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Jim Riggle’s First Flight

Jim Riggle is a man who is a long time R/C plane hobbyists, a big fan of HLI‘s golden age aircraft, and owner of the what he calls the Veteran Cub that has been collecting signatures from U.S. veterans since … Continue reading

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Radio Interference

If you’ve been around and used R/C planes for a while, you’ve probably lost an aircraft due to frequency interference. That was simply a hazard of the hobby when we were using frequencies on the 72 MHz range. I personally … Continue reading

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In The Spektrum of R/C History

Here at Hobby Lobby, we use Spektrum receivers in almost all of the test planes out in the field. I have come to know Spektrum as a name brand I can trust. It can deliver the speed, response, and flexibility … Continue reading

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Flight of the Yak 54

The first day of the “Cub Nutz” event ended with a spectacular demonstration of aerobatic mastery! Rob Hoover, a pilot for Coyote Hobby’s flying team, was the man behind the remote when a squad of hobbyists delivered a beautifully finished, … Continue reading

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Hobby Lobby Reaches The Community

If you were ever looking for a group of people who were fanatic about one particular aircraft, the crowd at “Cub Nuts” was just that group. People from all over the state of Oregon who share a passion for model … Continue reading

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Flight of the XTG-11 Minimoa Sailplane

One thing that the “Cub Nuts” event had in spades (even more so than the Cub aircraft itself) was its abundance of die-hard American patriots. Participants at the event had a wealth of knowledge that went much deeper than simply … Continue reading

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Cheap Batteries: Do You Get What You Pay For?

There has been a lot of discussion and debate on whether or not you get what you pay for when you buy cheap batteries for your R/C plane, boat, or car. Having heard both sides of the argument, I took … Continue reading

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Birth of the P-51 Mustang

The P-51 Mustang is among the most famous of the fighter planes used during WWII. In its beginning, this aircraft was overlooked by the United States Air Force and did not join in the war until March of 1934.  As … Continue reading

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Choosing Your Spot in the Field

Picking the field you go to for flying can be just as significant as the kind of day you want to go out in for flying. You wouldn’t take your sailplane out in unpredictable weather conditions where you might wind … Continue reading

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Franken-Plane!! (Or Parts-is-parts)

By far, the most successful modification, not to mention my overall favorite mod, would have to be a plane I built doing what we call “KIT Bashing”. Kit Bashing is where you have parts and pieces that you put together … Continue reading

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