Team USA for the F3A World Championships

Jul 27, 2012 No Comments

Three Team Futaba pilots scored the top spots in the U.S. 2013 F3A World Championships to be held in South Africa in 2013! Left to right: Brett Wickizer, Andrew Jesky and Jason Shulman finished 1 -2 -3 at the U.S. National Aeromodeling Championships and U.S. F3A Team Trials in Muncie, Indiana on Thursday, July 26th.  [...]

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The Radio Control Show 169

Jul 27, 2012 No Comments

It’s time for another episode of The Radio Control Show! This week, we take a look at some crazy footage of a bird attacking an RC plane in mid-air, talk with “Mr. Top Gun” about next year’s submission, and much more. See the full video in the player below:

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Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair Build-along Part 12

Jul 27, 2012 4 Comments

The most important part of any model build is making sure the CG balance point is correct. With a giant plane like the Top Flite Corsair, you need to take your time, or better yet, get the help of a friend to move the plane around. Start with the plane in the maintenance cradle upside [...]

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IQ AFM Multi-Station for Fuel and Air

Jul 26, 2012 No Comments

If you are looking for the ultimate solution to your aircraft servicing tasks, this Fuel and Air Multi-Station is for you. Manufactured in Germany, thie IQ AFM Multi-Station is available in two versions. The standard IQ AFM ($350) and tthe IQ AFM+ (With water seperator) $395. This 5-gallon fuel container includes: Fuel pump and attachment [...]

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Detailing the Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair ARF

Jul 25, 2012 6 Comments

As I mentioned previously, besides applying custom markings and decals, another great way to improve the looks of your ARF warbird is to add simple details and weathering. You can do this very easily with marking pens and various decals available commercially. Here’s how I applied my make-over to this impressive giant scale bent-wing warbird. [...]

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Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair Build-along Part 11

Jul 20, 2012 3 Comments

One thing you can do to any ARF model to make it your own is to add custom Markings and details. For the Corsair, I used Red5Designs.com Vinyl markings cut from my own CAD drawings. They fit the model perfectly. These markings have a clear carrier sheet and a paper backing. Tape the marking as [...]

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The Radio Control Show 168

Jul 20, 2012 No Comments

It’s time for another episode of The Radio Control Show! This week we take a look at the annual Warbirds Over Delaware event that was covered by our very own Model Airplane News editor Gerry Yarrish. Watch the full episode in the player below.

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202.6mph! World’s Fastest Electric Airplane w/Video

Jul 19, 2012 12 Comments

On July 18th, Chip Yates flew the all-electric Flight of the Century for the first time. The 16-minute flight allowed the pilot to get comfortable with the Long-EZ controls as well as the electric system. The Flight of the Century team took a Burt Rutan Long-EZ (N158TG) and converted it to an all-electric flying test bed aircraft [...]

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