Sunday, August 20, 2017

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Bob Aberle’s Boeing L-15 Scout Park Flyer

Bob Aberle's delightful version of this rarely modeled post-war observation plane is designed for flying in a local park or ball field with lightweight electric power. There are two versions of the plan available for free download. The single sheet plan measures 24 x 36 and can be printed at any print shop with a large format printer.

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Top Flite DC-3/C-47 Kit Review

This kit has been on the market for a while, so I won’t review the product. Instead, I’ll concentrate on what I had to do to turn the stock Top Flite DC-3 kit into a successful electric-powered model. I will also explain the changes I made to finish it as a C-47 and to enhance its appeal as a super-scale model.

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Futaba 10C 2.4GHz Transmitter

The new Futaba 10C radio offers unprecedented flexibility and value for RC pilots everywhere, with prolevel performance at a very affordable price. This offering is an evolution of Futaba’s very popular 9C/9C Super series, with many updates and a seamless transition that will be greatly appreciated by longtime Futaba pilots. The 10C is designed primarily for intermediate and advanced pilots, and in my mind is a perfect opportunity to make the leap to 2.4GHz if you have been holding out and waiting for the technology to mature.

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The Witch Plans

FLY RC BONUS THE WITCH PLANS     SPECS for the WITCH WEIGHT:30oz.MOTOR: Uranus 28309 Brushless Outrunner Motor http://www.maxfordusa.com/u28309.aspx SPEED CONTROL: ElectriFly Silver Series 25A ESC http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXKSY4&P=ML PROPELLER:APC 10×6 propBATTERY: 3S 1500 – 1600MAh LiPo DOWNLOAD THE TILED …

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Building Balsa Wheel Pants

In the January 2008 issue, we looked at a quick and easy way tomake a balsa cowl. Now let’s build a set of wheel pants.Beyond the basic satisfaction of crafting airplane parts out of rawmaterials with your own hands, there are two main reasons to buildthese parts out of balsa: the obvious reason is that there may not be acommercial product available to suit your needs. This is usually thecase with scratch-built projects and often when building from plans.Also, while kits usually have fiberglass or vacuum-formed plastic components,you might want to dress up a more basic model that didn’tinclude such accessories.

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Spektrum DX7 Review

I hesitate to describe any RC product using that term, but in the case of the new Spektrum DX7, revolutionary is the perfect word to describe a product that has the potential to fundamentally change the world of RC. Some may think I am being overly dramatic, but I suspect that after reading this article, you just might agree with my take on the Spektrum DX7.

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T-Pin Organizer

Here’s how I organize and store my T-pins. This paperclip organizer keeps the pins from going all over the floor and workbench, makes them easily accessible (especially when sheeting) and is very economical. These can be purchased at …

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Lithium Charger Leads

A number of the new lithium chargers have banana plug leads to which you solder your connector(s) of choice. Because different lithium packs of different capacities come pre-wired with any of several types of connectors, solder additional connector …

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Easy Antenna Mount

Radio Shack heat shrink tubing has a glossy surface and can serve as a handy antenna support. Simply mount the tubing (no heat shrinking involved) in the fuselage and slide the antenna through the tubing. This relieves the …

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An Era of Firsts

It is an amazing juncture in aviation history—December 17, 2003 is the centennial of the first powered flight by the Wright brothers. The great revolution they began at Kitty Hawk, NC continues to this day. Since their first …

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