Editors Blogs

A new QuadCopeter by Hoverthings

Nov 21, 2011 3 Comments

One of the newest forms of our hobby is the quad-copter that we are starting to see advertised more and more. Until recently I had not seen one in person and was only familiar with the advertisements in the magazines. However, at a recent helicopter fun fly hosted by the SPARKS of St. Petersburg, Florida [...]

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For some in Canada Winter is here!

Nov 21, 2011 No Comments

Ya some in Western Alberta and BC have already have had snow. – 8 today comming into work Ya its feeling alot like winter.  So have you changed into “Building-Mode”  I was very much inspired this fall with a E-Jets event I attended in Ohio in Sept and vowed to get one – So this weekend [...]

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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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Monospar ST-12 Restoration

Nov 18, 2011 No Comments

The ongoing restoration of General Aircraft Monospar ST-12 VH-UTH at Newark Air Museum is making steady progress, with work on the complex nose-section structure now nearing completion. VH-UTH’s nose-lamp housing has now been accurately configured to allow the curved rib sections to be connected to the lower fuselage stringers. This particular part of the project [...]

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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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Interview with “Jetman”

Nov 16, 2011 9 Comments

Strapped to a jet-powered wing, Yves Rossy is the Jetman — flying free, his body as the rudder, above the Swiss Alps and the Grand Canyon. After the short video shows how it works, Rossy shares the experience and thrill of flying, outside an aircraft.    

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Build a simple Canopy Holder

Nov 14, 2011 No Comments

This past weekend I went to another great helicopter event put on by the SPAKS club in St. Petersburg, Florida.  It’s always a pleasure to visit their field because they always make everyone feel so welcome, but this time it proved even more enjoyable because I got to meet John Cook and his son Justin. [...]

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Cleaning the Workshop

Nov 11, 2011 1 Comment

Over the years I have built most of my planes in my garage.  Air conditioning was pretty easy as I just turned it on when I needed some relief, but heating was another story.  So now I am installing a new wood furnace to keep the garage warm day and night.  It seemed like a [...]

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