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Adjustable Workbench How-To

Jan 24, 2012 5 Comments

Avoid back pain while building model airplanes with this adjustable unit! When designer Joe Marrone saw an electrically adjustable workbench for sale, he set out to build his own. Here’s how you can build one, too! I love to build airplanes, mostly from kits, occasionally from scratch, and even an occasional ARF.  I have always [...]

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Online review: Hobby People Superfly X

Dec 01, 2011 No Comments

Hobby People’s EPO Superfly X powered glider is all about performance and end user preferences.  The Superfly X comes in three versions: a buildable brushless four-channel kit, a receiver ready brushless four-channel ARF and as a brushed three-channel RTF.  Each version differs with the greatest being between the three-channel brushed RTF that comes with an [...]

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9th Annual JR Indoor Festival- the best yet!

Nov 28, 2011 No Comments

With the rapid improvements in micro electric power systems and the widespread popularity of foam 3D planes, indoor flying events have become more and more popular.  These fun events offer a chance to fly and socialize during the cold winter months, and the JR Indoor in Columbus, OHis one of the biggest and best.  Renowned [...]

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Review: E-flite Beechcraft Staggerwing

Nov 10, 2011 No Comments

  Everyone is talking about this new classic biplane from E-Flite. Our author and contributor, Nick Ziroli Sr. got his hands on one of the very first releases and he give us his opinions. Watch for the full review in a future issue of Electric Flight complete with flight report. –Of the very few negative [...]

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Customize a Scale Warbird: Make Your ARF Your Own!

Oct 01, 2011 2 Comments

      It’s early Sunday morning. You stayed up late finishing your new ARF warbird last night, and you’re raring to get to the field to collect all the Oohs, Aahs and accolades that come with the unveiling of a new model. En route, you plan your strategy: choose a spot in the pits [...]

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TOP 10 HEAVY-METAL WARBIRDS

Oct 01, 2011 3 Comments

     From the ubiquitous P-51 Mustang to more obscure German fighters, we love ‘em all: scale warbirds turn heads, they’re a blast to fly and they even look good just sitting on the flightline. But start to weigh the merits of a WW II twin bomber against a trainer-turned-fighter and you’ve got a definite [...]

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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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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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