Tuesday, November 21, 2017

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Bob Aberle’s Park Pattern – An electric powered park flyer capable of standard pattern maneuvers

I feel like I was able to capture all the features I wanted in this particular design. It builds very fast. In my case in three days time! There is a chance that Aero Craft Ltd, will be making a kit of the PARK-PATTERN. If not a full kit then a short kit with laser cut ribs. The new Hitec AURORA Spread spectrum RC system provided perfectly smooth

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Fly RC Wing Load Calculator

  Enter your model’s wing area and weight below to calculate the wing loading and wing cube loading.   Wing Area: sq.in. Weight: oz. Wing Loading: oz./sq.ft. Wing Cube Loading:   Typical WCL Values for Models Slow flyers …

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Make Your Own Park Flyer Floats

These simple foam floats are very easy to make in an evening and are suitable for many lightweight park flyer type models. Their design is based loosely on work done by Chuck Cunningham many years ago, and have proven quite successful on the Electrifly FlyLite that I reviewed, and recently revisited, in Fly RC.

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139mph Depron Racer

The words Depron and high speed are rarely found in the same sentence. Describing the Gordo, however, calls for an exception. The Gordo is a small, purpose-built speed plane made almost entirely of Depron. It has achieved speeds …

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Nitro Planes A-10 Thunderbolt EDF Build Blog

I just received an EDF A-10 model from Nitro Models. We will be covering this model in detail in our upcoming RC JETS special issue (due out early 2011). To give you a sneak peek, here is the kit contents right out of the box. The model is very impressive and is available at a very reasonable cost in either ARF for RTF form.

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Take the Fly RC 2013 Reader Survey

Thank you for participating in this Fly RC reader survey. We are very interested in your feedback. If you have further thoughts or comments to share, please send us an email at feedback@flyrc.com. Please remember to enter your contact information on the last page of the survey to enter the giveaway. You could win our Grand Prize, the Hobbyzone Firebird Stratus or one of ten Fly RC T-shirts.

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Build A Custom PVC Stand To Protect Your Model

Once I finish building an airplane, I immediately build a stand for it. Why? Because such a stand stabilizes the fuselage and makes it easy to attach the wing, or connect the servo wires, etc., and it also protects the plane from your workbench. Whenever you set a fuselage down anywhere, you invite problems. When the fuselage lies inverted, the fin and rudder, the canopy and cowl and the glow plug are stressed as you jiggle the plane around while you prepare it for flight. An inexpensive, easy-to-make PVC pipe stand eliminates the chance of your having these problems.

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