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Fly the Immelmann Turn

Fly the Immelmann Turn

Pilots often use Immelmann turns to change direction quickly. The Immelmann dates back to WW I and was was named for German pilot Max Immelmann. Although some say that his actual combat maneuver was different from today’s aerobatic version, the name has stuck. The combat Immelmann was performed to reengage a target; the aerobatic Immelmann […]
Sneak peek: Seagull Models Pilatus PC-9

Sneak peek: Seagull Models Pilatus PC-9

  There is just something about the Pilatus PC-9 that strikes a chord in me, and the Seagull Models 1.20-size version of this fantastic plane is no exception. Designed to be powered by a 1.20 2-stroke, a 1.80 4-stroke or equivalent electric motor, this ARF will definitely perform as a pre-jet trainer should. With a […]
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Optimize your Model’s Fuel System — Improving engine performance and reliability

Optimize your Model’s Fuel System — Improving engine performance and reliability

Good engine performance and reliable starts depend on a properly installed and maintained fuel system. When you think about it, RC model airplanes rely on two basic systems to fly, the radio system and the power system. Whether you have a nitro burning glow engine or a high octane gasoline sipping power plane, if your engine […]
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Sensei from Flyzone, interview and flight video.

Sensei from Flyzone, interview and flight video.

Are you looking for your first plane, one that is easy to fly, land and most of all durable and easy to repair?  You may be in luck, we just tested the new ready to fly Sensei foam trainer from Flyzone. Listen to what our reviewer Mike Stroup has to say about this nice all […]
Tech Tip: Easy Technique for Spray on Weathering and Detailing

Tech Tip: Easy Technique for Spray on Weathering and Detailing

The “squiggle” pattern was applied to the Storch over white Litefilm using Model Master Enamel. After the graphics were applied, a light dusting of Krylon Satin Clear was used to dull down the shiny finish produced by the Litefilm. The bottom color was sprayed with Model Master Enamel using the Paasche H1 air-brush on the […]
Sneak peek: Lanier RC Stinger II

Sneak peek: Lanier RC Stinger II

By Michael York Having pioneered the concept of ARF’s in the 60’s, Lanier RC is still at it after all these years with the introduction of the Stinger II.  You know you’ve been in the hobby for a while when you can say “back when I flew the original”, and I was fortunate enough to […]
Precision Aerobatics Bandit- EXCLUSIVE REVIEW!

Precision Aerobatics Bandit- EXCLUSIVE REVIEW!

By Aaron Ham Let me start out first by saying this: If the designers at Precision Aerobatics decide to produce a full-scale Bandit, I would like to offer up my services as factory demo pilot. What a gorgeous-looking airplane it is! In my opinion, it is a cross between the MX Aircraft MXS-R and a […]

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Proper servo setup techniques & programming tricks to fly like a pro

Proper servo setup techniques & programming tricks to fly like a pro

THE DEVIL IS IN THE DETAILS. After installing your servos according the manufacturer’s directions, you might find that when the servo arm is placed on the spline, it isn’t at a perfect right angle to the servo casing. Or, after you’ve hooked up the various linkages, you discover there is too much or not enough […]
Master the Stall Turn Thrust-Line Setup

Master the Stall Turn Thrust-Line Setup

Before you attempt the stall turn, take a moment to ensure that the motor thrust is properly set on your aircraft. Sometimes, manufacturers build what is called “right thrust” into the aircraft’s motor box. When you view your model from above, the spinner and propeller should be on the fuselage’s centerline, but the propeller may […]
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