Editors Blogs

4-Stroke: to vent or not to vent?

May 09, 2011 No Comments

I am a long time reader of your column, first time writer. I have learned a lot from your column, and I appreciate the service you provide with your engine wisdom.  I have been running four stroke model engines since my first OS FS 40 in about 1983. I have always “vented” the crankcase out [...]

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Testing on the Sundowner 35

May 08, 2011 No Comments

  We just clocked the Sundowner 35 with some 45C battery packs and found that it picked up some speed. Before with 30C packs it was clocked at 92 mph now with the 45C packs it was going 97 mph.  Good information.

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Check out the detail on this Staggerwing

May 08, 2011 No Comments

check out the detail on this stagger wing.

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A View from the Table

May 07, 2011 1 Comment

As many of you know, I help out the annual Top Gun Scale Invitational in my duties as the Craftsmanship Judge. I have a unique point of view and get to see “all” the Expert, Team and Masters planes up close and personal! I can tell you that this year’s crop of aircraft was the highest quality yet. [...]

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Getting ready for Joe Nall Giant Scale Fly In

May 07, 2011 No Comments

Officially this week long event starts today May 7th and I will be there on Wednesday! Can’t wait to get to this “Oshkosh of RC” event! It has been years since I have attended this amazing event. This will be my first trip to the Triple Tree Aerodrome! But before I go, I have to [...]

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My New project!

May 06, 2011 No Comments

Yea that’s right, a cool SebART pattern plane.

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World’s smallest glider, how to make it

May 05, 2011 1 Comment

This is a cool video on how to make a really small glider.  be sure to fold the paper before making that cut. <iframe width=”425″ height=”349″ src=”http://www.youtube.com/embed/VmXOd7785Ck” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe>

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Why replace cam bearings?

May 05, 2011 1 Comment

I want to replace the cam bearings in my OS 120 4-stroke engine.  I have replaced the crank shaft bearings but can’t get the cam bearings out.  Your help would be appreciated. Thanks, Greg Dear Greg, Unless it is absolutely necessary I would recommend leaving the cam bearings alone. If you do want to go [...]

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