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Just too cool, the Endeavour Landing

Oct 01, 2012 No Comments

Talk about getting a great look at the Endeavour

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How to: Add Square Checkerboards

Sep 30, 2012 8 Comments

In the January Electric Flight column “Custom Corner,” we show you how to make a curved checkerboard design that you can easily apply to your aircraft.  Here we show you how to add a standard checkerboard pattern to a wing. This design is a little simpler, but it still has a big impact on the color scheme. Enjoy. [...]

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Scale Un-contest

Sep 29, 2012 No Comments

This last weekend I was able to attend a Scale Un-Contest down in Orange County, California, put on by the Scale Squadron of Southern California. The idea behind this contest was to duplicate an actual scale contest without any of the pressures. Participants were able to have their planes judged by certified scale judges and [...]

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Great Planes Phazer, First Look!

Sep 26, 2012 4 Comments

We got our first look at the Great Planes Phazer, and we were very impressed with the speed of this delta wing aircraft.  The Phazer is an easy to assemble ARF that went together quickly, with very clear directions.  Once done, you have a great looking ducted fan that is solid in the air.  Did [...]

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My new racer

Sep 21, 2012 No Comments

Here is my latest Viper 500, ready for the next quickie race. In the March Issue of Electric Flight I will talk about how to use this spray on paint to create new designs over MonoKote and Ultra Coat. This is the first spray paint that I found that you can apply over covering material [...]

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Tuskegee University welcomes airmen home

Sep 19, 2012 No Comments

TUSKEGEE, Ala. (September 18, 2012) — After more than 60 years, part of Tuskegee’s aviation legacy returned to historic Moton Field. Four original Tuskegee Airmen were welcomed back to the historic training site by the National Park Service and Tuskegee University President, Gilbert L. Rochon, on Sept. 15. “The Tuskegee Airmen are an intrinsic part [...]

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Fly the Hovering Square Loop

Sep 11, 2012 3 Comments

In this video Jason Benson shows us how to perform the Hovering Square Loop.  John Glezellis explains the maneuver in the January Issue of Electric Flight in his column “Aerobatics Made Easy.” Be sure to read John’s article for the finer points on this maneuver. Before you know it you will be flying it to [...]

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B-17 makes it home – some great photos

Aug 30, 2012 5 Comments

a very cool story even though it may not be completely true.   The story that comes with this is inaccurate since the Tunis docks were in North Africa and were not bombed by B-17s that returned to England.  The pictures on the ground definitely were not taken in England, and there were no P-51s [...]

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