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Using the Pitch Gauge

Using the Pitch Gauge

In my previous blog on the pitch gauge I said the accuracy of the gauge is less important than its ease of use and the repeatability of the results. The reason I say accuracy is less important is because one of the requirements to use a pitch gauge with a flybar helicopter is that the […]

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Installing Pinned Hinges — Workshop Tips for Builders

Installing Pinned Hinges — Workshop Tips for Builders

Making control surfaces move requires the installation of hinges. Many ARF and several basic kits today use the convenient and easy to install CA cloth hinges. But for this project being a fun fly plane (Florio Flyer 60)  and having a larger than stock engine, we want something more sturdy to stand up to the […]
How big is too big – 200+ pound RC jet …

How big is too big – 200+ pound RC jet …

This 214-pound (that’s right: two hundred fourteen pound) A380-900 Airbus built and flown by Reinhard Oetken is powered by four turbine engines and has a gigantic 19-foot wingspan. It’s a gorgeous model, and watching this monster plane take off and fly will take your breath away. Assuming the RC model adheres to all of the […]
Pilot Projects: Mach 1 [March 2012]

Pilot Projects: Mach 1 [March 2012]

Mach 1: Built from Model Airplane News plans (FSP067330) published in 1973, this pattern ship has foam wings and a stabilizer covered with balsa and finished with epoxy. A Thunder Tiger .60 engine provides more than enough power. Ken writes, “The original plane was designed by Norm Page, a well-known pattern pilot, and the design […]
Ultimate Electrics: Setting up Speed Controls

Ultimate Electrics: Setting up Speed Controls

When it comes to flying electric aircraft, it seems the one thing that gives people the most trepidation is programming their electronic speed control. Fear that a mistake will ruin the motor, speed control or LiPo pack (or all three!) is common. Rest easy, pilots: the chances of that happening are very remote. Most of […]
Sneak Peek: BVM T-33 converted to e-power

Sneak Peek: BVM T-33 converted to e-power

For almost as long as serious scale RC competitions have been around, jet aircraft have been popular subjects often only attempted by the more experienced. Such was the case of Team Malcione: otherwise known as Dave, Dave Jr. and Pete Malcione. This serious scale team has been on the competition scene for years and you […]
Great Planes Shoestring, the classic pylon racer

Great Planes Shoestring, the classic pylon racer

Race planes have to be some of the coolest looking aircraft around.  Very few have as much history as the Shoestring racer.  If you ever want to try out a pylon racer, Great planes offer a nice looking Shoestring that is sure to please.   Check out what John Reid and Michael York have to […]

MPI’s LiFe Charging Switch and LED

If you fly LiFe battery packs, you will love the newest addition to the MPI’s lineup of charging switches.  These switches include an LED readout with green, amber and red lights to let you quickly know the condition of your flight pack.  Check out their complete lineup of charging switches for all types of batteries. […]

Hot Wire Foam Factory Styroplast

Hot Wire Foam Factory recently introduced their new Styroplast two-part coating for all foams.  When mixed you have about 12-15 minutes of working time and when cured the coating becomes fire-proof, water-proof, and hardens to protect all foam surfaces without adding a lot of weight to the foam.  The possibilities for use are extensive and […]
Best in Show! 1/3-scale Sopwith Camel

Best in Show! 1/3-scale Sopwith Camel

  Perhaps one of the most highly sought after titles for serious RC Scale modelers is the “Best in Show” award from the annual WRAM Show. And this year’s winner of the title from the 2012 WRAM show was the talented Mike Gross Sr., with his amazing 1/3-scale Sopwith Camel. Held this year at the […]
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