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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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Last Shuttle launch, up close and personal

Aug 17, 2011 No Comments

When I was young, I was swept up and inspired by the space program. I remember John Glenn’s first orbital Mercury flight (I was six years old). I grew older with Gemini and Apollo, my parents allowing me to stay home from school on most launch days. I was 13 when astronauts first walked on [...]

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Construction articles & plans: We need your help!

Aug 17, 2011 No Comments

It isn’t a secret that ARF models are the planes of choice for many of our readers, but we know that there are still many of you who enjoy building a model from scratch. So why are there fewer construction articles than in years past? There’s a simple reason: we just don’t get as many construction [...]

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ParkZone Stryker: Flying Wing Radio Setup Tips

Aug 16, 2011 1 Comment

Setting up the ParkZone Stryker F-27Q By Gerry Yarrish We had a great reposnse to the ParkZone Stryker review in the September issue of Electric Flight. Many wrote in asking about setting up a radio to fly a flying wing. You asked for it, here it is. With most flying wings like the Stryker F-27Q [...]

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