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Cox Models Sky Ranger & Extra 300–Online review

Jun 16, 2011 6 Comments

Reviewer Mike Gantt notes that this pair of flyers offers “micro fun with a huge side of coolness!” If you’re looking for fly-anywhere, anytime aircraft, you can’t go wrong with one of these micro flyers from Cox. Check out the full online review! Micro model airplanes are getting better with every release, and when I [...]

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The DH Beaver Song

Jun 15, 2011 No Comments

This little ditty made my day; hope it makes you smile, too!

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ParkZone Stryker F-27Q Sneak Peek!

Jun 14, 2011 1 Comment

Check out this sneak peek of Gerry Yarrish’s exclusive review of the new Stryker from the September issue of Electric Flight, on sale now! For years, one of the most successful elevon-equipped delta-wing designs has been the speedy Stryker F-27C from ParkZone. This twinfinned, swept-wing speedster introduced a whole generation of RC pilots to the [...]

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The “Really Big ARF Rebate”

Jun 14, 2011 No Comments

Buy a participating ARF at your local hobby shop now through the end of August and you’ll get a  $10 to $100 merchandise certificate that’s good for nearly 30 brands of hobby product! Now that’s a summer deal! All of the ARFs in this program can be found at www.BestRC.com.

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WW II B-17 crash-lands in Oswego, Illinois

Jun 13, 2011 3 Comments

It’s a sad day in aviation, as a historic B-17 crash-landed in a field in Oswego, Illinois Monday, June 13th, and burst into flames. Thankfully, the FAA has reported that all seven people onboard survived without injury. Here’s the full AP report:  A World War II bomber made what appeared to be an emergency landing in a [...]

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Counter-rotating props

Jun 13, 2011 No Comments

Hi, I have a question regarding 2-stoke model aircraft engines,  and multi engine aircarft. Can 2-stroke engine be made to run ccw and just reverse the mounting of the prop? Why do I ask?…aircraft like the P-38 had counter rotating engines, which I assume was to counter the two engine’s torque. Also, why wasn’t this application used in more [...]

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Joe Nall 2011 DVD

Jun 13, 2011 1 Comment

Here’s another must-have video from the Propwash library! Joe Nall is the premier giant-scale fly-in in the U.S., so if you missed this year’s festivities, this video is the next best thing. (And if you were lucky enough to attend, just pop this DVD into your player or computer to bring your scrapbook photos to [...]

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Alien Aircraft Extra 300 Kit

Jun 13, 2011 No Comments

Here’s a fast building project that will also make you look like a pro at the field! The latest kit from Alien Aircraft, this 38.3-inch-span Extra 300 comes with laser-cut balsa and ply parts and features tab and notch construction for a fast, accurate build. It includes full-size plans, formed aluminum landing gear, a formed [...]

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