Rich Uravitch

Debut of the Super Jug!

Sep 05, 2011 No Comments

Got some sneak preview photos from my buddy Sean Curry. He was on hand for the taxi tests and initial flights a a spectacular mew P-47 Thunderbolt model. The first to be completed of the four being built is by another buddy, Frank Tiano, originator of well known scale events like Top Gun, Florida Jets, Monster [...]

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Seagull Pilatus Porter PC-6

Aug 19, 2011 No Comments

Just a quick note……I just flew the new Pilatus Porter from Seagull Models. You can power it with either glow or electric, I chose the latter with a package from Horizon Hobby designed for the Porter built around the e-Flite Power 46 motor. All I can say is it is one of the pure fun [...]

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Monster OV-10 Bronco

Jul 12, 2011 2 Comments

When we ran a number of photos of my 109″  “monster” Bronco in the Ultimate Electrics M.A.N. special issue, I was amazed at the interest level from readers. Although powering it with electrics (Hacker A60′s, Opto 99 ESC’s, and 2 12S 5000mAh Li-po packs) was fairly pricey at the time, it was something I just [...]

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E-flite Habu 32 Review Preview!

Jun 27, 2011 No Comments

Well I’ve finished my review for the Habu 32 for MAN and it is all set for the October 2011 issue. As you can see it is a great looking EDF and I have added my flight review of it. See below. If you are looking to step up from foamie EDFs, this one is [...]

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Sensational Sopwith

Jun 15, 2011 No Comments

Just got some images from my buddy Mike Gross, former clubmate in the L.I. Skyhawks, about his newest project, a 1/3rd scale Sopwith Camel. Mike started with a Mick Reeves kit from the U.K. and modified the structure to make it more scale-like. It’s loaded with extra detailing like scale prop and rotary engine, but some [...]

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E-Flite Habu 32, 1st Flights

May 31, 2011 No Comments

Got 4 flights on the Habu over the Memorial Day weekend. Nice flyer; very quick and precise, still fine tuning and getting the landing approach speed and attitude sorted out. Looks like the model is going to be a lot of fun!!

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Appropriate story for Memorial Day

May 26, 2011 1 Comment

I received an email with the following message this week and wanted to share it here. True Story…(2005) Luke AFB is west of Phoenix and is rapidly being surrounded by civilization that complains about the noise from the base and its planes, forgetting that it was there long before they were.  A certain lieutenant colonel [...]

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Coming attraction, E-Flite Habu 32 Flight Test

May 23, 2011 No Comments

I just got the new Habu 32 EDF jet from EFlite and will be presenting my findings on the pages of Model Airplane News. First impression? Impressively high quality components, very slippery looking and attractively priced. Way more than a step up from the smaller foamies!

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