Arado 76

Jul 02, 2014 No Comments

The september 1938 issue of Model Airplane News contained plans for a 20-inch-spam, rubber-powered Arado 76: “…a new German fighter/trainer.” I built it, and when .049 glow engines emerged a decade later, I turned it into a Wasp-powered U-control and flew it indoors. It was a crowd pleaser–especially when it landed, and I was too [...]

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MACCHI MC.200 Saetta Fighter

Jul 02, 2014 No Comments

An Italian WW II precision-scale masterpiece   The WW II ITALIAN MACCHI MC.200 Saetta fighter was my first serious attempt at a true scale RIC model. As usual, I was unable to find accurately drawn 3-views, so I produced my own from measurements I had made of a full-size aircraft at a museum. Powered by a [...]

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Tampa’s TRAC Big Bird Fly In

Jun 29, 2014 No Comments

June…Summer…Florida….How do you think the weather was?  You’re probably right..HOT!  That’s 98 degrees HOT!!  But trust me that didn’t stop anyone.  Living in Florida is like living in Seattle.  In Seattle you know it’s going to rain and you make plans anyway.  In Florida, you know it’s going to be hot so you make plans [...]

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Go Discover, looking at the world from above

Jun 19, 2014 2 Comments

We got the chance to test out the new Go Discover airplane wing from Hobby king.  This wing already has a GoPro mount in the front nose ready for your GoPro camera. If you ever wanted to get a different view of the world, this is the plane that will do it for you. check [...]

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Fly the Tumble

Jun 12, 2014 No Comments

This 3D maneuver can only be performed by a fully aerobatic-capable RC helicopter.The maneuver is a series of flips, during which the heli slowly travels forward to create the sense of an athlete performing tumbles in a gymnastic routine. This maneuver can be done forward, backward and even in circles. STEPS TO SUCCESS Step 1. [...]

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Russian Gunship from Down Under

Jun 09, 2014 No Comments

Check out this 1/6.7-scale, turbine-powered Mil 24 Hind from Down Under … New Zealand, that is! This beauty is from Heli Classics and flown by NZMC club member Carl.  Thanks to RCheliclub NZMC for taking these videos and posting them on YouTube. If you’re interested in getting your own, East Coast Scale Products can sell you a partially [...]

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Pop Your Top with this great move

Jun 05, 2014 2 Comments

We are very fortunate to have Jason Benson explain this rather cool move, the  Pop Top. This maneuver just requires some stick timing and the willingness of the pilot to repeat it until it becomes second nature. Jason offers up some tips that make learning this move a little easier.  This is a great turnaround [...]

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Jun 05, 2014 1 Comment

This is an impressive 3D maneuver, and while you’re learning, it’s important to break it down into short segments. Before you attempt it, make sure that you are proficient with rolling at a fairly fast roll rate. Second, make sure that you know how to perform a typical tumble. Let’s start by refreshing your memory on the tumble. [...]

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