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Scaling Out The Atomik RC/Sonic Modell B-17 Pt. 1

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Recently I devoted several weeks of workshop time to determine just how far I could go with fiberglass-and- paint resurfacing and refinishing of a typical large foam/ARF electric powered RC scale warbird…in this case the 61” wingspan J-Power P-51-D available from Atomik RC.

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SkySmoke: New Smoke Fluid From Sullivan Products & SuperDri

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Sullivan Products is proud to announce a joint partnership with SuperDri, the leader in full scale smoke oil. Sullivan Products will be marketing full scale smoke fluid to the RC market, S760-SkySmoke will be blended and bottled by SuperDri and …

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Cut A Perfect Cowl

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Everyone knows that the “A” in ARF stands for “Almost”. For some kits, that can be a pretty big “A”! While the majority of ARF’s have most of the major components built, there are significant variations in the amount of time and skill required to finish them well. There is also the issue of instruction manuals being, shall we say, “loosely” translated Chinese building instructions.

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Hitec Power Peak D7 AC/DC Charging Station

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Hitec continues to bring you exemplary power and convenience with our latest Power Peak D7 AC/DC Charging Station. Armed with two independent 200-watt output ports, producing up to 20 amps of charge current each, the Power Peak D7 is capable …

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A Soldier’s Journey Into RC

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We all have a story of how we got into flying RC aircraft . For many of us it started as a child-hood love for toy airplanes. Others jumped into it with our fathers, mothers or grand-parents. Most of us enjoy the hobby as something to do in our free time to relax, but for others, it’s been a less common journey

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Video: E-flite Carbon-Z P2 Prometheus Bipe In Action!

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Our own Josh Bernstein reviewed this exciting offering from E-flite in the September issue of FlyRC magazine. Words simply do not do this amazing model justice. And so we give our readers a video of Josh wringing this powerful and …

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Warbirds over the Rockies

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Brian O’Meara has a passion that is helping to keep this great hobby of ours alive and well. Not a new face in the hobby, you will find him and his models gracing model magazines dating back to before many of our readers were even born!

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YF2Y-1 Convair SeaDart

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The Convair SeaDart was the world’s first turbojet- powered supersonic, water based fighter/interceptor. The aircraft was designed by Corvair in the early 1950s in response to a United States Navy contest for a supersonic interceptor aircraft . Supersonic designs of …

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Thermals 101

An E-flite Mystique electric power launched sailplane shows her topside on power. Electric motor launch is an easy and safe way to fly sailplanes without the need for a heavy winch and setup time. They still fly in thermals quite well.

The one constant question that is asked about sailplane flying is how do you know when you have found a thermal or lift? I’m going to explain that process for you, but first, what is a thermal?

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Conceal Control Horns And Pushrods

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In the world of RC scale model airplane building, one of the trickiest problems is how to “hide” external pushrods and control horns inside wing surfaces. With tail control surfaces these devices can normally be concealed within the fuselage. But on wings, which are often very thin, the problem is far more difficult.

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Whats Old Is New

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In a hobby where there is a dizzying array of products hitting the shelves on a daily basis, there are still models that sell themselves, based solely on word of mouth or tall tales at the local club.

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Web Exclusive: South East Regional Aerotow 2016!

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South East Regional Aero-tow Growing the sport of aero-towing one pilot at a time! WORDS AND PHOTOS BY ANDREW GRIFFITH A little local history Going north on I-75 in Georgia, just south of the home of the Perry Swap Meet …

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Strip LED NAV Lites

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Now you can have LED strip lights on any model without the hassle of assembly. These durable and long lasting systems are ready to use with red, white and green strips for high visibility day or night. Never lose orientation! Fast installation. Just “stick ‘em on” and attach to your LiPo charge connector.

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Master Airscrew released New Series of Factory Pre-Balanced Propellers

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Master Airscrew (MAS) revamps its R/C aircraft propellers lineup, which now includes Factory (Pre-) Balanced Propellers for model aircraft with exceptionally tight blade weight tolerances - 0.01g (0.00035oz) or better.

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New Release – E-Flite Timber BNF Basic with Floats

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Fly from just about anywhere with the new Timber BNF from E-Flite. There’s no need for a dedicated runway with this plane. Tall grass, gravel, snow or even a lake can be your spot for short take off’s and landings. …

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