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Silkspan How-To: A Blast From The Past With A Few New Twists

Words and photos by Bob Benjamin – bob@rcmodel.com A genuine Golden Oldie that’s perfect for today’s small electric airplanes. NOTE: This article is required reading for the next installment of Master’s Workshop, Guillow’s Hellcat #4 Silkspan … what’s that? …

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Federal Appeals Court Voids FAA UAS registration rule

Is registration of model aircraft a thing of the past? The Federal Appeals Court of the District of Columbia ruled today that the FAA rule requiring that model aircraft be registered was in violation of the section 336 of the FAA …

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Futaba announces the T16SZ radio

  Futaba T16SZ Futaba has announced a new radio in it’s line that bridges the gap between the 14SG and the 18MZ. The new Futaba T16SZ brings many of the features of the 18MZ in a radio geared …

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SIG EDGEtra 3D Hybrid EP ARF: A Beautiful Blend Of Two Awesome Aerobats

SIG has long been known for their scale and sport scale models. From the T-Clips to the Somethin’ Extra, their models do not disappoint. That is, unless you were a hardcore 3D pilot … until now. The all …

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Only Human 2: Winds Light And Variable

By Scott Copeland After the humility of my Bonzo experience, I resigned myself to the fact that I really needed a trainer.  Not a converted pylon racer, but a true, purpose-designed trainer.  Lucky for me, Santa put a …

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RC KITS: The Great Planes Ultra Sport 60 … Finishing The Hatch Cover

Words and Photos by Gary A. Ritchie Last month we began building the hatch cover for our Ultra Sport 60. Now we will finish it up. Let’s get started by gluing H5 in place then removing the rest …

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Twisted Hobbys Crack Camel: An EPP 3D Sopwith Bipe

Twisted Hobbys has been a 3D pilot’s dream since the advent of their Crack lineup. Since the Crack Turbo Beaver came out, their designers have taken a liking to taking classic designs and giving them the proper Crack …

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Spektrum DX6E Transmitter: “SERIOUS BANG FOR YOUR BUCK”

Words By Josh Bernstein – Photos By Jon Barnes In 2014, Spektrum (the brand known worldwide as a cornerstone of the radio system market) released the DX6, the long awaited upgrade to their popular, entry-level computerized radio, the …

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Master’s Workshop #52: Guillow’s Hellcat RC Conversion Part 3

By Bob Benjamin – bob@rcmodel.com Let’s talk about that different technique of sheet balsa covering an open/stringered model airplane structure to create a better scale representation of a full scale sheet metal aircraft surface. I touched on the …

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