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Dromida Voyager: Flying Made REALLY Easy

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The Voyager is the perfect plane for pilots just starting out, because it exhibits slow, docile flight characteristics and comes preassembled with everything included. The 4-channel radio delivers positive rudder, elevator and throttle control. Details such as wheel …

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Dynamic Soaring

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For those of you who have been keeping up with this Soaring column, you might remember that I said that sailplanes and gliders are some of the slowest and fastest models on earth.  While the claim to being …

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Toledo Teasers

Just two short weeks ago (at the time of this writing), the 62nd annual WEAK SIGNALS RC Expo in Toledo, Ohio was wrapped and in the books. This year’s event seemed to show an increase in numbers, thanks largely to the mélange of new models out and of course, the inclusion of drones in the show.

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Smart Radio Programming

This is a back to basics walk through radio setup for primary flight controls. The P-51 has ten servos installed in total. The receiver that comes with the DX18 is a nine channel receiver which was installed in the plane. With that being said one “Y” harness will be required for the radio installation because of the lack of receiver channels.

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Low Hassle Fiber-Glassing With Eze-Kote

For decades experienced RC model air-plane builders, especially scale builders, have relied on fiberglass as a tough, easy-to-apply balsa covering material that resists dings and scratches and will accept most paints.

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Florida Jets 2016

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WITH OVER 170 PILOTS YOUR GUARANTEED A WORLD CLASS EVENT!   Florida Jets, which takes place at Paradise Field on the south side of the Lakeland Linder Airport in Lakeland, Florida, is what most jet pilots consider to …

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Southeastern Electric Flight Festival 2016

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The Southern States Spring Fling! For fifteen years pilots have made their way to Hodges Field outside Americus Georgia for the Southeastern Electric Flight Festival. It’s a week-long event filled with all types of electric flying machines. With …

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Futaba GY440 Series Gyros & SBS-01C Current Sensor

The latest shining examples of  advanced Futaba technology Boost your R/C enjoyment with these quality electronic accessories from Futaba! Ultra-lightweight and incredibly compact, GY440 Series gyros offer superior setup ease, combined with the features you demand. All are …

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Hacker-Model® Foam Construction Premium Performance

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Go extreme indoors or out! Get your hands on one of five supreme new Hacker-Models. Low weight, high strength EPP foam construction makes every Hacker-Model supremely durable and maneuverable. Precision F3P pattern flying demands the exacting maneuverability of …

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Flyzone Rapide™ Brushless Glider Rx-R

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The glider for easy cruising or cutting loose! The Rapide Rx-R is ideal for the intermediate pilot who’s mastered the basics and ready for new excitement. Gentle and predictable handling makes it ideal for a relaxing day of …

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Fixed Wing FPV Buyer’s Guide

Love them or hate them, drones are everywhere these days and while they may have drawn a bit more attention and scrutiny to the RC airplane pilots, they have also brought us FPV. First Person View flight from a 250 quad racer is exhilarating to say the least

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Hitec RDX1 – AC/DC Battery Charger/Discharger

Introducing the powerful and portable RDX1, the latest addition to Hitec’s charger line. The RDX1 is an AC/DC ultra-performance microprocessor-controlled battery charger/discharger with management features suitable for all popular chemistries. Its sleek tower design allows easy front-loading plug-in convenience …

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Crossover Tips & Tricks

At the risk of sounding too cliché, getting older really does make you wiser. Honestly, it’s a matter of experience. Over the years I have made so many mistakes and wasted so much time and money that I was finally forced to find solutions to my modeling concerns. Now, while much of what follows is what I personally discovered

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