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Video Tip: Proper Care of Inflatable Tires

Sep 24, 2014 No Comments by

Air filled model airplane tires are not steel belted or as rigid as automobile tires and can easily be over-inflated.  They are durable and can provide many landings and years of use if you take basic care of them. To inflate, acquire a small sports ball (basketball/football) hand pump (do not use a compressor or [...]

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Float-Flying Tips [video]

Sep 18, 2014 No Comments by

Flying floats adds a new dimension to RC flight, but there are a few differences from flying with conventional gear. In this video, contributor Kevin Siemonsen shares his tips and techniques for flying off water, using the new FlyZone DHC-2 Beaver as an example.  Enjoy his float-flying advice, and be sure to check out the [...]

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Easy Turbine F-16: Plug and Play!

Sep 18, 2014 7 Comments by

We’ve all heard the expression, “I’d Rather Be Flying”  And after a long cold winter, I could not agree more! Without a doubt you and everyone else in the hobby has certainly noticed the trend toward almost-ready-to-fly (ARF) aircraft and more recently the availability of plug-and-play models at your local hobby shop. This has widely been viewed [...]

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Secrets to Inverted Flight

Sep 10, 2014 15 Comments by

Nearly all aerobatic maneuvers involve some segment(s) of inverted flight, so to keep progressing, you need to develop proficiency with inverted flight. To start, let’s do away with the often repeated reference to the elevator being reversed when the plane is upside-down. It is that kind of thinking that causes people to become confused and [...]

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Workshop Build-Along – Part 6 – Alien Aircraft ArrowMaster – From nose to tail!

Sep 04, 2014 1 Comment by

Now that most of the fuselage construction has been completed, it’s time to tackle the nose section of the ArrowMaster. This is accomplished by using several pieces of 1/4 inch thick balsa glued between the firewall and the model’s spinner backplate. This is a tried and true modeling technique that works very well and makes for [...]

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What telemetry can do for you

Sep 02, 2014 No Comments by

Receiving real-time information about the state and functioning of your airplane during flight enables the RC pilot to make informed decisions therefore contributing to overall safety and peace of mind. The current generations of radios provide various sorts of telemetry information such as speed, RF Quality, battery capacity, RPM altitude and much more depending on [...]

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Really Cool stuff that flies! RC Paper Airplanes

Aug 28, 2014 6 Comments

Check this out. This guys a is genius and has developed a paper airplane that, with his kit, can be controlled with your iPhone. Way cool and you get to fold the paper airplane all by yourself so it is a DIY project for the person who has never built or flown a model airplane, [...]

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How to: Make a Sliding Canopy

Aug 26, 2014 10 Comments

Like many scale modelers, I simply can’t leave well enough alone and I often find myself  thinking of ways to improve a scale project. With the ESM ARF Corsair as a base model, I thought I would give it a complete makeover and add lots of details and special features. The sliding canopy is one [...]

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