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F-86 Super Sabre – Foam jet to scale masterpiece!

F-86 Super Sabre – Foam jet to scale masterpiece!

We featured William Jackson’s re-finished F-86 Sabre Jet in Pilot Projects a few months back, and the jet looked so amazing we had to know more details on how he achieved this “next level” look. Bill is located in Wooster, Ohio and is a retired network engineer who started flying RC in 1984, so he’s […]
SECRETS TO PERFECT LANDINGS – The correct approach speed is key!

SECRETS TO PERFECT LANDINGS – The correct approach speed is key!

There are a handful of mistakes that nearly all recreational RC pilots make that stem from not having a plan before flying. This article is aimed at addressing the two bad habits that probably lead to more damage during landings than any others. Indeed, most pilots will immediately experience improved landings if they can correct […]
Pro Sanding Tools for Pro Results

Pro Sanding Tools for Pro Results

Our friends at Du-Bro keep bringing out useful products that I love having in the shop. Having the right tool makes the project at hand go so much easier! I recently received their new Kwik-Sand hand sanders in both 5.5- and 11-inch lengths. Each comes with a starter kit of adhesive backed sandpaper pieces in […]
Clarence F. Lee – Model Engine Maestro

Clarence F. Lee – Model Engine Maestro

His name synonymous with RC engines, Clarence Lee was an icon of the RC aviation hobby. Engine builder, tuner, and competitor Born in Los Angeles in 1923, Clarence grew up in Glendale, California. He built his first model at the age of seven and entered the world of powered aircraft at the age of 14. […]
RC Man-Cave Hacks You Need

RC Man-Cave Hacks You Need

When it comes to your man-cave (AKA RC model airplane sanctuary), there’s always room for improvement. Besides the basics, like a sturdy workbench, having the proper tools and adequate lighting, there are ways to improve on your efficiency. Less looking for stuff time equates to more enjoyment with the things you want to do. Here […]
Scale Detailing Secrets from a Top Gun Champion

Scale Detailing Secrets from a Top Gun Champion

In most modern jet models, the entire cockpit is very visible because of the large bubble canopies. When I started work on my first F-16 Thunderbird for Top Gun 2008, it was important to me to have outstanding cockpit detail. With the competition at such a high level of perfection, I decided to scratch-build everything […]
Takeoff with a 1 1/2  Positive Snap Roll

Takeoff with a 1 1/2 Positive Snap Roll

If you’re aspiring to become a better aerobatic pilot, you are, no doubt, constantly searching to add excitement and variety to your flying. After all, the best aerobatic pilots are skilled at combining certain elements from one maneuver with elements from another. This month, I am going to combine the snap roll with a takeoff, […]
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