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Hottest E-Action from NEAT Fair 2011

Sep 18, 2011 2 Comments

          Had a great time chatting with the folks from Hobbico, Hitec, Castle Creations and all the rest of the vendors. The weekend was a big success for the NEAT Fair. Great weather and thankfully, NO RAIN! From one side of the flightline to the other, there was awesmone Electric flight action from [...]

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Mass Electric Flight at Rhinebeck Aerodrome

Sep 15, 2011 No Comments

The 45th RC Jamboree was a lot of fun on several levels! One really fun event was the Saturday Mass launch and flight for 36 inch and smaller electric powered airplanes. I got so caught up in the excitement, I donated my own MAN hat to the last man down, for having the longest flight! [...]

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Kondor Model Products L-4 Grasshopper–Exclusive Online Flight Test and Review

Sep 15, 2011 2 Comments

This Exclusive Sneak Peek will be published in the February 2012 issue of Model Airplane News. Reviewer and Test Pilot Aaron Ham, reports that: “makes a great trainer thatr just happens to be legal for warbird events–A J-3 Cub in military dress.”   Built between 1937 and 1947 by Piper Aircraft. The Piper Cub was [...]

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Planes Worth Modeling–Pietenpol Air Camper

Sep 14, 2011 No Comments

By Gerry Yarrish   Quoted from the Pietenpol Hangar display, EAA Museum/Pioneer Airport. Oshkosh, WI: “Bernard H. Pietenpol pursued his dreams of flight from the ’20s through his passing in 1984. His dreams were of planes powered by auto engines that nearly everyone could afford to build and operate. He first flew Gnome, then Ford [...]

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Aviation History: This day on September 14.

Sep 14, 2011 No Comments

 Aviation has a long history and many exciting events mark the way. Here are some intersting facts from this day September 14th in aviation history. (1938) The Graf Zeppellin II makes its maiden flight. A number of events, including the Hindenburg disaster and a United States refusal to provide helium, prevent the most technologically advanced [...]

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Electric SE5a Scout—On Patrol over the Aerodrome

Sep 14, 2011 2 Comments

The one thing you can truly count on while attending the Old Rhinebeck RC Jamboree in New York, is that you are going to see some beautiful WW1 Biplanes. Such is the case with an impressive RAF SE5a Scout built and flown by Ralph Perrone of Pittsfield, MA. Ralph’s electric powered Scout was a piece [...]

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New Habu Jet Pilot?–Setup and Flying tips for the Fast Lane

Sep 13, 2011 No Comments

Development in brushless motor design and Li-Po battery technology have benefited the RC hobby especially for seasoned and wanabee  jet jocks. Electric ducted fan (EDF) jets are quickly becoming one of the most popular branches of modeling tree and the development of these E-powered speed demons is nothing short of amazing. When most people talk [...]

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Tips for your Transmitter

Sep 13, 2011 1 Comment

With today’s amazing supply of top quality and reasonably priced radio equipment, equipping your airplane can be a relatively easy assignment. But you do need to know a few basics rules of the road. Here’s some tips to get you off to a good start. Initial Setup Before setting up your radio’s control functions, you have to [...]

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