Workshop Build-Along — Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair — Part 2

Jun 11, 2012 2 Comments

Well, the Corsair build is going nicely, and yesterday I basically finished the wings. That includes installing the flap and aileron servos and linkages and bolting in the new electric retracts from Robart. The first thing to do is to unwrap the servos and center them with the radio and receiver. After that, setup the [...]

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RitewingRC Zephyr II Review — With Video!

Jun 11, 2012 7 Comments

 The concept of a flying wing or tailless fixed-wing aircraft is not new, the idea has been around since as early as World War I.  This design has been adopted into the RC world with great success, most notably with the Zagi craze.  The next generation of flying wings are bigger, stronger and faster.  The [...]

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Sneak Peek: Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair, part 1

Jun 10, 2012 18 Comments

Well, I finally cleaned up my workshop so I could start getting serious about my new project build, the Top Flite Corsair ARF. This giant scale airplane has a 86.5 inch span and it comes with most of the major assemblies built and covered with matt finish Monokote. Out of the box everything looks really [...]

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The Radio Control Show 162

Jun 08, 2012 1 Comment

It’s that time of the week again! Join us for episode 162 of The Radio Control Show. This time, we take an in depth look at Kondor Model Products P-51 Mustang, some sick slope soaring, and much more. Check it out!

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New Robart Electric Giant Scale Retracts — 90-Degree Rotating Corsair Gear

Jun 08, 2012 4 Comments

The long anticipated electrically driven Robart retracts are here! Wow! I just got the gear last night and right out of the box, they work flawlessly! The landing gear are controlled and setup with a control box that plugs into your radio’s retract (Channel 5) receiver port, and you have the option of using an [...]

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Half-Scale Masterpiece

Jun 07, 2012 19 Comments

Would you believe that Dean Copeland designed and built this beauty in just 4 months? A masters class entry this year’s Top Gun, the 50%-scale Cri-Cri Columban MC-15 is a work of art, with a fully detailed cockpit and moving controls. Dean powers it with twin Axi 4120-18 motors. It won Outstanding Craftsmanship and Best Civilian runner [...]

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VQ Models DHC-2 Beaver Review

Jun 07, 2012 4 Comments

When you think of the De Havilland Beaver you are immediately drawn to a true aviation workhorse.  First offered in 1948 with production ceasing in 1967 there are still 100’s of these radial engine beauties out there in a variety of landing configurations and in multiple aviation roles.  Very much like the full-scale version, the [...]

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My first kit: Spirit of “Ob”

Jun 05, 2012 7 Comments

During the summer of 1977 my Dad bought me my first ‘real’ R/C airplane kit.  It was a Midwest Das Little Stik.   It still needed a motor and radio system, however it was a beginning.  The parts & plans must have come out of the box and put back in a hundred times or more before [...]

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