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Thunder Tiger RL-53H Ringed Redline Engine

Jun 14, 2011 No Comments

The Thunder Tiger RL-53H Ringed Redline Series Two-Stroke Helicopter Engine (Tower Hobbies stock number L5AHTG02) features CNC construction with a low profile cylinder head which is anodized a bright red. The two-needle carburetor uses a push/pull throttle lever and a heat insulator between the carb and the engine case for consistent performance under demanding flight [...]

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WW II B-17 crash-lands in Oswego, Illinois

Jun 13, 2011 3 Comments

It’s a sad day in aviation, as a historic B-17 crash-landed in a field in Oswego, Illinois Monday, June 13th, and burst into flames. Thankfully, the FAA has reported that all seven people onboard survived without injury. Here’s the full AP report:  A World War II bomber made what appeared to be an emergency landing in a [...]

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Counter-rotating props

Jun 13, 2011 No Comments

Hi, I have a question regarding 2-stoke model aircraft engines,  and multi engine aircarft. Can 2-stroke engine be made to run ccw and just reverse the mounting of the prop? Why do I ask?…aircraft like the P-38 had counter rotating engines, which I assume was to counter the two engine’s torque. Also, why wasn’t this application used in more [...]

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Proper RC Engine Storage

Jun 13, 2011 No Comments

If you want to treat your RC investment properly, you should always store your unused RC engines away from high humidty areas like a damp basement. Here’s How I store my unused engines when they’re not going to be in a plane for an extended period of time. It’s easy and takes no time at [...]

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G-Force Spindle Tool

Jun 13, 2011 No Comments

It’s not very often that I need to disassemble the spindle in the main rotor head, but when I do it’s always a chore to get out the second retaining bolt. But now, using the G-Force 4-in-1 Spindle Tool (part # GFA7077) the job is a snap. Just clamp the tool on the spindle and [...]

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Even more great U.K. Aviation Photos from 1930′s

Jun 13, 2011 No Comments

De Havilland DH88 Comet G-ACSS ‘Grosvenor House’ being pushed into one of the hangars at Mildenhall, 1934 MacRobertson Air Race. This aircraft, flown by C.W.A. Scott and T. Campbell Black, won the air race, reaching Melbourne in an elapsed time of 71 hours. Lockheed DL-1A Vega, G-ABGK named ‘Puck’. Flown in the 1934 MacRobertson Air [...]

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Secure Servo Leads with Heat-shrink Tubing

Jun 12, 2011 No Comments

When it comes to servo leads in our RC planes, there are certain things you can count on to happen. One of these is for servo lead extensions, to eventually come loose from vibration! This wiring pitfall is easy to avoid with a simple length of heat shrink-tubing. Check out my video to see how [...]

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Still more great U.K. Aviation Photos from 1930′s

Jun 11, 2011 No Comments

The unusually configured, Pander S.4, PH-OST, was crewed by (left to right) Mr Pronk, G.J. Geysendorffer, ex K.L.M. chief test pilot, and Mr Asjes and was to finish it’s participation in the 1934 MacRobertson Air race at Allahabad, Iraq when it suffered a round collision and burnt out. Lockheed DL-1A Vega, G-ABGK named ‘Puck’ being [...]

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