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Great Planes Avistar Elite RTF

Jan 21, 2013 No Comments

“The Great Planes Avistar Elite is one of the best trainers I have ever had the chance to fly,” said Evan Reid, our reviewer. The construction of this plane is one of the easiest out there to assemble. In a little less than an hour, this plane can be put together and ready to fly with only a [...]

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Seagull Glasair Sportsman

Jan 21, 2013 7 Comments

With the new Seagull ARF, distributed by Horizon Hobby, you can enjoy quick-build assembly time with this sport-scale ARF. Top-quality balsa and light-ply are used to make the structure, which is covered beautifully with Hangar 9 UltraCote in a winning color combo of yellow, white, and black.  Seagull’s Glasair is a well-engineered ARF and has a very quick build [...]

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ParkZone/Horizon Hobby Albatros D.Va

Jan 21, 2013 No Comments

We got a chance to checkout and fly the ParkZone/Horizon Albatros D.Va, our own Michael York took this great looking biplane and put it through its paces. Watch the video to see what our contributor has to say about this fun aircraft. Be sure to check out his last landing.

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Finwing Penguin

Jan 16, 2013 2 Comments

I’ll start with a simple question: can penguins fly? Finwing thinks they may have the perfect answer to that question.  The Penguin is an EPO foam mid-wing pusher aircraft.  The ARF contains two molded wings, vertical and horizontal stabilizers and fuselage with wooden rib reinforcements.  Also included is all of the hardware needed to finish [...]

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Create droppable wing tanks

Dec 17, 2012 5 Comments

In this how-to, Charles White uses lite-ply, green floral foam, fiberglass and resin to make external wing tanks fora 1/6-scale TBM Avenger. You can use this method to create many aircraft components, such as wing or centerline tanks, bombs and cowls. After competing at the Nats level in Pylon Racing for several years, I always enjoyed [...]

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VQ Models Focke Wulf Fw-190 [VIDEO]

Dec 12, 2012 8 Comments

With a 59-inch wingspan, this great-looking plane is both quick to assemble and offers the builder a choice of either nitro or electric power. It has flight times of six minutes with a Hobby People 4120-05 outrunner motor and 4S-3600 pack! All panels are covered in a pre-printed iron on material over a full built-up [...]

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Traxxas QR-1 Micro Quadcopter [VIDEO]

Dec 10, 2012 1 Comment

There has been a miniaturization “Arms Race” underway, where competitors have been pulling out all the stops to create the smallest, most compact quadcopters. Enter Traxxas! That’s right, the newest and, as far as we can tell, the smallest quadcopter on the hobby shop shelves is now a Traxxas product called the QR-1. If you [...]

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AeroWorks 30cc LC-126 Video

Dec 06, 2012 4 Comments

AeroWorks has released a great looking LC-126 ARF-QB model based on their C-195.  Constructed of balsa and ply, the roughly 1/5-scale plane is covered in genuine Ultracote and mimics the livery of its full-size counterpart on display at the National Museum of the United States Air Force in Dayton, OH.  Our reviewer Michael York was [...]

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