Editors Blogs

Mike Whitelaw– Avid Modeler and Exceptional Son

Sep 15, 2011 No Comments

Father and son teams are the very glue that helps our hobby of aero-modeling remain strong. Many activities and sports bring family members together, but RC family ties often last a lifetime. Mike Whitelaw is an RC modeler like many of us reaching our later 40s, thirty years of experience in a hobby with a [...]

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Flooded flying field? Post your photos!

Aug 30, 2011 No Comments

How did your East Coast flying field fare after Irene? Post your photos to our Facebook page and you could win a consolation prize: a copy of our newest hard-cover book, Precision Aerobatics. Good luck!

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Accident with back-firing 4-stroke

Aug 30, 2011 3 Comments

Q: Greetings Mr. Lee, I am addressing this to you because I know that a lot of folks read your column, you are most knowledgeable on engines. Late  last October I was starting a new 4 cycle, 1.50 engine for the first time. I had a high quality aluminum spinner attached with the standard adapter [...]

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New FPV setup

Aug 23, 2011 3 Comments

Hi Everyone! I was on the way back from the field today after being chased out by an approaching storm and I got to thinking about the FPV (First Person View) setup on my LT-40. If you go back in the archives of this blog, you’ll find a few of my amateur looking videos taken [...]

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Fuel feed issues

Aug 23, 2011 No Comments

Q: Clarence, thanks for this forum. When the magazine shows up, it is the first thing I look for to read. My question is this: If you have a fuel feed problem caused by a low tank position will remounting the remote needle valve to a lower position solve it, or is the tank position [...]

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Get a degree in flying RC!

Aug 19, 2011 No Comments

Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio is teaming up with Unmanned Applications Institute  to offer new and innovative unmanned aerial systems (USA) training and education courses! Now it’s easier than you might think to combine your love of flying RC planes and helicopters and a job in an emerging, billion-dollar industry. Where do we sign up?!

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Throwing a prop

Aug 19, 2011 No Comments

Q: I have started the Thunder Tiger 91 mounted in the plane and amhaving troubles. With three different plugs tried (Two F types and one Fox Miracle Plug) and three different brands of 15% 4 stoke fuels being used, the motor dies when glow driver is removed and motor likes to kick the prop loose [...]

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Construction articles & plans: We need your help!

Aug 17, 2011 No Comments

It isn’t a secret that ARF models are the planes of choice for many of our readers, but we know that there are still many of you who enjoy building a model from scratch. So why are there fewer construction articles than in years past? There’s a simple reason: we just don’t get as many construction [...]

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