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CARBURETOR BASICS

Dec 24, 2011 7 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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Fly a 3-roll, 270-degree rolling circle

Dec 13, 2011 1 Comment

This video will give you the inside information you need to perform the 3-roll, 270-degree rolling circle.  Pilot Jason Benson shares his techniques on performing this very graceful maneuver.  Jason gives detailed information that you can use to perfect your own flying skills and this maneuver. Enjoy!

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HS-5086WP, Hitec’s New Digital, Waterproof Micro Servo

Dec 13, 2011 No Comments

This new servo completes the trilogy in the Hitec’s class of waterproof servos.  Joining the  dependable HS-646WP and HS-5646WP waterproof servos. These new servos have a higher  voltage capability (7.4v), heavy-duty metal gears and a ball bearing supported output shaft.  The HS-5086WP is among the most durable and reliable micro servo for wet conditions and [...]

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Humpty Bump with a Hammer Head/Stall Turn maneuver combination

Dec 08, 2011 1 Comment

This video will give you the inside information you need to perform the Humpty bump with a Hammer Head/Stall Turn maneuver combination.  Pilot Jason Benson shares his techniques on performing this very useful maneuvers.  Jason gives you everything you need to perfect your own flying skills.

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