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Predator Review

Jun 08, 2009 No Comments

 When Jimmie Wade met Mark Grohe at 2dogrc.com both were committed to designing airplanes.  It did not take them long though to make changes to the previously hybridized, all-Depron Jimmie Wade Challenger offered by 2DogRC. Through those changes, they created the all 6mm EPP Predator. For both of them, EPP proved to be a material [...]

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ElectriFly Sukhoi

Jun 08, 2009 No Comments
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Homebuilt Materials List and Photos

Jun 08, 2009 No Comments

 

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Pilot Report: E-flite mCX S300

Jun 03, 2009 No Comments

By Paul Onorato Right on the heels of the successful, ultra-micro E-flite Blade mCX comes the realistic-looking Blade mCX S300. It comes with all the same great features found on the original Blade mCX, but features a scale body molded after a full- size Schweizer 300C helicopter complete with accurate-looking paint scheme. It comes out [...]

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The First Top Gun Winner

May 21, 2009 1 Comment

Mr. Top Gun #1—Bob Fiorenze 1989 Bob Fiorenze built his magnificent McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet starting with a pre-production Yellow Aircraft kit, and it took about six months worth of 14-hours-a-day effort to complete. It’s just over 8-feet long with a 6-foot wingspan, weighs 27 pounds and was powered by a pair of Dynamax fans [...]

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XeroGear LED Night Flight Lighting Systems

May 21, 2009 No Comments

These impressive Stick-on LED light tapes are super easy to install on any model with a smooth, clean surface. Also, if you are in the middle of building your plane, you can install these light tapes within the model’s wing and fuselage structures. The lights are so bright they easily shine through to illuminate the [...]

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PST Reaction

May 21, 2009 No Comments

By David Gladwin (See Photo Slideshow below) In the past few years, the emergence of ARF (Almost Ready to Fly) models has had a huge effect on the model aircraft scene, in some cases, virtually eliminating building (and associated necessary skills), as well as simple trainers. This is where the ARF trend really started and [...]

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The Dazzling Ryan – builder interview

May 21, 2009 No Comments

After his “Best of Show” win at RCX 2009, we got a chance to sit down with builder Les Espolt and ask him some questions about his great-looking Ryan STA Special. MAN: Les, this plane started out as a kit, is that correct? Les: yes, it started out as a Sig Ryan STA special Craftsman [...]

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