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How to: Add ailerons for a “full-house” jet

Apr 24, 2012 7 Comments

Several years ago a flying buddy brought a Phase 3 F-16 out to the flying field. It was the first EDF jet I ever saw fly, not counting Bob Violett’s Electra which had made quite an impression on everyone at Florida Jets earlier that year. This F-16 is a really nice flying, hand-launched foam model. [...]

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The Radio Control Show 155

Apr 20, 2012 No Comments

Check out episode 155 of The Radio Control Show! This week we look at a fire breathing dragon, brand new FPV systems, and much more. Watch the full episode in the player below:

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Slope Aerobatics: Gliders take center stage!

Apr 20, 2012 5 Comments

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 [...]

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Scale Makeover Magic!

Apr 18, 2012 4 Comments

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

Apr 17, 2012 7 Comments

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 [...]

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Operating Temperature, what causes it in ESCs?

Apr 12, 2012 No Comments

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 [...]

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5 Steps to Fly the Knife-Edge Spin

Apr 10, 2012 No Comments

In my opinion, the knife-edge spin is one of the most impressive extreme aerobatic maneuvers. It’s very demanding for the pilot and the airframe. First, I’ll describe the maneuver. In traditional knife-edge, the aircraft is rolled approximately 90 degrees from upright level flight. Then altitude is sustained by using “top” rudder. When the maneuver is [...]

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C-rating: what you need to know & why

Apr 06, 2012 17 Comments

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.

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