Sunday, April 21, 2024

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Southeast Electric Flight Festival

The Southeast Electric Flight Festival (SEFF)has become the premier electric RC event in the world. For many pilots it is the ‘must-attend’ event each year and this year was no different as over 400 pilots gathered at Mac Hodges field outside Americus, Georgia for a week of electric RC flying. SEFF is more than just a big fun-fly event; it is also a true social event where a person can have just as much fun behind the flight line as they do on it.

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Stop That Roll

Wing Tips: Stop That Roll

The classic technique to keep your modeling knife from rolling off your bench is to use the triangular “pen grips” available at most office supply stores. Unfortunately, that won’t help you late at night when you have a …

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Cleaner Servo Cutouts

When cutting out the sections of covering for the fitment of your servos, instead of cutting a rectangle shape to match the servo, cut a simple X instead and then slide the servo into the servo bay. As you push the servo into the fuselage or wing, the fabric goes with it and gets pushed neatly inside with the back of the servo, leaving no nasty fabric edges where you have cut the rectangle area out.

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EZ Transmitter Case

Most new RC transmitters are delivered in a cardboard box with a form-fitting foam insert. I throw away the box and make an easy transmitter case using the insert. Just fasten plastic packing or duct tape all the …

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E-Flite F-4 Phantom

Depending on who you are and your frame of mind at the time, the prospect of writing about the "Phantom" could conjure up all sorts of mental pictures. I mean, in my somewhat warped mind, it could be a guy in a tight, grey, kind of sissy-looking outfit with a chubby sidekick.

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Hangar 9 35% Extra 300 ARF

I have had nothing but good things to say about Hangar 9 products over the years and the 35% Extra 300 is no different. The quality, fit and finish is superb. Flight performance is all that and more. It’s a new favorite that I can’t wait to get more time on. It was my first opportunity to run a DA 120 and I am still smiling.

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N-Tech Mig 15 EDF ARF

N-Tech Mig 15 EDF ARF

Fly An Icon Of Jet Aviation History. This beautifully detailed Mig 15 from N-Tech Jets includes all-metal air retracts with air control system and oleo struts. Expertly finished, the aircraft is made up of wood and carbon frame. …

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Save That Paint

Need to mix up that perfect batch of paint, thinned just so for your brush or next air brush job? Or perhaps now that the model is finished you want to store any leftover for future touch ups …

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Balancing Foamies

Recently I had to balance a foamie glider. Taping lead or coins to the plane always looks a bit crude. This time I balanced the plane using the tape method, but then took it a little farther. When …

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Broken Prop Velcro Knife

A blade from a broken prop is an excellent removal tool when using hook and loop material to hold batteries to your airplane. It is usually difficult to remove the component without damage to the mounting or surrounding …

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Exhaust Deflector

The nylon tie wraps provided to hold a plastic exhaust deflector to the muffler frequently fail to work, with loss of the deflector during engine run. I fix the deflector in place with small screws. Position the deflector …

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Removing Film

Like many modelers I have found that removing covering film can be challenging. Even when using heat, the color and adhesive layers often separate from the film, leaving fragments that have been difficult to remove. Ordinary packing tape …

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Propeller Nut Tool

I’ve never liked using Allen wrenches to tighten prop nuts; I find them difficult to hold and they just aren’t the right tool for the job. So I decided to create a better tool. I searched through an …

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