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Onboard Camera Mount

Aug 23, 2011 2 Comments

Ever since purchasing a small camera from Hobby King I’ve been taking onboard videos, also known as FPV (first person view) videos, from my Sig LT-40 Kadet which is electric powered. Up until recently I’ve been simply attaching the camera to the side of the fuselage with velcro. The view was okay, but it was [...]

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New FPV setup

Aug 23, 2011 3 Comments

Hi Everyone! I was on the way back from the field today after being chased out by an approaching storm and I got to thinking about the FPV (First Person View) setup on my LT-40. If you go back in the archives of this blog, you’ll find a few of my amateur looking videos taken [...]

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Fuel feed issues

Aug 23, 2011 No Comments

Q: Clarence, thanks for this forum. When the magazine shows up, it is the first thing I look for to read. My question is this: If you have a fuel feed problem caused by a low tank position will remounting the remote needle valve to a lower position solve it, or is the tank position [...]

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IMAA Kingston – BIG – BIG – BIG

Aug 22, 2011 No Comments

Wow!!!!  Kingston IMAA Giant Rally Aug 20/21 2011 The Kingston IMAA Giant Rally Broke all the records this year – BIG BIG BIG – This year event was the biggest yet with just over 100 registered pilots.  I drove down from Ottawa on Sat morning and thought I was good and early at 9am but [...]

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Seagull Pilatus Porter PC-6

Aug 19, 2011 No Comments

Just a quick note……I just flew the new Pilatus Porter from Seagull Models. You can power it with either glow or electric, I chose the latter with a package from Horizon Hobby designed for the Porter built around the e-Flite Power 46 motor. All I can say is it is one of the pure fun [...]

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Get a degree in flying RC!

Aug 19, 2011 No Comments

Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio is teaming up with Unmanned Applications Institute  to offer new and innovative unmanned aerial systems (USA) training and education courses! Now it’s easier than you might think to combine your love of flying RC planes and helicopters and a job in an emerging, billion-dollar industry. Where do we sign up?!

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Throwing a prop

Aug 19, 2011 No Comments

Q: I have started the Thunder Tiger 91 mounted in the plane and amhaving troubles. With three different plugs tried (Two F types and one Fox Miracle Plug) and three different brands of 15% 4 stoke fuels being used, the motor dies when glow driver is removed and motor likes to kick the prop loose [...]

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Today in Aviation History: F-86 sets a world speed record!

Aug 17, 2011 1 Comment

Today in 1951, Colonel Fred J Ascani set a 635.686mph world speed record in an F-86F Sabre. He received the Mackay Trophy for flight, an award established in 1911 for the most meritorious flight of the year by an Air Force person, persons or organization. One of our favorite F-86s is this $149.99 electric ducted fan [...]

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