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Movie Makeover: Creating Disney’s “Bulldog”

Aug 14, 2013 10 Comments

By Rich Uravitch. You’ve probably either seen, or plan on seeing, the new Disney/Pixar movie “Planes.” I stumbled across information on this production over a year ago when the studio was discussing release plans which had the movie heading directly for DVD, bypassing the theater circuit entirely. This plan has thankfully, and probably profitably, changed [...]

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Build to Win Contest!

Jul 22, 2013 61 Comments

In this Almost-Ready-to-Fly, no-assembly required, day and age the RC airplane hobby has evolved. The main outcome of this new fast-assembly airplane era is that we now enjoy an amazing amount of skilled and talented RC pilots. With amazing aerobatic skills and speedy reaction times, flying model airplanes is enjoyed by countless modelers who have [...]

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Loop with two quarter rolls

Jun 12, 2013 No Comments

One of the first maneuvers most of us learn is the loop, which can take a bit of practice but when you’ve mastered it, you’re eager for the next step. In this video, pilot Jason Benson shows you how to add two quarter rolls to give your loop that little bit extra. Check it out!

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Durafly Sea Vixen: online review

Apr 11, 2013 No Comments

The DH.110 Sea Vixen is a twin boom, twin-engine British two-seat jet fighter developed in the 1950’s by the famed aircraft company de Havilland.  This all-weather fighter/ground attack aircraft was best known for its very distinctive and unusual cockpit arrangement, the pilot’s cockpit being offset to the left and the observer sitting in the infamous [...]

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Hobby Lobby Senior Telemaster Buildalong (updated!)

Mar 24, 2013 13 Comments

Follow along as Charlie Hynes builds the latest kit version of this classic airplane! As you know, the Telemaster is one of the few designs that has stood the test of time, with the name dating back to the early days of modeling. This latest version has come a long way from the lumber yard [...]

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Blade 500 3D

Feb 14, 2013 No Comments

The new Blade 500 3D heli is a Bind-N-Fly model that is truly ready to rock right out of the box.  This is a great for someone wanting to step up from a 450-size bird without having to shell out a tone of money for a larger 600- to 700-class model. Watch our contributor Aaron [...]

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Double your fun: two consecutive inside loops

Feb 14, 2013 No Comments

Executing one perfect loop can be difficult: it must be round, start and exit at the same altitude, without any drift in heading and the maneuver must be centered on the pilot.  Once you have that, now try doing two of them one right after the other! Check out the video and see what it [...]

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E-flite UMX Sbach 342 3D

Feb 14, 2013 No Comments

With the release of Horizon’s UMX technology we have seen some very cool looking new planes, and the latest release is also one of the coolest.  the new Sbach 342 from E-flite/Horizon Hobby is one fun flying micro plane.  Watch and see what our contributor Mike Gantt has to say about this great little aerobat. [...]

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