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Electric Acro Cub Great Build, Electrifying Performance

House of Balsa: Electric Acro Cub Great Build, Electrifying Performance Randolph, Randy HOUSE OF BALSA ELECTRIC ACRO CUB GREAT BUILD ELECTRIFYING PERFORMANCE If you like to build your own planes and want a great-flying electric park flyer, take a look at the House of Balsa Electric Aero Cub. Scale purists need not apply; this plane […]

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Tips & tricks

Tips & tricks CLEAN UP YOUR ACT After a great day of flying, you have to clean the gooey exhaust residue off your plane. Instead of carrying a spray bottle of cleaner and paper towels or rags to the field, why not reach for a baby wipe? They’re in a handy dispenser, they work great, […]

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Quality in ARFs

Quality in ARFs Chianelli, Chris Yellow Aircraft, which has a reputation for producing very high-quality ducted-fan and prop-driven fiberglass kits, now offers ARFs. According to Yellow, its new line of ARFs is manufactured by the same factory as produces its kits, and these ARFs will maintain the high standards of quality that the company has […]

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RCer Warp4 Brushless Motors

RCer Warp4 Brushless Motors Bell, Rick Empire RC Power to spare The Warp4 BL4-15 brushless motors offer the perfect Speed 300/480 upgrade for your tired brushed motors. Available in 2-to 6-turn configurations, these motors are the lightest (74.5 grams with wires and connectors) and also the shortest at 34.5mm. With their high KV (rpm per […]

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Model Machining Service: Mini Demon & Inner Demon

Model Machining Service: Mini Demon & Inner Demon Gimlick, Greg Adjustable gearboxes Model Machining Service has proven its expertise in machining with its most recent offerings. The Mini Demon and Inner Demon gearboxes are not only versatile, but they’re also beautifully machined. One of their biggest benefits is that you can go to a local […]

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Graupner: Mini Starjet

Graupner: Mini Starjet Fast climbs, crazy aerobatics, inverted flight-this Speed 400– powered foam flyer is capable of performing just about any maneuver you can throw its way. The 33-inch-wingspan model is constructed of highdensity foam and can be assembled in just a few hours. It has a one-piece wing with molded-in servo locations and launch […]

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Futaba: 9C radios with CAMPac module

Futaba: 9C radios with CAMPac module Now the popular, easy-to-program Futaba 9C FM and PCM 8-channel radios are available with a CAMPac module that allows fliers to expand the 9C’s built-in, 8-model memory as well as to transfer model data from a PC. All 9C radios feature a unique dial-and-key method for finding and setting […]

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The road to a good finish, The

basics of airbrushing: The road to a good finish, The Ryan, Jim One of the most useful finishing tools the scale modeler can own is a good airbrush. While some modelers (especially giant-scale enthusiasts) prefer automotive detail guns to paint their creations, nothing else quite matches the pinpoint control and convenience of a good-quality airbrush. […]

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Relating glow and electric power

Relating glow and electric power Marshall, Larry WHEN GUYS who are flying glow planes get interested in the possibilities of electric flight, they have many questions. One of the first, and the one that’s hardest to deal with, is “How do I relate electric motors to cubic inches?” The reason the question is so difficult […]

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A world-class Avro

A world-class Avro Nelson, Jerry When modeling aces from 25 countries gathered in Interlaken, Switzerland, for the 2000 World Scale Championships, Swiss aviator Andreas Luthi nearly swept the competition. Overtaking his rivals in the F4C (RC scale) competition and the F4 (giant-scale) open event, he established himself as one of the few competitors who could […]