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Pilot Projects: Custom Privateer [May 2012]

Pilot Projects: Custom Privateer [May 2012]

Custom Privateer: What’s Lew doing in the pool with his model? Check it for leaks, of course! Lew first started building this beauty in 1955, using the Berkley Kit based on Don McGovern’s design.  He completed it in 1975 and added 4-channel control along with an Enya 60 glow engine.  Unfortunately, the plane landed in […]
C-rating: what you need to know & why

C-rating: what you need to know & why

Ever wonder what the right LiPo C-rating is for your various models?  How is C-rating actually rated?  We asked Lee Estingoy from Castle Creations this question and he gave us an insider’s view of this misapplied and understood rating. [kaltura-widget uiconfid=”1727911″ entryid=”0_62b26tjb” width=”640″ height=”390″ addpermission=”” editpermission=”” /]
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Mild to wild! Align’s new Trex 600

Mild to wild! Align’s new Trex 600

I always look forward to Align’s new kit introductions and am excited to review their new flybarless T-Rex 600EFL Pro kit, which includes the brushless motor and 600 3G carbon-fiber rotor blades. It is also available in various combo packages. The aerodynamics of the new 600EFL is vastly improved over the flybar-equipped version, and this […]
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Throttle Setup Secrets

Throttle Setup Secrets

Proper mechanical setup is a very important factor in how well an RC helicopter will perform. With all the low-cost and very capable computer transmitters available it’s easy to lose sight of the basics of mechanical setup and rely on programming to overcome issues that should have been addressed mechanically. Many heli pilots I know […]
Dave Scott: a passion for planes!

Dave Scott: a passion for planes!

Dave writes many flight technique articles for Model Airplane News, he also runs the 1st U.S. R/C Flight School (rcflightschool.com), has published numerous books on RC flight and aerobatics, and in his spare time, he competes in full-size aerobatic contests. We got a chance to ask Dave a few questions about his airplane-rich life. Which came […]

Quick Shop Tips — Transmitter Tricks

Readers of our magazines are always coming up with useful tricks of the trades to get the most out of the hobby. Maximizing safety and convenience is often very easy. Check these out. Throttle Safety When you fire up your radio and then turn on your model’s receiver, you always want to have the throttle […]
Road to Top Gun Update — Jeff Foley Messerschmitt Me-109

Road to Top Gun Update — Jeff Foley Messerschmitt Me-109

Jeff Foley is no stranger to Scale competition having taken two Mr. Top Gun titles, winning the Masters class five times and the Top Gun Pro-am pro once.  His Messerschmitt Me-109E is still the only “single engined, WW 2 fighter” to win Mr. Top Gun!  It also a 5 time winner of the AMA Nats in the Designer Class […]
A Ride to Space & Back: video from a booster engine

A Ride to Space & Back: video from a booster engine

In this mesmerizing video, experience a ride to space and back as cameras on the Space Shuttle’s booster engines capture the experience–from blastoff to splashdown. This fantastic footage is part of the upcoming DVD, “Special Edition Ascent: Commemorating Space Shuttle.” All of the sounds are real, and seeing the Earth from the point of view […]
Helicopter Flying Safety

Helicopter Flying Safety

Helicopter flying safety is a subject that is important to all of us, but is also a subject we rarely discuss either at the flying field or in magazine articles. Although helicopters have a large spinning rotor disk, this does not mean that helicopters are more dangerous than airplanes, or any other form of R/C, […]
Sneak peek: Aeroworks Freestyle Extra 260 QB-L

Sneak peek: Aeroworks Freestyle Extra 260 QB-L

Freestyle aerobatics can be some of the most exciting type of flying, and nothing does it better than a dedicated machine like the brand new Freestyle Extra 260 by Aeroworks. Part of the Aeroworks QB-L (Quick Build Light) series, it is designed to go together quickly and be very light weight. The airy balsa and […]
F-86 Micro Jet Video

F-86 Micro Jet Video

Here is a small plane that packs quite a bit of power, the Great Planes F-86 Sabre Micro EDF.  This small plane has some great flying features and with AnyLink you can fly this plane with any transmitter.  Hear what Norm has to say about the F-86 and the AnyLink system. [kaltura-widget uiconfid=”1727911″ entryid=”0_zqhfivk6″ width=”640″ […]
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