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Great Plane Shoestring Racer — MAN FaceBook Give-away!

Mar 22, 2012 8 Comments

There’s still time left! You could win this Great Planes Shoestring racer complete with everything needed including radio and flight gear. We are giving away the actual cover plane from the May 2012 issue of our sister publication Electric Flight No subscription or purchase necessary. Sweepstakes ends at 11:59:59 PM EDT on March 26, 2012. Enter the [...]

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Setting Model Incidence — Digitally

Mar 18, 2012 5 Comments

With our Build-along of the Florio Flyer 60 completed, all that’s left is to break in the engine and to double check all the flight surfaces for proper incidence. This being the angle of the horizontal stabilizer and the wing relative to the fuselage centerline or datum line. (This is not the centerline of the of [...]

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Florio Flyer 60 Engine Break-in and Tuning

Mar 17, 2012 No Comments

So, my girls (Anita and Rebecca) took off tospend the day looking for some new school and work cloths, so I had the day all to myself to break in the new O.S. 75AX  and fine tune my propeller selection. I used a tachometer to get some engine numbers…   Talking about numbers: Displacement: 0.75 cu [...]

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Video Update: Top Gun A-6E Intruder

Mar 15, 2012 32 Comments

  The  Team of Mike  Selby  and General Raymond Johns of the USAF (Pilot) will be competing at the 2012 Top Gun event with Mike’s amazing Team Scale entry a completely original Grumman A-6E Intruder. The A-6E is made from a composite vacuum layup of aired carbon and fiberglass. Practice Flights A6-E model jet, 14 March [...]

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Are ARFs Good for the Hobby?

Mar 13, 2012 80 Comments

For years now, the passions have soared and tempers have flared over one hot topic—Are ARFs (Almost Ready to Fly) planes good for the RC Hobby? For many, they have been a godsend and with today’s limited amount of free time, they make becoming an experienced pilot quick and easy. For dyed-in-the-wool model building veterans, [...]

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Workshop Tips — Covering & Final Assembly — Florio Flyer 60 Build-along

Mar 12, 2012 8 Comments

Well, we finally did it! We’ve completed the building and workshop phase of the Florio Flyer 60 Build-along. From opening the box till the final covering piece was ironed into place too from February 1, to March 10. Not too bad for a kit built airlplane! I know some flying buddies that take a month [...]

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10 Great Fun Fly Events and Ideas

Mar 09, 2012 3 Comments

 Try these RC aerial challenges to add fun and excitement to your club’s next aero picnic! Well it came up recently at a club meeting, while I was talking about my online build for the  Florio Flyer 60 Fun Fly plane… what exactly is a Fun Fly Plane and what you do with one…! Really?! I [...]

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Model Airplane News FaceBook Cover Plane Give-away Winner!

Mar 08, 2012 No Comments

A big Model Airplane News Shout-Out goes to Kyle Robson for winning our FaceBook Cover Plane Give-away contest. Kyle says: “ThePrecision Aerobatics Bandit is an absolute joy to fly!  It’s a wonderful honor to have the support of a high quality community such as yours!” Watch this week’s Radio Control Show for Kyle’s video he sent us [...]

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