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Electric Flight March 2013

Nov 19, 2012 No Comments
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Vintage A/2 Glider

Nov 18, 2012 No Comments

I feel that R/C flyers of vintage models have tended to neglect gliders, in particular the ‘Nordic’ class A/2 designs of the late 1940′s to early 1950′s. The class rules produced models around 60″ to 74″ wingspan, 15 ounces minimum weight, and a body of 5 square inches minimum x-section. The nice thing is that they can be [...]

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FPV Formation Flying Basics

Nov 16, 2012 No Comments

I saw a lot of FPV Formation Flying Videos and noticed that, for want of knowing how to go about it, people are all over. While that is fun too, doing the correct thing brings that much more fun and professionalism into it. First Things First Remember that in Close Formation your leader is your complete reference.  He is your Altitude, [...]

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Tucson Aerobatic Shootout – The videos and photos

Nov 16, 2012 No Comments

Check out some of our videos and photos from this years Tucson Aerobatic Shootout.            

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RCATS Smart Lithium Glow Driver

Nov 14, 2012 5 Comments

The RCATS Smart Lithium Glow Driver (shown here with optional orange protective glove), as well as their complete line of radio control accessories, are developed by fliers with years of experience in our hobby, are assembled in the US and backed by fantastic support, and are battle tested by R/C enthusiasts worldwide. This glow driver [...]

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Tips & Tricks for a Great Film Finish

Nov 14, 2012 6 Comments

For many reasons, heat-shrink plastic films are easily the most popular way to cover a model airplane. They’re easy to apply and come in just about every color imaginable; they’re odorless, non-toxic and almost completely fuel-proof. It’s easy to achieve a great-looking model without a lot of effort; you only need to know the basics [...]

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Lithium Polymer (LiPo) Basics

Nov 07, 2012 No Comments

Years ago everyone was using ni-cad batteries, so choosing the right battery for you helicopter was easy. However, now with the advancements in li-po batteries, it can sometimes be difficult to know which battery is best for your application.  My TREX 700E shown here uses a 2-cell lipo for the receiver and servos, and a [...]

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Soviet Fighter: Wolfram Donalies’ Polikarpov I-16

Nov 06, 2012 13 Comments

I often enjoy attending the annual Warbirds and Classics over the Midwest RC event held in Fond du Lac, WI as there’s always a bunch of great looking scale airplanes to photograph. One airplane that just looked so interesting I could not help but be drawn toward it. Looking like a cross between a WW [...]

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