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How big is too big – 200+ pound RC jet …

Mar 02, 2012 1 Comment

This 214-pound (that’s right: two hundred fourteen pound) A380-900 Airbus built and flown by Reinhard Oetken is powered by four turbine engines and has a gigantic 19-foot wingspan. It’s a gorgeous model, and watching this monster plane take off and fly will take your breath away. Assuming the RC model adheres to all of the [...]

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Best in Show! 1/3-scale Sopwith Camel

Feb 27, 2012 No Comments

  Perhaps one of the most highly sought after titles for serious RC Scale modelers is the “Best in Show” award from the annual WRAM Show. And this year’s winner of the title from the 2012 WRAM show was the talented Mike Gross Sr., with his amazing 1/3-scale Sopwith Camel. Held this year at the [...]

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Red Tails! The Men, the Movie, the Models

Jan 26, 2012 3 Comments

THE TUSKEGEE AIRMEN: The Red Tails of WW II Hollywood has a way of rediscovering important historical events, wrapping them up and presenting them in a way that educates the general movie-going public that no amount of history classes ever could. Though few non-modeling folk know the real story, if you simply ask any RC [...]

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3D Aerobatics Sweepstakes Rules

Jan 10, 2012 9 Comments

OFFICIAL RULES. NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS SWEEPSTAKES.A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. ENTRANTS MUST BE 18 AND OLDER. BY ENTERING THE SWEEPSTAKES, ENTRANTS AGREE TO ACCEPT AND BE BOUND BY ALL TERM OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES (“OFFICIAL [...]

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3D Aerobatics Made Easy DVD – AVAILABLE NOW!

Dec 14, 2011 No Comments

Unleash your inner airshow pilot with our newest DVD! From the editors of Model Airplane News, this high-definition DVD shows you how to perform the very latest 3D maneuvers. National RC aerobatic champion John Glezellis takes you step-by-step through complex 3D moves such as a rolling Harrier figure-8, knife-edge zig-zag with half rolls, and much [...]

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ParkZone Spitfire Mk. IX – Sneak Peek

Oct 21, 2011 No Comments

Here is an excerpt of a great review of the ParkZone Spitfire Mk. IX that is going to be in the January 2012 issue of Electric Flight magazine. Used by several air forces in secondary roles up into the 1950s, the Supermarine Spitfire is forever linked to the Battle of Britain and is considered by [...]

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Bringing new people into the hobby

Oct 21, 2011 1 Comment

We all know that in order to keep our hobby alive we have to bring new life into the group. One way my club does that is to have a buddy box day. Each member of the club brings a trainer plane (if they have one) that can be connected to a buddy box. We [...]

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Easy Retract Installation

Oct 05, 2011 2 Comments

One of my favorite planes is the Top Flite Cessna 310. One thing that was missing from this nice scale plane was the great looking retracts that are available from Robart Manufacturing. I decided to install them and I was surprised just how simple it was. I began my endeavor by purchasing all the necessary equipment, [...]

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