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Proper Wing Incidence — setting up your plane to fly right!

Proper Wing Incidence — setting up your plane to fly right!

When ever you test fly an airplane, especially biplanes, it is really important to get the incidence (angle relative to the fuselage centerline,) for both wings and the horizontal stabilizer correct. Most scratch built designs will have this all important information on the plans and with kits, it will be called out in the instructions. […]
RC Drones used to Study Hurricanes

RC Drones used to Study Hurricanes

Specially equipped UAVs fly where man-carrying observation planes dread to go. The Aerosonde is an inexpensive, long-endurance UAV designed and built for conducting weather observations and scientific research in hurricanes. With endurance of over 30 hours, a single Aerosonde can obtain observations in regions that are inaccessible without expensive ships or manned aircraft. Funded by NASA and […]
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A plastic model you can fly! Hirobo Eurocopter EC145

A plastic model you can fly! Hirobo Eurocopter EC145

For everyone who’s ever built a scale plastic kit and wished they could fly it, here’s your dream come true! This super-scale helicopter has a fuselage by Tamiya, one of the world’s leading plastic model manufacturers, coupled with the proven mechanics and electronics of Hirobo’s popular SRB Quark helicopter! The extremely detailed fuselage has incredible […]
The Big Jolt

The Big Jolt

Hey Gang, Tomorrow I will be heading out to the Big Jolt in Chino Hills, CA  at the Prado airpark. If you are in the area, be sure to stop by and say hi.  I will be the guy in the black shirt with the camera. let me know that you saw this post and […]
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Top Notch Models Cessna 195: Scale Buildalong, part 4

Top Notch Models Cessna 195: Scale Buildalong, part 4

Our Cessna setup and ready for trim. The plane is covered in Solartex and primed and painted with Topflite Lusterkote white. This gave us a very good looking, even surface for trim and paint. Notice the wheel pants are now installed and the KMS motor is installed.                 […]
This week in aviation history: Gwinn car crashes

This week in aviation history: Gwinn car crashes

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 […]
E-flite Carbon-Z Scimitar, with Vectored-Thrust

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

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, […]
Thrust Vectoring, the inside scoop on advanced flight performance

Thrust Vectoring, the inside scoop on advanced flight performance

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

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

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 […]
BP Hobbies Me 163 Komet: online extras

BP Hobbies Me 163 Komet: online extras

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 […]
Get a degree in flying RC!

Get a degree in flying RC!

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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