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If it ain’t a Pitts, it ain’t an Airplane!

Mar 21, 2011 No Comments

If it ain’t a Pitts, it ain’t an airplane! by BUDD DAVISSON photos by Norm Feltwell & Budd Davisson   Close your eyes and try to picture this: You are sitting in a much smaller than usual cockpit. The sides of the cockpit come up to your chin and the top of the instrument panel [...]

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Warbird Rebuild—Skyshark ARF P-40N

Mar 15, 2011 3 Comments

    Warbird Rebuild—Skyshark ARF P-40N Repairs on the Cheap! By:  Michael C. Gross Photos by: Marshal Gross & Michael C. Gross   It is quite exhilarating to make a low high-speed pass with a warbird at Warbirds Over Delaware, until you pull out in a hard bank and realize your propeller is no longer [...]

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Aeroworks North American P-51 Mustang

Mar 14, 2011 2 Comments

By Fred Culbertson I have always had a special interest in WW II fighter aircraft. This dates back to my first encounter with the Mustang flown at the first airshow I attended with my father in 1968 at McCoy Air Force Base (now Orlando International Airport). Although the SR 71 and the F-4 Phantom seemed [...]

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Mom & Pop Shops

Mar 07, 2011 5 Comments

  (Photo Above) Hayes Hobby in Fayetteville, NC   Who Says Mom & Pop Shops can’t compete? Hayes Hobby has for 40 years. by Greg Gimlick The rumor today is that Mom & Pop hobby shops just can’t compete and stay in business. This is predicated on the rapid increase in internet businesses that offer [...]

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Solderless Electric Flight Made Easy

Feb 24, 2011 1 Comment

Solderless Electric Flight – Yes, it can be done By Greg Gimlick   So you’d like to try electric flight but are put off by all that wiring and soldering, eh? Well guess what – you don’t have to solder to be an electric flyer! It all comes down to some very basic decisions on [...]

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Connector Conundrum

Jan 24, 2011 No Comments

Connector Conundrum By Greg Gimlick               Electric flight involves using connectors, often a lot of them. The question from most newbies is “which connector is right?” Well the answer is easy…. “all of them”….or “none of them”. Okay so maybe it’s not so easy.             In reality most of the connectors that come with [...]

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ParkZone Extra 300 BNF

Dec 23, 2010 No Comments

This foam sport plane delivers great looks and exceptional performance in an affordable package! Author: Jason Benson SEE PHOTOS BELOW ParkZone has been rapidly expanding their lineup of foam sport planes that are scaledafter legendary full-scale aircraft. Its latest offering is a beautiful Extra 300. When the opportunity to review this plane came up, I [...]

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2010 U.S. Scale Masters Championships

Dec 21, 2010 No Comments

  The 31st Annual U.S. Scale Masters Championships September 15th through September 19, 2010 Rosewood, Indiana By Earl Aune  The Masters! (Above) A tradition of the Masters is the noon walk around. The crowd is allowed to view the models up close and ask the contestants all about their aircraft. Here we see Bob Patton’s [...]

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