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Flying Fw 190A-5; Saga of a survivor

Dec 05, 2012 10 Comments

In this video you see the Flying Heritage Collection’s (FHC) Fw 190A-5 Focke-Wulf, Based  in Everett, Washington. On July 19, 1943 the FHC FW 190 was being flown by Paul Ratz, flight leader, and his wingmen were on a “free hunt” mission over the “corridor of death”. The details Luftwaffe loss report indicated that the [...]

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Build an Easy-to-Assemble Sport Biplane

Dec 04, 2012 50 Comments

Although author Rick Michelana likes the looks of a giant-scale biplane, he didn’t want to have to spend almost an hour setting it up at the field. His sport biplane is built-up with foam wings and covered in fiberglass, and it uses landing gear, wheel pants, and a cowl from an ARF model. See how [...]

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Tips & Tricks: Cutting Corners On Patch Jobs

Dec 04, 2012 1 Comment

Cutting corners on patch jobs: When using Monokote or UltraCote to repair rips and punctures in model coverings, start by cutting a round or oval patch repair piece.  This will help to keep the corners from lifting off later on.  Leave one corner square to help peel off the backing with a razor blade or hobby [...]

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Pilot Projects: Pitts Special S-1C “Little Stinker” [January]

Dec 04, 2012 No Comments

Pitts Special S-1C “Little Stinker”: Betty Skelton flew the full-scale version (now in the National Air and Space Museum) to victory in the 1949 and 1950 International Feminine Aerobatic Championship.  Herb scratch-built this scale version from plans he found online and writes, “It’s beautiful flyer once it’s in the air, but the short-coupling of the [...]

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Tucson Aerobatic Shootout – The videos and photos

Nov 16, 2012 No Comments

Check out some of our videos and photos from this years Tucson Aerobatic Shootout.            

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Online review: 3DHobbyShop AJ Slick

Nov 16, 2012 1 Comment

This built-up electric aerobat is a great all-around flyer, and reviewer Alex Schauer writes, “What I really like about the Slick is that I can perform smooth, agile and graceful aerobatics on low rates and very high speeds. Then I can flick it up into high rates and it flips, twists, rolls and rotates every [...]

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Cross-Country Soaring Diary & Video

Nov 15, 2012 No Comments

Forget everything you’ve seen and heard about RC soaring … this team sport is the antithesis of sitting in a lawn chair catching thermals! In the February 2013 issue, Aric Wilmunder gets us up close and personal with Extreme Soaring and his team, the Dust Devils. Check out the video below, detailing the Montague cross-country [...]

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F-20 Tigershark Makeover

Nov 09, 2012 3 Comments

This makeover article comes to us from Rick Mitchell (white-wing F-20) and Mike Oser (red-wing F-20). In the real world, there are propeller driven aircraft as well as those powered by jet engines. Both also exist with radio control models, but the cost difference between the two can be substantial. As a result, RC has [...]

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