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RC Airplanes -Scale Wingtip Skids — The Triplane gets some Axe Handles

RC Airplanes -Scale Wingtip Skids — The Triplane gets some Axe Handles

Over the course of several months, I have detailed the building process of my Balsa USA 1/3-scale Fokker Triplane. A great detail point for the Cole Palen Triplane is that the lower wingtip skids are made from ordinary axe handles. Even thought I have flown the Balsa USA triplane most of its first flying season, I […]
Tips for a Great Fabric Finish  — Using Scale Stits to cover your Airplane

Tips for a Great Fabric Finish — Using Scale Stits to cover your Airplane

There’s an old saying in the hobby that goes: “Once you’re finished “building” your scale RC airplane, you’re only half done!” That’s because all our efforts of gluing and bolting parts together leads up to one final goal—producing a smooth and even surface to apply the covering to. With any fabric covering job, the end results are […]
Easy Landing Gear Repair for ARFs

Easy Landing Gear Repair for ARFs

Damaged landing gear caused by landing off-field is probably the single most common repair needed during an RC model’s lifespan. While flying a 30cc Ultimate biplane from Aeroworks, an engine out on the downwind gave us a bad case of landing gear down.    Test Pilot and MAN contributor Aaron Ham was doing an inverted pass […]
Joe Ambrose, Horizon Hobby CEO

Joe Ambrose, Horizon Hobby CEO

Joe Ambrose, the CEO of Horizon Hobby and a special friend to Air Age Media, passed away on January 4th.  We and many others will miss him deeply. Joe joined Horizon Hobby in 2005 and through his leadership and vision, was able to guide the company and its team to new heights of success, culminating with […]
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New for Premium Members — Demystifying Soldering

New for Premium Members — Demystifying Soldering

For expert advice on soldering, don’t miss John Kauk’s article, Demystifying How to Solder Connectors” on our Premium Member site. John writes, “Setting up a new electric-powered model, and sometimes maintaining an older one, often requires installing new motor or battery connectors. Previously I discussed some of the different types of connectors available, so this […]
Indoor RC Antonov AN-225

Indoor RC Antonov AN-225

When it comes to indoor RC, the last thing you would expect is the giant Antonov AN-255 cargo plane. Well, this impressive AN-225 model, is a very scale “micro” version that easily flies in indoor venues! Made of Depron, the model is powered by six Hobbico micro ducted-fan units with two, 2S 1000mAh batteries. Built and […]
Industry News: Horizon Hobby Buys Hobbico

Industry News: Horizon Hobby Buys Hobbico

In the biggest RC industry buyout in recent history, Horizon Hobby is buying all of Hobbico’s RC-related brands. Here’s the scoop from the Champaign-based newspaper, the News Gazette: “A bankruptcy court judge approved Horizon Hobby’s $18.8 million purchase of Hobbico’s remote-control business Monday, which means Hobbico employees must reapply for their jobs at Horizon before […]
RealFlight 8 Launching On Steam

RealFlight 8 Launching On Steam

From RealFlight: Following up on their move to market a digital-only version of the popular RealFlight software, Hobbico today announced that this VR-capable RC Flight Simulator will be made available on Steam—the world’s largest online gaming platform. RealFlight 8 delivers an incredibly lifelike flight simulation, complete with realistic wind physics, crash damage, and a host […]
RealFlight 8 Rebate: Now Through December 31st

RealFlight 8 Rebate: Now Through December 31st

From Futaba: Now through December 31st, Hobbico is rewarding RealFlight fans with an exclusive offer. If you’ve purchased a copy of RF7, 7.5, RF Drone, or RFX in the past, you can get a $20 Merchandise Certificate with your qualified purchase of RF8! Use this link to download the rebate form: http://downloads.hobbico.com/rebates/3158586-rf8-rebate-form.pdf Visit FutabaRC.com See […]
The Futaba Winter Wonderland Rebate

The Futaba Winter Wonderland Rebate

From Futaba: Catch winter’s hottest deals on Futaba Systems! Treat yourself or your favorite pilot or racer to the holiday’s hottest gift – a radio from Futaba, R/C’s leader in 2.4GHz technology! Click “where to buy” to locate a nearby dealer who has the system you need. And for a limited time, you can receive […]
RC Modeler Must-Haves: 14 Essential Tools

RC Modeler Must-Haves: 14 Essential Tools

The old saying that “Anything is easy if you have the right tools” is particularly true in modeling; the proper tools will simplify any job. The hardware and tools here will help you with your next project, whether it’s a quick-assembly ARF or a complete scratch-build. DREMEL STYLUS CORDLESS ROTARY TOOL This Dremel tool offers […]
Hobbico Flitt Flying Camera

Hobbico Flitt Flying Camera

From Hobbico: The Flitt flying camera and app are like having your own personal red carpet photographer on demand all day every day. It’s small, innovative, and designed for fun. Optical positioning delivers stable pics indoors or out. Plus, Flitt is equipped with three flight modes to tailor every flight to your comfort level. Built-in […]
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