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Workshop Update: Gerry’s Fokker Triplane

Jan 06, 2013 3 Comments

It had been a while since I updated you all with my Balsa USA Fokker Triplane project so here we go. This 1/3-scale project really is an easy build, when you break everything down to it basic assembly tasks. I started roughly in October and I began the project by building the tail surfaces including [...]

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ProTek R/C Prodigy “TakeCharge” USB Charging Adaptor

Jan 03, 2013 No Comments

A very handy device to keep in your field box, the ProTek R/C Prodigy “Takecharge” USB charging adaptor allows you to power up or charge a variety of USB powered products using a 2S to 4S LiPo/LiFe/LiIon battery, regardless of whether or not you have access to AC power! The TakeCharge accepts 2S, 3S or 4S [...]

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Big Planes from Alien Aircraft

Jan 01, 2013 No Comments

Known for their great flying and easy to build laser cut electric powered kits, Alien Aircraft has taken a new heading and is in the process of developing large 6 foot span glow powered aircraft. The newest on the horizon will be the .40 to .60 Taylorcraft. Build just like his smaller laser kits, the [...]

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Special Cyber Monday Digital Subscription Discount! Today Only!!!

Nov 26, 2012 No Comments

Being an editor here at Air Age Media for Model Airplane News and Electric Flight magazines, I know all about the great articles in the magazines and as well, all the online special features and bonus exclusives on the ModelAirplaneNews.com website. The entire editorial staff works hard to keep this content coming and up to [...]

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Aerobatics Made Easy DVDs Great for Holiday Stocking Stuffers

Nov 21, 2012 No Comments

As the technical editor and director for all the DVD video shoots, I’ve had a great time working with John Glezellis and our video staff to develop and produce these amazing “Aerobatics Made Easy” DVDs. Listed at $24.95 each, the three DVDs including: Aerobatics Made Easy; Advanced Aerobatics Made Easy and, 3D Aerobatics Made Easy, [...]

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Flight Tips and Setup Secrets for 3D Aerobatics

Oct 24, 2012 5 Comments

From the Air Age Archives—World Aerobatic Champion and the “Father of 3D Aerobatics” Quique Somenzini, offers his advice for you to get the most from your aerobatic machine. Although specific flying techniques are important in 3D aerobatics, setting up your airplane correctly will greatly help you to perform maneuvers better and more easily. Let’s take [...]

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RTL Fasteners—Complete Metric Assortment Pack #992

Oct 23, 2012 No Comments

For several years now, I have been using RTL Fasteners for all my hardware needs. I am an active RC airplane builder and flyer and I always like to have a large supply of screws, bolts, nuts and washers, in most common sizes available in my workshop. There’s nothing worse that needing a specific nut [...]

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Propwash Video Productions—The Planes of Top Gun

Oct 23, 2012 No Comments

Held at the Paradise Field by Frank Tiano in Lakeland, FL Top Gun is the greatest RC scale show in the country and it draws builders and pilots from all over the world. The true best of the best compete annually for the title of “Mr. Top Gun.” And in the process, the event plays [...]

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