This week in aviation history: Gwinn car crashes

Aug 24, 2011 1 Comment

This week in 1938, famous pilot Frank Hawks & his mechanic are killed in crash of Gwinn Aircar. This unusual privat aircraft was designed to carry two people and was billed as a plane that was as safe and simple to operate as a car. Some of its features included a basic early tricyle undercarriage. After [...]

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Electric Flight November magazine on sale now. Check out some photos from the issue!

Aug 24, 2011 No Comments

E-Flite Rhapsody, Electrifly Syncro, Hobby King Quicksilver, Align T-Rex 500, E-Flite Super Cub

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Let’s Talk Fuel Lines!

Aug 23, 2011 2 Comments

On all of my nitro and gasoline-powered airplanes, I use zip ties to secure my fuel lines going from the fuel tank to both the carburetor and the muffler. When routing lines within your airplane, make sure that they can move freely and are not bent in any odd fashion. After all, you need to [...]

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E-flite Carbon-Z Scimitar, with Vectored-Thrust

Aug 22, 2011 No Comments

The E-flite Carbon-Z Scimitar is made for the RC pilot who desires flight performance and adrenaline-pounding excitement. Designed by world aerobatic champion Quique Somenzini, the new fantasy-scale Scimitar opens up the performance envelope with an evolutionary compound-delta flying wing. At the heart of the advanced Scimitar is a specially tuned Q-Power system inside a single-axis, [...]

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Thrust Vectoring, the inside scoop on advanced flight performance

Aug 22, 2011 1 Comment

    Lately, there have been RC jet designs that perform amazing maneuvers and seem to have something extra. This new breed of agility owes its success to one thing— thrust vectoring. As with full-size aviation, model designers have been tweaking and experimenting with their planes to make them as maneuverable as possible. It’s little [...]

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Top Notch Cessna 195: Scale Build-along, part 3

Aug 20, 2011 No Comments

In this installment, the Scale Squadron club members hinge the ailerons, glass the wheel pants and cover the wing.   Since we are painting the airplane, we decided to glass the wheel pants. This is a very easy process. Requires some 3/4oz glass cloth, Pacer Finishing Resin, and an old credit card or other piece of [...]

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BP Hobbies Me 163 Komet: online extras

Aug 19, 2011 2 Comments

The BP Hobbies Me 163B-1a Komet, reviewed in the October issue of Model Airplane News, is a unique aircraft with many interesting features. Here, reviewer Klaus Ronge explains some additional features of the aircraft and some of his modifications. There is a removable hatch to access the stock tailwheel assembly which I did not use [...]

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Get a degree in flying RC!

Aug 19, 2011 No Comments

Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio is teaming up with Unmanned Applications Institute  to offer new and innovative unmanned aerial systems (USA) training and education courses! Now it’s easier than you might think to combine your love of flying RC planes and helicopters and a job in an emerging, billion-dollar industry. Where do we sign up?!

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