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Slope Aerobatics: Gliders take center stage!

Apr 20, 2012 5 Comments by

In the RC aerobatic arena there is something about flying a model airplane in a manner that delivers maximum satisfaction and freedom of expression. This inner desire to freely express and it look really good on the aerobatic canvas is infectious. So much so “it” can become ones sole purpose for modeling just to see [...]

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Ogar SZD-45 from The Wings Maker: Online review

Jan 24, 2012 3 Comments by

Looking for a high-performance powered glider that’s capable of full aerobatics and extreme flight attitudes? Check out David Vaught’s online review here. With a huge 98.5-inch wingspan, the Ogar has plenty of room in its fuselage for camera equipment, so it’s an ideal platform for aerial surveillance. The Wings Maker Company is always trying to [...]

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Aerotowing: An Introduction to an RC Team Sport

Jun 10, 2011 8 Comments by

In this article from the MAN archives, Dave Garwood share what it takes to get involved in aerotowing, from the planes to the equipment to the techniques.  Aerotowing is growing rapidly, both in interest and sophistication. The grace and majesty of a large-scale sailplane launched by aerotow-plus the unparalleled opportunity for cooperation and interaction between pilots of [...]

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Hobby People Dash One

Apr 15, 2011 6 Comments by

By David R. Vaught    Photographs by Dawn L. Vaught The one-meter Dash available from Hobby People is a durable powered glider, perfect for the AMA Park Pilot Program.  Constructed using an injection molded plastic fuselage, a one-piece covered foam under-chambered reinforced wing, bolt-on tail and powered by a brushed direct drive motor, the Dash is [...]

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Slope Soaring Jets!

Mar 18, 2011 No Comments by

                            Slope Soaring Jets by Dave Garwood    Do you like models of jet aircraft? Did you know you can fly a model of a jet without the a ducted fan or a turbine propulsion system? If this sounds good to you, welcome to the world [...]

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THE CLASSIC LADY IS NOW GREAT PLANES ARFS!

Mar 04, 2011 No Comments by

The Carl Goldberg Classics® Sophisticated Lady and Gentle Lady have long been recognized as two of America’s favorite sailplanes. Now, Great Planes® has updated these classics for today’s avid glider enthusiasts. The airframes on both have been re-engineered with laser-cut, interlocking parts for even greater strength and straightness. And while they now arrive covered in [...]

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The World Models Aure

Feb 23, 2010 1 Comment

The World Models Aure by David Vaught Photos by Dawn. L. Vaught The variety of planes offered by The World Models and distributed in the U.S. by Airborne Models is notable.  I was lucky to get my hands on one of their newest powered gliders; The Aure, aptly named as Aure translates from a close [...]

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