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E-flite Timber BNF: An STOL Flyer’s Dream

By Matt Maziarz PHOTOS BY BRITTANY MAZIARZ   NEED TO KNOW MANUFACTURER: E-flite DISTRIBUTOR: Horizon Hobby TYPE: STOL Specialist FOR: Any pilots with limited experience MINIMUM FLYING AREA: Ball Field PRICE: $249.99 (For the BNF as tested)   …

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A Hard Lesson Learned … Losing A $1500 Model Due To A $2 Part

Words and Photos by Kevin Siemonsen Building and flying RC models is a hobby that does not discriminate. The very moment you think you know it all, you get a harsh reminder that nothing could be further from …

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Premiere Aircraft QQ Night Extra 300

By Kevin Siemonsen PHOTOS BY MARY SIEMONSEN AUTHOR’S OPINION: A beautifully detailed foamy 3D thoroughbred that is rewarding regardless of skill level. The Aura 8 incorporates a 3 axis gyro system that can help you achieve your flying goals …

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Only Human 3: Shortcut To Terra Firma

By Scott Copeland It has been said that one learns more from his failures than his successes. Undeterred by my prior washouts, I vowed to improve my RC skills although those little green demons of haste and impatience …

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RC Kits 31: Great Planes Ultra Sport 60 – Making The Fiberglass Cowl

  Words and photos by Gary A. Ritchie   Now it’s time to build a fiberglass cowling that will fully enclose the electric motor in our Ultra Sport 60. Before we begin, sand the front of the fuselage …

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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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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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Only Human – An Unabashed Recount Of What It Is To Be An Aeromodeler: Part 1

Foreword By Matt Maziarz Main Body and Story By Scott Copeland   We’ve all been there, right? You know; sitting at the field or on the bench looking at a model that you poured your blood, seat and …

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