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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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Model Airplane History-Maker Maynard Hill dies at 85

Jun 10, 2011 2 Comments

From the Washington Post: Published: June 9 By Emma Brown, Maynard Hill, a designer of model airplanes who secured a spot in aviation history in 2003 when one of his creations flew 1,882 miles across the Atlantic Ocean on less than a gallon of fuel, died June 7 of prostate cancer at his home in Silver [...]

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Behind the scenes for the Radio Control Show–Lots of Fun!

Jun 09, 2011 No Comments

We took a break from the desk work here in the office and went out on a photo shoot to helped Hope McCall and our video guru Joe Authur produce a segment for the Radio Control Show. In it, Hope shows how to hand launch an electric plane. Here’s a little behind the scenes video. Enjoy!

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Mini Fokker cover and finish

Jun 08, 2011 2 Comments

Made a little more progress on my build-along Mini Fokker project. The fuselage and tail feathers are now covered and ready to be glued together and hinged. All that’s left is the wing covering and finishing and adding the decals. (Above) Using black Stick on Monokote trim sheet for the black markings! Can you believe [...]

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