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  • Gallup Model Airplane Club February 25, 2021
    */ /*-->*/ Written by William Bickel Growing Up as An Aeromodeler in Gallup As seen in the February 2021 issue of Model Aviation. */ /*-->*/ AMA HISTORY PROJECT The AMA History Project is our ongoing endeavor to save the history of model aviation by collecting the stories of model aviation enthusiasts and the histories of […]
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  • Introduction to Slope Soaring February 25, 2021
    */ /*-->*/ Written by Dave Garwood RC SLOPE SOARING As seen in the October 2016 issue of Model Aviation. */ /*-->*/ Here is a brief primer about how to get started in Slope Soaring, or “How to throw an RC model off of a cliff and have fun with it all afternoon.” I have included […]
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  • Grumman Greats: The F6F Hellcat February 12, 2021
    */ /*-->*/ Written by Dennis Norman Free Flight Scale As seen in the March 2021 issue of Model Aviation. */ /*-->*/ Download Free Plans FREE FLIGHT (FF) Scale models of Grumman aircraft are legendary performers. Throughout the years, I have designed and built FF Scale models of the Grumman F4F Wildcat, F6F Hellcat, F7F Tigercat, […]
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  • The Fastest E-Flite Airplane Yet! February 12, 2021
    */ /*-->*/ Written by Jon Barnes Horizon Hobby E-flite V1200 1.2m BNF Basic With Smart Technology Review As seen in the March 2021 issue of Model Aviation. */ /*-->*/ At a Glance Specifications Model type: Electric-powered speedster Skill level: Intermediate to advanced Wingspan: 47.2 inches Wing area: 275 square inches Length: 43 inches Weight: 93 […]
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  • Looks Like A Warbird And Flies Like A Trainer February 12, 2021
    */ /*-->*/ Written by Terry Dunn Review As seen in the March 2021 issue of Model Aviation. */ /*-->*/ Bonus Video
    At a Glance Specifications Type: Foam warbird ARF Wingspan: 47.2 inches Wing area: 389 sq. in. Length: 39.4 inches Radio: Futaba 14SG transmitter; Futaba R7008SB receiver; six FMS 9-gram digital servos (included) […]
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  • 1/2A Model Flying February 12, 2021
    */ /*-->*/ Written by Fitz Walker Big fun with tiny engines As seen in the March 2021 issue of Model Aviation. */ /*-->*/ 01. Many Coxpowered models do not have a throttle, so dead-stick landings will be the norm. Fortunately, most aircraft in this class have benign gliding performance. Photo by Lee Ray.02. This Quickie […]
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  • Nostalgia isn’t the only reason to build this model February 11, 2021
    */ /*-->*/ Written by Bob Benjamin Review As seen in the February 2021 issue of Model Aviation. */ /*-->*/ At a Glance Specifications Model type: Laser-cut balsa kit Wingspan: 34 inches top; 25 inches bottom Wing area: 236 sq. in. Flying weight: 16 ounces Wing loading: 9.8 ounces per square foot Test-Model Details Radio: Spektrum […]
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  • Troubleshooting Landings February 11, 2021
    */ /*-->*/ Written by Dave Scott Lesson in proactive vs. ractive flying As seen in the October 2012 issue of Model Aviation. */ /*-->*/ Lessons in Proactive VS. Reactive Flying Many pilots think that stick time and getting better at making corrections are the main requirements for better landings, so little thought is given to […]
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  • FMS Dassault Rafale February 4, 2021
    author: Jon Barnes | barnesjonr@gmail.com A new, exquisitely detailed EDF jet First Impressions The global pandemic that began its worldwide surge early in 2020 resulted in a manufacturing malaise that affected the new product output of nearly every company within the RC industry. FMS’s official release of the first new model for 2021, an excitingly […]
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  • Wingnut Tech Night Radian LED Controller January 27, 2021
    */ /*-->*/ New Products that are Worth a Closer Look Product Spotlight As seen in the January 2021 issue of Model Aviation. */ /*-->*/ THE E-FLITE NIGHT RADIAN FT 2.0M is a popular model that has introduced many hobbyists to the excitement of night flying. Its bright, multicolor LEDs create a dazzling light show in […]
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