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See it here first! Great Planes Waco YMF-5D

Apr 20, 2011 3 Comments

Flight Test by Michael York I have long been a huge fan of the Waco YMF and was honored to review this absolutely gorgeous version by Great Planes. Starting from a clean sheet of paper, they wanted to ensure that their 1⁄5-scale version not only looked stunning, but would have outstanding flight characteristics and not [...]

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Hobby People Dash One

Apr 15, 2011 6 Comments

By David R. Vaught    Photographs by Dawn L. Vaught The one-meter Dash available from Hobby People is a durable powered glider, perfect for the AMA Park Pilot Program.  Constructed using an injection molded plastic fuselage, a one-piece covered foam under-chambered reinforced wing, bolt-on tail and powered by a brushed direct drive motor, the Dash is [...]

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Pond E-Racer

Apr 10, 2011 3 Comments

By Tim Bailiff It’s interesting how much my childhood still influences me today. As an example, it seems I have always had a soft spot in my heart for simple, flying balsa planes. I can’t remember a time when I didn’t have several hangared in my bedroom. In my youth, my parents understood this and [...]

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Aeroworks North American P-51 Mustang

Mar 14, 2011 2 Comments

By Fred Culbertson I have always had a special interest in WW II fighter aircraft. This dates back to my first encounter with the Mustang flown at the first airshow I attended with my father in 1968 at McCoy Air Force Base (now Orlando International Airport). Although the SR 71 and the F-4 Phantom seemed [...]

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Rob Caso’s electric DeHavilland DH2 WW II pusher

Nov 24, 2010 1 Comment

  At the 2010 NEAT Fair in Downsville, NY we see a lot of great looking scale electric powered aircraft. This year there were an amazing amount of WW1 airplanes and in particular an unusual RC plane that caught our eye was a British de Havilland (Airco) DH-2 pusher brought to the event by RC [...]

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FPV Flight with Gary Graf and his Octo-Copter

Nov 22, 2010 No Comments

  radio controlled octocopter, rc jet, electric rc aircraft, rc foam kit, rc aircraft kit Gary Graf’s FPV Experience At the recent 2010 All-electric NEAT Fair, we ran into a guy who really had taken the whole First Person View (FPV) segment of our hobby very seriously. Gary Graf of Long Island, NY brought with [...]

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The T-28 Trojan 800HP Pussycat

Oct 06, 2010 No Comments

Online Article: From the Magazine—   by Budd Davisson   It was in the cavernous back pit of a T-28A that I first came to know the meaning of the word “Humungous.” Those first few hours were primarily hide and seek affairs with me doodling with my cameras and making believe I knew what I was [...]

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de Havilland DHC-1 Chipmunk

Apr 13, 2010 No Comments

  It all Started With Bubble Gum by Budd Davisson It’s funny what you remember about your roots in aviation: I remember, for instance, how hard I used to search for airplane bubble gum cards. The gum was usually mouse colored and shattered on impact, but the cards were works of art guaranteed to fire a 12-year-old [...]

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