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Enhancing Your EDF

How To: Enhancing Your EDF

Get the Best Performance from Your Foam EDF Jet Today’s RC flyer has a huge variety of molded foam ARF and RTF scale and sport planes to choose from and the EDF (electric ducted fan) is one of …

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Simple Weathering Techniques

How To: Simple Weathering Techniques

One of the goals of having a scale model is that you want the model to look real; to reproduce the full-scale aircraft. There is nothing more dramatic looking than seeing a warbird that looks like it has …

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The Wings Maker SZD-45 Ogar ARF EP

Review: The Wings Maker SZD-45 Ogar ARF EP

Multi-Purpose Sport-Scale Motor Sailplane Taking to the air for the first time in 1973, the Polish-made SZD-45 was and still is a unique motor sailplane, built by PZL Bielsko. Its cockpit will seat two people, side by side, …

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The New Pilot’s 6 Keys to Success

Primary Training: The New Pilot's 6 Keys to Success

Learning to fly a model aircraft is a fun and rewarding accomplishment. For many people, it is the closest they will ever come to piloting a real aircraft and it is a hobby/sport that can be enjoyed as …

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Eagle Tree Systems Guardian 2D/3D Stabilizer

Review: Eagle Tree Systems Guardian 2D/3D Stabilizer

Amaze Your Friends as you 3D Like a Pro! As a full time computer geek and former avionics technician, my main area of expertise is radio and electronic systems, so when the Eagle Tree Guardian 2D/3D inertial stabilizer …

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Dremel 8200 12V Max Lithium-Ion Cordless Rotary Tool Kit

Review: Dremel 8200 12V Max Lithium-Ion Cordless Rotary Tool Kit

A Modeler’s Most Valuable Power Tool It really does not matter if you are into model airplanes, helicopters, sailplanes, boats or cars, the new Dremel 8200 12V Max Cordless Rotary Tool is a “must-have” tool for your workshop …

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Great Planes Phazer EDF

Review: Great Planes Phazer EDF

This Phazer is Set to Stun! The Great Planes Phazer is a stylish looking delta winged electric ducted fan (EDF) powered model that flies at a maximum speed of around 90mph. It features a one-piece, composite construction (fiberglass) …

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Top Flite’s ZERO A6M Giant Gasonline ARF in Action

Top Flite's ZERO A6M Giant Gasonline ARF in Action

You’ve heard about it. You’re read about it. You’ve even seen the box art at your local hobby shop. Now, you can see it! Not only was it the cover plane on our June 2014 issue, it’s been …

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Pilot RC 40% Sbach 342

Pilot RC 40% Sbach 342

Modern 40% 3D Aerobatic Machine I have been fortunate enough to attend the Joe Nall fly-in the last few years and every time I can’t help, but marvel at how the forty percent aircraft defy the laws of …

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HobbyKing Ryan STA EPO

HobbyKing Ryan STA EPO

A Sport-Scale Ryan for the Park The original Ryan STA monoplanes were developed in the 1930’s. The “ST” designation was an abbreviation for Sport Trainer. The addition of the letter “A” to the model name “ST” indicated that …

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Great Planes Proud Bird EF1 Racer Sport ARF

Great Planes Proud Bird EF1 Racer Sport ARF

A Dual Purpose Model of the Famous F1 Reno Racer! Yes the line is corny but “the need for speed” has always been a part of model aviation. There have been countless control line and radio control events …

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SMT Distributing Offers $100 For Trade In Engines

SMT Distributing Offers $100 For Trade In Engines

SMT Distributing has a killer offer for you! Trade in any old, complete, running (or not) any-brand engine and receive $100 off the retail price of any Novarossi Engine (2.49cc/.15 or larger)! This is a limited time offer …

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Flying the Crosswind Landing

Flying the Crosswing Landing

As an airline pilot, I get to fly with pilots from every background imaginable—some are civilian trained like myself, and others are military trained pilots who have flown heavy tankers, helicopters, and high performance fighters in their previous …

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