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Rob Caso’s electric DeHavilland DH2 WW II pusher

Nov 24, 2010 1 Comment

  At the 2010 NEAT Fair in Downsville, NY we see a lot of great looking scale electric powered aircraft. This year there were an amazing amount of WW1 airplanes and in particular an unusual RC plane that caught our eye was a British de Havilland (Airco) DH-2 pusher brought to the event by RC [...]

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FPV Flight with Gary Graf and his Octo-Copter

Nov 22, 2010 No Comments

  radio controlled octocopter, rc jet, electric rc aircraft, rc foam kit, rc aircraft kit Gary Graf’s FPV Experience At the recent 2010 All-electric NEAT Fair, we ran into a guy who really had taken the whole First Person View (FPV) segment of our hobby very seriously. Gary Graf of Long Island, NY brought with [...]

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The T-28 Trojan 800HP Pussycat

Oct 06, 2010 No Comments

Online Article: From the Magazine—   by Budd Davisson   It was in the cavernous back pit of a T-28A that I first came to know the meaning of the word “Humungous.” Those first few hours were primarily hide and seek affairs with me doodling with my cameras and making believe I knew what I was [...]

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de Havilland DHC-1 Chipmunk

Apr 13, 2010 No Comments

  It all Started With Bubble Gum by Budd Davisson It’s funny what you remember about your roots in aviation: I remember, for instance, how hard I used to search for airplane bubble gum cards. The gum was usually mouse colored and shattered on impact, but the cards were works of art guaranteed to fire a 12-year-old [...]

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Solar-Powered Charging Station for Electric Planes

Dec 28, 2009 5 Comments

By Arlen Harbaugh and Jim Norcutt See Photos Below Loudoun County Aeromodelers Association (LCAA) is a club of approximately 150 members located in Northern Virginia. We fly in a nature preserve, and there is no AC power at the flying site. As more and more flyers choose electric planes, we’ve seen a big increase of [...]

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A Plane with a View

Dec 01, 2009 No Comments

By Kyle Matthew Photos by Laurel Matthew (see below) Have you ever been flying your airplane and thought to yourself, what a spectacular view it must be from up there. Now you can see for yourself! First Person View, FPV for short, is defined as remotely controlling a model aircraft by the pilot in command [...]

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The First RC Transatlantic Crossing

Aug 27, 2009 No Comments

In the January 2004 issue of Model Airplane News, we featured this article about Maynard Hill and his record setting transatlantic crossing. His TAM 5 (Trans Atlaantic Model) flew 1,882 miles on less than a gallon of fuel. Click HERE to download the full article.

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Designing a Fiesler Storch

Aug 06, 2009 No Comments

Interview with Rob Caso, continued Is the paint scheme scale? I covered the model with SIG Koverall and, except for the cockpit area and the vertical fin that are skinned, the covering is scale. I employed a bit of “modeler’s license” with the paint scheme. While the scheme itself is correct, only a few Storchs [...]

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