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Slope Aerobatics: Gliders take center stage!

Slope Aerobatics: Gliders take center stage!

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 […]
Scale Makeover Magic!

Scale Makeover Magic!

The F4U-1 50 Corsair from Hangar 9 is a medium size warbird that, like its other stablemates, looks great out of the box and flies well. There’s no mistaking the Corsair for any other airplane; its unique, inverted gull wing making it easily identifiable. While the model itself is well designed and of high quality, […]
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Keep your Engine Happy

Keep your Engine Happy

Our readers are constantly coming up with great ways to maximize their enjoyment of the RC  hobby. Whether it is a simpler way to solve a recurring problem, or a better way to save some cash, our Shop Tips mailbag is always full. Here are a few tips for keeping your RC engine happy. Clean […]
Operating Temperature, what causes it in ESCs?

Operating Temperature, what causes it in ESCs?

How hot is too hot, we all know that heat is damaging to our batteries, ESCs and motors.  But what causes it and how can we keep it under control. Lee Estingoy from Castle Creations tell us what cause excess heat and at what throttle setting you can expect to see more heat generated in […]
Pilot Projects: Custom Privateer [May 2012]

Pilot Projects: Custom Privateer [May 2012]

Custom Privateer: What’s Lew doing in the pool with his model? Check it for leaks, of course! Lew first started building this beauty in 1955, using the Berkley Kit based on Don McGovern’s design.  He completed it in 1975 and added 4-channel control along with an Enya 60 glow engine.  Unfortunately, the plane landed in […]
C-rating: what you need to know & why

C-rating: what you need to know & why

Ever wonder what the right LiPo C-rating is for your various models?  How is C-rating actually rated?  We asked Lee Estingoy from Castle Creations this question and he gave us an insider’s view of this misapplied and understood rating. [kaltura-widget uiconfid=”1727911″ entryid=”0_62b26tjb” width=”640″ height=”390″ addpermission=”” editpermission=”” /]

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Mild to wild! Align’s new Trex 600

Mild to wild! Align’s new Trex 600

I always look forward to Align’s new kit introductions and am excited to review their new flybarless T-Rex 600EFL Pro kit, which includes the brushless motor and 600 3G carbon-fiber rotor blades. It is also available in various combo packages. The aerodynamics of the new 600EFL is vastly improved over the flybar-equipped version, and this […]
Throttle Setup Secrets

Throttle Setup Secrets

Proper mechanical setup is a very important factor in how well an RC helicopter will perform. With all the low-cost and very capable computer transmitters available it’s easy to lose sight of the basics of mechanical setup and rely on programming to overcome issues that should have been addressed mechanically. Many heli pilots I know […]
Dave Scott: a passion for planes!

Dave Scott: a passion for planes!

Dave writes many flight technique articles for Model Airplane News, he also runs the 1st U.S. R/C Flight School (rcflightschool.com), has published numerous books on RC flight and aerobatics, and in his spare time, he competes in full-size aerobatic contests. We got a chance to ask Dave a few questions about his airplane-rich life. Which came […]

Quick Shop Tips — Transmitter Tricks

Readers of our magazines are always coming up with useful tricks of the trades to get the most out of the hobby. Maximizing safety and convenience is often very easy. Check these out. Throttle Safety When you fire up your radio and then turn on your model’s receiver, you always want to have the throttle […]
Road to Top Gun Update — Jeff Foley Messerschmitt Me-109

Road to Top Gun Update — Jeff Foley Messerschmitt Me-109

Jeff Foley is no stranger to Scale competition having taken two Mr. Top Gun titles, winning the Masters class five times and the Top Gun Pro-am pro once.  His Messerschmitt Me-109E is still the only “single engined, WW 2 fighter” to win Mr. Top Gun!  It also a 5 time winner of the AMA Nats in the Designer Class […]
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