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Hotshot Landings

Nov 28, 2012 6 Comments

Looking for a new way to impress your buddies at the flying field? This hotshot move should do it!   In this video, Rocky McCarter shares how to perform an inverted landing approach with a half roll. Check it out, and don’t miss “Aerobatics Made Easy” columnist John Glezellis’s detailed flight technique article in the March [...]

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Alien Aircraft Stearman PT-17

Nov 26, 2012 1 Comment

The Alien Aircraft Stearman PT-17 is a kit-built plane that looks great and has excellent flight performance. Check out this in-flight video with reviewer Rick Bell.

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Nov 21, 2012 No Comments

Looking for a winter building project? Gifts for flying friends (or yourself!)? Starting today, through Christmas Eve, everything on the (except subscriptions) is 30% off! That means books, plans, baseball caps, shirts, flightline books, cover posters and more is on sale. What are you waiting for? Place your order today! CLICK HERE TO VISIT [...]

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Hobby King Ryan STA [VIDEO]

Nov 20, 2012 No Comments

The HobbyKing/Durafly Ryan STA 10e is a built-up model that comes with servos and motor installed; you just need to add your 4-channel radio and receiver and a 3S-2200 LiPo. This $124.98 ARF is a smooth, predictable flyer that tracks straight through all maneuvers. Don’t miss Rich Uravitch’s complete review of this electric ARF in the [...]

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Hangar 9 Super Cub

Nov 19, 2012 No Comments
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Flying the Lockheed Model 12 Electra Junior

Nov 13, 2012 5 Comments

Get in the cockpit with Flight Journal editor-in-chief Budd Davisson! In this podcast, he shares why he’s crazy about the Lockheed 12 Electra Junior. Only 126 Electra Juniors were made between 1936 and 1941, when production stopped at the outbreak of World War II. The all-metal, twin-engine planes were designed for use as small feeders for airlines, but most were [...]

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F-20 Tigershark Makeover

Nov 09, 2012 3 Comments

This makeover article comes to us from Rick Mitchell (white-wing F-20) and Mike Oser (red-wing F-20). In the real world, there are propeller driven aircraft as well as those powered by jet engines. Both also exist with radio control models, but the cost difference between the two can be substantial. As a result, RC has [...]

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Soviet Fighter: Wolfram Donalies’ Polikarpov I-16

Nov 06, 2012 13 Comments

I often enjoy attending the annual Warbirds and Classics over the Midwest RC event held in Fond du Lac, WI as there’s always a bunch of great looking scale airplanes to photograph. One airplane that just looked so interesting I could not help but be drawn toward it. Looking like a cross between a WW [...]

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