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Barnstormers - December 2013


Welcome to Barnstormers! We would like to share with you a variety of model photos submitted by the readers of Flying Models. We'd love to feature your models, too. Instructions on how to submit your photos can be found at the bottom of this article!

Retro RC Radio Flash by Dan Gaston

Dan Gaston stopped by the Flying Models booth at the 2013 Horizon Indoor Event to show off his Retro RC Radio Flash indoor model. Dan picked up the kit at Toledo a few years ago and recently completed the model in time for the 2013 and 2014 indoor flying season. Dan said the kit went together very easily in the span of an afternoon. He used the micro electronics brick and motor/gearbox combination from a Parkzone UMX P-51D Mustang. Dan says the model is so light that he can easily fly it in the smaller gyms or his backyard on very calm evenings. The model is guided by a Spektrum DX-9 transmitter and can fly for 20 minutes or more with a 150 mAh single cell battery.


Magnum Reloaded by Roger Wheeler

Roger Wheeler was also at the recent Horizon Indoor fly-in in Columbus, Ohio. While he was there he picked up a new float plane to fly off from Spektrum Lake. Roger bought the model on Friday and spent most of the day at his pit building it. By Saturday morning he was shooting touch and goes on Spektrum Lake. The Magnum Reloaded is powered by a Suppo 14 brushless motor with a 12-amp Hobby King ESC. Two Hobby King 6-gram servos guide the elevator and rudder of this painted EPP foam model. Roger says the highlight of the weekend was watching AMA President Bob Brown fly the model at the Horizon Indoor Event.


Flying Models Barnstormers welcomes your submissions! Readers of Flying Models are invited to submit pictures (no more than three) and a brief description of their model (no more than 300 words). Images should be at least 1024 pixels across. Please send your submissions to Associate Editor Jim Wiggin for consideration. We look forward to your contributions!

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