Editors Blogs

Using mufflers during break-in

Oct 25, 2011 No Comments

 Clarence, Is it safe to use a muffler when breaking in a lapped piston engine? I have some nostalgia-legal K&B Greenheads and Johnsons (.15 to .32) that I plan to use in NOS free flight. A couple of them (the Johnsons) are still a little tight and may need additional running with castor-based fuel before mounting but [...]

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Canadian Content Turnbuckle Kit Review – Soon

Oct 20, 2011 No Comments

Colin Geisel finished in the top 3 at this years Kingston Fathers Day Fun/Fly Sportsman Comp.  So its only fitting he was asked to do a kit review on the Turnbuckle model he built from the laser cut kit produced by Rolly Siemonson.  The Turnbuckle is like a TIMEX Watch it takes a licking and [...]

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The Red Tailed Mustang

Oct 20, 2011 No Comments

Here is the completed bird ready for its for photo shoot.  I tried to do the color scheme of the N.A. P-51D Mustang of the 302nd FS, 332nd FG, of the 15th AF.  This was based in Ramitelli, Italy during January 1945.  This group was made of entirely of black personnel, known as the famous [...]

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Blade Scout CX Micro Heli — Just in for Review

Oct 19, 2011 1 Comment

Hovering in an office near you! Blade Scout CX Micro Indoor Heli Wow. We just got this cute little hover machine in the office for review and it is now the hot topic at the water cooler! By that I mean you can land on top of the water cooler with out even trying! It [...]

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ParkZone SE5a Scout BNF — Sneak Peek!

Oct 17, 2011 No Comments

We just got the new Royal Aircraft Factory SE5a  in the office for review! This is a handsome, WW1 Bristish Scout / fighter is a relatively large molded foam ARF and it goes together in almost no time! It has a slew of formed plastic parts and it really is well put together. It is sure [...]

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The wind is shifting as winter approaches

Oct 16, 2011 No Comments

So all summer you learned to take-off and land on runway 18 into a south wind.  Likely your club has a runway alignment to accommodate prevailing winds when much of your flying takes place.  But now as the winds shift one has to begin learning and experiencing a new runway.  While it seems easy, many [...]

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The wind is shifting as winter approaches

Oct 16, 2011 No Comments

So all summer you learned to take-off and land on runway 18 into a south wind.  Likely your club has a runway alignment to accommodate prevailing winds when much of your flying takes place.  But now as the winds shift one has to begin learning and experiencing a new runway.  While it seems easy, many [...]

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Get your shop ready for winter

Oct 15, 2011 No Comments

I do all my building in my garage.  I have heat and air conditioning, but I typically do not heat it all winter long, especially at night.  If you are like me, it might be time to get some things in order.  First I package up my batteries into military ammo cans so I can [...]

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