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Become a Soldering Expert

Dec 06, 2011 6 Comments

Would you like to learn how to solder like the pros?  Then you will want to watch this 4-part series on Soldering. West Coast Senior Editor, John Reid shows you all of the stuff you will need to get professional results with your soldering.  Enjoy Part two, of this four part series on Soldering Battery [...]

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Custom Servo Leads You Can Make

Dec 06, 2011 2 Comments

Crimp-on servo connectors are tremendously useful for accomplishing neat and reliable component installations. With these connectors, you can trim overly-long servo leads to the ideal length, and you can make your own servo leads and extensions for sailplanes and giant-scale models. But there’s no denying there’s a learning curve for installing these connectors. As with [...]

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Mastering the Torque Roll

Dec 06, 2011 No Comments

A guaranteed crowd-pleasing maneuver at any event is a low-level torque roll. Even though this maneuver has been done time and time again, it still seems to defy logical aerobatics; I mean, how can a plane do that? But planes can, if they are set up correctly, and anyone can learn to do the maneuver-with [...]

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Hangar 9 Pawnee Interview

Dec 05, 2011 No Comments

This video is our interview with Michael York about this great looking and rather large Hangar 9 Pawnee.  This outstanding plane is one you will want to own. Once you are done with the video, we have some extra photos for your viewing pleasure.  For more details on the Pawnee look for the complete review [...]

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Vacuum Bagging

Dec 01, 2011 No Comments

My first try at vacuum bagging, and while it was not a complete success I did learn what not to do and what things work.  I was very unsure about trying this because it seems to be very complicated when I read the instructions, but I found out it was quite simple.  My next attempt [...]

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Panther F9F Electric Jet: Super-Size, Super Fast!

Nov 29, 2011 15 Comments

Last week I got to meet up with Mike Greenshields from Global Hobby Distributors to check out their newest ARF.  It is a rather large EDF from N-Tech Jets and I have to say that this is one great looking and flying plane.  It looks great just sitting on the runway, and in the air–wow!  [...]

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Nov 21, 2011 2 Comments

          Two-stroke glow engines are by far the most popular engines used to power RC model airplanes. They are relatively inexpensive for the power they produce, they are easy to start, run and maintain, and once you learn how to properly take care of them they will last for many years. [...]

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The new E-flite Sea Fury

Nov 21, 2011 No Comments

The Mighty Sea Fury Returns! The E-flite Hawker Sea Fury 480 ARF is an new electric-powered scale model of the famous British fighter. Like many of the E-flite plane, the airframe is produced using injection-molded Z-Foam material, which offers lightweight, durable and easily repairable construction. All these features make this a great plane for beginner and [...]

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