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RealFlight G4.5

Jan 19, 2009 No Comments

Click HERE to download the review of RealFlight G4. Below are some additional screen captures of RealFlight G4.5 that did not make it into the magazine.  

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How To Make Fiber Glass Landing Gear

Dec 16, 2008 1 Comment

By Chris Batcheller   Why fiberglass landing gear? They’re tough, easy to make and won’t permanently deform as a result of a hard landing. The same technique can also be used to make high-tech, carbon-fiber landing gear, but you will have to experiment with the number of plys (layers of cloth) to use. The fiberglass [...]

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Lake Havasu Float Fly 2008

Dec 16, 2008 1 Comment

22nd Annual London Bridge Seaplane Classic Photos and story by Rick Mattie What better way to enjoy the cooler temps in Lake Havasu City, AZ than an annual Float Fly event? The Desert Hawks R/C Club hosted their 22nd annual event called the London Bridge Seaplane Classic. This is a prime annual event that is [...]

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Customizing Electric Propellers

Dec 16, 2008 No Comments

  By Pat Tritle   (See step by step with pictures below)   When I began flying electric-powered models in 1996, the selection of “off the shelf” propellers for electric power systems was limited to a scant few. The 8×4 and 9×5 Slimprops, and the Aeronaut 6.5×4 and 10×8 were about the only dedicated electric [...]

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Manzano Laser Works WW1 SE5a KIt Review

Aug 06, 2008 No Comments

  We have had a very impressive laser cut wood kit out for review and we’re finally ready for some test flights. The review plane is a 54-inch span WW1 SE-5a biplane designed by Peter Rake and manufactured by Manzano Laser Works. Watch for a review in a future issue of Model Airplane News coming soon.   [...]

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Battery storage: how to do it right

May 15, 2008 No Comments

Q. You have a fantastic magazine; your articles always seem to answer many of my model aircraft questions. But one question that seems to come up quite often in our flying group is the proper long-term storage of Li-poly batteries; everyone has a different idea on how we should store them over the winter. Is [...]

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