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Member Site Review: JR Vibe 50 NEX

Aug 30, 2011 No Comments

We just posted Paul Tradelius’s review of the JR Vibe 50 NEX helicopter on the Model Airplane News Member Site. This next-generation Vibe has been completely redesigned, with dual stacked and CNC-machined carbon side frames, an all-metal swashplate and highly tuneable head design. It’s an enjoyable build that takes 15-20 hours to complete. Get all the details [...]

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Proper Wing Incidence — setting up your plane to fly right!

Aug 29, 2011 2 Comments

When ever you test fly an airplane, especially biplanes, it is really important to get the incidence (angle relative to the fuselage centerline,) for both wings and the horizontal stabilizer correct. Most scratch built designs will have this all important information on the plans and with kits, it will be called out in the instructions. [...]

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RC Drones used to Study Hurricanes

Aug 26, 2011 No Comments

Specially equipped UAVs fly where man-carrying observation planes dread to go. The Aerosonde is an inexpensive, long-endurance UAV designed and built for conducting weather observations and scientific research in hurricanes. With endurance of over 30 hours, a single Aerosonde can obtain observations in regions that are inaccessible without expensive ships or manned aircraft. Funded by NASA and [...]

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A plastic model you can fly! Hirobo Eurocopter EC145

Aug 25, 2011 2 Comments

For everyone who’s ever built a scale plastic kit and wished they could fly it, here’s your dream come true! This super-scale helicopter has a fuselage by Tamiya, one of the world’s leading plastic model manufacturers, coupled with the proven mechanics and electronics of Hirobo’s popular SRB Quark helicopter! The extremely detailed fuselage has incredible [...]

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The Big Jolt

Aug 25, 2011 No Comments

Hey Gang, Tomorrow I will be heading out to the Big Jolt in Chino Hills, CA  at the Prado airpark. If you are in the area, be sure to stop by and say hi.  I will be the guy in the black shirt with the camera. let me know that you saw this post and [...]

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Top Notch Models Cessna 195: Scale Buildalong, part 4

Aug 24, 2011 4 Comments

Our Cessna setup and ready for trim. The plane is covered in Solartex and primed and painted with Topflite Lusterkote white. This gave us a very good looking, even surface for trim and paint. Notice the wheel pants are now installed and the KMS motor is installed.                 [...]

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This week in aviation history: Gwinn car crashes

Aug 24, 2011 1 Comment

This week in 1938, famous pilot Frank Hawks & his mechanic are killed in crash of Gwinn Aircar. This unusual privat aircraft was designed to carry two people and was billed as a plane that was as safe and simple to operate as a car. Some of its features included a basic early tricyle undercarriage. After [...]

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Electric Flight November magazine on sale now. Check out some photos from the issue!

Aug 24, 2011 No Comments

E-Flite Rhapsody, Electrifly Syncro, Hobby King Quicksilver, Align T-Rex 500, E-Flite Super Cub

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