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Get your RC Club on a TV News Show

Jul 11, 2011 No Comments

Local and positive PR (public Relations) is very important to our hobby. A great way to do this is to get your club featured on a local or regional TV news show. my club, the Central CT RC Club of Farmington, CT did just that and here’s the video spot that was shown on Channel [...]

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The Upper Canada FUN/FLY July 16-17

Jul 11, 2011 No Comments

The Upper Canada Fun/Fly is better known as the MAAC Zone G annual fun/fly The event is held at the Smiths Falls airport thats features a 4,000 ft of runway for your RC fun.  You will see all that RC can offer at this event. The airport is located 11kms from the town of Smiths [...]

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The thrill of the maiden flights

Jul 11, 2011 No Comments

I thought I was all set for the maiden flight of my scratch built 80″ Gas Contender back on the Canada Day weekend but I was having engine issues that evently turned out to be a spark-plug cap not snugged down tight.  – Yesterday was very gustly hot & humid.  Ok I’ll just take her out [...]

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Workshop Weekend

Jul 10, 2011 No Comments

I really had a great weekend. My wife and My daughter Rebecca went to the sound and went clamming so it was me and the doggies home alone! I worked on my Stearman rebuild and it came out pretty good! Everything works great with the new radio, servos, receiver battery pack and the new fuel [...]

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HOW TO: TRIM YOUR ENGINE COWL

Jul 10, 2011 4 Comments

9 EASY STEPS TO A PERFECT FIT The engine cowl on this .60-size Lanier Stinger fits perfectly around the engine. Follow the nine easy steps outllned below, and your engine cowl will fit this nicely. Making cutouts in a fiberglass engine cowl has always been difficult for me. I used to zip through a plane’s [...]

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Making Scale 3-panel Windshields — Part 2

Jul 10, 2011 1 Comment

Continuing our scale upgrade project, this takes up where the first part ended. I used G-10 fiberglass sheet material to replace the old and worn out folded clear plastic setup on a Ziroli Stearman PT-17. So here were are starting with the formed and folded blank shown below set in place on my Stearman restoration project. (Above.) First [...]

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Big attendence for the Prado IMAC contest!

Jul 08, 2011 3 Comments

Over the 4 of July weekend the Prado IMAC contest kicked off with a record 46 registered pilots this year, which is a great turnout for a contest that is only in its second year.  To give you a comparison consider this, the U.S. Nats “IMAC” portion had 35 pilots and an average throughout the [...]

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Godspeed Atlantis Space Shuttle — NASA’s final space mission

Jul 08, 2011 No Comments

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Space shuttle Atlantis successfully launched  today (Friday, July 8, 2011) on the 135th and final flight in NASA’s shuttle program. The mission, is scheduled to last 12 days and is intended to stockpile a year’s worth of supplies on the International Space Station. The STS-135 astronauts are: Commander Chris Ferguson, Pilot [...]

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