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Workshop Tip: Fuel Fitting Rebuild

Aug 18, 2014 1 Comment by

The secret to a reliably running engine, is a reliable fuel system, installed and maintained correctly. For either Glow or Gasoline systems, this includes the proper use and up keep of the fueling valves used to fill and empty the tank. Prolonged use, and/or lack of use of your fueling valve can result in the valve [...]

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Sky Bandit! Inflight Video from a Bob Violett Models’ Sports Jet

Aug 14, 2014 5 Comments by

Model Airplane News contributor and expert Scale and Jet pilot Sean McHale has been flying jets for a long time and he does a great job. Recently He strapped a GoPro Hero camera to his BVM Bandit turbine powered sports jet and produced a great onboard flight video with several camera angles! Check it out!  

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Perfecting the 3-turn Negative Spin

Aug 07, 2014 No Comments by

In the early days of aviation, spins were often fatal because most pilots did not understand how to properly recover from a spin. While in an upright spin, the pilot would pull back on the elevator stick in an effort to save the airplane (and their life!) and only make the situation worse. Since the [...]

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Question of the Week — What’s your Favorite Radio Programming Feature?

Aug 04, 2014 32 Comments by

Over the years, RC transmitters and radio systems have developed from basic escapement Galloping Ghost rigs and Reed systems, to 27 and 72Mhz systems, to today’s amazing 2.4Ghz programmable computer controlled radios. What’s your favorite new radio feature? Dual-rates? Mixing? Wing and tail configuration, Telemetry, or something else? Tell us what you think is the [...]

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Stall & Spin Recovery Tips

Jul 18, 2014 No Comments by

The stall, or more accurately the inadvertent stall, has probably caused more RC planes to crash than any other cause. The safety of your airplane depends on your knowledge of its slow-speed handling and stall characteristics. To minimize the number of crashes due to stalls, the pilot must understand the principles of what makes a [...]

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Ground effect: is it real?

Jun 09, 2014 4 Comments by

When a helicopter is hovering at a height that’s approximately less than the diameter of one rotor disc, it really does encounter “ground effect.” This is because the downwash velocity created by the rotor blades can’t be fully developed because the helicopter is so close to the ground, so the helicopter rests on a “bubble” [...]

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Question of the Week — What type of plane do you fly the most

Jan 10, 2014 25 Comments

Model Airplane News is always looking to improve our content to meet our reader’s interests. Whether you are a beginner or an old pro, once you earn your wings, there are certain types of planes that really push the RC flying button. Tell us what turns you on. What type of plane do you like [...]

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US to Send Drones to Iraq Forces to fight Terrorists

Dec 26, 2013 No Comments

WASHINGTON — The United States is quietly rushing dozens of Hellfire missiles and low-tech surveillance drones to Iraq to help government forces combat an explosion of violence by a Qaeda-backed insurgency that is gaining territory in both western Iraq and neighboring Syria. The move follows an appeal for help in battling the extremist group by [...]

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