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WRAM Update — Robart Retracts

WRAM Update — Robart Retracts

  A special surprize for me was seeing the new electric driven retracts and actuators at the Robart Booth. Doug Scatterday and Dennis Brooks were on hand showing the gear to the public. Not just an electric motor and a jack screw added to drive the trunion, these new gear have a very impressive set […]
WRAM Update — Kondor Model Products

WRAM Update — Kondor Model Products

Andrew Kondor was at the show and he had lots to show off. First he had some really impressive 2- and 3-blade propellers intended for the aerobatic crowd and with their bright red finish and protective tip guards, these should be very popular!   Andrew also had on display some of his very impressive molded […]
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WRAM Update — Nick Ziroli Plans

WRAM Update — Nick Ziroli Plans

L to R: Nick Jr., Tony, Nick Sr., and Mike. You can always count on something new and exciting to be on display at the Ziroli Booth! And this year, Nick and crew showed off their retooled and upgraded Junker Ju-87 Stuka Dive Bomber! Complete with extended wing tips, redesigned canopy and wheelpants, this Stuka […]
WRAM Show Highlights

WRAM Show Highlights

The MAN crew and I spent the day on Friday at the 2012 WRAM show at the new location at the Meadowlands Convention Center in Secaucus, NJ and we had a great time. The new venue is set up much like the Toledo show and the vendor’s day found many of the regulars and several new booths on […]
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The Radio Control Show 147

The Radio Control Show 147

Check out this week’s episode of The Radio Control Show where we take a look at some amazing aerial footage from a Graupner Rookie, a giant Airbus A400M with working paratroopers, contest winners, 3D action videos, and much more. Watch the full episode in the player below.
Road to Top Gun Update — Lonnie Johnson, WACO YMF-5

Road to Top Gun Update — Lonnie Johnson, WACO YMF-5

Lonnie Johnson of Hendersonville, TN will be competing this year with this colorful WACO YMF-5 biplane in Team Scale with Mitch Epstein as the pilot. It is a 1/3-scale project and it is based on an AMR kit. Nicely detailed and painted it is covered with Nelson’s LiteFab that’s been finished with custom mixed DuPont […]
Scenic flight or dangerous stunt?

Scenic flight or dangerous stunt?

One pilot’s creativity and innovation is another’s idea of a accident waiting to happen. Do you think this video is entertaining and fun, or a terrible idea that will eventually get RC airplanes banned? Watch it and then join the discussion!
Eagle Tree 2D/3D Guardian Stabilizer

Eagle Tree 2D/3D Guardian Stabilizer

Eagle Tree’s newest addition to their lineup of great Guardian electronics is the 2D/3D Stabilizer.  Engineered  as a small onboard addition, the stabilizer links your control inputs through the receiver and can provide flight coordination assistance for beginners through advance flyers.  Using a proven inertial technology, in 2D mode wings are leveled, but in 3D […]
WRAM Show! — See our Build-Along at the MAN booth

WRAM Show! — See our Build-Along at the MAN booth

  Be sure to stop by the MAN booth Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the WRAM Show! Say hello to the gang and stop by the booth on Friday and Sunday at 12 noon to see the MAN oline Build-along Florio Flyer 60 Fun Fly Airplane and talk to sr. tech editor Gerry Yarrish about […]
Workshop Tips — Florio Flyer 60 Build-along — Engine Mount

Workshop Tips — Florio Flyer 60 Build-along — Engine Mount

The Florio Flyer 60 build is quickly approaching the covering and finishing phase and one of the last things to do to wrap up the fuselage construction is to install the engine and add the engine compartment fairing blocks. Let’s get to it.   Start by placing your engine on the already installed hardwood mount […]
Workshop Tips — Florio Flyer 60 Build-along — Tail-Mounted Servos

Workshop Tips — Florio Flyer 60 Build-along — Tail-Mounted Servos

So, our last workshop secession finished up all the basic fuselage, wing and tail construction completed and we have the landing gear and the engine and radio equipment installed. Here’s the latest details to finish up the Florio Flyer 60. We still have to finish out the nose of the plane by adding the engine […]
Road to Top Gun Update — Gary Price P-47 Thunderbolt

Road to Top Gun Update — Gary Price P-47 Thunderbolt

Gary and Brian Prince, from North Canton, Ohio, will be bringing a Meister P-47 called “Zombie” and a CARF Corsair for this year’s Top Gun event. Gary will be flying the P-47 at Top Gun this year, and Dino Di Giorgio will be flying our new Corsair in the Unrestricted Class. The P-47 was built […]
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