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Mike McConville on the “Knife-Edge Slide”

Mar 27, 2013 3 Comments

I like to do a knife-edge slide, but I have also heard it called a knife-edge pop-up or a knife-edge wall. The stunt is essentially a quarter inside tumble, where the nose kicks up and the airplane rolls, top towards you, and then yaws in the direction that the plane is moving. It quickly transitions [...]

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Workshop Build-Along: 6-foot-span Taylorcraft

Mar 21, 2013 No Comments

Designed by Tom Herr, the new laser-cut 72-inch-span Taylorcraft is the first glow powered airplane kit from Alien Aircraft. Following the same precise and well engineered design process, the Taylorcraft features easy to assembly parts and produces a strong yet lightweight structure. The model is being build by Mike Greenshields and the Scale Squadron of Southern [...]

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Fly the Cuban-8

Mar 21, 2013 No Comments

Sometimes it’s good to get back to the classics. Whether its movies, music, dancing, or aerobatics, there’s a reason why certain genre-defining films, songs, steps, or maneuvers withstand the test of time and become classics. The Cuban-8 is one of those classic maneuvers that will always amaze and please. It is a mixture of symmetry, [...]

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Radio Control Show 200th Anniversary Sweepstakes Rules

Feb 25, 2013 No Comments

OFFICIAL RULES. NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS SWEEPSTAKES. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. ENTRANTS MUST BE 18 AND OLDER. BY ENTERING THE SWEEPSTAKES, ENTRANTS AGREE TO ACCEPT AND BE BOUND BY ALL TERMS OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES (“OFFICIAL RULES”). WINNERS THAT HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED MUST RESPOND [...]

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The Radio Control show Celebrates its 200th Episode

Feb 25, 2013 7 Comments

Watch and Win! Presented by HobbyKing It’s never been a better time to become a fan of The Radio Control Show! We celebrated our 200th episode, Friday, March 1 and you have five chances to win great prizes! We like to think of it as a little bit of RC March Madness. Watch the show [...]

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Master the Positive Snap Roll

Feb 21, 2013 1 Comment

A positive snap roll is an impressive maneuver when it’s done tight and fast. In this video excerpt from the Aerobatics Made Easy series of DVDs, John Glezellis takes you step-by-step through the move and explains how to keep your snap precise.

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Jazz up your covering scheme!

Feb 21, 2013 2 Comments

Here’s how to add a checkerboard design to an already existing color scheme. I used the E-flite Shoestring and UltraCote covering. Because we are using heat shrink covering, this technique can be applied to any balsa covered ARF you have. This is especially useful for club events, such as fun-flys, club 40 racing, or in this [...]

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Keeping Loops Round

Feb 21, 2013 No Comments

Guard against making the common mistake of releasing too much elevator, aka “hunting,” during the float and thus creating a flat spot on top of the loop. This occurs for the same reason people overcontrol at every skill level: they want to see their inputs doing something. Instead, you should concentrate on smoothly reducing the [...]

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