Editors Blogs

Tuning a radial

Apr 22, 2011 No Comments

After reading the latest Engine Clinic column regarding the Fox flat twin flameout problem, I decided to ask you about a Laser V200 four-stroke V-twin that I bought last year.  It has a dual carb setup (each cylinder has its own carb), and during break-in I noticed a tendency for one cylinder to flameout at [...]

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Bob Moore’s F-105 Thunderchief

Apr 21, 2011 1 Comment

A recent email from John Raclawski alerted me to this really cool project out of Wichita, Kansas. This 1/6-scale F-105 just had its first flight, and it’s a beauty. This fully detailed, custom-built jet has custom-built landing gear and is powered by a JetCat P-200. After flying it for the first time, Bob says, “It was pretty [...]

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My New Ride

Apr 21, 2011 No Comments

That’s right; I got the new Hangar 9 Sundowner 36, and of course I have it set-up with all the racing equipment. This plane flies great and is rather quick; so far this is the best flying racer in this class that I have flown.  The plane has a 51.5-inch wingspan and came in weighing [...]

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Outstanding Staggerwing

Apr 20, 2011 No Comments

A look at a plane that took years to complete and three different builders, but in the end it was well worth the wait.  This outstanding scale Staggerwing started as a cut balsa kit from the Aeroplane Factory which was made from Ziroli plans.  The plane is large with a wingspan of 86-inches and an [...]

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See it here first! Great Planes Waco YMF-5D

Apr 20, 2011 3 Comments

Flight Test by Michael York I have long been a huge fan of the Waco YMF and was honored to review this absolutely gorgeous version by Great Planes. Starting from a clean sheet of paper, they wanted to ensure that their 1⁄5-scale version not only looked stunning, but would have outstanding flight characteristics and not [...]

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Happy Holiday!

Apr 20, 2011 1 Comment

Here’s wishing everyone a Happy Holiday and a fun, safe and long weekend! It is a little known fact that the Easter Bunny has an instrument rating so he can fly from coast to coast regardless of the weather to drop the Easter eggs on time and on target! Here’s his Co-Pilot and Navigator!

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Getting started sale!

Apr 20, 2011 No Comments

Now through June 30th, you can find a great deal on the perfect plane, heli, boat or car to get started in RC. It’s the America’s Best R/C Sale (www.bestrc.com), and you can save up to $50 on over 115 great products. And if you buy a RealFlight G5.5 flight sim during the sale, you’ll [...]

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I just got back from SEFF (southeast electric flight festival)

Apr 20, 2011 No Comments

  I just got back from SEFF and I have to tell you that if it is electric it was most likely there.  There were and number of top manufacturers there showing off some of their new electrics as well as modified older kits that easily accept electric power.  Here are samples of some of [...]

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