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ParkZone Night Vapor Review

Nov 24, 2010 No Comments

ParkZone Night Vapor BNF By Gerry Yarrish By now most people have been exposed to some form of night flying with RC planes. But up until just recently, you had to add lights to your existing plane. With a new form to answer this call for RC night vision, ParkZone has introduced their Night Vapor. [...]

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Thunder Tiger 30% TOC Extra 260

Nov 24, 2010 No Comments

model airplane, electric rc aircraft, rc airplane, rc aircraft Tons of cool features make this TT TOC Extra an ace in the hole! (see more photos below) Author: Mike Gantt Having flown many Extras over the years has definitely yielded some findings. The better ones (in my opinion) seem to be lighter, bigger and easier [...]

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Parrot AR Drone: Geek Candy!

Nov 19, 2010 No Comments

Geek Candy By Greg Gimlick By now the ubiquitous “toy” from Parrot is well known among the hobby and toy industry, but it’s really so much more if you just dig a little deeper. That’s why I put the word toy in quotes. There are reviews everywhere telling you what it’s designed to do and [...]

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Flight report: NitroPlanes P-51

Sep 28, 2010 1 Comment

Text by David R. Vaught Photos by Ellen M. Vaught The creation of foam molds for making model airplanes is a true craft. What you put into the detail within the mold you get out, and if done right, you get something like the Airfield Models P-51 Shangri La fighter offered by NitroPlanes.com. This is [...]

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Winning the XFC by John Glezellis

Aug 08, 2010 No Comments

Winning at the 2010 Extreme Flight Championships By John Glezellis The summer is in full swing and I have been very busy with both local giant-scale events as well as preparing for the Clover Creek Invitational competition that will be coming up in September. This year, I was fortunate enough to win the Futaba Extreme [...]

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Hangar 9 P-51D Mustang Sport 40 ARF

Aug 05, 2010 No Comments

By Brian Lewis Photos by John Reid Just the name of the  P-51D Mustang will bring a smile to the face of the fighter pilots who flew them in combat, and an image of the legendary aircraft that saved Europe and brought the War to Germany. Built by North American Aircraft, it first flew in [...]

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SV17cc Gasoline Engine from Troy Built Models

Aug 04, 2010 2 Comments

                              This is a reprint of the Engine Review published in the January 2010 issue of Model Airplane News. There has been a tremendous uptick in interest for gasoline engines in the “below 20cc” size class, and this is the first [...]

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Geeking Out Your FPV—Part 3

Aug 03, 2010 No Comments

By Kyle Matthew Photos by Laurel Matthew  (See more photos below) In this last installment of “Geeking Out Your FPV,” I’ll be streamlining my First Person View (FPV) ground station and adding some new features to both my ground station and my Multiplex Easy Star.  These upgrades allow for more reliability as well as 360-degree [...]

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