Editors Blogs

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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Wall Street Journal Top Gun Story

May 24, 2011 1 Comment

The provocative title, ”Earthbound Jet Jockeys Caught in Dogfight with FAA: Hobbyists flying fastest model planes resist rules aimed at drones,” will certainly get a lot of attention! Susan Carey, who writes about aviation issues for the Wall Street Journal, was at the Lakeland, Florida event to get the inside scoop on how elite modelers were [...]

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Area 51: fake planes kept the Soviets guessing

May 24, 2011 1 Comment

Recently declassified documents and photos from the infamous Area 51 in the Nevada desert show that the U.S. built fake prototype planes out of cardboard and even put heaters near the models to mimic the heat from a just-landed afterburner engine! The U.S. military knew that shadows from the planes could be detected by Soviet [...]

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