Editors Blogs

Old Rhinebeck RC Jamboree — Online Coverage

Sep 09, 2011 1 Comment

Signs of the time! Well, it’s that time of year again and I can’t think of a better way to signal the approaching end of summer than spending the weekend at the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome in NY. This year is the 45th annual event for RC WW1 and vintage classic scale airplanes. Folks from all [...]

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One of my favorite airplanes

Sep 09, 2011 No Comments

I have always been a Piper Cub fan.  I dream of opening a barn door some day and finding one inside ready to be restored.  But I am height challenged at 6’6″ and wedging my way into a Cub is just not that comfortable.  I remember several years back I had exhausted myself looking for [...]

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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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