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62% Scale RC Stearman PT-17

Jun 30, 2011 2 Comments

Is this the largest RC Biplane in the world? We are always impressed and pleasantly surprised by the talented modelers from around the world who push the boundaries of our hobby. The most recent addition to the monster scale league is from designer and builder Frans Tanghe from the Netherlands with his stupendous 62% scale [...]

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My Favorite Mustangs

Jun 29, 2011 4 Comments

Besides the omni-present Piper J-3 cub I think one of the most popular RC planes has to be the North American P-51D Mustang. It is certainly one of the most recognized warbirds and is the undefeated champion WW2 Icon fighter. I have built my fair share of Mustangs in all sizes. Here are some photos [...]

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A Good Day at the “Office.”

Jun 28, 2011 3 Comments

Well, today was a great day. The old saying, “A bad day at the flying field, is better than a good day in the office.” often rings true, but I am lucky enough to often split my day at both the office and the flying field, so I never have a bad day at work! [...]

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Top Notch Products–1/6 Scale Continental Engine

Jun 28, 2011 1 Comment

Details for the Scale Modeler. John Valentine, owner and operator of TNP (Top Notch Products) has come out with lots of great laser cut kits and products and now available, he has introduced a new 1/6_scale Continental A-65-8 dummy engine kit. By popular request, this version has the same great realistic detail as the 1/3-, 1/4-, [...]

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Burt Rutan’s Race for Space

Jun 27, 2011 No Comments

With the unfortunate cancellation of NASA’s Space Shuttle program, our country no longer has a “Made in America” way to reach the space station or do any other manned space flights. sad commentary but there is hope in the form of one man’s dream. Burt Rutan is a modern day aviation legend in his own right and [...]

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X1 AC Plus battery charger from Hitec

Jun 26, 2011 1 Comment

Whoever said you can’t take it with you? The new Hitec X1 AC Plus battery charger goes everywhere you go. It is capable of charging all types ofbatteries, is affordable and portable to answer all your battery charging needs. The 50-watt X1 AC Plus will charge all your batteries at rates from 0.1 to 6 [...]

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Can you name the Most Produced Biplane in the World?

Jun 25, 2011 No Comments

 With proportions making it an excellent project choice for RC, this aircraft was the most produced biplane in the world (40,000) and second most produced airplane ever, second only to the Cessna 172 (43,000.) It was uncomplicated and easy and gentle to fly.  The upper and lower wing panels were interchangeable.  The reliable and [...]

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Kondor Model Products Piper L-4 Grasshopper

Jun 25, 2011 No Comments

I am excited that we will be getting the new L-4 Grasshopper from KMP for review in MAN! The specs are: Wing Span: 90″; Engine: 20CC; Radio: 4 channel with dual aileron servos. Price is $380. Built up wood construction and covered with scale finish painted cloth, it looks like a winner. Will finn everyone [...]

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