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    Radio Control Gear Guide 2018

    Radio Control Gear Guide 2018

    $9.99

    • Print or Digital
    FEATURES

    14 | Guide to Buying Your First RC Car
    Get started in RC with the right ride for you
    By Carl Hyndman

    18 | Project/Traxxas TRX-4
    Taking the Traxxas TRX-4 to the next level
    By Kevin Hetmanski

    24 | Top 10 Homebuilts
    The raddest rides built by YOU
    By the RC Car Action team

    30 | Classic Plastic/Tamiya Bullhead
    One of Tamiya’s unique vehicles is back & ready to provide hours of fun
    By Kevin Hetmanski

    TECH & HOW-TO

    10 1 | How-To/Tune a Nitro Engine
    Get that engine running right every time
    By Kevin Hetmanski

    104 | Getting Started/Essential RC Anatomy
    By the RC Car Action team

    106 | How-To/Get Your Ride Race-Ready
    We show you how to get your rig ready for battle
    By Kevin Hetmanski

    110 | Tech-Know/High Voltage!
    Everything you need to know about batteries
    By Peter Vieira

    DEPARTMENTS

    8 | Starting Line

    10 | Pit Tips

    GEAR GUIDE
    38 | Electric Off-Road Cars & Trucks
    60 | Nitro Off-Road Cars & Trucks
    63 | On-Road Cars & Trucks
    69 | Large Scale
    71 | Electric Motors & Speed Controls
    75 | Engines & Accessories
    76 | Radios & Gear
    82 | Chargers, Batteries & Accessories
    86 | Bodies & Body Accessories
    90 | Wheels & Tires
    97 | Chassis Parts
    98 | Paints, Tools, Hardware & Supplies
    100 | Gear Guide Manufacturers I
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    Scale Weathering

    Scale Weathering

    $6.95

    Here is what you’ll learn:
    Scale Weathering is a nicely detailed 28-page downloadable reference that highlights painting and finishing techniques that you can use to improve your scale model’s realism. Featuring three articles from pro modelers with years of experience, you’ll learn it all from the basics to overall detail application explained by the authors in easy to understand language.

    Basic Weathering Techniques – Bring your scale plane to life!
    When it comes to successfully weathering a scale model airplane, it’s all in the technique. It’s very easy to get carried away and go overboard resulting in a model that just looks dirty. This article shows a tried and true method of adding just the right amount of stains and streaks that are the foundation of the great weathering job.

    Adding Realism – Detailing with paint chips and wear
    This article picks up where the last one leaves off and really gets into the nitty-gritty of weathering. It explains the importance of using a light touch and consulting your reference photos. From chips and flaking paint to where you should place the wear and tear and how to reproduce a beat up wing walk section, theseall important finishing touches will bring your model to life.

    Dressing up a Warbird ARF – Weathering and detailing the KMP spitfire
    These methods will improve the appearance of scale ARFs with very little effort or expense. To remove much of the “sameness” of your model, add realism by defining panel line definition, weathering and some minor, easy-to-make details. The difference this all makes is amazing!
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    WW II Fighters From the Cockpit

    WW II Fighters From the Cockpit

    $9.99

    • Print Only
    WW II Fighters: From the Cockpit is an exciting compilation of iconic pilot reports from Flight Journal’s 22 years of publishing. These rare first-person narratives are written by some of the most famous test pilots of all time, including Corky Meyer and Capt. Eric Brown. Meyer, a Grumman test pilot as well as an incredibly humorous writer, puts his readers in the cockpits of Zeros, Spitfires, and Hellcats. Brown, the Royal Navy test pilot who flew a greater variety of aircraft than anyone in history, tells us what it’s like to fly a Bf 109, an Me 262, and a FW 190, among other historic aircraft. Don’t miss these fantastic tales, direct from the pilot’s seat.

    FEATURES

    6 | Curtiss P-40 Warhawk
    Test Pilot Relates a Close Call
    by Corky Meyer

    16 | Flying the P-47
    The Jug and I
    by Corky Meyer

    28 | Navy Taste Test: Hellcat vs. Corsair
    Grumman Test Pilot Flies the Competition
    by Corky Meyer

    38 | Elliptical Elegance
    Flying and Evaluating the Seafire Mark III
    by Corky Meyer

    44 | Flying the Bf 109
    Two Pilots Give Their Reports
    by Mark Hanna & Capt. Eric Brown

    54 | Flying the Me 262
    Willy Messerschmitt's Masterpiece
    by Capt. Eric Brown

    62 | We Fly the FW 190
    Portrait of a Winner
    by Capt. Eric Brown

    74 | Zero: Myth, Mystery, and Truth
    A Test Pilot Compares the A6M5 Zero to U.S. Fighters
    by Corky Meyer


    4 | Editorial

    82 | Tailview
    In a Lifetime of Flight
    by Budd Davisson
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    Glow Basics

    Glow Basics

    $6.95

    If you’re advancing in the hobby and are now considering glow-powered model airplanes, this new digital download is a must-have workshop reference guide. As with anything new, once you understand the basics, everything else seems easier to understand. Featuring three photo illustrated articles, this 18 page digital download will teach you the basics of glow power and show you successful setups explained by pro modelers with years of experience.

    Fuel Systems Made Easy
    Fuel Systems Made Easy is a detailed 9-page reference that shows you hardware and setup secrets for a reliable model airplane fuel system. Including detailed illustrations of fuel tank setups, you’ll see what works and how to prevent commons problems from popping up.

    Carb Basics
    Carb Basics is 5 pages and explains how model airplane carburetors work. It shows the different parts, and gives you the information you’ll need to properly adjust your model’s glow carburetor, including setting a proper idle, so your airplane will fly safely with reliable engine performance.

    Model Airplane Fuels Explained
    This 4-page basic primer explains the chemical makeup of glow fuels and why all the ingredients are important. There are different types of blends of glow fuel and you’ll see why two-stroke fuel is different from four-stroke fuel. The importance of lubrications and proper storing are also explained as well as the differences between glow fuel and gasoline.
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     Hawker Hind

    Hawker Hind

    $24.95

    Designed by Richard Dery, the Hawker Hind is an attractive pre-WW II RAF biplane that uses traditional balsa-andplywood construction.

    Designed to be a scale airplane, its flying wires are functional to support the wings under scale speeds and flight loads. The Hind was designed to be lightweight, so if you plan to do more aggressive maneuvers, replace the balsa wing spars with equal-size spruce spars.

    Span: 63.5 in.; Length: 50 1/8 in.; Power: E-flite Power 32 outrunner; Radio: 4 channels; Level of difficulty: 2; 3 sheets;
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