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Ares Tiger Moth 75: A ready-to-fly nano-micro indoor flyer

Nov 25, 2013 No Comments

When you open the box, you see what’s meant by nano micro! This nicely assembled 3-channel indoor flying Ares Tiger Moth 75 has a span of only 11.4 inches and a flying weight (with 1S 50mAh LiPo battery) of only 14 grams. As a molded sport scale model, the Tiger Moth, which is distributed by [...]

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Easy Repair Tricks

May 22, 2013 5 Comments

One of the apprehensions all pilots experience is knowing our planes are at risk every time they take to the air. Then there is a real sense of accomplishment when the plane makes it safely back to terra firma. As our confidence builds, we start doing maneuvers closer to the ground and thereby increase the [...]

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Workshop Build-Along: 6-foot Taylorcraft from Alien Aircraft

Apr 22, 2013 2 Comments

We continue with our from the workshop airplane build-along of the new laser-cut Taylorcraft kit from Alien Aircraft. Designed by Tom Herr, this glow powered sport scale classic has a 72 inch wingspan and easy to build lock-tab construction. Our contributor Mike Greenshields says: ” This airplane is built like a tank, yet it is light [...]

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Riot Planes “Sea Monkey”– Wet & Wild Seaplane Fun

Apr 22, 2013 No Comments

I live within a couple minute walk from a very nice small lake, or you might consider it a big pond. With this at hand calm evenings often brought the desire for a slow fly electric sea plane. While at the 2013 WRAM Show I found just what I was looking for at the Zippkits [...]

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Put on a show! Tapping an engine for smoke

Apr 17, 2013 7 Comments

Rick Michelena shared a technique he recently used to add a smoke tap to a HobbyKing 52cc Turnigy engine. As he notes, why not try something new this weekend? This project can be accomplished by anyone with reasonable mechanical skills. I crawled into the shop today after receiving a new engine from UPS. Below is a picture [...]

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How to box a Mosquito

Feb 21, 2013 3 Comments

So how do you get a warbird safely from one side of the world to the other? Well, in the case of Jerry Yagen’s recently restored de Havilland Mosquito, known as KA114, it’s being disassembled and placed into a shipping container for it’s trip home to the U.S. New Zealand warbird experts Avspecs Limited rebuilt [...]

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No Solder WW I Shock Absorbing Landing Gear

Dec 16, 2012 8 Comments

Expert RC scale designer, builder and  pilot Sal Calvagna is known for his love of the hobby especially when it comes warbirds. A member of the Long Island Skyhawks RC club, Sal is a regular at most warbird events and in particular, you can count on Sal showing up at any WW1 jamoboree, gaggle or meet. [...]

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Spektrum DX18QQ: First look at a UNIQUE radio!

Nov 15, 2012 22 Comments

We got an exclusive first look at the new Spektrum DX18QQ “Quique Somenzini Special Edition” radio, and we have to say that this is definitely the next system you will want to own. A limited edition item, it takes over the top spot in the Spektrum lineup and it has a number of key features that every pilot will [...]

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