86s is this $149.99 electric ducted fan [...]

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Electric helicopters: your guide to getting started

Aug 17, 2011 No Comments

Today’s state-of-the-art power and control systems for electric helicopters allows for a wide range of size and performance, from models weighing about an ounce to 90-size nitro equivalents. There are models for all skill levels, from beginner to hardcore 3D pilot and everyone in between. It’s never been easier to get started in RC helicopters. [...]

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