Rich Uravitch’s Blog

E-flite Habu 32 Review Preview!

Jun 27, 2011 No Comments

Well I’ve finished my review for the Habu 32 for MAN and it is all set for the October 2011 issue. As you can see it is a great looking EDF and I have added my flight review of it. See below. If you are looking to step up from foamie EDFs, this one is [...]

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Sensational Sopwith

Jun 15, 2011 No Comments

Just got some images from my buddy Mike Gross, former clubmate in the L.I. Skyhawks, about his newest project, a 1/3rd scale Sopwith Camel. Mike started with a Mick Reeves kit from the U.K. and modified the structure to make it more scale-like. It’s loaded with extra detailing like scale prop and rotary engine, but some [...]

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E-Flite Habu 32, 1st Flights

May 31, 2011 No Comments

Got 4 flights on the Habu over the Memorial Day weekend. Nice flyer; very quick and precise, still fine tuning and getting the landing approach speed and attitude sorted out. Looks like the model is going to be a lot of fun!!

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Appropriate story for Memorial Day

May 26, 2011 1 Comment

I received an email with the following message this week and wanted to share it here. True Story…(2005) Luke AFB is west of Phoenix and is rapidly being surrounded by civilization that complains about the noise from the base and its planes, forgetting that it was there long before they were.  A certain lieutenant colonel [...]

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Coming attraction, E-Flite Habu 32 Flight Test

May 23, 2011 No Comments

I just got the new Habu 32 EDF jet from EFlite and will be presenting my findings on the pages of Model Airplane News. First impression? Impressively high quality components, very slippery looking and attractively priced. Way more than a step up from the smaller foamies!

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Gianluca DeMarchi’s MB-339 at TG2011

May 12, 2011 No Comments

Some scale R/C models, depending the level of competition, or specific event, just seem to stand out and an invite you to look closer. In many cases, the closer you look, the more you see and the more you are amazed. Time was when the drawing card was the level of detail lavished on the cockpit, [...]

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A View from the Table

May 07, 2011 1 Comment

As many of you know, I help out the annual Top Gun Scale Invitational in my duties as the Craftsmanship Judge. I have a unique point of view and get to see “all” the Expert, Team and Masters planes up close and personal! I can tell you that this year’s crop of aircraft was the highest quality yet. [...]

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S3 Viking Jet Design

Apr 20, 2011 5 Comments

I originally designed, built and flew my EDF Viking in 2005 having all intentions that, if it  performed well, to publish the design in Model Airplane News, as I had with a number of my earlier designs. It flew quite well so I decided to tweak it a bit, clean up and finalize the plan [...]

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About the author

His modeling career encompasses a broad range of aviation subjects, from small electric models and electric ducted fans to the giant scale and warbirds. He has been the Top Gun craftsmanship judge for several years. He has designed, built and flown several sport-scale RC aircraft, several of which can be purchased at the website.
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