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Race or Fly for Fun! — E-flite Shoestring 15e EF1 Racer

Aug 31, 2011 No Comments

Want to go fast and turn left? battle it out as you tear up the pylons? how about just having a super sleek racer for fun flying on Sunday? the new Shoestring 15e is just the ticket for high speed electric fun! At home as a sport flyer or serious racer, the E-flite Shoestring 15e [...]

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Proper Wing Incidence — setting up your plane to fly right!

Aug 29, 2011 2 Comments

When ever you test fly an airplane, especially biplanes, it is really important to get the incidence (angle relative to the fuselage centerline,) for both wings and the horizontal stabilizer correct. Most scratch built designs will have this all important information on the plans and with kits, it will be called out in the instructions. [...]

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Perfect Project — Pitcairn PA-5 Mailwing

Aug 27, 2011 No Comments

I have always loved this black and yellow mail plane hanging in the National Air & Space Museum in Washington, DC. I bought a 3-view drawing from the NASM and have it imported into my CAD program. Would make a great project and at 1/5.5 scale, it would have a 72 inch span and would [...]

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1/3-scale scratch-built Pietenpol Aircamper — free to good home

Aug 26, 2011 8 Comments

Free to good home!!! One 80% competed 33% scale RC Pietenpol Aircamper. Built from full-size plans from Don Pietenpol’s website. ideal for 40 to 50cc gas engine. Scale Airfoil and all parts to complete. no engine or radio. 9.5″ spoked wheels and Aluminum lift struts included. Only thing I ask is that someone who flies [...]

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RC Drones used to Study Hurricanes

Aug 26, 2011 No Comments

Specially equipped UAVs fly where man-carrying observation planes dread to go. The Aerosonde is an inexpensive, long-endurance UAV designed and built for conducting weather observations and scientific research in hurricanes. With endurance of over 30 hours, a single Aerosonde can obtain observations in regions that are inaccessible without expensive ships or manned aircraft. Funded by NASA and [...]

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F/A-22 Raptor you can build!

Aug 17, 2011 1 Comment

From our November 2011 issue of MAN, Steve Shumate’s great F/A-22 Raptor Pusher Jet is an awesome looking park flyer you can build from foam sheet. Plans are available at: http://www.airagestore.com/plans/f-a-22-raptor.html To download the 22-page PDF construction guide, Click Here. F/A-22 Raptor pusher jet–An easy-to-build pusher park jet with functional thrust vectoring Photos by Lawrence Dong [...]

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ParkZone Stryker: Flying Wing Radio Setup Tips

Aug 16, 2011 1 Comment

Setting up the ParkZone Stryker F-27Q By Gerry Yarrish We had a great reposnse to the ParkZone Stryker review in the September issue of Electric Flight. Many wrote in asking about setting up a radio to fly a flying wing. You asked for it, here it is. With most flying wings like the Stryker F-27Q [...]

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Nick Ziroli Plans’ Zero — Giant Scale Flight Test

Aug 16, 2011 2 Comments

From the December 2011 issue of Model Airplane New Construction photos taken by Michael Gross, Finished and flying photographs taken by Sal Cavagna There were some 11,000 Zeros built in many different variations between 1940 and 1945.  I chose the Mitsubishi A6M5c Type 52 Hei to model because I purchased a highly detailed 1/48 scale [...]

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