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On this Day in Avaition History — December 14.

Dec 14, 2011 No Comments

1986:     Burt Rutan’s Voyager takes off for what will be the first flight around the world without refueling. The challenging 26,366-mile flight took just over 9 days in very cramped quarters for the two pilots on-board. Burt was approached by his brother Dick about designing an airplane that could fly nonstop, unrefueled around the world, [...]

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Deadly Delivery: 12-pound guided bomb

Dec 13, 2011 43 Comments

Sure, it may be close to the ugliest RC airplane you’ve ever seen, but it wasn’t built for looks … or to last! Designed by Raytheon, the Small Tactical Munition Phase II seen here is on one of its first flights carrying a payload. The 22-inch-long aircraft is designed to be dropped from manned and unmanned [...]

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HS-5086WP, Hitec’s New Digital, Waterproof Micro Servo

Dec 13, 2011 No Comments

This new servo completes the trilogy in the Hitec’s class of waterproof servos.  Joining the  dependable HS-646WP and HS-5646WP waterproof servos. These new servos have a higher  voltage capability (7.4v), heavy-duty metal gears and a ball bearing supported output shaft.  The HS-5086WP is among the most durable and reliable micro servo for wet conditions and [...]

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Die Cast X Sweepstakes!

Dec 13, 2011 No Comments

Wouldn’t these classic die-cast cars look great under your tree this Christmas? Enter the sweepstakes at the Die Cast X Facebook page and you could win big! (And don’t forget to check out Die Cast X’s brand-new website at dcxmag.com!

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Humpty Bump with a Hammer Head/Stall Turn maneuver combination

Dec 08, 2011 1 Comment

This video will give you the inside information you need to perform the Humpty bump with a Hammer Head/Stall Turn maneuver combination.  Pilot Jason Benson shares his techniques on performing this very useful maneuvers.  Jason gives you everything you need to perfect your own flying skills.

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40% Scale WACO YMF-5 Biplane — A Video Interview

Dec 08, 2011 8 Comments

  Among the prettiest of classic biplanes, this AMR 40% Scale Waco YMF-5 was built by Dave Collis who came all the way down from Canada to take both the “Best Civilian Aircraft” and runner up “Critic’s Choice” awards at the Monster Planes 2011 event in Lakeland, FL. A big Moki radial engine swings an [...]

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Hangar 9 E-conversions: P-47, F4U Corsair & F6F Hellcat

Dec 07, 2011 1 Comment

I have had the good fortune to assemble many  Hangar 9 models and have found that they have enough scale details to satisfy any pilot without compromising the performance of the airframe. They are also some of the easiest planes to do e-conversions on because the airframe is light for its size and allows for a great [...]

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Humpty Bump with a Cross Box Maneuver

Dec 07, 2011 1 Comment

This video will give you the inside information you need to perform the Humpty bump with a Cross Box maneuver combination.  Pilot Jason Benson shares his techniques on performing this very useful maneuvers so you can perfect your own flying skills.

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