Author Archives: AeroBatX

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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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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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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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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Learning to Hover

After being in the hobby for a few years, I really wanted to learn how to hover an airplane. I remember watching people doing it, setting it as one of my bigger skill goals for myself. I would see people … Continue reading

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From Simulator to Sky

I know a lot of people who have had some time to play on their buddy’s simulator and they are now itching to get their own first starter plane. Hobby Lobby happens to carry some great options for those folks … Continue reading

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My plane and I Standing on Edge

The first time I was able to get my plane to hover vertically was back when I was flying my Carl Goldberg Extra 330. This plane had what we call a “funfly” plane profile. Planes with this type of profile … Continue reading

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