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New Sound System for your Aircraft

Dec 31, 2011 17 Comments

Recently I started preparing my ASM Lancaster for a big event we have coming up at the end of January in Arizona. The Arizona Electric Festival is a gathering of electric pilots from around the Southwest meeting at one place to show off their latest electric endeavor. This year I plan to take the Lancaster [...]

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Red Tail Conversion, Flight video

Dec 29, 2011 No Comments

This is the final installment of our Red-Tail conversion of the AeroWorks P-51 Mustang.  In this video, we have John Reid telling you why he wanted to take the time to do the Red-Tail conversion and we have the Mustang in the air.  Enjoy.

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Aero Commander: First look at an unlimited aerobatic twin

Dec 29, 2011 9 Comments

Over many years, the legendary Bob Hoover proved to millions of onlookers just how capable the Aero Commander really is.  He would take his green and white Aero Commander Shrike and put it through an impressive array of aerobatic maneuvers – first with both, then one, then none of the engines running.  Not a bad [...]

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CARBURETOR BASICS

Dec 24, 2011 6 Comments

 The old saying, takeoffs are optional, but landings are mandatory, certainly applies to RC pilots. But if your engine is not properly adjusted, the landing pattern and touchdown can be a very iffy proposition. Two-stroke glow engines must have a solid and reliable idle; it’s even more important than all-out top-end rpm. Let’s examine the [...]

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New High-Voltage Servo from Spektrum

Dec 22, 2011 No Comments

Many flyer like using Li-po or LiFe battery in their aircraft because they are light weight and have a much higher capacity then NiCad and NiMh batteries. Spektrum has responded to this need with a new line of High voltage servos. Two of the newest are the A6110 High-Voltage Standard Servo and the 7030 HV [...]

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Free Beechcraft Staggerwing 3-view

Dec 19, 2011 2 Comments

Yours for the taking, scans of original pen-and-ink drawings of the very first, fixed- gear Model 17 Staggerwing Beechcraft from the master, William Wylam.  Talk about a collector’s item!  How can you get one?  Just visit our new and improved Flight Journal website and download the free 3-view. While you’re there, look around; there are [...]

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Amazing scale detail in a miniature world!

Dec 19, 2011 No Comments

You won’t believe the detail in this amazing miniature world! Consider this 5-minute video your moment of zen in this high-paced holiday season.  

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Sneak peek: E-flite Hawker Sea Fury

Dec 19, 2011 No Comments

Back by popular demand, the E-flite Hawker Sea Fury 480 ARF is an impressive-looking, electric-powered sport scale version of the noteworthy British fighter. The new Sea Fury now is made with injection-molded Z-Foam making it very lightweight, durable and easily repairable (foam-safe CA glue is not required). It comes with nice scale details including molded [...]

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