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Sneak peek: Visiting Hitec RCD

Sneak peek: Visiting Hitec RCD

An inside look at this local hub serving all of the U.S. Recently, I traveled to the Hitec warehouse located in Poway, CA, to visit our good friends Mike Mayberry and Shawn Spiker. These two guys are very well known in the RC community because they attend many events throughout the country during the year. […]
IRCHA 2011 – Video Coverage

IRCHA 2011 – Video Coverage

Video coverage from the 2011 IRCHA event. [kaltura-playlist-widget entryid=0_tbigs3zd size=regular sort=preset /]
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Last Shuttle launch, up close and personal

Last Shuttle launch, up close and personal

When I was young, I was swept up and inspired by the space program. I remember John Glenn’s first orbital Mercury flight (I was six years old). I grew older with Gemini and Apollo, my parents allowing me to stay home from school on most launch days. I was 13 when astronauts first walked on […]
Top Notch Products Cessna 195 Scale Buildalong, part 2

Top Notch Products Cessna 195 Scale Buildalong, part 2

The Scale Squadron of Southern California, a club devoted to scale modeling and RC airplane fun have embarked on a new product review, the Cessna 195 from Top Notch Kits. This article continues with the construction of the wheel pants, cowl,  vertical fin fit and wing installation. For the first part of this article, click here. There was little […]
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Hangar 9 35% Extra 300

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Tech Tip: Battery Basics

Tech Tip: Battery Basics

Batteries are an ever-changing technology that we use every time we fly our model planes. Whether it is to simply power our flight gear or to run our motor and flight gear, batteries are always a factor to be considered when building our planes. Ten years ago, not many people were paying much attention to […]
Flight Technique: Becoming a Jet Jock

Flight Technique: Becoming a Jet Jock

The first thing you’ll notice when flying an EDF jet is the lack of propwash over the flying surfaces. Jets rely entirely on airspeed and smooth airflow over the wing and tail surfaces to generate the aerodynamic control forces for aileron, elevator and, if used, rudder control. While flying a jet more slowly, it will […]
E-flite Super Cub 25e

E-flite Super Cub 25e

This great review will be in our November issue of Electric Flight, but you get the first look at this nice aircraft! Those who know me at the flying field understand that I have a “thing” for Piper aircraft—Cubs in particular! Piper’s Super Cub has been a favorite of mine for a long time and […]
A large number of twin engine models were at the event.

WATTS over Owatanna

Sponsored by ElectriFly, this July 29-31 event held in Minnesota was a huge success, with 135 registered pilots! Already the largest electric event in the Midwest, the Watts event provided a great place for electric modelers to come together to fly, make friends and renew old acquaintances. Located just 45 miles south of Minneapolis,  it was […]
Jet World Masters Video

Jet World Masters Video

[kaltura-playlist-widget entryid=0_c40ff462 size=regular sort=preset /] Live from the flightline of the Jet World Masters competition in Dayton, Ohio.
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