Editors Blogs

Let’s Have Some Fun

Jan 03, 2012 No Comments

The whole point is to have fun. Often we take our hobby to seriously. My self included. This article will be short and sweet. It’s about letting your imagination take over. Every time I try to  take a break a new inspiration hits me. The following pictures are just an example of this. I’ll give [...]

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De Havilland DH 88 Comet Full Build Part IV

Jan 03, 2012 3 Comments

I have scratch built many twins over the years. No matter whose plans I’m working with they all shared one thing in common. Very poor detail when it comes to nacelle construction. Below is a photo of the plans for the nacelle. You will notice the very complex retract apparatus drawn. The plans were clearly created [...]

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Tales of the Red Tails

Jan 02, 2012 No Comments

The countdown has begun for “Red Tails,” the aviation movie we’ve all been waiting for! Here’s a sneak peek about this historic fighter squadron from our sister magazine, Flight Journal. In September 1939, while Europe was erupting for the second time in two generations, America slowly prepared for war. That month, the Tuskegee Institute in [...]

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Happy New Year — First RC Flight of the Year

Jan 01, 2012 No Comments

What a perfect day! After doing some yard work clearing up some more of the broken wood from our October Snow Storm, Rebecca, Piper and I headed to the local school field for a quick RC flight to ring in the New Year! Becca took all the pix and Piper made a great Spotter. She [...]

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Build your own [full-size!] Spitfire!

Jan 01, 2012 No Comments

History is being reborne in Cisco, Texas, where Supermarine Spitfire is manufacturing 90-percent-scale (full-size!) kits of the WW II fighter. You, too, could own and fly one of the world’s most legendary aircraft! Here’s the scoop: Iconic aircraft seem to be born that way……Few would doubt that the North American Mustang and the DC3 were [...]

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Cool video of the week: Jet-Powered Ultralight

Jan 01, 2012 11 Comments

 Have you ever heard of a jet-powered ultralight? Dean Arnold recently uploaded this amazing footage of the maiden flight of the his Sirocket, the first twin engine jet-powered “microlight” in the UK. Filmed at the Damyn’s Hall Airfield, the Sirocket is a composite monoplane design normally powered by a 40hp gasoline engine and pusher propeller. [...]

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2 New Estes Micro EP RTF Helicopters For First Time Pilots

Jan 01, 2012 No Comments

Estes has been in business for many years producing quality products that work, and at affordable prices. These two new micro helicopters are fully assembled and perfect for first-time pilots!  The SF161™ is the pod and boom version and includes counter-rotating blades for stability, a 3.5-channel infrared radio system and 3.7V LiPo flight battery.  The [...]

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Bombs Away!

Jan 01, 2012 No Comments

Check out my new bomb drop. Yea I know it doesn’t look like much, but wait until you see what this can do….stay tune.          

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