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Midnight Flyboy Watch from Stauer

Jul 10, 2013 1 Comment

Let’s face it, besides a reliable radio system, there are two things every RC pilot needs–a pair of sunglasses and a quality timepiece. There’s no argument, one of the best brandnames in men’s style watches is Stauer, and they are known for producing watches with aviation history influencing their watch designs. Priced at$199, the new [...]

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New JR XG14 from JR Americas

Jul 10, 2013 1 Comment

The new XG14 14-Channel DMSS from JR Americas is “Pro Class” radio system with all the Quality and Features you’d expect and it is offered at a Sport Flyer Price.  The new radio features JR X-Bus Capability, combined with JR’s finest gimbals ever make the new JR XG14 the best choice in Pro Level control. Expected to hit the market [...]

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Giant Spitfire ARF Sneak Peek!

Jul 03, 2013 2 Comments

We just got back from the flying field after test flying the new giant scale Spitfire ARF from Top Flite. This 50cc warbird flies great and it is equipped with Robart’s new electric retracts. The Spitfire took off easily at half power with the DLE 50 turning a Falcon 23×10 propeller! Wow! With a Best [...]

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MAN Snapshot of the Week

Jul 01, 2013 No Comments

This impressive shot comes from Canadian Contributor Xavier Mouraux who posted it to FaceBook. What a shot from his friend Paul. The plane is his aerobatic Xigris and the club logo/sign almost line up perfectly in the same angle! Thanks Xavier.

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Workshop Build-Along — Triplane Bomb Drop

Jun 29, 2013 8 Comments

OK, it’s really called a payload release mechanism, and it plugs directly into your receiver. It is the perfect solution for scale modelers who want mechanical options like drop tank and bomb drop function on your scale plane. For less than $25, the unit plugs directly into the receiver using standard servo connectors, and you [...]

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Workshop Build-Along — Fiberglassing the Sub-Wing

Jun 28, 2013 1 Comment

The newest task for my ongoing giant scale Fokker Triplane build, now that it is all covered, is to seal and finish all the wood parts like the Strut fairings and the landing gear’s Sub-Wing structures. Fiberglass cloth and Finishing resin provides a smooth sub surface for primer and painted finishes and it greatly increases the durability of [...]

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Avoiding Crashes — 5 tips to save your RC airplane!

Jun 21, 2013 11 Comments

We’ve all been here, done that! The life expectancy of your RC airplane is directly proportional to how well you follow directions. That is to say, you’ve built and setup your plane properly as explained by the instructions. This article is intended to give the first time model builders some helpful tips for being successful [...]

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On this Day in Aviation History — June 11, 1948

Jun 11, 2013 No Comments

Today in 1948: The USAF revised its aircraft designations from “P” for pursuit to “F” for fighter. So aircraft such as the P-51D Mustang became known as the F-51 Mustang.

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