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Sneak Peek: Align TRex 450 Plus

Jul 30, 2012 1 Comment

The Align T-Rex 450 Sport Plus is one of the latest releases in the Align T-Rex family of great machines distributed through Assurance RC. Align has brought this hobby many different helicopters, ranging from their small 100-class, fixed-pitch RTF machine all the way up to their 700-size, full-collective, flybarless models. Align has become one of [...]

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A great article on the Flying Tigers

Jul 26, 2012 No Comments

AMERICAN VOLUNTEER GROUP PILOT TAKES HIS P-40 TOMAHAWK OFF THE FIELD NORTH OF RANGOON.   NOTICE TWO GUNS ON EDGE OF EACH WING, ONE EACH SIDE OF COWLING. FLYING TIGERS IN BURMA HANDFUL OF AMERICAN PILOTS SHOOT DOWN 300 JAP WARPLANES IN 90 DAYS Photographs for LIFE by George Rodger   One shining hope has emerged from three [...]

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Spitfire Masterpiece

Jul 20, 2012 15 Comments

This is one outstanding model, a scratch built 1/5th scale Supermarine Spitfire MK 1 by an English model builder. The pictures and accompanying text are by the model maker, David Glen. I wish I could make something this great. The job took well over eleven years, during which there were times he very nearly came [...]

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Learning how to become a fighter pilot, Russian style.

Jul 03, 2012 No Comments

Here is a great way to become a fighter pilot, virtual RC.  All you have to learn after this is how to work through the G’s while making some of those turns.  This is definitely a much cheaper way to train fighter pilots.  

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Banana Hobby FW 190A

Jun 27, 2012 3 Comments

We were excited to review the Banana Hobby Fw 190A, and we have to say that it was impressive, both on the ground and in the air. This all foam plane has some great scale detailing and really zips around the sky. Our frequent contributor Michael York gives you an overview of the FW 190 [...]

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Fly the Harrier

Jun 27, 2012 1 Comment

The harrier is one of the simpler moves to perform, but it is often used as a connector move to many other 3D maneuvers.  In his October Model Airplane News article, Dave Scott has this to say about this maneuver; “The harrier pass is a major corner stone of 3D flying.  A harrier pass consists [...]

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Fly the Elevator

Jun 25, 2012 5 Comments

The elevator is one of the first 3D maneuvers many pilots learn.  In his September Model Airplane News article, Dave Scott has this to say about this maneuver; “During an elevator, the airplane remains fully stalled and drops almost vertically in a flat attitude.”  See what Jason Benson has to say about this maneuver in [...]

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Aerobeez Sbach 300, First Look!

Jun 19, 2012 4 Comments

That’s right we got our hands on this great looking aerobat from Aerobeez, the Sbach 300.  Our frequent contributor Mike Gantt put it through the ringer to see just how well this bird flies.  Mike had nothing but good things to say about this great looking plane, check out his complete review in Model Airplane [...]

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