Editors Blogs

How to: Add Square Checkerboards

Sep 30, 2012 8 Comments

In the January Electric Flight column “Custom Corner,” we show you how to make a curved checkerboard design that you can easily apply to your aircraft.  Here we show you how to add a standard checkerboard pattern to a wing. This design is a little simpler, but it still has a big impact on the color scheme. Enjoy. [...]

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16 year old Beast pilot Dean Lampron

Sep 29, 2012 6 Comments

A big surprise for everyone at the recent Big Biplane Bash in Farmington, CT, was a talented and very impressive aerobatic pilot who threw down an amazing 3D flight with his giant scale Hangar 9 Beast biplane. Dean Lampron is not only a great aerobatic show pilot, but he’s also only 16 years old! Dean and [...]

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Scale Un-contest

Sep 29, 2012 No Comments

This last weekend I was able to attend a Scale Un-Contest down in Orange County, California, put on by the Scale Squadron of Southern California. The idea behind this contest was to duplicate an actual scale contest without any of the pressures. Participants were able to have their planes judged by certified scale judges and [...]

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Reinventing the Wheel

Sep 29, 2012 1 Comment

Every so often we come across an experience that we had before, and have to relearn something we already knew. I call that reinventing the wheel. And this is exactly what happened to me a few days ago. For those of you who have been flying helicopters for a period of time, I’m sure you [...]

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Best of Show — 45% Fokker Triplane

Sep 28, 2012 1 Comment

  At the recent Big Biplane Bash RC Fly In, Best of Show went to an amazingly large, Monster Scale Fokker Triplane. Hosted by the Central Connecticut RC Club, the BBB event awared Ken Eckstein the award after he put in several amazing and very scale-like flights with his Triplane.   (Above) Gerry Chats with [...]

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Dual Eyewear Sunglasses

Sep 27, 2012 No Comments

Dual Eyewear (dualeyewear.com) has a complete line of sunglasses for those of us who also have a need for reading glasses. Their Dual X12 with white rim is a nice sport pair, while their Dual FP-2 Polarized has extended side and brow area. This is especially nice while flying because now I can turn my [...]

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SKS IRCHA Heli Jamboree Video

Sep 27, 2012 No Comments

The 2012 IRCHA Heli Jamboree is now available on video from SKS Video Productions. Recently held at the AMA National Flying site in Muncie, IN this is the largest helicopter gathering in the world, with over 1,000 registered pilots. If you are into helicopters, this is the place to be to see not only the [...]

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Great Planes Phazer, First Look!

Sep 26, 2012 4 Comments

We got our first look at the Great Planes Phazer, and we were very impressed with the speed of this delta wing aircraft.  The Phazer is an easy to assemble ARF that went together quickly, with very clear directions.  Once done, you have a great looking ducted fan that is solid in the air.  Did [...]

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