Editors Blogs

Fly The Blender

May 28, 2011 No Comments

Although the blender is one of the most dramatic 3D maneuvers, it actually predates 3D flight. I remember seeing variations of it done more than a dozen years ago, and it was even described in the manuals of some aerobatic-model kits that I designed for Midwest Products back in the mid-’90s. The basic maneuver existed [...]

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Flybarless Fury Conversion

May 28, 2011 No Comments

I have had this Miniature Aircraft Fury for more years than I care to remember, and it has always been a great flying helicopter, so I thought it would be a great candidate to convert to flybarless operation. The stock head, wash out unit and swashplate were removed and replaced with the RJX Flybarless Head [...]

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Drill and Tap Guide for your RC Workbench

May 28, 2011 No Comments

The first few “serious” tasks you learn when you get more involved in the hobby is drilling holes and cutting threads in these holes to accept screws, bolts and other threaded fixtures. Using a tap of the correct “thread-per-inch” is easy enough simply by placing your screw or bolt against the tap. If the threads of [...]

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Running lean in flight

May 27, 2011 1 Comment

Hi, I have a new  O.S. Surpass FS 120S III and the engine looks good in low idle but when I go to the air the engine become lean and the max revolutions are to low.  I tried any needle adjustment but the engine don’t have  enough power. Regards, Carlos V., Venezuela Dear Sr. V., [...]

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Charging at 2 or 3C, great electric tip

May 27, 2011 No Comments

Here is another good tip that comes from my friend Albert Tejera who own www.TMEnet.com. Albert is an enthusiastic flyer and just an all-around good guy. This tip for all you guys who fly electrics which is a lot of people. Remember never go more than 1C unless the battery manufacturer recommends it. How do [...]

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On the Wrong Side of the Camera

May 26, 2011 No Comments

I am by definition an editor and photographer! I am most comfortable on the back side of a camera looking through the lens. Well, my good buddies and ace RC event photographers Jim T. Graham  and MAN contributor, Jerry Smith took some of these unauthorized photos of me working the 2011 Joe Nall flightline! Here’s proof anyway [...]

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Appropriate story for Memorial Day

May 26, 2011 1 Comment

I received an email with the following message this week and wanted to share it here. True Story…(2005) Luke AFB is west of Phoenix and is rapidly being surrounded by civilization that complains about the noise from the base and its planes, forgetting that it was there long before they were.  A certain lieutenant colonel [...]

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Slowest Blackbird flight

May 26, 2011 No Comments

This is a great story. “What was the slowest you ever flew the Blackbird?” Brian Shul, Retired SR-71 Pilot, via Plane and Pilot Magazine As a former SR-71 pilot, and a professional keynote speaker, the question I’m most often asked is “How fast would that SR-71 fly?”  I can be assured of hearing that question [...]

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