Editors Blogs

Twas the Night before an R/C Christmas Poem

Nov 18, 2011 No Comments

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the workshop Not a creature was stirring or sanding, the work had all stopped. The airplanes were hung from the ceiling with care, In hopes that new ARFS soon would hang there. The R/C Modelers nestled all snug in their beds, While visions of IMAC gold danced [...]

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Personalizing your ARF with a Movable Pilot Head

Nov 09, 2011 5 Comments

Every flightline has many ARFs sometimes several of the same plane.  Many aviation modelers like their aircraft to stand out, be a little different than all the other ARF clones.   In the ‘olden days’ of the 80′s & 90′s when aircraft were built from kits or scratch, models were unique and personalized.  This will be [...]

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John Worth – A sad farewell

Oct 25, 2011 6 Comments

 I am sad to report that John Worth, dedicated AMA pioneer and microflight promoter, passed away Sunday evening. I was privileged to work with John in early 2000 on Air Age’s RC MicroFlight newsletter and recall his infectious enthusiasm for RC aviation and his warm, generous personality. John’s life was deeply entrenched with model aviation, and many [...]

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Using mufflers during break-in

Oct 25, 2011 No Comments

 Clarence, Is it safe to use a muffler when breaking in a lapped piston engine? I have some nostalgia-legal K&B Greenheads and Johnsons (.15 to .32) that I plan to use in NOS free flight. A couple of them (the Johnsons) are still a little tight and may need additional running with castor-based fuel before mounting but [...]

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Electric Plane Wins $1.35M Prize!

Oct 05, 2011 2 Comments

NASA just awarded a $1.35 million prize to a Pennsylvania company and thier Taurus G4, an all-electric full-size airplane that can fly 200 miles in less than 2 hours, on a gallon (or less) of fuel or equivalent electric power! Check out this neat news story from Today In Tech’s Mike Krumboltz: NASA has awarded [...]

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Great read- “Lost in Shangri-La”

Sep 30, 2011 2 Comments

Looking for a great read that also involves aviation?  I can highly recommend “Lost in Shangri-La” by Mitchell Zuckoff.  The story is  set in New Guinea toward the end of WW II, and follows the survivors of a C-47 crash, their rescuers and the native people they both encounter. There’s enough aviation history to keep [...]

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From the Archives – GAFF 2003

Sep 26, 2011 No Comments

 “You must remember this…” during the summer of 2003, One hundred and thirty seven modelers descended on Amherst,NS for 2 days of R/C flying fun, the Great Atlantic Fun Fly!  The event consisted of several impressive demonstration flights, many by modelers that went on to greater success. There were over 200 aircraft on the flight-line, [...]

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Millers Pond Float Fly

Sep 24, 2011 No Comments

Float flying is one of the more relaxing way’s to enjoy our hobby.  If your interest is scale or sport there are lots of subjects to choose from J3 Cubs are one of the most popular.  Putting a set of floats on your old trainer is just one way to get started flying float planes.  [...]

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