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Wing Loading Calculator

Wing Area: sq.in. Weight: oz. Wing Loading: os./sq.ft. Wing Cube Loading:

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Flitetest.com FT Cruiser Bonus Content

To read more about this plane and download the plans, please visit http://flitetest.com/articles/ft-cruiser-build

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The Stinson SR-9’s Servos And Stuff

The Stinson SR-9 project is getting very close to the time for me to begin covering and finishing, but there are a few installation details to be completed before I will actually be ready for “closing up” the structure.

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The Stinson SR-9 Struts And Fairings

The Stinson SR-9, like most high-wing, single-engine monoplanes of the 1930?s, relies on external strut bracing to stay together in flight.

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The Wheel Pants On The Stinson SR-9

Now we can get started doing wheel pants. They are provided as half-moldings of ABS plastic.

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Flyzone Eraze

The Eraze gets points for looking very different than most of the models I have flown lately. Though its diamond shaped flying wing design is unique, its in-flight performance is stable and predictable. Easily hand-launched, the Eraze zips around the sky with zest on a two-cell battery.

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E-Flite Edge 540QQ 280 BNF Basic

The Edge 540QQ is the little aerobatic funster that could. You get instant gratification, since it takes less than an hour to go from box to the sky. The Edge looks great with its flashy paint scheme and scale outlines. It is a nimble performer that is great for the aggressive sport flier.

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SIG Mfg T-Clips

The T-Clips is a great everyday flier. It builds fast and does not require a huge budget to complete. All the hardware is included and it flies on an economical power system and standard servos.

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Flitetest.com – The Baby Blender

For those of you that don't know, Fly RC Magazine featured FliteTest's Baby Blender in their October 2013 issue. There is a three page article about FliteTest and it features the free Baby Blender plans. If you haven't already, please pick up a copy for yourself!

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The Molded Windshield

The kit designer chose to have you build up a four-piece windshield supported by discrete structural framing and a molded front cabin top to replicate the formed sheet metal on the full-scale airplane.

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Build The Blue Moon

This is one of my all time favorite designs. Designs like this only happen once in a blue moon, so it was named, “the Blue Moon”. The fact that it’s round and blue might have had a little to do with it too! It is only 21-inches in diameter, yet exhibits the best performance I’ve seen in any round plane. It’s easy to build, easy to transport and easy to fly.

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The Franken Project – Turning Old RC Stuff Into Cool Models… The process begins…

Over the years we have collected a lot of hobby pieces and parts; from motors and ESCs to hinges and control horns.  As we were cleaning out our storage room last week, we realized that we had an …

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The Stinson SR-9’s Engine Cowl

The focus of my attention this time will be the engine cowl. This is going to be a big deal no matter what, since this airplane, like all Stinson SR (Reliant) models, features a big round radial cowl loaded with detail in the form of eighteen rocker box cover blisters along with exhausts, access panel and various fastenings that we may or may not want to replicate.

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