Editors Blogs

Airborne on 9/11: The Pilot’s Perspective

Sep 08, 2011 No Comments

Our sister magazine, Flight Journal, is honored to present stories of those who were directly involved in the events of 9/11 as pilots or flight crew. This excerpt from the October issue, on newsstands now, is yet another view of the event that has shaped our present and our future. This link also shares three first-person pilot [...]

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One day till the Ole’ Rhinebeck WW1 Jamboree

Sep 08, 2011 No Comments

The rain has stopped and the trailer is packed! Watch for some “from the Aerodrome” updates this weekend!

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Weight and Balance the old fashioned way

Sep 08, 2011 4 Comments

Setting up a plane for your first flight is a critical step. Most of us fiddle with stuffing all the electronics into the fuselage and then placing it on the center of gravity (CG) stand.  If we are wrong, we move some things around and try it again hopefully getting it right through trial and [...]

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Nine Lives

Sep 07, 2011 No Comments

Nine Lives Aviation accident investigators have suggested over the years that in many cases a string of events occurred well before an accident.  Some have said pilots might in fact use their proverbial nine lives prior to catastrophic events.  The National Safety and Transportation Board statistics indicate something like 83% of all accidents are caused [...]

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V Speeds

Sep 07, 2011 2 Comments

One of the major differences between full-scale flight and radio control is obviously no one is in the cockpit.  But, if we could be in the cockpit, what would we be likely looking at throughout the flight?  My experience tells me airspeed would be a continuous part of my visual scan of the instruments.  On [...]

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RC Accessory’s All-in-one Plug

Sep 07, 2011 No Comments

If you don’t have one of these to make sure you can charge just about any battery you are missing a real time saver.  I use one with my LiPo Locker and I can easily connect to all my different battery types.  The setup even provides a couple of blank leads so you can add [...]

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MPI’s 7.4v Charge Switch

Sep 07, 2011 No Comments

Check these out if you are making the switch to new LiPo or Li-ion onboard power supplies.  With the use of programmable BEC’s like Castle’s BEC pro you can make sure you have plenty of power to fly all day instead of worrying that at any minute the bottom is going to fall of your [...]

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The Big Jolt Videos

Sep 07, 2011 No Comments

I know you been looking for them, so here they are. I took these videos at the Big Jolt event down in Chino, CA. This event happened during three of the hottest days of the year; reportedly, the daytime highs were in the 108+ range.  All I can say is it was hot! video platform [...]

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