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Behind the Prop Starter–Safety First!

Jun 16, 2011 1 Comment

From www.aeroperfect.com The “Behind-The-Prop Starter” features an adjustable starter motor platform that can be adjusted to align with the spinner height / angle of your aircraft. Not only does the platform height adjust vertically from 4-7/8 inches to 15-1/2 inches, its angle is adjustable from 90 to just under 70 degrees. This gives pilots the option [...]

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Jasta 18–The Red Noses

Jun 16, 2011 No Comments

I just scored an awesome book for documenting my on-going Mini Fokker build. As you know I have a 42 inch Fokker D-VII in the works and am now finishing the covering and detailing! How to fly it in about 2 week. Anyway, this book from Osprey Publishing by Greg Van Wyngarden is full of [...]

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What our Readers are Building–F4U Corsair

Jun 16, 2011 2 Comments

BH models F4U Corsair by Whitney Philbrick We are always chatting with our friends and contributors and like to talk RC and scale when ever we can. Recently our good buddy Whitney Philbrick of the Mid-Hudson RC Society completed a very nice project. It is a BH Models ARF F4U Corsair with a 90″ wingspan. [...]

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7-Cylinder Father’s Day Gift!

Jun 14, 2011 1 Comment

7-Cyl 77cc 4-Stroke Glow Radial Engine from Evolution Did any of you see these at Toledo? I think these new Indian-Made Seidel clones are stunning engines. What I hear is they still offer solid performance and reliability and the 7 -Cylinder 77cc is designed for larger models. I have been looking for an excuse to build another Ziroli PT-17 [...]

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Just in for Review–ParkZone Ultra Micro Mosquito MK.VI

Jun 14, 2011 No Comments

Now here’s something different! This 20.5 inch span WW2 classic is constructed of molded foam and comes ready to fly after you bind it to your DSM2 compatible JR or Spektrum transmitter. It is a 4-channel twin-engine, Ultra Micro Series Mosquito MK VI and it brings this famous British WWII fighter to life to fly in your [...]

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Proper RC Engine Storage

Jun 13, 2011 No Comments

If you want to treat your RC investment properly, you should always store your unused RC engines away from high humidty areas like a damp basement. Here’s How I store my unused engines when they’re not going to be in a plane for an extended period of time. It’s easy and takes no time at [...]

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Secure Servo Leads with Heat-shrink Tubing

Jun 12, 2011 No Comments

When it comes to servo leads in our RC planes, there are certain things you can count on to happen. One of these is for servo lead extensions, to eventually come loose from vibration! This wiring pitfall is easy to avoid with a simple length of heat shrink-tubing. Check out my video to see how [...]

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How To Hand Start a 2-Stroke Glow Engine–Safely.

Jun 12, 2011 No Comments

How To video here at: http://www.modelairplanenews.com/videos/how-tos/ With summer comes the flying season and many RC pilots are now enjoying the warm sunny days at the flying field. For glow powered airplanes, starting the engine is the first step to a great flight. Here’s how to hand start your engine safely. Remember, always have your airplane secured [...]

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