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Pierre Ruat's ASH 30 Mi

August 2018 issue highlights

FRONT COVER: Pierre Ruat's large scale ASH 30 Mi glides overhead. More photos of this model starting on page 85 of this edition.
Nikon D7100, ISO 100, 1/1000 sec., f4.0, 200 mm


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  • 2018 Horizon Hobby Aerotow -  Text and photo coverage of this annual event by Stephane Ruelle. 
  • Vintage RC Event - Antique and vintage free flight models, both fueled and electric, along with gliders, fly thermal duration tasks with the assistance of radio control. The meet was held 12-13 May 2018 in Litomyšl, Czech Republic. Text and photos by Martin Pilný.
  • Homage - Jerry Krainock, holder of numerous AMA records and contributor to the San Fernando Silent Flyers Anthology, shares his homage to the greats of free flight.  
  • The need for speed - Kevin "Rowdy" Botherway and five others, including Joe Wurts, compete in a relatively laid back weekend F3b speed practice session. 
  • Traveling with and charging our radio gear - Domestic and international traveling equipment recommended by Kevin "Rowdy" Botherway.  
  • ZunZun - A parametric pod design for RC-DLGs - Joaquin A. Rodriguez Huerta of the Montreal Thermal Soarers details his computerized model for creating pods with variable dimensions.
  • Flutter III - Controlling flutter - An examination of the various methods for inhibiting control surface flutter. By Chuck Anderson.
  • Landing on! (Not landing out!) - Chris Williams relates his adventures with E-Assist soaring on the slope. Featuring a number of Chris' beautiful RC sailplane photos.
  • PSS candidate - Myasishev M-17 Stratosphere - The background for Dr. Paul Clark's model featured in Model Builder magazine, September 1992.
  • Aerotow candidate - Jim Maupin's Carbon Dragon - This ultralight sailplane with full span flaperons and a unique spoiler system is begging to be modeled in large scale. Suggested by Kyle Kroker.
PLUS seven additional items spotlighting exceptional RC sailplanes, FAI record claims...

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