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Small aerobat, big performer! E-flite Sbach 342

Apr 25, 2011 No Comments

This sure doesn’t look like a micro flyer, but it only has a 17-inch wingspan! Welcome to the new breed of all-out micro unlimited aerobats. The UMX Sbach 342 from E-flite has the performance of a much bigger model with the convenience of a fly (nearly!) anytime, anywhere park flyer. It’s equipped with a 180BL outrunner [...]

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Seabee build-along

Apr 25, 2011 No Comments

G&P Sales Republic Seabee Build-along by Klaus Ronge The somewhat odd looking Republic Seabee has always been one of my favorite aircraft. The four-passenger Seabee, built by the Republic Aircraft Corp, was introduced after WWII and became known as a 90 knot plane. It took off, cruised and landed at 90 knots and was considered [...]

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Dornier 335

Apr 22, 2011 No Comments
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Tuning a radial

Apr 22, 2011 No Comments

After reading the latest Engine Clinic column regarding the Fox flat twin flameout problem, I decided to ask you about a Laser V200 four-stroke V-twin that I bought last year.  It has a dual carb setup (each cylinder has its own carb), and during break-in I noticed a tendency for one cylinder to flameout at [...]

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