Author Archives: AeroBatX

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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Touch-and-go

I used to spend most all of my flying hours in the sky trying to do different kinds of impressive maneuvers. I would do loops, wing-overs, even worked on pulling out of nose dives at the last second. Now that … 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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Grippin’ It & Rippin’ It, HLI Style

If you haven’t already heard about the new dirt track that is going to be opening up early this fall at Hobby Lobby, then you seriously need to come and check it out! This new addition to the Hobby Lobby … Continue reading

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Worst crash with L.A. By: L.A. Johnston, longtime modeler.

My worst crash was back in 1978. I believe at that time I was flying a Graupner plane of some sort. I remember that the main body of the plane was a big aluminum tube that ran through the fuselage … 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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Franken-Plane’s Demise!

Although I had made it completely out of spare parts, it was still sad to see my Franken-plane go down in flames. It’s the price you pay when you are really trying to push your capabilities to the edge by … Continue reading

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The Spitfire Mk Vb ARF

One of the planes I have been most impressed with recently is the Spitfire Mk. Vb ARF. The engineers put an amazing amount of detail and thought into its design. From what I have heard, engineers were actually sent out … Continue reading

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Not Worth The Juice -Fun With Volts and Jolts

Our new eRC F/A 18E Super Hornet 90mm ARF Jet (OVERSIZE) is in and I’ve had a few chances to take one out and see what she can do. I have been pretty impressed with it overall, but I really … Continue reading

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Nature’s Wrath By: L.A. Johnston, longtime modeler.

If ever there was a contender for top blooper in R/C history, I believe I have it!! I was out flying my new electric sailplane I had gotten from Hobby Lobby the day before. I had been testing it out … Continue reading

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