RC pilots build and fly serious Drone UAVs

Aug 12, 2016 No Comments

For the past 15 years, UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) have been frequently mentioned in local newscasts, usually in war-related news reports. In addition to the war on terrorism, UAVs are also being used in the immigration and law enforcement and also finding a place for use in the private sector for fire suppression, pollution control, and aerial photography […]

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Using Telemetry with Giant Scale Aircraft

Aug 11, 2016 No Comments

Giant-scale modelers can put thousands of hours into a new scale model project, but on that first test flight the pre-flight check is extremely important. The inspection should include checking all the bolts and visible glue joints, making sure that all flight and ignition batteries are fully charged, and that all the servos are properly […]

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BASIC RESIN-CASTING MADE EASY — MASS PRODUCTION FOR SCALE MODELERS

Aug 10, 2016 No Comments

Once you get to a certain level of scale modeling, you’ll start making parts that need to be produced in multiples and may not be commercially available. This is most easily dealt with by making a single “master” part and then reproducing it with a mold and resin-casting liquid. Resin-casting is considered an advanced modeling […]

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HOW TO MAKE LOZENGE CAMOUFLAGE — It’s easier than your think

Aug 10, 2016 No Comments

Tackling this particular aspect of WW I warbirds can be both challenging and rewarding. It’s really not di cult to do, once you understand the system and have relatively good organizational skills and a healthy dose of patience. Let’s start with some history. Before the advent of camouflage, all German aircraft were finished using clear […]

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Extreme Slip Landings Made Easy

Aug 09, 2016 No Comments

End your flight with style At the Tournament of Champions in Las Vegas, NV, I saw an extreme slip to landing performed by David Von Linsowe’s giant-scale Extra 300S during his freestyle program — it was choreographed to music with the engine off! Ever since that flight, this maneuver has caught my eye. You don’t […]

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Smoke On! RC Smoke Systems for your Giant Scale Aerobatic Plane

Aug 08, 2016 No Comments

At full-scale and RC airshows alike, watching aerobatic aircraft equipped with smoke systems adds greatly to the appeal for both spectators and pilots. Experienced pilots will make the aircraft all but disappear within the smoke during torque rolls, tail slides, and so forth. Simply put, SMOKE is a pure attention-grabber! I recently decided to upgrade […]

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Understanding your ESC

Aug 05, 2016 No Comments

Modern speed controls come with a myriad of features that many of us don’t know about or use. Why? Well, most of the time the factory preset defaults are good enough, but what if they aren’t? What if we’re doing something weird or getting some weird actions from the motor and don’t know why? Check […]

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PARALLEL CHARGING FOR BIG ELECTRICS

Aug 04, 2016 No Comments

A safe, easy way to save time So you get a call from a buddy and he wants to go flying, but you don’t have anything charged so you have to take a rain check. Wait just a minute! You could charge six packs at once while you’re packing the car. It’s called “parallel charging,” […]

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FIESELER FI 156 STORCH — DIY Construction Plans

Aug 03, 2016 No Comments

Used throughout World War II, the Fieseler Fi 156 Storch was a two-place observation airplane with a 46-foot 9-inch wingspan and a gross weight of 2,780 pounds. It was powered by a 240hp Argus As 10 V8 engine and had a range of 240 miles. The Storch would climb at 945 feet per minute and […]

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Top-notch Triplane: BEST of SHOW WINNER

Aug 01, 2016 No Comments

When it comes to amazing RC Scale Projects, the WRAM Show is where you’ll find what the Northeast section of the U.S. has to offer. Mike Gross Sr., from the Long Island Skyhawks club, is one of the best scale modelers we know. Mike, who’s from Mastic Beach, NY, won the Best in Show award with his immaculate […]

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