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New Transmitters Coming Soon from Fr SKY

Over the last year or two, the FrSky Taranis 2.4GHz sixteen channel transmitter has become very popular with pilots due to its open source programming, telemetry features and nice price. Aloft Hobbies shared a bit of news in …

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Flyzone Inum Micro Indoor Flyer

Flyzone® INUM Micro_00

The winter months mean less opportunities to fly for many folks. Pilots who want to keep their thumbs free of cobwebs may want to take a look at this micro sized indoor flyer from Flyzone. The Inum is …

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Hangar 9 F4U-1A Corsair 20cc ARF

The F4U Corsair with it’s bent gull shaped wing has an unmistakeable outline.  Developed for the US Navy in the early part of world war two it had a rocky start as a carrier based plane but excelled …

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All About Servos

All About Servos

The propeller produces thrust and pulls the model airplane through the air, but what makes a model turn to the right or left, or rotate its nose up for a climb or down for a dive? The control …

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Great Planes P-51 Sport Fighter ARF

The P-51 Mustang is one of the most recognized fighters from World War Two.  Just about everyone into aviation has dreamed about taking the controls of a P-51 and cruising the countryside in mock dogfights using the power …

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Flitework Red Bull PT-17 Stearman Bipe Receiver Ready

Hobbico recently picked up the Flitework product line, an exciting variety of models that are based on the Red Bull sponsored aircraft of the Flying Bulls hangar in Europe. We recently received the PT-17 Stearman Biplane in for …

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Video: Great Planes Extra 300SP ARF

A favorite at airshows and competitions around the world, the Extra is a contemporary aerobatic airplane with graceful lines and the ability to execute a wide envelope of thrilling maneuvers. Great Planes has replicated the Extra 300SP in …

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Detailing a FTE Scale Radial Engine Casting

How To: Detailing a FTE Scale Radial Engine Casting

A while back I wrote a two-part article in Fly RC magazine explaining how I scaled out the big 1/6-scale WACO SRE ARF from SIG. That article was essentially about getting rid of the plastic covering, getting the servos inside where they belong on any self-respecting scale job, and messing with the overall appearance by adding things like scale tail surface cross sections, fuselage stringers, door outlines and the like.

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Flyzone Select Scale A6M2 Zero RTF and Tx-R

FlyZone SS Zero matte

Flyzone has announced the eminent release of the latest in their Select Sale series of aircraft, the Japanese A6M2 Zero. Feared by Allied pilots for its unmatched maneuverability, long range and speed, the Zero was the epitome of …

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The Art of Landing

Primary Training: The Art of Landing

What Goes Up Must Come Down, Safely What a day! You got your brand new airplane to the local field and psyched yourself up for your first flight. After watching tons of videos online and reading everything you …

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Tactic Announces the TTX850 Radio

When Tactic released the TTX650 a couple years ago it quickly became a hit among people looking for a computerized radio with plenty of features but not a huge price tag.  Fast forward to today and they just …

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Esprit Model Announces Limited Edition Red Racer & Black Phoenix Jeti Duplex 2.4GHz DS-16 Carbon Radio Systems

Only twenty pieces of each color scheme will be produced. These Limited Edition radios will be individually numbered and available in either the Red/Black “Racer” or the Black/White “Phoenix” schemes. Each combo will include the Limited Edition Jeti …

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Hitec Q-Cop 450 Quadcopter

We are excited to announce that Hitec will soon bring their first multi-rotor aircraft to market! The Hitec Q-Cop is a 450 size quadcopter that features a notably aerodynamic shell and design. This high performance multi-rotor aircraft will …

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