Editors Blogs

MPI announces new On-Board Watt Meter/Battery Monitor System

Sep 09, 2011 No Comments

MPI/Maxx Products continue to make our lives easier with better ways to make sure we know the condition of our on-board battery packs (MX8260).  This new system will monitor batteries from 3.5v to 10v and up to 8000 mAh.  The onboard unit weighs in at 0.4oz. (11g) and uses a handheld unit that plugs into [...]

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Yes, I wreck them too!

Sep 09, 2011 No Comments

One of the fun things about photo shoots is the camera person keeps the shutter open no matter what I am doing as the pilot.  This is a 2DogRC Jimmie Wade EPP 3D that was an absolute dream to fly.  I still wonder what I did to auger this little beauty into the ground, but [...]

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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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