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Fantastic F-84 ‘Flash

Fantastic F-84 ‘Flash

This 9-foot-long F-84F Thunderflash is Brian O’Meara’s latest creation, and it’s the only RC model F-84F flying in the world! Brian spent two years building the jet from a made-to-order Phantasy in Blue kit from the Netherlands and modeled it after Foto Fanny, a photo-reconn aircraft that had six cameras in its nose. The model is powered by […]
Marines add an “RC” class to Camp Lejeune

Marines add an “RC” class to Camp Lejeune

Camp Lejeune, NC, is adding a new class to its roster: learning to launch, pilot and recover Group 1 assets, which are aircraft that weigh less than 20 pounds, typically fly below 1,200 feet and have missions that last from 45 minutes to 2 hours. They include  RQ-11B Raven, Wasp, RQ-20A Puma and RQ-16B T-Hawk. […]
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Really BIG RC planes, part 2

Really BIG RC planes, part 2

My post on Greg Hayfield’s 87% Pitts Python generated nearly 100 comments last week, from admiration to disbelief that someone would build and fly such a huge RC plane. Dave’s father Greg added to the discussion and shared that in the UK, large-scale RC aircraft  (over 20kg, or 44 pounds) are subject to stringent inspections during the build […]
How to run a great event

How to run a great event

We asked different people at the IMAC Scale Aerobatics & Freestyle Challenge what makes this contest such a great event to attend.  In only its third year it has become one of the largest attended IMAC competitions in the country.  This event is held at the Prado airfield in Chino, CA every year in May […]
DuelEyewear Sunglasses

DuelEyewear Sunglasses

When I would go to the flying field I would always have to bring two pair of glasses. Sunglasses were needed to fly in the bright sunlight, but I also needed reading glasses for close-up work on my helicopter. However, I could never find my reading glasses when I needed them. It seems they were […]
World War II Photos

World War II Photos

Just some old photos from World War II I found on the web P-38’s, Aleutians 1944   B-26 Dauntless 1944 Weighing down wing to stop Hellcat flipping Helldivers over the Hornet, 1945
Getting to Know Your Engine – Part 2

Getting to Know Your Engine – Part 2

Throttle Adjustments – The throttle pushrod connects the throttle servo to throttle lever on the carburetor, and its adjustment is critical to the proper performance of the engine. The following steps will provide full power at full throttle, a reliable idle with the throttle sick at idle and the idle trim in its mid-range position, […]
KBDD International

KBDD International

Laura and Dick Cook of KDD International are showing off their line of tail rotor blades and landing gear. The new 130 main blades are available in six different colors and the new 112 mm tail rotor blades have a metal reinforced grip and are designed for lower tail speeds on 700 size helicopters. They […]
Bergen R/C Helicopters for Commercial Camera Operation

Bergen R/C Helicopters for Commercial Camera Operation

This is Chris Bergen, of Bergen R/C Helicopters, proudly displaying his Twin Observer camera ship. This is powered by two Zenoah G-26 engines that Chris redesigned and engineered into a single twin cylinder engine. With plenty of power to lift almost any commercial size camera or video equipment, it has a flight time of three […]
The Miniature Aircraft USA “Whiplash” at IRCHA

The Miniature Aircraft USA “Whiplash” at IRCHA

This is Miniature Aircraft’s 25th anniversary, and Mike Fortin is proudly displaying their latest release, the 700 size Whiplash. All Miniature Aircraft USA helicopters are designed and manufactured here in the United States, and receive full factory support through HeliWholesaler. I was fortunate enough to write the review of the very first Miniature Aircraft helicopter, […]
Building with Foam — The Latest Edition

Building with Foam — The Latest Edition

Not only the novice builder but also the advanced scratch-builders will benefit from this easy to read Revised Edition of “BUILDING WITH FOAM” . The book is the result of 20 years of mistakes and successes updated with the current construction materials available today. Inside you will learn how to make “homemade” tools such as […]
HoverBike Breakthrough?

HoverBike Breakthrough?

Anyone who has grown up in the “Star Wars” generation knows there are all sorts of great flying vehicles planed for our intergalactic future. But what about now? Well, we caught wind of a very ambitious project called the “HoverBike”. The brainchild of  Chris Malloy, this could just be the answer to that old childhood […]
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