Durafly Sea Vixen: online review

Apr 11, 2013 No Comments

The DH.110 Sea Vixen is a twin boom, twin-engine British two-seat jet fighter developed in the 1950’s by the famed aircraft company de Havilland.  This all-weather fighter/ground attack aircraft was best known for its very distinctive and unusual cockpit arrangement, the pilot’s cockpit being offset to the left and the observer sitting in the infamous [...]

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Make Laminated Formers

Apr 10, 2013 10 Comments

If you have been building RC warbirds for a while, you may notice that there is a terrible blight plaguing many of them… tail-heaviness!  The scourge of tail-heaviness leaves the modeler with few good options.  First, he can fly the model as-is with the CG at the limit of its aft location and stagger around [...]

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Free Flight Scale at 25th Annual Top Gun Event

Apr 07, 2013 1 Comment

As part of the 25th Annual Scale Invitational, Frank Tiano has included a scale Rubber-Powered Free Flight “Mass Launch” to the activities for the Top Gun Silver Anniversary. And this is open to everyone to participate including Pilots, Crew Members, Judges, Staff and Press. Frank asked us to get the word out so here it [...]

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Turbine-powered Batwing!

Apr 07, 2013 13 Comments

Brought to us by the same guy who built a fire-breathing turbine powered flying dragon last year, Rick Hamel the Dark Knight’s Batwing plane was front and center on the competition table at the Toledo Show. This amazing model is all-composite, created with Rick’s self-designed molds. It took a year and half to build and uses a [...]

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Competition Highlights from Toledo

Apr 07, 2013 1 Comment

Mark Rittinger’s Precisous Metal Racer Karl Schneider’s 50% scale Pitts Model-12 Checkmate 36% Scale T-34 Mentor by Mike Barbee Robert Grossman’s DH-2 Pusher Curtiss Jenny by Gerald Sanderson Jim Ryan’s Husky with intermeshed rotorheads 35%-scale Bristol Scout Model-D by Brian Perkins  

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New Products from Toledo Show

Apr 07, 2013 No Comments

New Razorback Mustang in Red-tail markings from Aeroworks Yak 55 quick build from Aeroworks New E-flite Inverza 280 BNF Basic is a collaborative original design by RC aerobatic world champion Quique Somenzini, full-scale aerobatic aircraft craftsman Kevin Kimball and aviation artist Mirco Pecorari. New Airtronics DS-10GS    

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MAN at the Toledo RC Hobby Expo

Apr 04, 2013 1 Comment

If you are planning to attend the Toledo show at the SeaGate Convention center, be sure to stop by the MAN booth and say hi! There’s lots of great new products and airplanes on display and all the major manufacturers and companies showing there wares. Here are some we spotted while booths were being setup. [...]

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New from SKS Video Productions: Florida Jets 2013

Apr 03, 2013 No Comments

Florida Jets was once again held at Lakeland Linder Airport in Lakeland, Florida continues to bring together the hottest pilots and planes from around the world. Photo from Florida Jets flightline courtesy of David Hart This year’s 2013 event featured many of the top pilots demonstrating the latest in jet technology. Goetz Vogelsang debutes two aircraft, [...]

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