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Embraer T-27 Tucano
The Embraer EMB 312/T-27 Tucano is a low-wing, tandem-seat, single-turboprop, basic trainer with counter-insurgency capability developed in Brazil. The Brazilian Air Force sponsored the EMB-312 project at the end of 1978. Design work started in 1979
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Super Stearman
Occasionally, you come across an attractive, well flown airplane, that keeps showing up at popular RC events. One such aircraft is the eye-catching bright orange Super Stearman owned and flown by our good buddy Curtis Switzer. When Curtis isn’t servi
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Rise And Fall Of The Zero
As RC modelers often do, it’s fun to review and compare the flying abilities of the WW II warbirds, and aviation historians generally agree that for the first couple years of the war, the Zero was about the most capable fighter there was. Its clean d
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Radio Features
You can fly aerobatics with any standard 4-channel radio, but it is much easier to use a computer radio to set up your model so that it flies true without the need for constant correcting. The basic programmable features that you’ll find useful are:
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Pilot Projects
Nigel Watson, Martinez, California Nigel built this 76.5-inch-span, Anniversary Edition Piper J3 Cub from a Carl Goldberg kit. The balsa and ply model was designed to fly with a .40 size 2-stroke, but Nigel converted it to electric with a Suppo A4120
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Basic Radio Programming
There are some basic radio programming features that all pilots should know to improve their airplane’s performance, and they can be used on any airplane to make flying more enjoyable. When these features are used and programmed correctly, you will e
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Executive Editor Debra Cleghorn | debrac@airage.com Senior Technical Editor Gerry Yarrish | gerryy@airage.com Associate Editor Matt Boyd | mattb@airage.com P.J. Ash, Rick Bell, Sal Calvagna, Mike Chilson, Budd Davisson, Dennis DeWeese, Dave Gierke, G
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New Products
Hitec’s new dual port AC/DC charger provides 260 watts of power with independent, 130-watt circuits, allowing you to charge two packs simultaneously. Pilots flying larger aircraft and helis that use high capacity 4S-6S packs can rely on the RDX2 Pro
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The Roll
STEP 1 Begin the maneuver by flying straight and level either into the wind or downwind, then initiate the roll with a little aileron (constantly maintain that throughout the maneuver). STEP 2 As the roll begins, apply rudder to maintain a straight a
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Standard Switch Positions
Let’s talk about the standard switch positions on the radio. It is a good idea to have a standard position for all your transmitter switches. For example, set your rates (for elevator, rudder, and aileron) so that all the switches are positioned away
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Inside Loop
STEP 1 Enter the maneuver flying parallel to the runway in upright and level flight. STEP 2 When the plane is directly in front of you, gently pull the elevator stick back (up) to begin the loop. You might need to increase throttle to maintain maximu
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Pro Tips For Getting Started In Rc
With so many easy to build and fly trainers and sport planes available today, this is a perfect time to get started. Especially with electric-powered sport airplanes, the amount of bench work is minimal. “Plug and play” model airplanes come out of th
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Strike 7 Kit
Originally formed in Germany, the Heli-Professional brand was purchased in 2010 by Alex Kung, who moved it to his home in Switzerland. In 2014 Alex launched his new SoXoS designs, including the 600, 700 and larger 800-sized machines. More recently He
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Smoke Fluid
Over the years, I have had great success using Super Dri Aviation Smoke Oil by MDW Aviation. This fluid is designed for full-scale airplanes and it burns very well. It’s also safe for the environment and biodegradable. A new smoke fluid is now availa
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Nick Ziegler’s RC History Museum
Often calling himself “the keeper of RC history,” Nick Ziegler of Moline, Illinois loves his old RC and modeling items. Nick have always been a collector, but had never had a place to show off his collection. Though he has sold off much of his treasu
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Hobby Hacks
When you’re ready to apply your chosen aircraft markings, it can be hard to properly position and align the decals. I have found that using the sticky side of office notes works great! Use a sharp pair of scissors, make a ruler out of the sticky side
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Fun-scale Zero
To those who still like to build their own models rather than purchase an ARF, a sheet foam profile model offers a lot of flying fun for a relatively small investment in materials, cost and construction time. The sheet foam profile A6M Mitsubishi Zer
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Introduction To Aerobatics
After you’ve learned how to fly and you can easily handle your airplane and fly it straight and level, you’ll soon start looking for more challenges to regain the excitement that you felt in the beginning. Learning the basic of aerobatics is the best
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Flight Plan
We have lots of great content in this issue. First, we have a Flight Report from Ralph Esposito for an incredible turbo-prop powered T-27 Tucano from Juniaer Modelismo. We also have a great construction article for a fun-scale profile Zero by Dick Sa
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Smoke Systems
If you have ever been to an airshow, you’ve seen aerobatic airplanes using smoke during their action-packed routines. When used properly, smoke systems can add a great deal to your flight presentation. Let’s talk about the various methods and techniq
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T-27 Tucano
In the early 1980s, the Brazilian airplane manufacturer Embraer developed the T-27 Tucano as a basic, two-seat military trainer for the Brazilian Air Force. The trainer airplane was so well received that many other air forces around the world (includ
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Sneak Peek! Italian F-35a Lightning II
Serving as the backbone of allied airpower for 13 nations, the Lockheed Martin F-35 is a cutting-edge, fifth-generation fighter designed to bring enhanced situational awareness, digital data sharing and seamless connectivity to coalition forces, incl
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Birth Of The Super Stearman
Almost nothing really bad happens when you add more horsepower to a proven aircraft design. The 450 Stearman, often referred to as the “Super Stearman,” is a great case in point. Originally powered with a 220HP, Continental W-670 radial engine, the c
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Coachella Valley Jet Jam
It was an event which almost wasn’t. For years, the Coachella Valley Radio Control Club in Thermal, California has hosted its annual Jet Jam in February. The specter of quarantine closures in California cast a pall on the 2021 event. Fortunately, tha
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Immelmann Turn
STEP 1 Begin the maneuver flying straight and level at half throttle. STEP 2 Pull back on the elevator, and begin a half loop while controlling your tracking with rudder. STEP 3 When you are inverted directly above the starting point, execute a half
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Pilot Projects
Michael Rogozinsky, Toronto, Ontario Michael writes, “_ is is a circa 1980 Sig Kadet Mark II balsa kit customized/kit-bashed as a twin electric winter-flying sport plane. With E-flite power components and Du-Bro skis, it’s a pleasure flying off the s
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Robart Mfg. #815 Retractable Landing Gear
Robart Manufacturing has been designing and manufacturing innovative RC accessories for more than 45 years and is best known for its extensive line of retractable landing gear. Robart retracts are available for many aircraft including kit- and plans-
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EDITORIAL Executive Editor Debra Cleghorn | debrac@airage.com Senior Technical Editor Gerry Yarrish | gerryy@airage.com Associate Editor Matt Boyd | mattb@airage.com CONTRIBUTORS P.J. Ash, Rick Bell, Sal Calvagna, Mike Chilson, Budd Davisson, Dennis
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