Editors Blogs

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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Monster OV-10 Bronco

Jul 12, 2011 2 Comments

When we ran a number of photos of my 109″  “monster” Bronco in the Ultimate Electrics M.A.N. special issue, I was amazed at the interest level from readers. Although powering it with electrics (Hacker A60′s, Opto 99 ESC’s, and 2 12S 5000mAh Li-po packs) was fairly pricey at the time, it was something I just [...]

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2 Days until Warbirds over Delaware!

Jul 11, 2011 1 Comment

If you are a “Warbird Lover” and who isn’t? Be sure to check out our upcoming 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, our own Gerry Yarrish will be heading [...]

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Gas Fuel Tank – Extra on Gerry Yarrish how to post

Jul 11, 2011 1 Comment

Just wanted too add to Gerry Yarrish – How too do a Gas fuel tank You can easily add barbs too the brass tubes using very fine telephone wire wrapped 4-5 times and soldered into place – Fuel lines won’t slip off – The other thing a lot of people do is loop the vent [...]

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Making 3-panel Windshields — Part 3

Jul 11, 2011 6 Comments

The final installment of this scale building techique finishes up the Windshield with the addition of the clear plastic panes and installing the units on the fuselage. After the frames are painted, you need to make a template for each of the individual panes. (Aboved.) Flip the framework over and place a scrap piece of [...]

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