Editors Blogs

On the Way to the Joe Nall!

May 11, 2011 No Comments

Wow! after a decent flight from hartford to Charlott I was able to snag a ride in a Dash-8 for the short 30 minute ride to Greenville! Off to the Triple Tree now! See ya!

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Royal DC-3

May 10, 2011 2 Comments

Check this out: the smaller DC-3 in the foreground is actually a 14-inch-span Buffalo Airways diecast model, and the larger plane is an RC model built from an old Royal kit! The project was a collaboration between Jack Yablonski, who provided the kit, Wilf Ansel, who built it, and Robert Yablonski, who will fly it [...]

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“Jetman” flies through the Grand Canyon

May 10, 2011 2 Comments

File this one under “crazy”! This weekend, Breitling’s “Jetman” Yves Rossy completed a historic flight through Grand Canyon West. He was launched from a helicopter at 8,000 feet and, using the jet-propelled wing attached to his back and steering using only his body movements, he flew for more than 8 minutes through the canyon, reaching [...]

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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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