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  • Aerofest 2019 July 11, 2019
    Written by Pete Lewis Inaugural event held in June 2019 On June 1, the Longmont Innovation Center (IC) hosted its first Aerofest event. The day was filled with air shows, battles, races, vendor tents, and food trucks. Many R/C pilots are makers at heart, and it felt much like SparkFun’s AVC. Best of all, it […]
  • A Great Option For Aspiring Jet Pilots June 19, 2019
    */ Written by Jon Barnes Horizon Hobby E-flite Viper 70mm EDF BNF Basic With AS3X and SAFE Select Product Review As seen in the July 2019 issue of Model Aviation. */ At A Glance Specifications Type: Electric ducted-fan jet Skill level: Intermediate Wingspan: 43.3 inches Wing area: 300 square inches Length: 40.5 inches Weight: 70 […]
  • What FPV Goggles Are Right for You? June 18, 2019
    */ Written by Matt Ruddick Demystifying the two types of goggles Feature As seen in the July 2019 issue of Model Aviation. */ Bonus Video
    Many of us might take our current set of FPV goggles for granted. As expensive as they can be, we usually choose our goggles based on price and experiences […]
  • Stratolaunch Takes Flight June 18, 2019
    */ As seen in the July 2019 issue of Model Aviation. */ AMA Thanks Its Lifetime Supporters! The Academy of Model Aeronautics recently welcomed Life Members Troy Allen Kyle, Tomball TX; and Linda Rice, San Antonio TX. For information about becoming a Life Member, contact AMA Headquarters at (800) 435-9262. —AMA Membership department A RECORD-BREAKING […]
  • Sheet-Balsa Semiscale Raf S.E.5A June 18, 2019
    */ Written by Dennis Norman Free Flight Scale Column As seen in the July 2019 issue of Model Aviation. */ Photo Gallery CONTINUING ON THE SUBJECT of semiscale sheet balsa models that was published in my "Free Flight Scale" column in the March 2019 issue of Model Aviation, I turn next to an all-sheet model […]
  • Bonus Content June 18, 2019
    Current Bonus Content Previous Bonus Content >> As seen in the August 2019 issue of Model Aviation. */ Getting Started with EDFs
    Mikado VBar Control Touch Transmitter
    Thunderbirds, Let's Run 'Em Up!
    HobbyKing 70mm SkySword Jet EDF PNF
    SIGN 3 FLY FREE PROGRAM Digital & Web: Visit […]
  • Gone Phishing June 14, 2019
    */ Written by Dave Gee Safety Comes First Column As seen in the July 2019 issue of Model Aviation. */ READ MORE ABOUT PHISHING SCAMS Visit MODELERS tend to be friendly types. We share a common interest in aviation. Talking about model aircraft makes us instant friends, despite any and all differences that seem […]
  • External Marking Requirement For FAA Registration June 12, 2019
    */ Written by Tyler Dobbs AMA comments on the ruling AMA In Action Advocating For Members As seen in the May 2019 issue of Model Aviation. */ WATCH A VIDEO See how to mark your aircraft by visiting ON FEBRUARY 15, 2019, the FAA posted a rule in the Federal Register requiring all unmanned […]
  • Building a 3D-printed airplane May 22, 2019
    Written by Mike Deitchman A pilot builds an aircraft from 3D-printed parts I’ve recently decided to try building and flying a 3D printed plane and purchased the plans from 3D LabPrint for the 90mm F-86A. My friend Stephen Palmer did the printing. I assembled and flew the plane. The aircraft is powered by the same […]
  • Promoting Your Club May 20, 2019
    Five Tips to Grow and Promote Your Club by Chad Budreau ( As seen in "View from HQ in the April 2019 issue of Model Aviation When I was growing up, my dad would occasionally dust off some of his model airplanes for my brothers and me to enjoy. In addition to the tedious task […]