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    1/8-Scale Crackerbox

    1/8-Scale Crackerbox

    $19.95

    Designed by Jerry Dunlap, this wooden, 1/8-scale Crackerbox is easy to build and fun to run. It easily accepts a pull-start .12 engine, which is the perfect choice for power. It can also be powered by an electric motor. Length: 24 in.; 1 sheet. LD2
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    RC Car Action January 2017

    RC Car Action January 2017

    $5.99

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    FEATURES

    32 | Hot for 2017
    More than 45 cars, trucks, radios, chargers, and more that you need now
    By the RC Car Action team

    44 | King of Crush: Traxxas Bigfoot
    The Monster Truck Destruction Tour meets the Stampede
    By Peter Vieira

    52 | Reader’s Ride of the Year
    Scott Lempert’s Ford Falcon Gasser

    72 | Spektrum/Horizon Hobby Spektrum DX6R
    Spektrum steps up the radio game again
    By Kevin Hetmanski

    80 | Vegas Heat!
    2016 IFMAR 1/8 Nitro Off-Road World Championships
    By Carl Hyndman

    TECH & HOW-TO

    90 | How-To: Solder Like a Pro
    It’s easy to master this essential RC skill
    By the RC Car Action team

    100 | How-To: Fix a Stripped-Out Wheel Hex
    Five steps to go from rounded out to ready to rock
    By Peter Vieira

    PERFORMANCE TESTS

    58 | Losi/Horizon Hobby Monster Truck XL
    Losi’s biggest gasser ever is a 4WD thrill ride
    By Kevin Hetmanski

    66 | Primal RC Quicksilver
    Five feet and 25 pounds of gas-burning, drag-racing excitement
    By Joel Navarro

    94 | Horizon Hobby/Vaterra Ascender 1972 Chevy K10
    The Ascender puts on a bowtie and goes trail-truggy
    By Peter Vieira

    104 | Dromida Speed Series
    Rally and Touring Cars Budget brushless fun with high-performance handling
    By Peter Vieira

    TEST BENCH

    110 | Pro-Line 2.8-Inch Destroyer Tires

    112 | Bartolone Racing Billet Aluminum Quick Release Pull-Start Fan Cover

    Departments
    8 | Starting Line
    10 | Feedback
    12 | Readers’ Rides
    22 | Pit Tips
    27 | Tech Center
    114 | Tailpipe
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    Radio Control Car Action April 2007

    Radio Control Car Action April 2007

    $5.99

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    Features

    Engine Roundup
    8 Powerplants torn apart
    Engine Tuning Guide
    Keys to nitro success
    RC Pro Series National Championship
    Associated, Jammin' & Traxxas clean house
    How To: Start Your Engine with One Pull

    Make Nitro Easy

    Behind The Wheel

    Behind The Wheel: DuraTrax FireHammer MT
    We test this gas monster
    Behind The Wheel: Kyosho Inferno US Sports Ready Set
    An RTR Buggy with world champion roots
    Behind The Wheel: Team Losi Muggy
    Losi's new twist on off-road
    Behind The Wheel: CEN Racing Matrix TR Arena RTR
    CEN enters the truggy scene
    Behind The Wheel: Serpent 720

    See this national champion

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    Starting Line
    Nitro's Explosive '90s
    Backfire
    Readers' Rides
    Your Best Builds
    Pit Tips
    Our Tips, Your Tips, Pro Tips
    VRC Advertorial

    The Road to the 2007 World Championship

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    Gearbox
    Tech Center
    Racers' Edge
    Newsflash & Under The Hood
    Monster Shop
    Painting & Detailing The Tamiya F-350
    Mini Zone
    Project: XRAY NT18T
    Tailpipe
    What's Old is New

     

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    Flight Journal Podcast - Season 1 Episode 5 - P51 D Mustang

    Join us as we take to the air with Flight Journal’s editor-in-chief Budd Davisson.


    P-51D Mustang 
    Every pilot dreams of flying a Mustang. This iconic WW2 fighter is an amazing aircraft and it holds a special place in many pilot's hearts. When Budd Davisson finally got to scratch his Mustang itch, he went down to Paris, Texas to enlist the help of Master Instructor, Junior Burchinal who ran a flight school that teaches pilots to fly warbirds. Before Budd even got close to the Mustang, Junior had Budd strapped into an AT-6 Texan (advanced trainer) and logged 10 hours. 


    The first check flight that Budd actually got in the Mustang was with him stuffed into the back section of the P-51’s single place cockpit with Junior at the controls. Budd was wedged into the space that once housed the WW2 radio gear, and he was peering over Junior’s left shoulder. There were no 2-seater Mustangs at the time, so he watched Junior put the airplane through its paces calling out the important numbers. The rest of the story goes like this.


    The first thing Budd learned was that a Mustang pilot does not climb onto the plane from the trailing edge. Even though there is a step opening in the top of the flaps, there experienced Mustang driver climbs up onto the left main gear tire and gets up over the leading edge to make his way to the side of the cockpit. Once in the cockpit he noticed that the Mustang’s control layout is almost exactly the same as with the Texan, both aircraft were produced by the North American Aircraft Co.


    Engine start up is standard fare, hit the primer a few times, the hit the starter button. After about four blades, light up the mags and the engine erupts with explosive sound! Very noisy with the cockpit open. The next thing to learn how the Mustang taxis. The tailwheel is steerable but you have to push the stick all the way forward to let it swivel. The Mustangs long gear provide nice ground handling but the nose is way up there and you have to do S-turns to clear the taxi way ahead of you as you make your way to the runway.


    A bit of a note here, Budd at this point in his aviation career much more time than your typical WW2 pilot fresh out of pilot school. These young recruits had maybe 350 hours under their belt when they strapped in the Mustang for the first time. Regardless, Budd was very excited to be where he was.


    Once you push the throttle forward, the Mustang accelerates quickly and there’s some P-Factor to deal with as the tail comes up. Instantly you have great visibility over the nose. A little more right rudder needed to keep the nose straight down the runway, the Mustang responds and behaves much better than the Texan. With the gear tucked up, it climbs at 2000 FPM and no retrim is needed. At about 10,000 feet he checked the stall speed which breaks at about 88 mph. The ailerons remain solid and responsive.


    Bringing the Mustang back to the barn, Budd powered back and setup his approach. Slowing to about 170mph he lowered the nose to about 30 degrees and was very nervous about landing this heavy and EXPENSIVE airplane. So at about 115 mph with full flaps and gear down, he had great visibility all the way down. He started to lower the tail for a 3-point (which is what Junior wanted him to do), and from about 6-inches above the runway the airplane dropped in for a smooth landing and a 2000 foot runout. Taxiing back to the hangar, Budd could not help but smile, he had soloed in a P-51D Mustang! “Nuff said!

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    Kiwi

    Kiwi

    $12.95

    Description: A 3-ounce RC plane that uses off-the-shelf equipment

    Designed by Bob Aberle, the Kiwi is a proof-of-concept created to determine whether a 3-ounce RC model could be built using conventional RC equipment and a conventional motor. The key to success of this concept was the recent introduction of light li-poly batteries.
    Additional Information:

    • Model: Kiwi
    • Designer: Bob Aberle
    • Type: calm-wind backyard or indoor flyer
    • Wingspan: 24 in.
    • Length: 20 in.
    • Wing Area: 100 sq. in.
    • Weight: 3.4 oz.
    • Wing Loading: 4.9 oz./sq. ft.
    • Drive System: MTM Intl. Colibri S-050 (DC 5-2.4 coreless) with Maxon planetary 4:1 gearbox; Gunther 5x4 prop; Castle Creations Pixie 7P ESC
    • Motor Current: 700mA (at start)
    • Motor Power: 5.2 watts (at start)
    • Rpm: 5,300 (at start)
    • Watts/oz.: 1.53
    • Battery: 2-cell, FMA Direct/Kokam 145mAh li-poly
    • Radio used: FMA M5 receiver, two FMA S-60 microservos, E-Cubed R/C short antenna (no. M-72-U), FMA T-80 RF FM transmitter
    • Flight duration: 7 to 9 min. with stated battery and some throttling back during flight

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     World War II's First Dogfights

    World War II's First Dogfights

    $9.99

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    If there is one thing that a reader will take away from Flight Journal’s World War II’s First Dogfights, it is a clear understanding that WW II didn’t suddenly start in June 1940 during the Battle of Britain or the morning of December 7, 1941, at Pearl Harbor. This special issue takes the reader through the complex 1930s’ development of iconic fighters and mortal enemies that led up to the war. It spells out the different philosophies that drove aircraft design and aerial warfare, and birthed the likes of the Zero, P-40, Spitfire, and Messerschmitt. More important, every developing fighter had its first dogfight and every ace had his baptism in fire, and this issue gives the reader a ringside seat to it all.

    FEATURES
    6 | 1938–1939: A Changing World of Dogfights
    New airplanes, new capabilities, new tactics
    by Barrett Tillman

    18 | 1940–1941: The Clash of Icons
    The war begins—the Battle of Britain and Pearl Harbor
    by John Lloyd

    32 | 1942–1943: Climbing the Learning Curve
    New challenges strain both sides
    by Andrew Charles

    46 | The New Generation Arrives
    Refining the art of war
    by Barrett Tillman

    60 | Remembering the First
    Aces at the beginning
    by Barrett Tillman

    72 | Prototypes to Legends
    Evolution of the icons
    by Budd Davisson

    COLUMNS
    4 | Editorial

    30 | In Theater: A Study in Armed Utility
    The Corsair in combat
    by Budd Davisson

    58 | In Theater: The Sleeping Dragon Awakens
    An amazing decade of progress
    by Budd Davisson

    68 | In Theater: Brewster’s F3A Buffalo
    Not deserving of its reputation?
    by Barrett Tillman

    82 | Tailview
    Fighter pilots: A warrior clan
    by Budd Davisson
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    Electric Flight March 2015

    Electric Flight March 2015

    $6.99

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    FEATURES
    15 | Gear Up for 2015!

    30 | Editor Picks to Start the Year Off Right!
    By the Electric Flight Crew

    51 | Spektrum/Horizon Hobby DX6
    This updated radio is setting a new trend
    By Gerry Yarrish

    54 | How to Turn Plastic Into Wood
    A faux finish adds scale appeal
    By Mark Wilkins

    57 | Keep it Together!
    Using the right adhesive for bonds that last
    By John Reid

    HOMEBUILT
    62 | SkyEye Pusher
    A sport flyer with built-in First-Person View!
    By Clark Salisbury

    PLIOT REPORTS
    24 | Ares Ethos FPV
    The popular quadcopter now sports a
    downlink camera system
    By Gerry Yarrish

    30 | E-flite/Horizon Hobby UMX FPV Vapor RTF
    Affordable turnkey FPV for everyone
    By Matt Boyd

    36 | E-flite/Horizon Hobby UMX B-17
    A micro Flying Fortress with stable flight performance
    By Gerry Yarrish

    44 | Birdkit.com S-1 Robotic Bird
    This flapping-wing bird ornithopter will turn heads!
    By Don Edberg

    DEPARTMENTS
    6 | On the Web
    7 | Airmail
    8 | From the Cockpit
    12 | Shop Tips
    47 | AirAgeStore.com

    COLUMNS
    34 | Aerobatics Made Easy
    Fly a Rolling Half Circle with Snaps
    By John Glezellis

    40 | Custom Corner
    How to Design and Create Scale Insignia
    By John Reid

    48 | Heli Talk
    Autorotations: Mastering Power-Off Landings
    By Jim Ryan

    66 | Tailview
    Micro Magician
    By Jim Ryan
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    Model Airplane News January 2015

    Model Airplane News January 2015

    $6.99

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    Features
    26 Warbirds Over Rockies
    A scale event that should be in your sights!
    By Rich Uravitch

    46 Graupner HoTT MZ-12
    Telemetry, technology, and tantalizing features
    come in way under budget By Mike Gantt

    88 New Year … New Gear!
    40+ editor picks to start 2015 off right!
    By the Model Airplane News Crew

    Plans Directory
    51 Top building projects from
    Model Airplane News!

    Construction
    114 Bellanca Cruisemaster
    An electric-powered classic not often seen
    at the flying field By Dennis Sumner

    Flight Tests
    34 E-flite/Horizon Hobby Habu 32x
    Electric jet performance in a class of its own
    By Mike Gantt

    40 Great Planes Kunai
    This aerobatic cloud dancer is pure joy!
    By Greg Gimlick

    72 Dynam/Nitroplanes Tiger Moth
    A fun-flying biplane with scale appeal
    By Mark Wilkins

    78 E-flite/Horizon Hobby Adagio 280
    This sailplane offers big-time performance in a compact size
    By Gerry Yarrish

    108 HP Helis F450 Quad DIY Kit
    Get into multirotors your way!
    By Mike Gantt

    Columns
    68 Ultimate Electrics
    Selecting Your New Charger
    By Greg Gimlick

    82 Rotor Speed
    Scale Tail Rotors & Throttle Servo Setup
    By Paul Tradelius

    100 Engine Clinic
    Troubleshooting Finicky Powerplants
    By Clarence Lee

    122 Final Approach
    The Second Biennial U.S. Air Meet
    By the Model Airplane News Crew

    Departments
    14 | Preflight
    16 | Airwaves
    18 | On the Web
    22 | Tips & Tricks
    24 | Pilot Projects
    112 | AirAgeStore.com
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