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Fly the Elevator

Fly the Elevator

The elevator is one of the first 3D maneuvers many pilots learn.  In his September Model Airplane News article, Dave Scott has this to say about this maneuver; “During an elevator, the airplane remains fully stalled and drops almost vertically in a flat attitude.”  See what Jason Benson has to say about this maneuver in […]
Solving the Vibration Puzzle

Solving the Vibration Puzzle

Hello Paul, I hope you might be able to offer some sage advice on a project that has me stumped.  I just completed a Century Heli / Funkey MD-500D body as an OH-6 "Loach".  For mechanics I'm using my flybarless Chaos 600 with MicroBeast that I've been flying over a year and a half. I […]
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Servo City and the Hitec HTS-Voice

Thought I would pass along something from the newest Servo City flyer.  What got my attention was the Hitec’s HTS-Voice is on sale. Designed to fit on the handle of all Hitec radios, this system audibly provides telemetry data via speakers or earphones. The HTS-Voice takes Hitec’s telemetry accessories to the next level of convenience […]
What about those “beauty” contests?

What about those “beauty” contests?

It’s kinda neat, the varied competitions available to the R/C’er these days. There are flying events with a host of sub-sets like scale, electric, seaplanes, jets, sport, vintage, gliders and other classes. Something for everyone it would seem. There are also local shows of a different type, usually held at the shopping mall where passers-by, […]
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Sullivan offers Marcy Jones’s Wheel Chocks

Avid NortheasternRC enthusiast Marcy Jones invented the chocks in 2003 and has been testing and perfecting them ever since.  Sullivan Products had the smarts to recognize a good product when they saw them.  These are designed to provide maximum safety and security for your plane during transportation, conserve space in trailers, trucks and vans, enhance storage efficiency, […]
The END of scale modeling?

The END of scale modeling?

Just had an interesting, if not enlightening, discussion with an aftermarket component supplier to the R/C marketplace. We were talking about how so many of the products today are flat out foreign copies of previously American developed and produced commodities. I expressed my belief that I thought the practice was wrong but domestic manufacturers were virtually powerless […]
X-37B Secret Space Plane Video

X-37B Secret Space Plane Video

The U.S. Air Force’s X-37B unmanned space plane returned to Earth last week after 15 months in orbit on a mystery mission! The Air Force released a video (below) that was partially shot in infrared. The X-37B landed at Vandenberg Air Force Base.      
Aerobeez Sbach 300, First Look!

Aerobeez Sbach 300, First Look!

That’s right we got our hands on this great looking aerobat from Aerobeez, the Sbach 300.  Our frequent contributor Mike Gantt put it through the ringer to see just how well this bird flies.  Mike had nothing but good things to say about this great looking plane, check out his complete review in Model Airplane […]

Paralight’s Powered Paraglider Lineup

If you are like me, you love flying lots of different planes and configurations.  I got my first chance to fly a powered paraglider doing some infrared biomass photography from a large paraglider.  That plane was all electric with nearly five pounds of battery necessary to power cameras, downlinks and motor. Paralight Aviation The Paralight […]
Ready to Fly

Spirit of “Ob”: Final Assembly

It’s well into the second week of the build, time to get this project finished and ready for test flight on Father’s Day.  The fuse and wing are framed just a few things to do, mount wing, final sanding, covering, hinges, install hardware, engine, fuel tank, radio gear, balance and set-up. During the construction of […]
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