Sunday, February 25, 2024

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HMP Hot Wing Video

From Fly RC Magazine: Hacker Models brings you the excitement of a high performance flying wing with a twist! The HotWing 1200 also slows down nicely for durable, aerobatic fun in a local park. Click here for our video. …

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Eflite F4 Phantom Video

From Fly RC Magazine: E-flite’s new F-4 Phantom 32 DF offers a great scale appearance and spectacular performance with one of the most popular jet fighters ever. Frank Tiano’s exclusive review in Fly RC gave you the words, now …

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Balsa USA Fokker Video

From Fly RC Magazine: The quarter scale Fokker D.VIII from Balsa USA has been one of Cliff Becker’s favorite flyers for a few seasons now. Despite the inevitable scuffs and scrapes, it soldiers on and guarantees a great day …

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Great Planes Waco YMF-5D ARF .91

For pilots and dreamers around the world, nothing speaks to the glamour of flying like a classic open cockpit biplane from Aviation's Golden Age. And when it comes to classic open cockpit biplanes, those known by "Waco" sit proudly at the front of the line. The choice of most any pilot who could figure a way into the cockpit back in the 1930's, surviving Waco aircraft are still highly sought after and command a premium price whenever they come up for sale. So desirable are the originals, a handful of enthusiasts founded Waco Classic Aircraft and reintroduced the Waco YMF-5 in the mid 1980s as a new production aircraft based on the original 1935 FAA Type Certificate. It is their latest edition, the YMF-5D that Great Planes has faithfully replicated.

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Building Round Engine Cowls

Airplanes with round engines have a unique look that appeals to many modelers and aviation enthusiasts. From the early fighters of WWI through Golden Age classics to modern aerobatic aircraft such as the Sukhoi, they have that special attraction. As almost any veteran pilot will tell you, fullsize airplanes have round engines.

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Great Planes FW-190 Video

From Fly RC magazine: The Hangar 9 Sundowner 36 ARF is 90-percent prebuilt and features built-up balsa and lite ply construction with fiberglass cowl and wheel pants. It has a two-piece plug-in wing and easily removable top hatch …

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E-Flite Carbon-Z Yak 54 BNF

This past February, my dad, grandfather and I went to the WRAM Show in White Plains, New York. This was my first time at a show that featured so many airplanes on display and I was quite taken with all the models. One in particular really caught my eye, and I grabbed dad to show him. In the Horizon Hobby booth was the new Quique Somenzini-designed Carbon-Z Yak 54. It just looked cool sitting up there! I said to him, “That’s my favorite out of all the planes here!” And, he said, “Well, maybe we can get one and you can try it out.” That put a smile on my face! Sure enough, we got one; and with his help, I’m going to tell you all about it.

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