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  • AMA News District VII: February 2019 December 27, 2018
    Written by Tim Jesky AMA News Column As seen in the February 2019 issue of Model Aviation. Photo Gallery //embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js I hope all of you are staying bundled up, warm, and getting to spend some time in the workshop. For me, February is sort of like the “hump” month of winter. Still cold, but the […]
    Hannah
  • e-Dirty Birdy Twin December 27, 2018
    Written by Dan Grotzinger The classic model reimagined as a twin Construction As seen in the February 2019 issue of Model Aviation. Download free plans Download full-size plansDownload (37x25") Download tiled plansDownload (12 8.5x11" pages) Order Plans If you had three glow-powered twin-engine models and lost two of them because an engine quit on landing […]
    Hannah
  • 2018 NASA Scale Classic December 27, 2018
    Written by Stan Alexander Triple Tree hosts the traveling Scale event Event coverage As seen in the February 2019 issue of Model Aviation. Photo Gallery //embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js The National Association of Scale Aeromodelers (NASA) Scale Classic generally winds down the Scale contest season in the US. It moves across the country to different locations, but with […]
    Hannah
  • 2018 IMAC World Championships December 27, 2018
    Written by Rich Whitlow Camaraderie and competition unite 18 countries Event coverage As seen in the February 2019 issue of Model Aviation. This video originally appeared in the October 1, 2018, edition of AMA's webcast: AMA Air. Find more episodes at http://air.modelaircraft.org.
    Photo Gallery //embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js The International Miniature Aerobatics Club (IMAC) organization is […]
    Hannah
  • Rotor Riot Rampage December 27, 2018
    Written by Matt Ruddick A festival for FPV Freestyle Event coverage As seen in the February 2019 issue of Model Aviation. Bonus Video
    The first time I spoke with Rotor Riot founder Chad Kapper about the Rotor Riot Rampage, he said that he wanted to have an event that was community focused and […]
    Hannah
  • Tiny helicopters and the Align T-Rex 150X December 18, 2018
    Written by Chris Mulcahy RC Helicopters Column As seen in the December 2018 issue of Model Aviation. I have a love/hate relationship with helicopters that are smaller than 450 size. This is driven by personal experiences from the past 15 years or so. My first micro-size helicopter (if you can cast your memories back a […]
    Hannah
  • FMS 2000mm Extra 330 PNP December 11, 2018
    Written by Josh Bernstein Large-scale aerobatics with a wallet-friendly price Product review As seen in the January 2019 issue of Model Aviation Bonus Video
    Specifications Model type: Electric 3D/aerobatic Skill level: Intermediate to advanced pilots Wingspan: 78.7 inches Wing area: 1,263 square inches Length: 78.9 inches Wing loading: 23.9 ounces per square foot […]
    Dillon
  • Cessna-Type Retracts December 5, 2018
    Written by Cal Orr Tips for retracting your gear into the fuselage How-to As seen in the February 2017 issue of Model Aviation. Several high-wing Cessna airplanes retract their landing gear into the fuselage. The Cessna 172RG, 182RG, Cardinal RG, 210, and the Skymaster 337 are examples. Many of these airplanes retract the nose wheel […]
    Hannah
  • A Journey in Mentoring December 5, 2018
    Written by Don Szczur In the Air Column As seen in the December 2014 issue of Model Aviation. AMA member Don Szczur, an electrical engineer and accomplished competition pilot, was challenged by a friend to give back to the hobby. He chose to do so by educating youth. Don’s son, Joseph, started middle school in […]
    Hannah
  • Getting and keeping permission to fly on government-owned land December 5, 2018
    Written by Dave Garwood RC Slope Soaring Column As seen in the June 2017 issue of Model Aviation. Cool Slope Soaring flying sites are sometimes located on government-owned (public) land. Those entrusted with the care of parks and dams have conflicting missions: To make the land available for recreation and to preserve it for use […]
    Hannah