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The Futaba 18MZ – When only the best will do.

Jan 12, 2012 1 Comment

I have seen some magazine ads for the new Futaba 18MZ, but here is a link to a video that describes it even better.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBotGm0-Y0M   There are certainly no shortages of radios on the market, but there is only one radio of this caliber. When I look at the 18MZ – I mean [...]

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Master the Outside Loop

Jan 11, 2012 No Comments

 Just as in the traditional inside loop, smoothness, precision and geometry are the keys to success in performing the outside loop. To fly in a graceful manner, you’ll need to take advantage of your computer radio and fully utilize both dual rates and exponential. A traditional aerobatic model uses 12 degrees of elevator deflection, 30 [...]

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Engine Cleaning 101

Jan 11, 2012 11 Comments

Engine not running right? Does it flame out during hovering maneuvers? Is it running hot or lack oomph? It might just need a good cleaning; varnish and carbon deposits may be preventing it from its maximum power potential. In this article, the engine guru Dave Gierke will take you step by step through engine disassembly, cleaning [...]

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RotoFlow Fuel System

Jan 10, 2012 No Comments

There have been a lot of improvement in both airplanes and helicopters throughout the years, but one area that has remained the same is the fuel tank. It seems I always have problems with leaks, poor fittings, broken fuel lines, etc. So, when I saw an ad for the RotoFlow Fuel System, I had to [...]

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3D Aerobatics Sweepstakes Rules

Jan 10, 2012 9 Comments

OFFICIAL RULES. NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS SWEEPSTAKES.A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. ENTRANTS MUST BE 18 AND OLDER. BY ENTERING THE SWEEPSTAKES, ENTRANTS AGREE TO ACCEPT AND BE BOUND BY ALL TERM OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES (“OFFICIAL [...]

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AS3X System: VIDEO INTERVIEW

Jan 10, 2012 1 Comment

Model Airplane News’ Debra Cleghorn interviews Horizon Hobby on their new AS3X System. Click the video below to see the full interview.

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Die Cast X Interviews Mario Andretti

Jan 05, 2012 No Comments

He’s been dubbed “The Driver of the Century” – and with good reason. Mario Andretti’s name has been synonymous with speed, finesse, and tenacity since his early days as a dirt-track competitor in Pennsylvania. Now a spokesman for several popular automotive brands, and a multiple Hall of Fame honoree, Mario has been loaning his knowledge [...]

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Sneak peek: BH Models Aero Commander Shrike

Jan 05, 2012 6 Comments

BH Models has just released a beautiful 81-inch ARF of the Aero Commander Shrike. The roughly 1/7-scale twin is designed to be powered by two .46 2-stroke engines and comes complete with air operated, shock-absorbing retracts that not only cleans up the airframe, but brings out its great lines. Construction is traditional balsa and light-ply [...]

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