Editors Blogs

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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Scale WW II Perfection

Sep 20, 2012 6 Comments

In the December 2012 issue of MAN, our Scale Special issue, Sal Iasilli reported on his amazing giant scale Fieseler Storch build from the Vogelsang Aeroscale kit. Sal too many more photos than could be used in the print article so we’ve included there here in this exclusive online article. Here’s Sal’s complete text, photos and video. [...]

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Need to charge your phone? Call a quadcopter!

Sep 19, 2012 No Comments

This latest news from Extreme Tech comes from Sebastian Anthony and, if you’ve ever searched desperately for an empty wall socket at an airport, it’s the answer to your prayers! “The University of Nebraska’s NIMBUS Lab has developed unmanned quadcopters that can fly around and wirelessly transmit power to devices. Ostensibly these UAVs have the [...]

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Exclusive! Align T-Rex 700E

Sep 19, 2012 2 Comments

In this economy we are all looking for a helicopter that is the best combination of quality, performance and value. Enter the T-Rex 700E DFC Super Combo by Align. This new T-Rex 700 E is the culmination of everything Align has learned about helicopters, and incorporates new design features to improve performance, reduce parts count [...]

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The “Pancake” Lives On

Sep 19, 2012 7 Comments

During WW II, every manufacturer was aggressively seeking ways of squeezing more performance out of aircraft. Unfortunately, virtually all of those sometimes unorthodox experimental aircraft have disappeared. This is what makes the displaying of the most unorthodox of them all, the Vought V-173 “Flying Flap Jack,” at the Frontiers of Flight Museum at Love Field [...]

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Q&A with Peter Goldsmith

Sep 19, 2012 No Comments

At the Horizon U.S. Air Meet earlier this month, we had a chance to talk to Peter Goldsmith, Horizon’s field marketing manager and the man in charge of the Air Meet’s spectacular midday show. He attends over 20 events every year and is a well-known and welcome sight at flying fields across the country. Don’t miss his [...]

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