Plan building – What do you think?

Sep 09, 2011 96 Comments

In today’s fast-paced world we are surround by many things that give you instant satisfaction, and the RC community is not immune to this reality. At any given flying field on any given day, you will find a majority of aircraft are assembled from an ARF (Almost ready to Fly) kit.  Occasionally you will find [...]

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Old Rhinebeck RC Jamboree — Online Coverage

Sep 09, 2011 1 Comment

Signs of the time! Well, it’s that time of year again and I can’t think of a better way to signal the approaching end of summer than spending the weekend at the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome in NY. This year is the 45th annual event for RC WW1 and vintage classic scale airplanes. Folks from all [...]

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Airborne on 9/11: The Pilot’s Perspective

Sep 08, 2011 No Comments

Our sister magazine, Flight Journal, is honored to present stories of those who were directly involved in the events of 9/11 as pilots or flight crew. This excerpt from the October issue, on newsstands now, is yet another view of the event that has shaped our present and our future. This link also shares three first-person pilot [...]

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Electric Flight November: Half Cuban-8 with a snap

Sep 08, 2011 2 Comments

This maneuver combines a rather elegant move with a harsh element.  The basic Cuban- is spiced up a little by performing  one and one-half negative snap rolls on the down line to return the plane  to upright flight.  

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Today in Aviation History — September 8.

Sep 08, 2011 No Comments

As part of MAN’s continuing tour of aviation history, this post shows just some of the many notable happenings on this day September 8. You’ll be surprized. 2005 – Two Russian EMERCOM Il-76 aircraft land at a disaster aid staging area at Little Rock, Arkansas. This marks the first time Russia has flown such a [...]

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1/3-scale Electric Pitts

Sep 08, 2011 1 Comment

Converting a 1/3-scale aerobat from glow to electric comes with a host of considerations: which motor and mount to use? What voltage and amperage battery packs? What size prop works best? And last but not least, does it need a safety arming switch? In this article, Joe Ziomek of Islamorada, Florida shares how he converted [...]

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Weight and Balance the old fashioned way

Sep 08, 2011 4 Comments

Setting up a plane for your first flight is a critical step. Most of us fiddle with stuffing all the electronics into the fuselage and then placing it on the center of gravity (CG) stand.  If we are wrong, we move some things around and try it again hopefully getting it right through trial and [...]

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The New High-Quality JR VR6015 Regulator System

Sep 08, 2011 No Comments

  Designed for RC aircraft and helicopters, the JR VR6015′s DC/DC switch mode system is able to take input voltage up to 8.5V from any 2S Li-Po/Li-Fe battery and provide regulated receiver voltage of 6V at up to 15 amps of current draw. Designed for operation with 2.4GHz systems only, the VR6015 comes with an EC3 connector for input and [...]

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