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De Havilland DH 88 Comet Full Build Part IV

De Havilland DH 88 Comet Full Build Part IV

I have scratch built many twins over the years. No matter whose plans I’m working with they all shared one thing in common. Very poor detail when it comes to nacelle construction. Below is a photo of the plans for the nacelle. You will notice the very complex retract apparatus drawn. The plans were clearly created […]

2 New Estes Micro EP RTF Helicopters For First Time Pilots

Estes has been in business for many years producing quality products that work, and at affordable prices. These two new micro helicopters are fully assembled and perfect for first-time pilots!  The SF161™ is the pod and boom version and includes counter-rotating blades for stability, a 3.5-channel infrared radio system and 3.7V LiPo flight battery.  The […]
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Take Some Free Advice And Save Big

Take Some Free Advice And Save Big

I’m very fortunate to belong to a flying club with  great facilities. We have two black topped runways as well as a Pitts areas for setting up your airplanes. Because of the close proximity to town our flying field attracts a great many onlookers. Many of these onlookers are new to the hobby or are […]

Thunder Tiger Raptor 30 V2 Pro Receiver-Ready ARF

I just received this information on the new Raptor 30 V2 Pro. As you know, the Raptor line has been available for many years, and they are committed to improving and upgrading this great line of helicopters. Here is some information I’m sure you will find useful and interesting if you are looking for a […]
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RealFlight 6 Simulator Reset and Rewind Feature

The more I use my RealFlight 6 sim, the more I like it. Although it has many great new features, I really like being able to do the impossible – that is, reliving the past.  Not only can I get back in the air with an undamaged helicopter instantly after a crash without using a […]

New Losi 4WD Off Road Truck

Over the Christmas holidays I went to San Fran to visit my son and granddaughter. Although my son and I have flown r/c airplanes and helicopters over the years, he is now interested in 1/5 gas r/c cars. So, for Christmas he received the new Losi 1/5 4WD Off Road Truck (LOSB0019WHTBD) from Horizon Hobby […]
Aero Commander: First look at an unlimited aerobatic twin

Aero Commander: First look at an unlimited aerobatic twin

Over many years, the legendary Bob Hoover proved to millions of onlookers just how capable the Aero Commander really is.  He would take his green and white Aero Commander Shrike and put it through an impressive array of aerobatic maneuvers – first with both, then one, then none of the engines running.  Not a bad […]
Sneak peek: Hangar 9 Taylorcraft 26cc BNF

Sneak peek: Hangar 9 Taylorcraft 26cc BNF

Hangar 9’s BNF (Bind-N-Fly) Taylorcraft does the classic aircraft proud. As soon as you pop the top off the box, you know you treated yourself to many hours of enjoyment. Everything—and I mean everything!—is included; just add your favorite 6-channel DSM2 or DSMX compatible radio and do some basic assembly and you’re ready for takeoff. I […]
De Havilland DH 88 Comet Full Build Part III

De Havilland DH 88 Comet Full Build Part III

A Fuselage is born: Building the fuselage was very straight forward and required no special skills. Built one side first. Cover that side with clear wrap and built the other side on top of the first. This insures that both sides of the fuse come out the same. Seen below with both halves. One on top […]
Free Beechcraft Staggerwing 3-view

Free Beechcraft Staggerwing 3-view

Yours for the taking, scans of original pen-and-ink drawings of the very first, fixed- gear Model 17 Staggerwing Beechcraft from the master, William Wylam.  Talk about a collector’s item!  How can you get one?  Just visit our new and improved Flight Journal website and download the free 3-view. While you’re there, look around; there are […]
Sneak peek: E-flite Hawker Sea Fury

Sneak peek: E-flite Hawker Sea Fury

Back by popular demand, the E-flite Hawker Sea Fury 480 ARF is an impressive-looking, electric-powered sport scale version of the noteworthy British fighter. The new Sea Fury now is made with injection-molded Z-Foam making it very lightweight, durable and easily repairable (foam-safe CA glue is not required). It comes with nice scale details including molded […]
Tips from the Flying Field: Aileron Differential

Tips from the Flying Field: Aileron Differential

What is aileron differential and how your model can benefit from using it? Senior technical editor Gerry Yarrish explains this important mix in this online video. Programming this feature into your transmitter will make your plane fly smoother and more precise while eliminating the need to coordinate aileron and rudder input to counter adverse yaw. It’s an especially […]
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