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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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Pilot Projects: F6F Hellcat [December]

Nov 08, 2012 4 Comments

F6F Hellcar: Built from Ziroli plans, this 96-inch-span, 36-pound warbird is powered by a GT80 twin gas engine. Its many scale details include Robart retracts, a sliding canopy, working tailhook, working landing lights, and a functional drop tank. Lawrence Harville – Hurst, TX

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Tips & Tricks: Custom fit for your wing [December]

Nov 08, 2012 No Comments

Custom fit for your wing: Looking for a less expensive, effective and truly custom wing bag?  Try Reflectix foil insulation that can be found at any hardware store.  It is like bubble wrap with mylar on both sides and comes on a roll.  Start by laying your wing on half of it and fold it [...]

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Amazing 4-minute Freestyle

Oct 24, 2012 8 Comments

When Gernot Bruckmann stepped up to fly at last weekend’s Tucson Aerobatic Shootout, the crowd knew they were going to watch something special. A native of Villach, Austria, this young man is only 20 years old and has been flying model airplanes since he was 14 years old. So far he has competed in about 160 contests in [...]

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