Editors Blogs

Alliance Scale Compact Digital Pocket Scale

Apr 15, 2011 No Comments

Check this out! Here’s a handy way to weigh those small components for your latest micro flyer! It will weigh items up to 10.58 ounces and will indicate the measurement in grams and ounces. It’s powered by two AA batteries and has an auto shutoff feature. A handy plastic case makes it easy to store [...]

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Festo, a graceful RC flying bird (really!)

Apr 15, 2011 No Comments

Check out this RC bird! It flies by flapping its wings, but it is unlike any ornithopter I’ve seen before. It’s actually gracefull, and its body seems articulated and undulating, like that of a fish! I haven’t yet learned how to embed a video, so here’s the link: http://youtu.be/nnR8fDW3Ilo

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Your new website!

Apr 15, 2011 No Comments

Welcome to our new and improved website! We’ll be working to get all of the articles and updates moved over from the old website, but so far we all really like the new format. Hopefully you’ll find that this site is easier to navigate and to find specific information. You’ll also find some new areas, [...]

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Best Seller’s List: New book editions

Apr 15, 2011 No Comments

Just a quick note to let you all know that two of the best selling books in the Air Age Store library have been revamped and reprinted because of popular demand. Go over to www.airagestore.com and check out the Scale Aircraft Drawings Volume I, World War I for the greatest scale 3-view drawings available. Also, [...]

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A New Look for your ParkZone Micro T-28 Trojan

Apr 15, 2011 No Comments

With the big availability of excellent flying micro RC airplanes, one thing is lacking–individuality! With just a little effort you can make your foam flyer, especailly the warbird variety, look completely different and more scale. Check out my recent How To article in the July 2011 issue of Electric Flight “Micro Makeover” for all you [...]

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Piro Flip

Apr 15, 2011 No Comments

One of the maneuvers I love to see performed is the piro-flip. Those of you who know how to do this make it look so easy and effortless, but I have been trying this maneuver on and off for the past several years without much improvement. The technique I’m working on is to master the [...]

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Welcome to my blog!

Apr 15, 2011 7 Comments

My name is Paul Tradelius and for the past several years I have written the RotorSpeed helicopter column for Model Airplane News magazine. My boss and executive editor, Debra Cleghorn, recently asked me to start this blog so we can be more interactive with those of you flying radio controlled helicopters. In the future I [...]

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Ethanol question

Apr 13, 2011 No Comments

Here in the northeast, ethanol in the gasoline that we buy at the gas station is a fact of life. Clarence Lee has indicated that RC gas engines should be run on gasoline with no ethanol. In the recent past, ethanol was only blended into our gas seasonally, but now I think it is included [...]

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