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New Book from McFarland & Co.

May 31, 2011 No Comments

If like me, you are a scale RC modeler, builder and flyer, I’ll bet you have at least a little interest in military aircraft. Well, the US Naval Aviation history is full of great aircraft that translate well to scale RC aircraft. The early “between the wars” designs were mostly fabric covered so construction is not [...]

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Balsa USA WW1 Bomb & Rack Kits

May 30, 2011 No Comments

For as long as modelers have been flying RC airplanes, they’ve been rigging different ways to drop bombs on command! Finally there’s a great way to add this function to your airplane with this World War I generic aerial bomb rack kit from Balsa USA. This bomb rack has been designed to work with the [...]

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Onboard Glow Drivers: Convenient & Safe!

May 29, 2011 2 Comments

It’s no secret that we often have difficulty accessing the glow plug to start our engines. In scale models, the engine might be tightly enclosed and/or covered by a dummy scale engine, so connecting the glow-driver lead can be a problem. Multi-cylinder engines have two or more glow plugs, so easy glow plug accessibility is [...]

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Drill and Tap Guide for your RC Workbench

May 28, 2011 No Comments

The first few “serious” tasks you learn when you get more involved in the hobby is drilling holes and cutting threads in these holes to accept screws, bolts and other threaded fixtures. Using a tap of the correct “thread-per-inch” is easy enough simply by placing your screw or bolt against the tap. If the threads of [...]

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On the Wrong Side of the Camera

May 26, 2011 No Comments

I am by definition an editor and photographer! I am most comfortable on the back side of a camera looking through the lens. Well, my good buddies and ace RC event photographers Jim T. Graham  and MAN contributor, Jerry Smith took some of these unauthorized photos of me working the 2011 Joe Nall flightline! Here’s proof anyway [...]

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Stryker F-27Q from ParkZone

May 20, 2011 No Comments

With a span of 37 inces and powered by a 480-size brushless outrunner power system, this newest version of the popular Stryker swept delta wing design is a hot ticket! We just got our test sample of the “Q” version and will be test flying it next week! Watch for a review in the next issue of Electric [...]

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Aeroworks 100cc Yak 55M

May 19, 2011 No Comments

Aeroworks has Raised the Bar Aeroworks has just released a new 100cc Yak 55M.  Part of their QUICK BUILD Series of ARF Aircraft  the Yak 55M is designed to provide great looks and performance with a minimal of mixing and aileron differential.   The 100cc Yak 55M is a true QB offering High quality, lightweight construction and a [...]

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Classic Cutters-Great Additions for your Toolbox

May 18, 2011 1 Comment

One thing is for sure, if you are into even the simplist of RC modeling projects, you have to deal with cutting and bending (and soldering) Music wire and control cables. I am a firm believer in using “the right tool for the job” and this is for speed as well as safety for any [...]

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