Sunday, April 30, 2017

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Hitec RDX1 – AC/DC Battery Charger/Discharger

Introducing the powerful and portable RDX1, the latest addition to Hitec’s charger line. The RDX1 is an AC/DC ultra-performance microprocessor-controlled battery charger/discharger with management features suitable for all popular chemistries. Its sleek tower design allows easy front-loading plug-in convenience …

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Crossover Tips & Tricks

At the risk of sounding too cliché, getting older really does make you wiser. Honestly, it’s a matter of experience. Over the years I have made so many mistakes and wasted so much time and money that I was finally forced to find solutions to my modeling concerns. Now, while much of what follows is what I personally discovered

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Ultimate Bipe GP/EP ARF

Ultimate Bipe p1

A superior sport aerobat! Designed for everyday aerobatics, the 45.5” span Ultimate Bipe is an impressive show-stopper! Whether you equip it with glow or electric power, you can expect solid tracking and excellent performance from this outstanding ARF …

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Cut A Perfect Cowl

Everyone knows that the “A” in ARF stands for “Almost”. For some kits, that can be a pretty big “A”! While the majority of ARF’s have most of the major components built, there are significant variations in the amount of time and skill required to finish them well. There is also the issue of instruction manuals being, shall we say, “loosely” translated Chinese building instructions.

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A Soldier’s Journey Into RC

We all have a story of how we got into flying RC aircraft . For many of us it started as a child-hood love for toy airplanes. Others jumped into it with our fathers, mothers or grand-parents. Most of us enjoy the hobby as something to do in our free time to relax, but for others, it’s been a less common journey

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Warbirds over the Rockies

Brian O’Meara has a passion that is helping to keep this great hobby of ours alive and well. Not a new face in the hobby, you will find him and his models gracing model magazines dating back to before many of our readers were even born!

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YF2Y-1 Convair SeaDart

The Convair SeaDart was the world’s first turbojet- powered supersonic, water based fighter/interceptor. The aircraft was designed by Corvair in the early 1950s in response to a United States Navy contest for a supersonic interceptor aircraft . Supersonic …

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Thermals 101

The one constant question that is asked about sailplane flying is how do you know when you have found a thermal or lift? I’m going to explain that process for you, but first, what is a thermal?

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Conceal Control Horns And Pushrods

In the world of RC scale model airplane building, one of the trickiest problems is how to “hide” external pushrods and control horns inside wing surfaces. With tail control surfaces these devices can normally be concealed within the fuselage. But on wings, which are often very thin, the problem is far more difficult.

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