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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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Engine and Firewall Setups — Tips for Down and Side Thrust

Oct 23, 2012 19 Comments

A very important thing to consider whenever building a giant scale airplane is to set the engine’s down- and side-thrust according to the instructions. With my current project, a 1/3-scale Fokker Triplane that I am building from the new Balsa USA kit, the instructions state to include 2 degrees of down and two degrees of [...]

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New 12 foot Telemaster kit — the return of a classic!

Oct 18, 2012 8 Comments

The 12′ Telemaster kit is a total re-engineering of the classic 12′  Tele, but the only things that are the same is the Telemaster name and wingspan. Everything has been re-worked for ease of construction and assembly both in the build process and more importantly at the flying field. We are using a 2-piece wing [...]

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Bad Vibes — Loose Servo Output Arms

Oct 15, 2012 10 Comments

Often RC Modelers find that their servo output arms are coming looseduring flight and for various reasons, this is not a good thing. Actually servo arms coming loose is a symptom of something else that’s troubling their giant scale airplane and that’s Vibration. The majority of vibration comes from the engine and it can affect other parts of your airframe. Here are [...]

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Alien Aircraft — Super Dragon Seaplane

Oct 02, 2012 1 Comment

Make a big splash with the new Alien Aircraft Corp. Super Dragon. Designed By Tom Herr, this new larger size of the classic Dragon Seaplane is designed to handle a variety of wind and water conditions so you can fly all day long. The proven hull design gets you out of the water quickly and [...]

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Central CT RC Club Big Biplane Bash — Video Recap

Oct 01, 2012 No Comments

Well with all the multi-wine magic now history, it took me a little while to compile photos and video I shot at the event. This was our club’s 11th annual Big Biplane Bash and it was great success with excellent weather and mild winds! Be sure to pencil in the 4th weekend in September 2013 [...]

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