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Break-In Model Holder

After searching in vain for a model hold-down that would keep my model off the ground while I broke in my new engine in clean air, I decided to build my own. I drilled a couple of 1-inch …

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Portable Battery Warmer

I enjoy flying off snow, and I developed a way to preserve the power in my backup batteries while on the flight line in cold weather. I fill a Ziploc bag with uncooked rice, microwave it for a …

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Kondor Model Products Canadair CL-415

The Canadair CL-415 commonly called the Scooper was the first model in a series of firefighting flying boat amphibious aircraft built by Canadian Air and later Bombardier.  The CL-415 is a twin engine, high-dash wing aircraft designed to …

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Flyzone Fokker Dr.1 and Playmate

Learn To Fly An Indoor Micro Electric! In this column I will concentrate on products designed to help newcomers earn their wings.  In a related series in Fly RC, David Baron, an esteemed contributor, and Fly RC’s Chief …

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Draining Puffed LIPOs

Here’s an easy and inexpensive way I drain my “puffed” LiPos. I connect the battery to a 50W, 12-volt light bulb and let it light the bulb. In a few minutes, the light goes out. After 24 hours, …

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ParkZone S.E.5a WWi BNF

The ParkZone S.E.5A is perfect for flying lazy eights or big loops at scale speed is a pure joy. Now, many modelers think that WWl airplanes should be easy to fly which is not necessarily so but this model is an exception. It has just enough dihedral to be stable. It is not a beginner's trainer but is one of the easiest WWl planes to fly that I have experienced. This plane would make an excellent second plane or bipe trainer.

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Maxford USA Mentor-G V2

Maxford USA Mentor-G V2 Giant-scale versatile trainer Author: Cliff Becker cliffb@flyrc.com Photographer: Walter Sidas NEED TO KNOW MANUFACTURER/DISTRIBUTOR: Maxford USA TYPE: 26cc gas trainer ARF FOR: Intermediate pilots PRICE: $239.99 NEEDED TO COMPLETE: Radio system, five servos, engine and …

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E-flite mig 15

Links: E-FLITE www.efliterc.com

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Nitro Planes Flying Cat 90 R/C Pusher Jet

Nitro Planes Fly Cat 90 is for those like me that want the Jet feel of flying without having to mortgage your lungs to fly turbines. Flying off a grass field posed some problems but the effort to overcome them is well worth. For me, this is not an every day flyer but she'll come out of the hangar whenever I feel the need for an adrenaline rush. Have fun, fly safe.

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DJI Flame Wheel F450

I found the Flame Wheel F450 to be quick building, with no issues during the assembly. The combination of the molded components and the central fiberglass plate structure produced a very strong and rigid structure. The included electronics seem to be of high quality, and I had no issues with any of them. The stability of the finished unit is uncanny, and the ability to have a gyro stabilized camera will be of interest to those wanting to try out aerial photography or first person view flying. The computer software installation could be simpler, but once installed, the unit is very easy to program and the default values worked very well.

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