Editors Blogs

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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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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