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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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Ultimate Facebook Giveaway

Sep 29, 2011 14 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. ENTRANS MUST BE 13 AND OLDER, AND MEET THE OTHER ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA BELOW, ARE ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE. ENTRANTS UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE MUST HAVE [...]

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Outstanding RC B-25!

Sep 08, 2011 2 Comments

By Lyle Vasser   This is our Ziroli B-25 with 101″ wingspan. My father, Robert Vasser, built the model, and I painted and added the detail work. I also fly the plane. (He likes to say he is the “builder” and I”m the “crasher”). My dad declared that if we build this plane it had [...]

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Big Jolt Video coverage

Aug 24, 2011 No Comments

Model Airplane News editor John Reid reporting from Big Jolt 2011

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Big Jolt image gallery

Aug 24, 2011 No Comments

Check out all the action at Big Jolt!

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Tech Tip: 5 Money saving tips and tricks

Aug 23, 2011 2 Comments

TIE UP THOSE LOOSE ENDS If one of your model’s control servo connectors become unplugged during flight, at best, you’re going to have a real tough time getting it back on the ground in one piece. At worst, you could lose the model completely due to a serious crash. By simply crossing your servo lead [...]

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Sneak peek: Visiting Hitec RCD

Aug 23, 2011 No Comments

An inside look at this local hub serving all of the U.S. Recently, I traveled to the Hitec warehouse located in Poway, CA, to visit our good friends Mike Mayberry and Shawn Spiker. These two guys are very well known in the RC community because they attend many events throughout the country during the year. [...]

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Tech Tip: Battery Basics

Aug 10, 2011 8 Comments

Batteries are an ever-changing technology that we use every time we fly our model planes. Whether it is to simply power our flight gear or to run our motor and flight gear, batteries are always a factor to be considered when building our planes. Ten years ago, not many people were paying much attention to [...]

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