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Power Line Hobbies U.S. Army Bird Dog

Dec 17, 2009 No Comments

This fast-building favorite is “spot” on! By Mike Gantt See Photos Below While at the RCX show this year I came across an interesting warbird subject from Power Line Hobbies, the U.S. Army Bird Dog. Also known as the L-19 and the O-1, this plane was built by Cessna way back in the late 1940s. [...]

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A Plane with a View

Dec 01, 2009 No Comments

By Kyle Matthew Photos by Laurel Matthew (see below) Have you ever been flying your airplane and thought to yourself, what a spectacular view it must be from up there. Now you can see for yourself! First Person View, FPV for short, is defined as remotely controlling a model aircraft by the pilot in command [...]

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New Polyquest XF packs

Dec 01, 2009 No Comments

 New Polyquest XF packs: 45C discharge, 5C charge By Adrián Muiño The LiPo technology has taken another big step and now we can enjoy packs rated at 45C or more. I have been testing the new Polyquest XF 45C packs over three platforms and here are the results. The packs The packs come with the [...]

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JETPOWER FAIR 2009

Dec 01, 2009 No Comments

By Andreas Kanonenberg Interview with Winfried Ohlgart (see photos below) Winfried Ohlgart has become the godfather of jet modeling worldwide. Wherever jets are flown, people know his name. He’s the editor in chief of JetPower magazine, one of the two publications dedicated exclusively to the needs and interests of jet modelers. Ohlgart is also one [...]

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CHANGING THE COMPOSITION OF FUEL

Nov 11, 2009 No Comments

By Dave Gierke Occasionally, you may want to change the component percentage of an existing fuel, such as increasing its castor oil content. This would be advantageous for the break-in and normal operation of certain engine types (e.g., ringless iron/steel pistons/cylinders; plain-bearing crankshaft support). What are the requirements? You must know the existing oil percentage, [...]

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ParkZone Sukhoi Su-26m BNF

Nov 10, 2009 No Comments

A micro-size aerobatic Sukhoi superstar! By Mike Gantt At this year’s Model Airplane News Expo, I saw the new ParkZone Sukhoi Su-26m BNF flying around indoors and was intrigued. It was so small, and yet performed a fully aerobatic routine and did it very well. With a wingspan of a mere 15 3/4 inches (or 400mm) [...]

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HobbyZone Super Cub LP

Nov 10, 2009 No Comments

By Al Morris  See pictures below HobbyZone is featuring this outstanding no-skill-needed, beginner’s level Super Cub aircraft, which is equipped with the new ACT (anti-crash technology) software. This anti-crash software is designed to monitor the ground and sky and keep the aircraft from entering into an unusual attitude such as extreme climb or descent, which [...]

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Warbirds Over the Rockies 2009

Oct 29, 2009 No Comments

Warbirds Over the Rockies, August 28-30, 2009(See Pics Below) By Jet Thompson The sixth annual Warbirds Over the Rockies event was hosted by the Love-Air R/C club at their field just east of Ft Collins, CO. I’ve attended this event before, so I didn’t wonder if it was going to be successful, I just wanted [...]

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