Editors Blogs

Coleman fuel

May 16, 2011 No Comments

I tried Colman fuel on my Fuji BT-32B and my Zenoah G62 with C & H Electronic Ignition. Both engines ran fine with the Colman fuel and Evolution Synthetic oil mixed 35:1. I have on the BT-32B a relay kill switch that shorts the magneto and on the Zenoah G62 I have a electronic kill [...]

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Royal DC-3

May 10, 2011 2 Comments

Check this out: the smaller DC-3 in the foreground is actually a 14-inch-span Buffalo Airways diecast model, and the larger plane is an RC model built from an old Royal kit! The project was a collaboration between Jack Yablonski, who provided the kit, Wilf Ansel, who built it, and Robert Yablonski, who will fly it [...]

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“Jetman” flies through the Grand Canyon

May 10, 2011 2 Comments

File this one under “crazy”! This weekend, Breitling’s “Jetman” Yves Rossy completed a historic flight through Grand Canyon West. He was launched from a helicopter at 8,000 feet and, using the jet-propelled wing attached to his back and steering using only his body movements, he flew for more than 8 minutes through the canyon, reaching [...]

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Safety First: Electric Airplanes

May 09, 2011 No Comments

Safety First: Electric Airplanes Nowadays, it is quite common to see many different electric airplanes at the local flying field, and with their increase in popularity, I would like to discuss safety. On my electric powered models, I use a feature called “Throttle Cut”. With the flip of a switch, the motor can become deactivated. [...]

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Roll Out Party

May 09, 2011 No Comments

I get a lot of requests from clubs for donations and am always happy to send some free subscription cards and hats to add to the event raffle or for prizes. Not so long ago we sent a care package out to the High Sierra Radio Control Club for their Roll Out Party, and club [...]

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4-Stroke: to vent or not to vent?

May 09, 2011 No Comments

I am a long time reader of your column, first time writer. I have learned a lot from your column, and I appreciate the service you provide with your engine wisdom.  I have been running four stroke model engines since my first OS FS 40 in about 1983. I have always “vented” the crankcase out [...]

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Why replace cam bearings?

May 05, 2011 1 Comment

I want to replace the cam bearings in my OS 120 4-stroke engine.  I have replaced the crank shaft bearings but can’t get the cam bearings out.  Your help would be appreciated. Thanks, Greg Dear Greg, Unless it is absolutely necessary I would recommend leaving the cam bearings alone. If you do want to go [...]

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Back from Top Gun

May 02, 2011 No Comments

It was a spectacular show of scale building and piloting and a wonderful time to see friends and make new ones. A new friend Gerry and I have talked to over email and finally met this weekend is Alex Samour, who took this photo of me, Nick Ziroli and Yvonne DeFrancesco, our publisher. Do I [...]

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