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Tips & Tricks: Custom fit for your wing [December]

Nov 08, 2012 No Comments

Custom fit for your wing: Looking for a less expensive, effective and truly custom wing bag?  Try Reflectix foil insulation that can be found at any hardware store.  It is like bubble wrap with mylar on both sides and comes on a roll.  Start by laying your wing on half of it and fold it [...]

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Amazing 4-minute Freestyle

Oct 24, 2012 8 Comments

When Gernot Bruckmann stepped up to fly at last weekend’s Tucson Aerobatic Shootout, the crowd knew they were going to watch something special. A native of Villach, Austria, this young man is only 20 years old and has been flying model airplanes since he was 14 years old. So far he has competed in about 160 contests in [...]

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Tucson Aerobatic Shootout

Oct 19, 2012 No Comments

  This years Tucson Aerobatic Shootout is held at the Tucson International Modelplex Park on October 16 – 21. Our Senior Editor, John Reid is covering the event. Be sure to check here for the latest results!   Current standings Invitational Overall After Known 4 as of Saturday, Oct 20 1. Mark Leseberg………………..3987.669 2. Andrew Jesky…………………3964.522 3. [...]

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Spektrum Radio Development [video]

Oct 16, 2012 No Comments

Matt Micarri shares news about Spektrum’s new 7200BX heli receiver as well as the latest on Spektrum radios.

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Horizon Hobby at IRCHA

Oct 16, 2012 No Comments

Steve Petrotto shares the latest on Revolution blades, E-flite motors and recent Blade heli offerings!

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AeroWorks new 30cc Freestyle Extra 260 QB

Oct 03, 2012 2 Comments

We got this rocking gas aerobat in for a review and our own Jason Benson got to fly it first.  This plane is an excellent aerobatic machine that really travels light in the sky.  If you get a chance to fly this bird, you should take it, and trust me, you will enjoy every minute [...]

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Fly the Figure M: two stall turns with a twist

Oct 01, 2012 3 Comments

      If you want to become the best aerobatic pilot possible, you need to master key maneuvers by taking small steps. First, make sure you’re proficient in performing maneuvers like inverted flight, vertical and horizontal rolls, inside and outside loops and the stall turn. You can then perform these moves in sequence to [...]

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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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