Editors Blogs

Victorville 1st Annual Inaugural Pattern Contest

May 10, 2011 No Comments

For those of you who asked, here are the results of the 1st Victorville pattern contest VICTORVILLE 1ST ANNUAL INAUGURAL PATTERN CONTEST ROUND 3 OF 15   The Victor Valley RC Flyers Club of Victorville Ca. hosted round 3 of the 2011 pattern season. The club did a fantastic job hosting this inaugural pattern event. [...]

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Mavrikk Glow Plug Wrench

May 09, 2011 1 Comment

Glow plug wrenches have been around longer than I have, and they all do a great job. However, when installing a glow plug deep inside a helicopter my technique is to push the stem of the glow plug onto a small piece of fuel tubing.  I use this to feed the glow plug to the [...]

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New review coming up in Electric Flight

May 09, 2011 No Comments

This charger RC Halon is a current review that we have coming up real soon.  Check out the August issue of Electric Flight for the complete details.

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Mini Fokker Build Update

May 09, 2011 No Comments

Finally got back to the workbench after the Top Gun Trip and I installed the throttle linkage and started covering the Mini Fokker D-VII. I used a Sullivan flex cable and two DuBro Kwik Links for the throttle linkage which makes it very easy to adjust and fine tune. For the covering I am using [...]

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Air Force Pilots Compete at Top Gun

May 09, 2011 No Comments

Here’s a great story from Chip Koenig, an Air Force major and Top Gun competitor. I learned that that my commander, General Raymond John,s was competing in my class at Top Gun, I couldn’t resist introducing himself to the General.  I’m a reservist and  had just returned only ten days prior to the competition from a voluntary 30 day [...]

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Safety First: Electric Airplanes

May 09, 2011 No Comments

Safety First: Electric Airplanes Nowadays, it is quite common to see many different electric airplanes at the local flying field, and with their increase in popularity, I would like to discuss safety. On my electric powered models, I use a feature called “Throttle Cut”. With the flip of a switch, the motor can become deactivated. [...]

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Roll Out Party

May 09, 2011 No Comments

I get a lot of requests from clubs for donations and am always happy to send some free subscription cards and hats to add to the event raffle or for prizes. Not so long ago we sent a care package out to the High Sierra Radio Control Club for their Roll Out Party, and club [...]

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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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