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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 14 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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Tucson Aerobatic Shootout

Oct 19, 2012 No Comments

  This years Tucson Aerobatic Shootout is held at the Tucson International Modelplex Park on October 16 – 21. Our Senior Editor, John Reid is covering the event. Be sure to check here for the latest results!   Current standings Invitational Overall After Known 4 as of Saturday, Oct 20 1. Mark Leseberg………………..3987.669 2. Andrew Jesky…………………3964.522 3. [...]

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Laser Powered UAVs?

Oct 17, 2012 No Comments

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are seeing amazing growth and increased demand for all sorts of applications. But their range and sortie duration are limited by their on-board batteries or fuel tank size. Bringing a UAV back down for refueling or recharging their batteries takes time and  requires skilled field technicians and adds risk to their mission profile.  [...]

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