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RC Combat On the Cheap–Video

Jun 22, 2011 3 Comments

At my club’s recent Father’s Day Fun Fly on June 18, 2011, we had a very successful and fun RC Combat event. Out club president Damon Rosenthal built several flying wing things from blue fan-fold insulation foam and inexpensive motors and electronics. (Motor’s cost $8) The event was a lot of fun and it added [...]

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Wing Tote–RC Travel Protection

Jun 21, 2011 2 Comments

If you travel to RC events and carry more than one plane, you know how easy it is to gather up dings and dents and other forms of road rash from taking your wings and planes in and out of your car or trailer. Wing Tote has been producing top quality bags and totes specially [...]

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My Favorite Airplane-Stearman PT-17 Kadet

Jun 21, 2011 5 Comments

Someone recently asked me what my all-time favorite airplane (real and RC) was. It was a tough decision and I had to pick between my two all time favs. The Piper J3 Cub and the Stearman PT-17 Kadet biplane. Well, after some soul searching I have decided it has to be the Stearman! I have [...]

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Nick Ziroli–Warbird Pilot!

Jun 20, 2011 5 Comments

Everyone in RC knows the name Ziroli and the father and son team of Nick Sr., and Jr. Nick the elder is known for being the father of giant scale Warbirds and Nick Jr., continues to be a driving force in the RC industry. Nick took over “Nick Ziroli Plans” when his father retired and turned it into [...]

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Fun Fly Saturday!

Jun 19, 2011 No Comments

I went out to the CCRCC flying field this weekend for a club fun fly! It started at 6AM for dawn patrol electrics and at 10am it was open flying for all. At 8pm it was extended flying for lighted RC planes with LED. We even had a fun RC combat event with foamie planes [...]

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Exclusive Preview–Vogelsang-Aeroscale Fieseler Storch

Jun 18, 2011 3 Comments

Workbench Preview—Full Review to be published in a future issue of Model Airplane News By Sal Iasilli The Fieseler Storch was designed in 1935 and was the most advanced short takeoff and landing aircraft of its time.  It served Germany in WW II from North Africa to the frozen Tundra of Russia.  It provided reconnaissance, [...]

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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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