Editors Blogs

Top Gun Bound!

Apr 27, 2011 No Comments

When could I possibly be excited about a 6am flight? Only when it’s taking me to sunny Florida for Top Gun! The RC planes that compete there are, in a word, exquisite, but I really look forward to seeing the people. I don’t get to see some of these folks very often, but when I do it’s the best kind of family reunion. [...]

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Helicopter Buyer’s Guide – available soon!

Apr 25, 2011 No Comments

We just sent this issue off to the printer, and it will soon be available at hobby stores, newsstands and bookstores everywhere! This magazine is the result of a lot of teamwork with our helicopter contributors and reviewers, and especially our “Rotor Speed” columnist Paul Tradelius, and I think it’s something our rotary readers will [...]

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Pantera P6 Build and Review

Apr 25, 2011 3 Comments

Audacity Models  (genesishobby.com) has just released their new Pantera P6 50 size nitro helicopter, which I will be building and reviewing here as well as in Model Airplane News magazine. Here are a couple of pics of the new helicopter still in the box just so you can get a quick idea of what it [...]

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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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Bob Moore’s F-105 Thunderchief

Apr 21, 2011 1 Comment

A recent email from John Raclawski alerted me to this really cool project out of Wichita, Kansas. This 1/6-scale F-105 just had its first flight, and it’s a beauty. This fully detailed, custom-built jet has custom-built landing gear and is powered by a JetCat P-200. After flying it for the first time, Bob says, “It was pretty [...]

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Redundant Systems

Apr 19, 2011 No Comments

As my opening blog, I would like to take a brief moment to introduce myself as well as talk about a recent event that I am preparing for. It is my goal to provide insight in either a flight or building tip. Anyhow, let’s begin!  First off, I have been flying remote-control aircraft for the [...]

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Festo, a graceful RC flying bird (really!)

Apr 15, 2011 No Comments

Check out this RC bird! It flies by flapping its wings, but it is unlike any ornithopter I’ve seen before. It’s actually gracefull, and its body seems articulated and undulating, like that of a fish! I haven’t yet learned how to embed a video, so here’s the link: http://youtu.be/nnR8fDW3Ilo

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Your new website!

Apr 15, 2011 No Comments

Welcome to our new and improved website! We’ll be working to get all of the articles and updates moved over from the old website, but so far we all really like the new format. Hopefully you’ll find that this site is easier to navigate and to find specific information. You’ll also find some new areas, [...]

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