Carl Layden

My first kit: Spirit of “Ob”

Jun 05, 2012 7 Comments

During the summer of 1977 my Dad bought me my first ‘real’ R/C airplane kit.  It was a Midwest Das Little Stik.   It still needed a motor and radio system, however it was a beginning.  The parts & plans must have come out of the box and put back in a hundred times or more before [...]

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New Trim Scheme for a New ARF

May 22, 2012 8 Comments

If you have been around this hobby for a long time you’ve seen many changes in recent years.  There are still some extreme craftsmen like Graeme Mears making master pieces in their workshops, many of us have limited time and look forward to getting out and flying.  It’s great to have that custom build, but [...]

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Personalizing your ARF add Colour

Nov 20, 2011 No Comments

Some modelers are like sport-stars with superstitions and idiosyncrasies that are followed for every flight or build.  A friend once told me he makes every airplane the same colour that way his wife never notices the new ones.  A successful pattern pilot gave me a tip for competition; always cover the bottom of the plane to look [...]

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Twas the Night before an R/C Christmas Poem

Nov 18, 2011 No Comments

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the workshop Not a creature was stirring or sanding, the work had all stopped. The airplanes were hung from the ceiling with care, In hopes that new ARFS soon would hang there. The R/C Modelers nestled all snug in their beds, While visions of IMAC gold danced [...]

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Personalizing your ARF with a Movable Pilot Head

Nov 09, 2011 5 Comments

Every flightline has many ARFs sometimes several of the same plane.  Many aviation modelers like their aircraft to stand out, be a little different than all the other ARF clones.   In the ‘olden days’ of the 80′s & 90′s when aircraft were built from kits or scratch, models were unique and personalized.  This will be [...]

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From the Archives – GAFF 2003

Sep 26, 2011 No Comments

 “You must remember this…” during the summer of 2003, One hundred and thirty seven modelers descended on Amherst,NS for 2 days of R/C flying fun, the Great Atlantic Fun Fly!  The event consisted of several impressive demonstration flights, many by modelers that went on to greater success. There were over 200 aircraft on the flight-line, [...]

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Millers Pond Float Fly

Sep 24, 2011 No Comments

Float flying is one of the more relaxing way’s to enjoy our hobby.  If your interest is scale or sport there are lots of subjects to choose from J3 Cubs are one of the most popular.  Putting a set of floats on your old trainer is just one way to get started flying float planes.  [...]

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Mike Whitelaw– Avid Modeler and Exceptional Son

Sep 15, 2011 No Comments

Father and son teams are the very glue that helps our hobby of aero-modeling remain strong. Many activities and sports bring family members together, but RC family ties often last a lifetime. Mike Whitelaw is an RC modeler like many of us reaching our later 40s, thirty years of experience in a hobby with a [...]

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