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FLY THE VERTICAL S

Mar 07, 2013 1 Comment

The vertical S combines a half-inside loop with a half-outside loop to perform an S-shaped figure. This maneuver is one of many that are also performed by full-scale aircraft, and it is used to climb or descend at a consistent speed. In the aerobatic world, a perfectly set-up aircraft helps the pilot focus on one [...]

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Latest From the Members Only Site — Giant Scale Triplane Build-Along

Mar 04, 2013 No Comments

We are drawing close to the end of this extensive giant-scale build-along. This past weekend the cabane struts and the top wing were built and attached to the Balsa USA 1/3-scale Fokker Triplane. Check out the sequence below. To build the cabane struts and attach the top wing, you first have to install the kit’s [...]

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Radio Control Show 200th Anniversary Sweepstakes Rules

Feb 25, 2013 No Comments

OFFICIAL RULES. NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS SWEEPSTAKES. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. ENTRANTS MUST BE 18 AND OLDER. BY ENTERING THE SWEEPSTAKES, ENTRANTS AGREE TO ACCEPT AND BE BOUND BY ALL TERMS OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES (“OFFICIAL RULES”). WINNERS THAT HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED MUST RESPOND [...]

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The Radio Control show Celebrates its 200th Episode

Feb 25, 2013 7 Comments

Watch and Win! Presented by HobbyKing It’s never been a better time to become a fan of The Radio Control Show! We celebrated our 200th episode, Friday, March 1 and you have five chances to win great prizes! We like to think of it as a little bit of RC March Madness. Watch the show [...]

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Detailing the Dirty Birdy

Feb 25, 2013 3 Comments

Great Planes has been my favorite hobby supplier for decades. OS Engines power my planes, and their ARFs, especially the Top Flite warbirds, are excellent quality and top value.  GP products have served hobbyists well over the years.  When they resurrected Joe Bridi’s Dirty Birdy pattern ship it seemed like a great idea for us [...]

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Master the Harrier Pass

Feb 14, 2013 1 Comment

A major cornerstone of 3D flying, the harrier pass consists of flying an airplane at a very high angle of attack at a very low airspeed. In this “high alpha” or post-stall position, it can be said that the plane is flying more on the prop than on the wing. Control during a harrier is [...]

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