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Re-Hinge your Foamie

So, we’ve all crashed, right? I mean, at some point or another, you’re going to need a few skills under your belt for refurbing your foam model to get it back into the air as quickly as possible. On the contrary, however, my Twisted Hobbys Crack Turbo Beaver suffered an even worse mishap. It was beaten up pretty bad

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Horizon Hobby Releases The Convergence VTOL

Horizon had been teasing the RC world for the past week with a new aircraft that would be “like no other” they had ever released to date. Well, they let the cat out of the bag today and …

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E-flite UMX P-51D and P-47 Warbirds Overview and Action

We got our grubby mitts on these two new Ultra Micro hot rods and while the weather gods have given us plenty of dry days in the northeast (too many in fact), the winds were up on our …

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Whats Old Is New

In a hobby where there is a dizzying array of products hitting the shelves on a daily basis, there are still models that sell themselves, based solely on word of mouth or tall tales at the local club.

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Web Exclusive: South East Regional Aerotow 2016!

South East Regional Aero-tow Growing the sport of aero-towing one pilot at a time! WORDS AND PHOTOS BY ANDREW GRIFFITH A little local history Going north on I-75 in Georgia, just south of the home of the Perry …

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Surprise B2 Flyover in Pasadena

Why, why, why does this never happen to us at Fly RC!!!???

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Flying An RC Corsair From The USS Saratoga!

How cool would this be!? Being able to fly one of your models from a real aircraft carrier has got to be one of the coolest RC stories ever, especially given that it was the last "sortie" flown from the decommissioned Saratoga.

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AMA In DC Fighting For Modeler’s Rights

Bob Brown and the gang at the AMA have been on Capitol Hill the past few days, educating legislators and gaining allies in our fight to keep restrictions on RC pilots as painless as possible. This is good …

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ScrewGrab … For All Those Rusted, Stripped Or Otherwise Damaged Heads

Ever wanted to quit the hobby entirely due to a stripped screw that’s keeping your model grounded because you can’t get at it with the dremel or an easy-out? Align-Rite has got you covered with their ScrewGrab Friction …

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Hitec To Release The X2 700 Charger Boasting 30 Amp Charge Rates!

Hitec’s powerful X2-700 Multicharger is the sophisticated charging choice for all your high amperage batteries. This DC powerhouse features two 700-watt output ports for increased capacity and supports all battery chemistries, including the latest LiHV cells. The microprocessor …

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ICARE Introduces An All New ALES Ship, The Magellan 3.4!

The Magellan 3.4 ALES has been developed for the electric thermal duration category, like ALES (Altitude limited electric soaring) or F5J. It is now our largest version of the popular series of Magellan electric gliders. It has taken almost a year of development to achieve a very competitive airframe, which is very light, has great handling, excellent wind penetration and yet still at an affordable price.

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Jeti Pro Power Lithium Polymer Batteries From Esprit Model

As Lithium Polymer battery technology continues to push new boundaries, Jeti Pro Power Lithium Polymer Batteries bring a whole new element into the mix – power & performance at a price that simply can’t be ignored.

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Lightening Foam Core Wings

It sounds odd wanting to lighten foam; especially when foam (at least to me) isn't thought of as being heavy. However, in terms of a large-scale plane, the wing cores can add up to be over four pounds. The roll of foam in a large scale wing is to provide aerodynamic shape and a little strength. A foam core wing is mostly dependent on its balsawood sheeting for its strength, where an all-wooden wing relies on spars to keep things rigid. The strength of a foam core wing can be increased by adding some structure and composites to distribute forces and reduce stress points. Ultimately’ you’re looking for the wing to be stronger and lighter than before the lightening process.

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