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First Flight! DC-3 Masterpiece

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

This stunning DC-3 finished adult in Flugfélag Íslands (Air Iceland) colors is a handiwork of Icelandic modeler Sturla Snorrason. A totally scratch-built project, a indication facilities normal timber construction and loyal aluminum parts, like a wing fairings done from aluminum plate. Two RCG 26cc gas engines energy a 36-pound DC-3, while Best Pilots total occupy a cockpit. […]

Drone pilots contend a darndest things…

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

Washington Post contributor Craig Whitlock gathered a list of things worker operators have pronounced when they get into difficulty and we pulled a favorites here. How many of these sound familiar? For a full article, click here: http://www.washingtonpost.com/craig-whitlock/2011/02/28/AB5dpFP_page.html. “This thing’s kind of climbing like a pig. Climb, we pig. . . . Boy, this is going […]

Shop Tip: Balancing your Propeller

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

When handling RC airplanes (or quadcopters), scrupulously offset propellers are really important. Having a offset column helps prevent extreme quivering that can means electrical connectors to loosen, fuel in your gas tank to froth up, and can even means constructional damage.  Balancing your propeller helps equivocate all these problems and it is really easy to do by following […]

Workshop Build-Along — Sopwith Camel Part 6 — Soldering Landing Gear

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

It has been a tiny while given we snapped a few pix of a Sopwith Camel project, though here we are. As we might remember we left off final time by precisely tortuous all of a music-wire pieces to form a alighting gear. Here’s how we soldered everything together. The initial step to producing any handle alighting […]

Aerobatics Made Easy Video — Half Cuban-8 with 1 1/2 Negative Snap Roll

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

In a past, we’ve discussed conflicting aerobatic moves that include of unconstrained variations of a simple maneuver. Let’s take a demeanour during another movement of a simple Cuban-8, this time creation it a half Cuban-8 with 1 1/2 negative snap rolls. As achieved by Aerobatics Made Easy columnist John Glezellis, a half Cuban-8 is customarily achieved […]