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HELI-MAX AXE 100 CX

Jun 27, 2014 No Comments by

Photos by Peter Hall This ready to fly coaxial heli is so easy to fly, even a first-time RC pilot can be successful When it comes to top helicopter brand recognition, it is hard not to notice all the advancements made by Heli-Max. For just about every category for heli size, type and performance, there [...]

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HELI-MAX 1SI

Apr 26, 2014 No Comments by

Flying a mini quadcopter has never been easier Photos by Peter Hall With rotor blade guards and a enclosed battery compartment, the 1SI has a sleek up to date appearance. The Braking feature helps brings the 1SI back to a stable hover when the right control stick is returned to the center position. Quadcopters are [...]

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BLADE/HORIZON HOBBY 350 QX

Apr 26, 2014 No Comments by

The ultimate GoPro-compatible quadcopter 38 Blade/Horizon Hobby 350 QX The ultimate GoPro-compatible quadcopter By Gerry Yarrish 42 Heli Talk: DIY Night Blades Make your own LED night blades By Jim Ryan 48 LaTrax Alias A new-generation quadcopter from Traxxas By Peter Vieira 52 Heli-Max 1SI Flying a quadcopter has never been easier By Gerry Yarrish [...]

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HELI-MAX 1SQ V-CAM

Oct 28, 2013 No Comments by

Photos Fredy Perojo and Peter Hall A ready-to-fly quadcopter with built-in video capability The 1SQ V-Cam is ideal for inter-office aerial video ops! It's stable yet maneuverable and can easily fly through doorways and land on desktops. Smile, you're on candid camera! Let's face it, quadcopters are taking our hobby by storm and they continue [...]

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Workshop Build-Along: Balsa USA 1/3-scale Fokker Triplane — Adding Top Wing

Mar 04, 2013 No Comments by

We are drawing close to the end of this extensive giant-scale build-along. This past weekend the cabane struts and the top wing were built and attached. Check out the sequence below. To build the cabane struts and attach the top wing, you first have to install the kit’s alignement jig as shown about. Start by [...]

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Workshop Build-Along: Balsa USA 1/3-scale Fokker Triplane — Installing Top Wing

Mar 04, 2013 No Comments by

We are drawing close to the end of this extensive giant-scale build-along. This past weekend the cabane struts and the top wing were built and attached. Check out the sequence below. To build the cabane struts and attach the top wing, you first have to install the kit’s alignement jig as shown about. Start by [...]

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Workshop Build-along: Balsa USA 1/3-scale Fokker Triplane – Attaching the Middle Wing

Feb 06, 2013 No Comments

The next step in assembly all the parts of the Triplane project is to attach the middle wing to the fuselage. This is a critical step in the overall alignment of the finished model, so you really need to take your time and make sure everything is staight, square and aligned properly. The other two [...]

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Workshop Build-along: Balsa USA 1/3-scale Fokker Triplane — Tail Surfaces

Jan 08, 2013 No Comments

In the past I have been posting some building techniques to help builders of wood kits with basic tasks on the workbench. We’ve gotten several requests for more details on my current project, the Balsa USA 1/3-scale Triplane, so I thought I would share the whole project with you. Let’s Get Started: I had enjoyed [...]

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Exclusive Online Sneak Peek–FlyBaby Bipe Construction Article

Dec 19, 2012 No Comments

From the Upcoming April 2013 issue of MAN, this exclusive sneak peek of the FlyBaby Biplane Construction article includes many unpublished photos and a complete builder’s material list and details. Designed by Pat Tritle, there are formed plastic parts available as well as laser cut wood parts. The Model: The Flybaby Biplane was done in [...]

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From the Workshop, Tips for Wing Sheeting

Dec 05, 2012 No Comments

When your wing looks like this, you can remove it from the workbench, but it’s not quite complete. Wing sheeting is what gives your wing its strength and stiffness. With most kits, a lot of techniques are taken for granted by the manufacturers. If you are going to build a model airplane, then you have to [...]

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