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Flying the Beast with AS3X

Mar 07, 2012 10 Comments

My first experience with the AS3X was with the UMX Beast 3D BNF  setup.  I had an experienced pilot fly it the first time for the photos; he also flew the original UMX Beast without AS3X. His first remark was “WOW! I want this plane!” and he continued with similar remarks even after landing. By [...]

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Exclusive sneak Peek: Futaba T18MZ

Mar 07, 2012 7 Comments

Whether young of old, most of us have something exotic that we yearn after, even though we know perfectly well that it isn’t a necessity or even attainable. For some, it may be a Porsche GT, while for other it’s a blood red Ducati Desmosedici that gets the pulse racing. For us RC guys, you [...]

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Using the Pitch Gauge

Mar 07, 2012 No Comments

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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Mar 07, 2012 1 Comment

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Model Airplane News Facebook Sweeps

Mar 05, 2012 1 Comment

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Installing Pinned Hinges — Workshop Tips for Builders

Mar 04, 2012 16 Comments

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 [...]

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

Mar 02, 2012 1 Comment

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 [...]

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Ultimate Electrics: Setting up Speed Controls

Mar 01, 2012 2 Comments

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 [...]

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