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Road to Top Gun Update: John Boyko, Cessna Skymaster

Road to Top Gun Update: John Boyko, Cessna Skymaster

John’s Cessna Skymaster is 26% scale and has a 120″ wingspan. The inline twin aircraft is built from his own plans and has all-wood construction and fiberglass engine cowls. John built and molded the fiberglass parts with his own plug and mold work. The Retracts are a custom made and are a one-off set.  The […]
Great Plane Shoestring Racer — MAN FaceBook Give-away!

Great Plane Shoestring Racer — MAN FaceBook Give-away!

There’s still time left! You could win this Great Planes Shoestring racer complete with everything needed including radio and flight gear. We are giving away the actual cover plane from the May 2012 issue of our sister publication Electric Flight No subscription or purchase necessary. Sweepstakes ends at 11:59:59 PM EDT on March 26, 2012. Enter the […]
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F-86 Micro Jet Video

F-86 Micro Jet Video

Here is a small plane that packs quite a bit of power, the Great Planes F-86 Sabre Micro EDF.  This small plane has some great flying features and with AnyLink you can fly this plane with any transmitter.  Hear what Norm has to say about the F-86 and the AnyLink system. [kaltura-widget uiconfid=”1727911″ entryid=”0_zqhfivk6″ width=”640″ […]
Extreme Flyers X350: an agile coaxial that can handle the wind

Extreme Flyers X350: an agile coaxial that can handle the wind

Traditionally, coaxial helis have been limited to flying in very calm conditions, limiting them to indoor flying or outdoors only on the most peaceful days. The other issue is that after mastering its basic flight envelope, you could get bored quickly. Well, neither of these is an issue with the new Extreme Flyers X350 high-performance […]
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Setting Model Incidence — Digitally

Setting Model Incidence — Digitally

With our Build-along of the Florio Flyer 60 completed, all that’s left is to break in the engine and to double check all the flight surfaces for proper incidence. This being the angle of the horizontal stabilizer and the wing relative to the fuselage centerline or datum line. (This is not the centerline of the of […]
Video Update: Top Gun A-6E Intruder

Video Update: Top Gun A-6E Intruder

  The  Team of Mike  Selby  and General Raymond Johns of the USAF (Pilot) will be competing at the 2012 Top Gun event with Mike’s amazing Team Scale entry a completely original Grumman A-6E Intruder. The A-6E is made from a composite vacuum layup of aired carbon and fiberglass. Practice Flights A6-E model jet, 14 March […]
Charger RC Giant Fusion 3D

Charger RC Giant Fusion 3D

Here is something you don’t see every day, a giant 3D foamy slowly flying around.  Check out Mike Gantt’s interview as he tells you what he thinks of the Fusion 3D, a new giant foamy from Charger RC.  Then you can enjoy the flight video and see how this giant bird performs. [kaltura-widget uiconfid=”1727911″ entryid=”0_okz1o2wd” […]
Rocket-firing helicopter

Rocket-firing helicopter

This is interesting. A reader from Brazil sent us this video of a Thunder Tiger Raptor 50 that he and his father equipped with a rocket launch. Should there be a law against this, or not? The live action starts about 1:24 into the video. [Editor’s note: thank you to everyone who took the time […]
Are ARFs Good for the Hobby?

Are ARFs Good for the Hobby?

For years now, the passions have soared and tempers have flared over one hot topic—Are ARFs (Almost Ready to Fly) planes good for the RC Hobby? For many, they have been a godsend and with today’s limited amount of free time, they make becoming an experienced pilot quick and easy. For dyed-in-the-wool model building veterans, […]
Race Day in 1-minute and 22-seconds

Race Day in 1-minute and 22-seconds

Sunday I got to fly around a few pylons with other guys at the Whittier Pylon Race.  I completed in the Electric EF1 class and there was also a quickie 500 class running that day.   The camera was set to take a photo every 5 second and this created a movie that is only 1:22 […]
Workshop Tips — Covering & Final Assembly — Florio Flyer 60 Build-along

Workshop Tips — Covering & Final Assembly — Florio Flyer 60 Build-along

Well, we finally did it! We’ve completed the building and workshop phase of the Florio Flyer 60 Build-along. From opening the box till the final covering piece was ironed into place too from February 1, to March 10. Not too bad for a kit built airlplane! I know some flying buddies that take a month […]
The Radio Control Show 149

The Radio Control Show 149

Join us for our weekly webisode series, The Radio Control Show. In episode 149 we take an in depth look at the Florida Jets, a micro F-28, the Losi 5IVE-T, some crazy drifting, an awesome mini construction setup, and much more. Join us right here every week for a new episode.
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