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RC Warbird covering tips: 3-color fuselage

Jan 13, 2015 6 Comments by

Let’s begin our next installment to recovering your warbird from start to finish, using the Hangar 9 P-51D .60-size Mustang as an example. We’ve already finished covering the wing and stabilizer and all the smaller pieces in the kit. Now we are going to show you how to cover a fuselage with three different colors [...]

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AMA Expo

Jan 06, 2015 No Comments by

Rapidly approaching is the first trade show of the year, the AMA expo. This event is going to be held in Ontario, California and the Model Airplane News crew will be there all three days.  We are going to find out all that you need to know from this show including new products, early releases [...]

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The LA Drone Show is a Big Success

Dec 15, 2014 No Comments by

The first ever Drone Expo in Los Angeles was a huge success this past weekend. Attendees flock to the LA sports Arena to check out the latest Intel on unmanned aerial vehicles.  With over 3000 people attending the arena was full of people looking for their next new multirotor aircraft. In addition there were a [...]

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RC Drones come to LA!

Dec 13, 2014 No Comments by

If you are even a little interested in multi-rotors and RotorDrones, the UAVSA (Unmanned Autonomous Vehicle Systems Association) show is the place to be today, Saturday December 13, 2014. This is the first ever commercial Drone Expo in the country and it will be at the LA Sports Arena. Come on down and say hi to the RotorDrone [...]

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Best in the West Jet Rally

Oct 23, 2014 7 Comments by

Over this last weekend the Best in the West Jet Rally had its 25th event in Buttonwillow, CA.  This event drew in over 130 Pilots from all over the country and the world.  One of the many outstanding jets at this event was Barry Hou’s (Pasadena, CA) outstanding Skymaster F-14.  This great looking warbird had [...]

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Easy Custom Pushrods

Oct 01, 2014 7 Comments by

Many kits are made to precise standards, and this includes the pushrods. They are perfect for the recommend servos, but when using servos that have the output arms in a different location, those included pushrods may not work as well. This happened to me, and it meant that I needed to make up my own [...]

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What telemetry can do for you

Sep 02, 2014 No Comments

Receiving real-time information about the state and functioning of your airplane during flight enables the RC pilot to make informed decisions therefore contributing to overall safety and peace of mind. The current generations of radios provide various sorts of telemetry information such as speed, RF Quality, battery capacity, RPM altitude and much more depending on [...]

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Where should you put a smoke tank?

Jul 25, 2014 No Comments

This tip comes from my friend Albert Tejera who owns TME. Albert is an enthusiastic flyer and just an all-around good guy. Many new RC smoke users wonder if they should balance their airplane with the oil tank filled or empty? Generally we recommend that the tank be placed as close as possible to the [...]

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