Install a Servo-less Bomb Drop

Jun 29, 2013 8 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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20-foot Catalina Takes Off

Jun 26, 2013 11 Comments

After nearly four years (3000 hours!) of building, Australian RC pilot Stephen Thomas had the thrill of seeing his giant-scale project take off at the Darling Downs Soaring Club in Queensland. This 1/5-scale plane is powered by two Desert Aircraft 150s spinning 28×12 Metz props and it has 25kg-rated Hitec servos and custom Century Jet [...]

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Master the Elevator

Jun 25, 2013 1 Comment

One of the easiest first 3D moves to master is the elevator.  All you need to do is lower the throttle and let the plane come down, keeping it level by holding in some up-elevator. While it seems easy enough to do, it will take some practice to get it right. Check out the video and [...]

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New World Heli Speed Record!

Jun 25, 2013 No Comments

The Eurocopter X3 hybrid helicopter has opened the frontiers of aviation by attaining a speed milestone of 255 knots (472 km/h) in level flight on June 7 2013. Several days before this accomplishment, the X3 reached a speed of 263 knots (487 km/h) during a descent. With these two successes, the X3 surpasses the unofficial [...]

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Servo Saver! – The Radio Control Show [Episode 216]

Jun 21, 2013 No Comments

In this week’s Radio Control Show, John Reid shares an easy tip to save your throttle servo from wear and tear, and we get an up-close look at a very large AT-6 Texan on its first flight.

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Avoiding Crashes — 5 tips to save your RC airplane!

Jun 21, 2013 10 Comments

We’ve all been here, done that! The life expectancy of your RC airplane is directly proportional to how well you follow directions. That is to say, you’ve built and setup your plane properly as explained by the instructions. This article is intended to give the first time model builders some helpful tips for being successful [...]

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