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Royal DC-3

May 10, 2011 2 Comments

Check this out: the smaller DC-3 in the foreground is actually a 14-inch-span Buffalo Airways diecast model, and the larger plane is an RC model built from an old Royal kit! The project was a collaboration between Jack Yablonski, who provided the kit, Wilf Ansel, who built it, and Robert Yablonski, who will fly it [...]

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ElectriFly Mr. Mulligan

May 10, 2011 1 Comment

This 52-inch-span racer is just begging to set a speed record at your local park! Along with painted fiberglass wheel pants, landing gear, struts and cowl, it has molded cowl blisters and even a dummy P&W radial engine to complete its scale appeal. A hidden battery hatch makes recharging easy, and because it comes built [...]

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Electric Power questions: Soldering secrets

May 10, 2011 5 Comments

I was told that soldering a plug onto a LiPo battery could result in puffing the pack or even a fire. Is this true? Brent Paul [email] You can puff the battery by getting the wire too hot from soldering, but if you set it on fire, you might be better off never touching a [...]

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“Jetman” flies through the Grand Canyon

May 10, 2011 2 Comments

File this one under “crazy”! This weekend, Breitling’s “Jetman” Yves Rossy completed a historic flight through Grand Canyon West. He was launched from a helicopter at 8,000 feet and, using the jet-propelled wing attached to his back and steering using only his body movements, he flew for more than 8 minutes through the canyon, reaching [...]

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Top Gun Winners–Team Scale

May 09, 2011 No Comments

Top Gun this year was full of all sorts of surprizes and that holds true also for the First Place Winners in Team Scale. Glenn Torrance and Tom Kosewski took the top honors for their efforts with a beautifully detailed (and flown) Fokker D.VII. Tom flew the 1/3-scale WW1 German fighter extremely well and it [...]

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Maxford SPAD XIII ARF

May 09, 2011 No Comments

This great looking ARF is sure to become very popular! The SPAD XIII was loved by its pilots as it was known for its sturdiness. The project to design this RC SPAD XIII started in late 2009. It is based on pilot Jacques Raphaël Roques’ SPAD XIII of WWI Franch Air Service, SPA48, Aircraft Serial Number S1893. It is [...]

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The new Spektrum DX7s

May 06, 2011 No Comments

We just got in this new press release on the DX7s check out what it offers. We can’t wait to get one in and try it out. The Spektrum DX7s is the feature-rich, 7-Channel radio you’ve been waiting for. From the way it feels in your hands, to the SimpleScroll™ programming wheel and oversized LCD [...]

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Electric Jet Power: Tips for easy success

May 06, 2011 No Comments

Text and photos by John Reid    Electric jets can be as large and detailed as full turbine aircraft like this A-7 Corsair II. With the right motor combination, this aircraft will go over 160mph with turbine- like performance. ONE OF THE HOTTEST ADVANCEMENTS in the world of RC has to go to the new [...]

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