Editors Blogs

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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Getting To Know Your Engine – Part 3

Sep 24, 2012 No Comments

Basic Carburetor Operation – The engine uses a carburetor to mix the incoming air with fuel to obtain the proper mixture to support combustion. Although there are many different carburetor designs, the most common is the TN (two-needle) type that uses both a main and idle needle valve (NV) to adjust the fuel mixture, together [...]

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Welcome to Fall

Sep 24, 2012 8 Comments

In honor of the first week of fall, sit back and enjoy this great 3-minute video of autumn in Alaska. The footage was shot by a 38-inch scratchbuilt RC plane and captures the spectacular scenery on Karma Ridge. Enjoy your moment of Zen from YouTube’s MountainSnowFlyer. (If you don’t feel more relaxed after watching this clip, [...]

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My new racer

Sep 21, 2012 No Comments

Here is my latest Viper 500, ready for the next quickie race. In the March Issue of Electric Flight I will talk about how to use this spray on paint to create new designs over MonoKote and Ultra Coat. This is the first spray paint that I found that you can apply over covering material [...]

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