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F-22 Raptor

F-22 Raptor

Eric Jordon writes: This is my scratch built F-22 Raptor. It is my first scratch built plane. It is made with fan fold foam, painted with krylon h20 latex and faskolor paint. My setup on the plane is a Park 370 outrunner motor, APC 8 X 3.8 SF Propeller, 12 amp brushless ESC, Thunder Power […]
Wild Thing 40

Wild Thing 40

Tom Knoblauch of San Antonio, TX, writes, “Here is a picture of my second Wild Thing 40 for the Great Builders Bash. It is powered by an O.S. .32 w/ a 9×6 APC prop and Tru-Turn spinner. Guidance is via a Futaba 8U, standard servos. Covering is Monocote in fluorescent pink and fluorescent green. The […]

Fiber Fusion Extra 260

Fiber Fusion Extra 260

                      Precision Aerobatics has broken all of the rules…again. The new Extra 260 is the third design from PA featuring the revolutionary Fiber Fusion building technique. Fiber Fusion is a method of combining carbon fiber, balsa and ply in a way never seen before utilizing […]
Pea Shooter

Pea Shooter

                  Harry Berg of St. Augustine, FL, built this Pea Shooter from plan #PSP09951. It has an O.S. 1.06 Hitec Flash 5 and flew its first flight with two clicks of elevator and is still flying. “It is 10 years old and has no problems,” Harry writes. […]

RC Precision Products Blade CP Main Gear and Shaft Upgrades

RC Precision Products Blade CP Main Gear and Shaft Upgrades

      RC Precision Products begins full production of it’s Blade CP Main Gear and Shaft upgrade on February 15, 2007. This enhancement replaces the plastic gear with an aluminum lifetime gear, featuring a replaceable shaft. This eliminates the need to frequently replace the original part after minor crashes and soft landings, and is […]
Model Airplane News - RC Airplane News | FUTABA R616FFM 2.4GHz FASST RECEIVER

FUTABA R616FFM 2.4GHz FASST RECEIVER

The perfect 6-channel receiver for the park flyer!   The R616FFM is one of the smallest, lightest 2.4GHz receivers anywhere!  It weighs only 4 grams without the case and measures just 1.5 inches long – with a range of up to 1000′.  Ideal for indoor foam models, park flyers or any model that requires a […]

Kaos .90

Kaos .90

                        Larry Hermansen of Lake in the Hills, IL, built his Kaos .90 from plan #FSP11841. It weighs about 11 lb. and is powered by a Saito 150. “More than needed, yes,” writes Larry. “However, when taking off to the east at our field […]
Co-Comanche Heli

Co-Comanche Heli

                                ESky Co-Comanche Ready-to-Fly, Camouflage   New from Hobby Lobby:   13 1/2-inch rotorspan, 7 1/4 inches high, 17 inches long, flying weight 8 1/2 ounces. The Coaxial Comanche is complete and ready to fly and includes a 4-channel 72MHz FM transmitter, […]

S.E 5A

S.E 5A

                          Donald Perricone of Syracuse, NY, scratch-built this S.E. 5A using plan #FSP038852. He installed an Enya .53 4-cycle engine and a Futaba FXA radio with 4.8V 700mAh NiCd receiver battery.  He used the Williams scale wheels but made his own machine guns […]
Model Airplane News - RC Airplane News | Alpha 40 Trainer Adds DSM2

Alpha 40 Trainer Adds DSM2

Alpha 40 Trainer Adds DSM2 The user-friendly Hangar 9® Alpha™ 40 RTF trainer is now even better with DSM2™ technology. The new Alpha 40 DSM RTF (HAN4400) adds a factory-installed Spektrum™ DX5e 5-channel full-range 2.4GHz DSM2 radio system, making this high-wing Alpha the industry’s first glow trainer with 2.4GHz capability. Equipped with Spektrum’s beginner-friendly DX5e […]
O.S. 4-CYLINDER 4-STROKE

O.S. 4-CYLINDER 4-STROKE

Hot news from Engine Clinic columnist Clarence Lee: we've just received word that O.S. has a new 3ci, 4-cylinder, inline 4-stroke engine under development: the IL-300. Three prototypes have been built and the engine is scheduled for release in July 06, to commemorate the 70th anniversary of O.S. Engines. Specs include a 25.8mm bore, 24mm stroke and 50.2cc displacement (.306.2ci). Not exactly a lightweight, the engine weighs a tad over 5 pounds and swings props in the 18x8 to 20x10 range.
Mambo

Mambo

August Bruno of Berthoud, CO, writes,   “The attached photo is a Mambo Encore scratch built from Rich Uravitch plans obtained through the MAN plan service (plan # FSP 1006A).  Guidance is provided by Futaba (3 channels) with power supplied by an OS .15 CV-A engine.  Covering is transparent Monokote/21st Century Fabric. This little gal is […]
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