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E-Flite F-4 Phantom

Depending on who you are and your frame of mind at the time, the prospect of writing about the "Phantom" could conjure up all sorts of mental pictures. I mean, in my somewhat warped mind, it could be a guy in a tight, grey, kind of sissy-looking outfit with a chubby sidekick.

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Hangar 9 35% Extra 300 ARF

I have had nothing but good things to say about Hangar 9 products over the years and the 35% Extra 300 is no different. The quality, fit and finish is superb. Flight performance is all that and more. It’s a new favorite that I can’t wait to get more time on. It was my first opportunity to run a DA 120 and I am still smiling.

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N-Tech Mig 15 EDF ARF

N-Tech Mig 15 EDF ARF

Fly An Icon Of Jet Aviation History. This beautifully detailed Mig 15 from N-Tech Jets includes all-metal air retracts with air control system and oleo struts. Expertly finished, the aircraft is made up of wood and carbon frame. …

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Are You Ready for Transmitter-Ready?

This the "Excerpt" or "Short Descriptionj" functionality being tested. If one wants list text or short desc text other than the first few lines of the actual text of the content... one needs only enter the text in the "Excerpt" field in the post.

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Save That Paint

Need to mix up that perfect batch of paint, thinned just so for your brush or next air brush job? Or perhaps now that the model is finished you want to store any leftover for future touch ups …

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Balancing Foamies

Recently I had to balance a foamie glider. Taping lead or coins to the plane always looks a bit crude. This time I balanced the plane using the tape method, but then took it a little farther. When …

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Broken Prop Velcro Knife

A blade from a broken prop is an excellent removal tool when using hook and loop material to hold batteries to your airplane. It is usually difficult to remove the component without damage to the mounting or surrounding …

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Exhaust Deflector

The nylon tie wraps provided to hold a plastic exhaust deflector to the muffler frequently fail to work, with loss of the deflector during engine run. I fix the deflector in place with small screws. Position the deflector …

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Free Small Fan For A Variety Of RC Uses

Recently I salvaged an internal PC fan from a computer destined for the scrap heap. I now power it using a 3S 11.1v Lipo battery. I use Deans connectors on my batteries and so I soldered one to …

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Removing Film

Like many modelers I have found that removing covering film can be challenging. Even when using heat, the color and adhesive layers often separate from the film, leaving fragments that have been difficult to remove. Ordinary packing tape …

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Propeller Nut Tool

I’ve never liked using Allen wrenches to tighten prop nuts; I find them difficult to hold and they just aren’t the right tool for the job. So I decided to create a better tool. I searched through an …

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Cooler Model Storage

I have several park flyers and recently hit on this idea for easy transportation and convenient storage for them. I bought a cheap foam cooler and notched the sides to accept the wings with the models positioned nose-down. …

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Swashplate Fix

I was given a 380-class helicopter and am very impressed with it. Like any novice, I expected some crashes, and I wasn’t disappointed! The instructions about making repairs with new parts are very clear, but I thought I’d …

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