Editors Blogs

Flying around the Patch at the Warbirds over Delaware Giant Scale Fly In

Jul 15, 2011 No Comments

So I had a chance today to take off my editor cap and put on my pilot cap at the WOD giant scale fly in! Using a hand-me-down Stearman PT-17 that Nick Ziroli Jr. gave me ( that’s 20 years old,) we set up the plane with all new servos, radio gear, fuel tank and plumbing [...]

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Hot Friday Action from the Warbirds over Delaware Giant Scale Fly In

Jul 15, 2011 2 Comments

I am reporting live from the flightline and today (Friday July 15) was amazing. If you like warbirds, this is the place to be, from giants gas powered multi-engine bombers like the B-29 and B-26 and the B-17 FLying Fortress (an electric powered one,) to a turbo-prop Tucano, today’s meet was simply amazing. Giant WW1 biplanes [...]

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Check out Warbirds over Delaware!

Jul 15, 2011 No Comments

Hey Gang, If you are a “Warbird Lover” and who isn’t? Be sure to check out our online coverage of the popular giant scale event. In its 2oth year, WOD is hosted by the Delaware RC Club at the Lums Pond State Park in Bear, DE. For the 2011 event, my good buddy Gerry Yarrish [...]

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SebArt WindS after 25 flights

Jul 14, 2011 No Comments

Just a little update for all of you out there thinking about getting the SebArt Wind S, I have just finished flying its 25th flight and I can tell you all the flights have been just about perfect.  I found that the manufacturers recommend control throws were a little larger then what I wanted to [...]

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UAVForge Challenge: You can win $100,000!

Jul 14, 2011 No Comments

Put on your mad scientist thinking cap! If you can come up with a design for a quiet UAV that can fit in a backpack and operate for 3 hours, you could win $100,000 in a competition sponsord by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic. In this challenge, [...]

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Turbine Jet Wins AMA Scale Nationals!

Jul 13, 2011 No Comments

Congratulations to Bob Bush for his first-place finish in Expert at the AMA Scale Nationals! Bob flew a Bob Violett Models F-100D in Thunderbird colors to take home the top prize.

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Electric Jet Wins AMA Scale Nats!

Jul 13, 2011 1 Comment

Terry Nitsch, here with his pit crew and wife Sheila, has won the Sport Scale category in the AMA Scale Nationals with his electric ducted-fan F-86 Sabre. The 63-inch-span plane is a Bob Violett Models kit that’s powered by Thunder Power 12S LiPos.

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Engine Shutdown Procedure

Jul 12, 2011 No Comments

Q: I have an O.S 81 FS & 110 FS with the closed crankcase–no external vent or nipple. What advice can you give me for shutting down after each flying session? It is not practical to remove the glo plug each day to load after run oil. The aluminum head & steel threads on the glo plug — [...]

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