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Best in Show! 1/3-scale Sopwith Camel

Feb 18, 2012 19 Comments

  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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20 Things Every Pilot Needs to know

Feb 16, 2012 3 Comments

One great thing about this hobby is that there’s almost always a better and quicker way to make the process easier on the modeler, pilot or builder. We asked some pros in the industry and our contributors for their advice on easier approaches to building or flying. Here are the top 20 tips (listed in [...]

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5 EASY STEPS TO FLYING THE KNIFE-EDGE SPIN

Feb 09, 2012 2 Comments

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 ìtopî rudder. When the maneuver is complete, the pilot [...]

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TOTAL CONTROL: The Right Way to Set Up Servos

Feb 09, 2012 8 Comments

Without smooth, non-binding control-surface movements, our planes would be nearly impossible to direct. Linkage systems, including the servo, servo arm, pushrod and control horn, are often overlooked, but they are the keys to smooth, strong, equal control-surface deflections. Take the time to install the linkages properly and securely to guarantee control surfaces that work properly [...]

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Master the Tailslide

Feb 01, 2012 No Comments

  A typical tailslide begins from upright level flight parallel to the runway. The pilot then applies throttle and performs a º loop to enter a vertical up-line. After the vertical line is established, the pilot gradually pulls the throttle back to idle. The aircraft will slow down and eventually will come to a stop. [...]

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New OS-105HZ Helicopter Engine

Jan 27, 2012 No Comments

This is the new OS-105HZ Helicopter Engine, with  DRS (Demand Regulator System), that was designed for precision aerobatic and 3D heli pilots to provide more power for their 90 size helicopters. As you know from my previous blogs, I’m running the OS90HZ in my Raptor 90G4, and it’s doing a great job. But I guess you [...]

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Sneak Peek: FlyZone Dr.1 Triplane

Jan 26, 2012 2 Comments

  If you’ve ever read the newspaper comics, then you know that “Peanuts” ace pilot Snoopy had a real issue with the Red Baron. While flying his Sopwith “Doghouse” Snoopy would battle Red Baron and then later ease his imaginary, bullet-hole-ridden WW I fighter back onto the ground. Personally, I really like Snoopy, but I [...]

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Red Tails! The Men, the Movie, the Models

Jan 26, 2012 3 Comments

THE TUSKEGEE AIRMEN: The Red Tails of WW II Hollywood has a way of rediscovering important historical events, wrapping them up and presenting them in a way that educates the general movie-going public that no amount of history classes ever could. Though few non-modeling folk know the real story, if you simply ask any RC [...]

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