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Jet World Masters

Aug 03, 2011 3 Comments

What better place to hold a scale RC plane event than at the U.S. Air Force National Museum? The 9th annual Jet World Masters, held for the first time in the U.S., is the place to be to see world-class scale jets. Teams from 17 countries are here, with scale RC jet-powered planes of all [...]

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CARF-Models SIAI Marchetti

Aug 02, 2011 No Comments

This 112-inch-span ARF is an excellent sport flyer that’s fully aerobatic and has enough power and wing loading to tow sailplanes! It’s ideally suited to a 100 to 120cc twin engine, and a 104-inch-span turbo-prop version is in the works. A full retracting undercarriage is also available.  Check out all the paint schemes you can choose [...]

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Backyard Micro Model Rockets — ALL NEW!

Aug 01, 2011 2 Comments

Here’s something new and different from Quest Aerospace: ready-to-fly Micro-Rocs that only require a 50-foot diameter launch site!  They can even reach altitudes of up to 75 feet and, with their streamer recovery method, you can enjoy launching them again and again. Each Starter Set includes rocket(s), motor/igniter(s) and a launch pad/controller and starts at just $24.99. [...]

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O.S. FS-62V: new 4-stroke engine!

Aug 01, 2011 No Comments

Cutting-edge performance and 1930′s styling are ideal for your scale or sport aircraft. This new 4-stroke features a multi-cylinder design, deep bass sound and an angled valve layout with individual valve covers. Its cylinder head and crankcase are made of different material for optimum cooling and efficiency. This new powerplant uses the same the same bolt [...]

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Axe CP EP Helicopter: Flight-Ready!

Jul 29, 2011 No Comments

Loaded with everything today’s heli pilot wants for sure-fire success and flying fun, the Axe CP EP RTF Heli is fully assembled and ready to go right out of the box!  The Hiller mixing head gives smooth, precise control and a lower parts count makes repair work easy.  The direct drive equipped tail rotor delivers [...]

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RCX: the ULTIMATE RC show takes over Chicago August 6th!

Jul 26, 2011 2 Comments

RCX Chicago is almost here! Don’t miss the fun and excitement at the Odeum Expo Center in Villa Park, Illinois on Saturday, August 6! The action is already heating up, with a Fly Me indoor arena where you can try your hand at the latest Blade helicopters and indoor ParkZone, HobbyZone and E-flite planes, an [...]

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World Jet Masters

Jul 21, 2011 1 Comment

The 9th annual World Jet Masters is coming to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force Dayton, Ohio, next week, and I can’t wait to get there! Pilots from 50 countries will be competing, bringing some of the most realistic turbine-powered RC jets together for nearly two weeks of flying. For more information and [...]

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Low tank position and fuel draw

Jul 21, 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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