Giant Spitfire ARF Sneak Peek!

Jul 03, 2013 2 Comments

We just got back from the flying field after test flying the new giant scale Spitfire ARF from Top Flite. This 50cc warbird flies great and it is equipped with Robart’s new electric retracts. The Spitfire took off easily at half power with the DLE 50 turning a Falcon 23×10 propeller! Wow! With a Best [...]

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Concrete: construction material of the future?

Jul 03, 2013 18 Comments

South Dakota School of Mines & Technology students David Haberman and Tyler Pojanowski  were the first to fly and safely land an 18-pound RC concrete aircraft. The flight was quick and wobbly with the landing equally erratic, but it was enough for the record books. The 18-pound plane held its own during a crash landing [...]

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September Issue – Model Airplane News

Jul 02, 2013 No Comments

The September issue of Model Airplane News is now available in both print and digital. Check out the cover below, and click the image link to PREVIEW 16 Pages of the September issue.

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How to exercise a dog with your RC plane

Jul 02, 2013 11 Comments

Two of my favorite things: RC planes and dogs! This incredibly fun video showcases Chusty, a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling retriever with energy to burn, and a Precision Aerobatics Addiction. It looks like everyone is having a good time, and I’ll bet you can’t watch Chusty’s unbridled enthusiasm for RC without smiling. When asked if [...]

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MAN Snapshot of the Week

Jul 01, 2013 No Comments

This impressive shot comes from Canadian Contributor Xavier Mouraux who posted it to FaceBook. What a shot from his friend Paul. The plane is his aerobatic Xigris and the club logo/sign almost line up perfectly in the same angle! Thanks Xavier.

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Install a Servo-less Bomb Drop

Jun 29, 2013 7 Comments

OK, it’s really called a payload release mechanism, and it plugs directly into your receiver. It is the perfect solution for scale modelers who want mechanical options like drop tank and bomb drop function on your scale plane. For less than $25, the unit plugs directly into the receiver using standard servo connectors, and you [...]

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Workshop Secrets — Working with Fiberglass and Resin

Jun 28, 2013 1 Comment

The newest task for my ongoing giant scale Fokker Triplane build, now that it is all covered, is to seal and finish all the wood parts like the Strut fairings and the landing gear’s Sub-Wing structures. Fiberglass cloth and Finishing resin provides a smooth sub surface for primer and painted finishes and it greatly increases the durability of [...]

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Light Up The Sky! – The Radio Control Show 217

Jun 28, 2013 No Comments

In this week’s show, John Reid shares how to easily add LED lights to your aircraft so you can extend your flying time into the night! We also get an up-close look at the new Hangar 9 Carden Extra 300, an exclusive review in the September issue of Model Airplane News.

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