Editors Blogs

Epilog Zing 24 40Watt Laser Cutter Review

May 18, 2011 15 Comments

Online Exclusive Product Review: Epilog 40Watt Zing 24 Laser Cutter By: Gerry Yarrish Our RC hobby is a tool and workbench kind of activity. Once beyond the basics modelers begin to invest more time and effort with their models. Steadily a lifelong collection of tools develops. From specialty mini clamps, razor planes and X-Acto knives, to [...]

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MAN Team at Work!

May 17, 2011 No Comments

Here’s a pair of hard working editors! Oh yea, that’s me and Debra Cleghorn at Top Gun looking for that “Perfect” flight shot!

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New unmanned aircraft: Boeing Phantom Ray

May 17, 2011 10 Comments

The latest in Boeing’s lineup of unmanned airborne systems, the Phantom Ray completed its first flight at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base, California. During the 17-minute test flight, the Phantom Ray reached speeds of 178 knots. Craig Brown, program manager for Phantom Ray, notes, “The first flight moves us farther into [...]

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Name that plane

May 17, 2011 No Comments

Can you name this plane from these two images?  It will soon be appearing in an issue of Model Airplane News.  Now this is a classic plane that is really popular and many pilots would love to have it sitting in their hangar.  The Full size version comes in a single or two seater and you can [...]

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Youth Group attends the 2011 Joe Nall

May 16, 2011 No Comments

A youth group from the Grace United Methodist Church in Williamston, SC for the second year in a row made the trip to the annual Joe Nall Fly In at Triple Tree Aerodrome. Approximately 30 people attended the event including parents. From last year’s trip the group now has five new RC flyers and say they [...]

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Something old is now new!

May 16, 2011 No Comments

Here is a sneak peek of the new BH Models Wild Hots, this is re-make of an old RC design, but as you can see it is still an outstand plane.  New and improved electrics really help this plane fly like the designer probably envisioned it when it was on the drawing board. Check out [...]

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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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