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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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Flyzone DHC-2 Beaver, first look

Dec 05, 2012 1 Comment

We got a chance to checkout and fly the Flyzone DHC-2 Beaver, our own Jason Benson put this plane through it paces and we found it performs especially well. Remove a few bolts and you can install a pair of good quality floats for some off-the-water fun. Watch the video to see what our contributor [...]

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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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