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LIGHT UP THE NIGHT SKY

May 25, 2015 2 Comments by

Why not customize your aircraft so that night flying will be as simple to do as flying during the day? (That is, for those of you who find it easy to fly during the day!) For me, flying at night has a couple of benefits. I live in the desert and it is hot and [...]

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Electric Power questions: Soldering secrets

May 10, 2015 11 Comments by

I was told that soldering a plug onto a LiPo battery could result in puffing the pack or even a fire. Is this true? Brent Paul [email]You can puff the battery by getting the wire too hot from soldering, but if you set it on fire, you might be better off never touching a soldering [...]

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AMA Expo 2015

Jan 10, 2015 No Comments by

We are here the AMA Expo and there are a number of new products.  One thing that is obvious is that multi-rotor aircraft are dominating the show.  There are a number of booths showing some type of new multi-rotor aircraft. Another hot item this year is First-Person View (FPV) and many are being used with [...]

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AMA Expo

Jan 06, 2015 No Comments by

Rapidly approaching is the first trade show of the year, the AMA expo. This event is going to be held in Ontario, California and the Model Airplane News crew will be there all three days.  We are going to find out all that you need to know from this show including new products, early releases [...]

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How to: Add Square Checkerboards

Dec 18, 2014 13 Comments by

This simple design can have a big impact on your aircraft’s color scheme! We start the same way by spraying the glass with window cleaner, then removing the backing from the Ultracote and then pressing it down on the glass. This will keep the covering in place while cutting out the checkerboard. Lay down a [...]

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How to: Add Square Checkerboards

Dec 17, 2014 8 Comments by

This simple design can have a big impact on your aircraft’s color scheme! We start the same way by spraying the glass with window cleaner, then removing the backing from the Ultracote and then pressing it down on the glass.  This will keep the covering in place while cutting out the checkerboard. Lay down a ruler [...]

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The LA Drone Show is a Big Success

Dec 15, 2014 No Comments

The first ever Drone Expo in Los Angeles was a huge success this past weekend. Attendees flock to the LA sports Arena to check out the latest Intel on unmanned aerial vehicles.  With over 3000 people attending the arena was full of people looking for their next new multirotor aircraft. In addition there were a [...]

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Can you name four types of flaps?

Nov 11, 2014 16 Comments

Don’t feel bad if you can’t; you are not alone.  And did you know that your plane will react to the flap deployment differently depending on the type of flap you have on your plane.  For a quick rundown on these all important features, read on and see what Klaus Ronge has to say about how [...]

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