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Electric SE5a Scout—On Patrol over the Aerodrome

Electric SE5a Scout—On Patrol over the Aerodrome

The one thing you can truly count on while attending the Old Rhinebeck RC Jamboree in New York, is that you are going to see some beautiful WW1 Biplanes. Such is the case with an impressive RAF SE5a Scout built and flown by Ralph Perrone of Pittsfield, MA. Ralph’s electric powered Scout was a piece […]
New Habu Jet Pilot?–Setup and Flying tips for the Fast Lane

New Habu Jet Pilot?–Setup and Flying tips for the Fast Lane

Development in brushless motor design and Li-Po battery technology have benefited the RC hobby especially for seasoned and wanabee  jet jocks. Electric ducted fan (EDF) jets are quickly becoming one of the most popular branches of modeling tree and the development of these E-powered speed demons is nothing short of amazing. When most people talk […]
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5 Easy Steps To Flying The Knife-Edge Spin

5 Easy Steps To Flying The Knife-Edge Spin

In my opinion, 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 top rudder. When the maneuver is […]
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Flyzone Fokker Dr.1

Flyzone Fokker Dr.1

Follow in the foot steps of Manfred von Richthofen and become the “Ace-of-Aces” any time, anywhere with the micro Flyzone Fokker Dr.1!  With its compact 14.1-inch wingspan, the Fokker Dr.1 is at home in a gym as it is in a backyard and because everything is included, just charge the pack and go. It can […]
Improving your Knife-Edge flight

Improving your Knife-Edge flight

In this video, we show you How-to-mix the Rudder to the Elevator for smoother knife –edge flight.  This simple mix will keep your plane tracking straight down the runway so that it will not pull toward the canopy or the gears.  [kaltura-widget uiconfid=”1727911″ entryid=”0_tpp0ghcr” width=”640″ height=”390″ addpermission=”” editpermission=”” /]
Flooded flying field? Post your photos!

Flooded flying field? Post your photos!

How did your East Coast flying field fare after Irene? Post your photos to our Facebook page and you could win a consolation prize: a copy of our newest hard-cover book, Precision Aerobatics. Good luck!
RCGF 111cc Gas Twin

RCGF 111cc Gas Twin

This new RCGF 111CC gasoline engine produces 11.2hp and can turn an 27×10 propeller at 6200 rpm, so it’s ideal for your 33- to 40-percent aircraft. RCGF engines are known worldwide for their high quality, power and customer support. All engines come with prop adapter, muffler, motor standoff, spark plug, electronic CDI ignition and a two year […]
Safety arming switch, Battery setup

Safety arming switch, Battery setup

    Here is a simple way to safely install your battery without arming the ESC until you get to the flight line.  This is a simple set-up to install and these switches are made by a number of manufactures and easily available.

Interview with Lieutenant Colonel Marc Sasseville

[kaltura-widget uiconfid=”1727911″ entryid=”0_sx4ehxju” width=”640″ height=”390″ addpermission=”” editpermission=”” /] Four pilots with the District of Columbia Air National Guard (DCANG) at Andrews Air Force Base, near Washington, finally receive authorization to get airborne on 9/11 in their fighter jets, and are given instructions on their mission. Read the article, “Land Now!” in the October 2011 issue […]
Big Jolt Video coverage

Big Jolt Video coverage

Model Airplane News editor John Reid reporting from Big Jolt 2011 [kaltura-playlist-widget entryid=0_bmbcyt8c size=regular sort=date /]
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