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Veterans Day and Me: A Personal Essay

Nov 10, 2014 5 Comments

Although Veterans Day has the stated purpose of remembering the vets and those in uniform, in reality it means different things to different people. For some it is the half-off sales that surround us. For me, it reminds me of one of those could-of-should-ofs that will always haunt me: I never served in the armed [...]

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SkyEye – Sport Flyer Designed for FPV

Nov 04, 2014 9 Comments

Our latest construction article for Electric Flight is a real combo of old and new. The SkyEye is a lightweight, easy to build 3-channel sport flyer pusher design that’s designed for not one but two cameras in its nose! A GoPro Hero video camera or similar, and a FPV camera and transmitter to send images back [...]

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Smoke Systems Explained–How to be an RC Skywriter!

Oct 27, 2014 5 Comments

If you have ever been to an RC airshow, then you’ve seen aerobatic airplanes using smoke during their flight routines. When used properly, smoke systems can add a great deal to your flight presentation. The uniqueness it gives to specific segments of your flight routine will increase their appeal and pizzazz to both the spectators [...]

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Mig-17 Fresco — An EDF Jet you can build

Oct 23, 2014 10 Comments

A Shark Fin on a Boomerang! The MiG-17 Fresco construction article will be featured in the February 2015 issue of MAN. Plans no. X0215A will be available at the Airagestore.com website shortly. Designed by Jim Young The Mikoyan-Gurevich Mig-17 is the follow on of the more famous Mig-15, one of the first successful swept-wing jet fighters.  [...]

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Tail-dragger Tips & Tech

Oct 22, 2014 6 Comments

Though many scale airplanes are equipped with tricycle landing gear, planes with tailwheels — tail-draggers — remain very popular. It is fair to say that most of the RC airplanes flown today fall into the tail-dragger category. In the air, tail-draggers behave just like tricycle-gear aircraft do, but on the ground, it’s another story altogether. [...]

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Workshop Tip — Installing Snow Skis on your RC plane

Oct 22, 2014 3 Comments

Well, don’t look now, but the winter is fast approaching. Instead of packing your models away for storage, why not extend your flying season and embrace the white stuff with DU-BRO Snowbird Skis!? Like the hard working bush pilots of the outback and great Northwest, attaching skis to your RC airplane can turn any semi-flat [...]

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Flight Journal Nominated for Most Inspirational Story — Cast Your Vote Today!

Oct 20, 2014 6 Comments

We are incredibly proud that our sister publication, Flight Journal, is a finalist in the Barnes & Noble/ NOOK Readers’ Choice Newsstand Awards! “Nocturnal Gamble” by Martin K.A. Morgan, featured in our December 2014 D-Day issue, was chosen from hundreds of entries in the Most Inspirational Story category. Please take the time to vote today [...]

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Build-Along Part 8 Alien Aircraft ArrowMaster biplane — Covering

Oct 13, 2014 1 Comment

Now that the ArrowMaster has been completely built and final sanded, the really fun part begins–covering the plane and making it look truly unique. For this project, I used UltraCote as it’s very easy to work with and produces outstanding results. To do this job, you need a covering iron, a straight edged ruler (36 inches,) a razor [...]

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