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Cross-Country Soaring Diary & Video

Nov 15, 2012 No Comments

Forget everything you’ve seen and heard about RC soaring … this team sport is the antithesis of sitting in a lawn chair catching thermals! In the February 2013 issue, Aric Wilmunder gets us up close and personal with Extreme Soaring and his team, the Dust Devils. Check out the video below, detailing the Montague cross-country [...]

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F-20 Tigershark Makeover

Nov 09, 2012 3 Comments

This makeover article comes to us from Rick Mitchell (white-wing F-20) and Mike Oser (red-wing F-20). In the real world, there are propeller driven aircraft as well as those powered by jet engines. Both also exist with radio control models, but the cost difference between the two can be substantial. As a result, RC has [...]

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Flight Tips and Setup Secrets for 3D Aerobatics

Oct 24, 2012 5 Comments

From the Air Age Archives—World Aerobatic Champion and the “Father of 3D Aerobatics” Quique Somenzini, offers his advice for you to get the most from your aerobatic machine. Although specific flying techniques are important in 3D aerobatics, setting up your airplane correctly will greatly help you to perform maneuvers better and more easily. Let’s take [...]

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Engine and Firewall Setups — Tips for Down and Side Thrust

Oct 23, 2012 15 Comments

A very important thing to consider whenever building a giant scale airplane is to set the engine’s down- and side-thrust according to the instructions. With my current project, a 1/3-scale Fokker Triplane that I am building from the new Balsa USA kit, the instructions state to include 2 degrees of down and two degrees of [...]

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Cox Models Sky Ranger & Extra 300–Online review

Jun 16, 2011 6 Comments

Reviewer Mike Gantt notes that this pair of flyers offers “micro fun with a huge side of coolness!” If you’re looking for fly-anywhere, anytime aircraft, you can’t go wrong with one of these micro flyers from Cox. Check out the full online review! Micro model airplanes are getting better with every release, and when I [...]

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Epilog Zing 24 40Watt Laser Cutter Review

May 18, 2011 15 Comments

Online Exclusive Product Review: Epilog 40Watt Zing 24 Laser Cutter By: Gerry Yarrish Our RC hobby is a tool and workbench kind of activity. Once beyond the basics modelers begin to invest more time and effort with their models. Steadily a lifelong collection of tools develops. From specialty mini clamps, razor planes and X-Acto knives, to [...]

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So you think you want to built it big…

Mar 28, 2011 1 Comment

Editor’s Note: This article is from the Model Airplane News “Classic Article” Archive. Greg wrote the January 1998 “Scale Techniques” column and his process is as timely today as it was when it was first written. Watch for more “Classic Articles” on the online Members’ Only section. SO YOU WANT TO BUILD IT BIG! —Advice for Enlarging RC Model [...]

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Meister Scale Giant Scale P-47 Thunderbolt

Mar 25, 2011 4 Comments

(Above) Authors Jerry Smith and Pedro Sanchez kneel beside the Meister Scale P-47, a great flying warbird. MEISTER SCALE P-47 THUNDERBOLT Text and Photos by Jerry Smith and Pedro Sanchez The P-47 was first introduced in the European theater in 1942 along with the 56th Fighter Group stationed in Boxted, England.  It was also in [...]

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