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A great aviation read

May 16, 2011 No Comments

Unbroken: A WW II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption, by Laura Hillenbrand There’s not much better than being in the middle of a great book: it’s a treat meant to be savored but one that I sometimes end up gobbling in just a few sessions. At the moment, I’m just a few chapters into Unbroken, by Laura Hillenbrand, and [...]

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Control Surface Deflection Accuracy

May 16, 2011 No Comments

In my 22 years of flying radio-control airplanes, I have learned that time must be taken when both building and setting up your aircraft. For example, let’s talk about control surface deflections. Over the years, I’ve seen some cases at the flying field where pilots simply “eyeball” various control rates and often blame their aircraft [...]

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Coleman fuel

May 16, 2011 No Comments

I tried Colman fuel on my Fuji BT-32B and my Zenoah G62 with C & H Electronic Ignition. Both engines ran fine with the Colman fuel and Evolution Synthetic oil mixed 35:1. I have on the BT-32B a relay kill switch that shorts the magneto and on the Zenoah G62 I have a electronic kill [...]

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Pantera P6 Build Cont.

May 15, 2011 No Comments

The build on the P6 starts as I wait for the servos and engine. This is a pic of the basic rotor head and swashplate, which come fully assembled. There are so many factory assembled parts that I would almost consider this to be an ARF vs.  a kit.  Note the one-piece flybar cage. The [...]

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Best Biplane at Joe Nall-Jeff Holsinger’s Turbine Model-12 Pitts

May 15, 2011 No Comments

I think if you are going to invest in a turbo-prop aircraft, it should be a biplane! Well, that what Jeff Holsinger must think also. Here’s his beautiful Turbine model-12 Pitts and did it have some awesome performmance. Wow!

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Heli Engine Bearings

May 12, 2011 2 Comments

I received the following question from Tony about his engine bearings. I have a question on bearings rusting in helicopters. Specifically, my heli engine bearings never seem to give me any problems. My airplane engines, stored in the same environment and using the same 20/20 heli fuel seem to all corrode and rust up within [...]

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Gianluca DeMarchi’s MB-339 at TG2011

May 12, 2011 No Comments

Some scale R/C models, depending the level of competition, or specific event, just seem to stand out and an invite you to look closer. In many cases, the closer you look, the more you see and the more you are amazed. Time was when the drawing card was the level of detail lavished on the cockpit, [...]

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SebArt WindS 100E, starting the building process

May 12, 2011 No Comments

Here is the Wind S 110E sitting on my bench.  Some information on the size it has a wing span of 69 inches with a length of 71 inches. Total weight less battery is going to be about 7 Lb. it is going to be powered with a Hacker A50-16L motor feeding from a Thunder [...]

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