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Flyzone Calypso Glider EP Tx-R

The Calypso is a very forgiving powered glider. It is great as a first electric sailplane but by adding flaps and using a programmable transmitter, the Calypso can be capable of many advanced maneuvers and keep experienced glider pilots happy. The brushless power system and folding prop have a ton of power and get the aircraft up to altitude quickly so you can enjoy seeking out those thermals.

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WATTS over Owatonna 2012 Video

Great Planes and the Southern Minnesota Model Aircraft Club put on another great show with WATTS over Owatonna 2012. Over 150 pilots came to Owatonna Minnesota for one of the best all electric RC flying events in the Midwest. Check out the video to see what the weekend was all about.

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Bob Aberle’s Park Pattern

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 control at all times. It has an incredible amount of features. In fact that list of features keeps growing. A totally worthwhile project all the way around!

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Return Of The TigerKitten Laser-Cut Short Kit

This month, I’m getting deeper into the Return of the TigerKitten story featured in the May 2012 issue of Fly RC. My old design is back in the form of a laser cut short kit from Premier Balsa Kits (www.premierbalsa kits.com) and I’m building a new one from one of their pre-release samples. Let’s head into the shop and pick up where I left off last time.

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Jetstar

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R/C Guys Piper Cherokee PA-140 ARF

RC Guys, located in Brantford, Ontario produces several good looking giant scale airplane kits. Their latest offering is a ¼ scale ARF model of the Piper Cherokee PA-28. The two place version, the PA-28 was introduced in 1964 as a two place variant designed for primary flight training. The RC Guys Cherokee is built from laser cut balsa and light plywood and features a fiberglass cowl and tail cone, carbon wing and stab tubes, and a nicely molded canopy/hatch cover.

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China Model Production Tiger Moth DH-82

The China Model Production Tiger Moth was fun to assemble and looked good when completed. The exposed pull-pull cables for the tail feathers look cool and not something you see on a lot of airplanes. With two one-piece wings, wire rigging and some 22 nuts and bolts to install, assembly at the field is not easy. However, the Moth is compact enough to fit in my SUV fully assembled so I avoid having to deal with field assembly. Besides, I'm ready to get it airborne as soon as I arrive.

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Parkzone Corsair F4U Scale Warbird RTF

By Kevin Siemonsen Photos by Walter Sidas         AT A GLANCE MANUFACTURER: Parkzone DISTRIBUTOR: Horizon Hobby TYPE: Micro Parkzone Corsair F4U Scale Warbird RTF FOR: Intermediate Sport Pilots PRICE: $xxx ASSEMBLY Included in the box …

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FlyZone Focke-Wulf Fw 190 Select Scale Tx-R

Flyzone’s Fw 190 Tx-R is made from AeroCell™ foam, which is crash-tough, very light and quite durable. The scale-like features are outstanding and really enhance the model’s authentic warbird appearance. The longest procedure in the assembly process is charging the battery. All you need to do is pick up an AnyLink external 2.4GHz radio adapter and link your existing Tx to the model’s Tactic 2.4GHz SLT™ 7-channel Rx. Keep in mind that your Tx has to be one of the 40 on the AnyLink’s compatibility list. Overall, the Focke-Wulf is the perfect size to keep in the car and fly whenever the opportunity arises. It is definitely high on the fun-factor list.

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Precision Aerobatics Sweepstakes

The contest is over!  Thank you for your entries. 

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Build a Wing Washout Jig

When building any model airplane, it is important that the wings have a bit of washout; and if the plane is going to fly properly, the wings should be washed out equally on both sides.

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Expand the Versatility of a Dremel Tool

Most modelers consider the Dremel tool to be a must-have accessory for the workshop. They use them for any number of routine tasks, from trimming music wire to sanding, drilling, grinding and shaping. Many modelers I have talked to don’t ask their Dremels for much more than that though, and this is a shame.

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Beginner’s Guide To Pushrods and Connectors

For those people who are new to the hobby, the simplest things can cause a great deal of confusion. I have recently noticed that a lot of newcomers are baffled by the assortment of pushrod connectors available. So in an attempt to fill this void, I've put together this little article in hopes of shedding some light on the subject.

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