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Easy Retract Installation

Oct 05, 2011 2 Comments

One of my favorite planes is the Top Flite Cessna 310. One thing that was missing from this nice scale plane was the great looking retracts that are available from Robart Manufacturing. I decided to install them and I was surprised just how simple it was. I began my endeavor by purchasing all the necessary equipment, [...]

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Customize a Scale Warbird: Make Your ARF Your Own!

Oct 01, 2011 2 Comments

      It’s early Sunday morning. You stayed up late finishing your new ARF warbird last night, and you’re raring to get to the field to collect all the Oohs, Aahs and accolades that come with the unveiling of a new model. En route, you plan your strategy: choose a spot in the pits [...]

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TOP 10 HEAVY-METAL WARBIRDS

Oct 01, 2011 3 Comments

     From the ubiquitous P-51 Mustang to more obscure German fighters, we love ‘em all: scale warbirds turn heads, they’re a blast to fly and they even look good just sitting on the flightline. But start to weigh the merits of a WW II twin bomber against a trainer-turned-fighter and you’ve got a definite [...]

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1/3-scale Electric Pitts

Sep 08, 2011 1 Comment

Converting a 1/3-scale aerobat from glow to electric comes with a host of considerations: which motor and mount to use? What voltage and amperage battery packs? What size prop works best? And last but not least, does it need a safety arming switch? In this article, Joe Ziomek of Islamorada, Florida shares how he converted [...]

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BP Hobbies Me 163 Komet: online extras

Aug 19, 2011 2 Comments

The BP Hobbies Me 163B-1a Komet, reviewed in the October issue of Model Airplane News, is a unique aircraft with many interesting features. Here, reviewer Klaus Ronge explains some additional features of the aircraft and some of his modifications. There is a removable hatch to access the stock tailwheel assembly which I did not use [...]

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E-flite Super Cub 25e: EXCLUSIVE REVIEW!

Aug 18, 2011 No Comments

  With a span of 68 inches, the Super Cub comes in just slightly larger than 1/6-scale and it is ideally suited for someone’s first “fun scale” competition flyer. It has all sorts of top-shelf features including a functional, shock-absorbing landing gear and leaf-spring tailwheel assembly, aluminum wing and jury struts, and two wing panels [...]

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ParkZone Stryker F-27Q Sneak Peek!

Jun 14, 2011 1 Comment

Check out this sneak peek of Gerry Yarrish’s exclusive review of the new Stryker from the September issue of Electric Flight, on sale now! For years, one of the most successful elevon-equipped delta-wing designs has been the speedy Stryker F-27C from ParkZone. This twinfinned, swept-wing speedster introduced a whole generation of RC pilots to the [...]

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Top Gun 2011: World Class Standard for Scale Excellence

May 23, 2011 1 Comment

Top Gun 2011 marked the 23rd year for this amazing world-class scale competition. This was the first year the scale invitational was hosted at Frank Tiano’s new Paradise Field flying site near the Lakeland Linder Airport. This field features a beautifully maintained grass runway and flightline set up specifically for the needs of the RC [...]

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