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Durafly Sea Vixen: online review

Apr 11, 2013 No Comments

The DH.110 Sea Vixen is a twin boom, twin-engine British two-seat jet fighter developed in the 1950’s by the famed aircraft company de Havilland.  This all-weather fighter/ground attack aircraft was best known for its very distinctive and unusual cockpit arrangement, the pilot’s cockpit being offset to the left and the observer sitting in the infamous [...]

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Fly the Cuban-8

Mar 21, 2013 No Comments

Sometimes it’s good to get back to the classics. Whether its movies, music, dancing, or aerobatics, there’s a reason why certain genre-defining films, songs, steps, or maneuvers withstand the test of time and become classics. The Cuban-8 is one of those classic maneuvers that will always amaze and please. It is a mixture of symmetry, [...]

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Budget building: how to edge-glue balsa

Mar 21, 2013 12 Comments

At some point in your model-building career, you will be faced with a problem.  You will have an area of your model that requires a sheet of balsa wider than the material you have on hand.  If you are like me, this usually happens when you are starting to make significant progress and when the [...]

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Perry Georgia Swap Meet

Mar 12, 2013 No Comments

Every March for the past six years or so, my buddies and I make a pilgrimage to a small town in Georgia – a place not many people have ever heard of – a place that takes us about five hours to drive to – a place that is absolute heaven if you like buying [...]

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The Celebration Continues with Episode 204 of the Radio Control Show

Mar 08, 2013 No Comments

Sponsored by HobbyKing.com, March madness continues this week with our Top 5 RC Trends! Watch the episode and look for the code for a chance to win a HobbyKing 450 size helicopter and upgrade package. To enter, go to Facebook.com/TheRadioControlShow, click the “Watch & Win” tab, and enter the secret code found in the show! [...]

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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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