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Photo Shoot Fun, Behind the Scenes

Photo Shoot Fun, Behind the Scenes

[kaltura-widget uiconfid=”1727911″ entryid=”0_za2k3w8h” width=”640″ height=”390″ addpermission=”” editpermission=”” /] As you can see from the video, this is just one of the issues we have during the photo shoot.  Luckily, this plane made it back so we can fix the problem (reattach a new prop) and continue shooting the flight maneuvers.  Afterward my camera operator told […]
Install a Bubble Canopy

Install a Bubble Canopy

Here is a great tip for installing a bubble canopy from Gerard Goepfert from Scottsdale, AZ. He is a member of the Scottsdale Model Flyers. Thanks Gerard! 1. To begin installing your bubble canopy cut it to shape as you would install it on the airplane, trace the outside shape of the canopy onto a […]
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SebArt WindS

SebArt WindS

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Eagle Tree’s new Standalone G-Force Sensors

Eagle Tree’s new Standalone G-Force Sensors

Have you ever wondered how many G’s you pulled in that last barrel roll or that hard pull on a pylon turn? Well now, you can see exactly how much force is on your plane during these maneuvers with the Eagle Tree G-Force meter.  This is the world’s first standalone G-Force meters for RC models. […]
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Check out Warbirds over Delaware!

Check out Warbirds over Delaware!

Hey Gang, If you are a “Warbird Lover” and who isn’t? Be sure to check out our online coverage of the popular giant scale event. In its 2oth year, WOD is hosted by the Delaware RC Club at the Lums Pond State Park in Bear, DE. For the 2011 event, my good buddy Gerry Yarrish […]
SebArt WindS after 25 flights

SebArt WindS after 25 flights

Just a little update for all of you out there thinking about getting the SebArt Wind S, I have just finished flying its 25th flight and I can tell you all the flights have been just about perfect.  I found that the manufacturers recommend control throws were a little larger then what I wanted to […]
HOW TO: TRIM YOUR ENGINE COWL

HOW TO: TRIM YOUR ENGINE COWL

9 EASY STEPS TO A PERFECT FIT The engine cowl on this .60-size Lanier Stinger fits perfectly around the engine. Follow the nine easy steps outllned below, and your engine cowl will fit this nicely. Making cutouts in a fiberglass engine cowl has always been difficult for me. I used to zip through a plane’s […]
Big attendence for the Prado IMAC contest!

Big attendence for the Prado IMAC contest!

Over the 4 of July weekend the Prado IMAC contest kicked off with a record 46 registered pilots this year, which is a great turnout for a contest that is only in its second year.  To give you a comparison consider this, the U.S. Nats “IMAC” portion had 35 pilots and an average throughout the […]
E-flite Rhapsody from our photo shoot

E-flite Rhapsody from our photo shoot

Here is a photo from our latest photo shoot.  This is the E-flite Rhapsody that will have a full review in the November Issue of Electric Flight, be sure to look for it.  This plane is a great little flyer and has a great flight envelope.  Our author Larry Cooper has this to say about […]
Model Repair, 10-Steps to a Fast Fix

Model Repair, 10-Steps to a Fast Fix

We’ve all done it. That one dumb thumb move, the very brief moment when our brain wanted to go right and our thumb decided to go left. There’s nothing you can do but pick up the pieces and take them back to the shop. Some professional aircraft impact testers even have a trash bag in […]
Sport 180, first look at Hobby People’s new plane.

Sport 180, first look at Hobby People’s new plane.

Last Thursday I spent some time with Mike Greenshields at Hobby People’s main office in Fountain Valley California.  While I was there, Mike showed me their brand new prototype aircraft, the new Sport 180.  This great looking park flyer resembles a Cessna and is one sweet flyer.  It will come with its own transmitter and […]
Something different this weekend

Something different this weekend

Over the long weekend I decided to do something other than RC flying, I did of course do some flying on Monday.  My son and I did an 11-mile hike on the PCT (Pacific Crest Trail) here in southern California.   For those of you who don’t know, this trail extends from Mexico all the way […]
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