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The sweet sound of Saito's FA-90TS effortlessly powering Hangar 9's J-3 Piper Cub delights. See why it's America's favorite aircraft - model or full-scale!
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  The latest issue of modelSPORT is MS0304, and as always, the 2-hour long issues cost a mere $6.99. First up, in upDRAFT, Fayetteville's Piedmont Aeromodelers host an aero tow event. Aero towing is a scale method of carrying a glider aloft using another airplane - just like the real thing, it's amazing!

This is followed by a visit to a master-modeler as he shows how to spray-paint a fabric-repair with Perfect Paint. We learn to thin the paint and what pressure to use, even how-to adjust the spray gun. Also, check out the progress of installing Robart's massive scale-retracts into the giant 138" B-17 Flying Fortress!

Then, see Sullivan's incredible achievement - the Genesys In Flight Power System - it permits night flight without heavy batteries, or expensive one-time-use chemical sticks! Next, autorotations are how helicopters glide to a safe landing when the engine isn't running. They can be tricky - and a mistake can be costly! In ROT8, Jeff Ashe both demonstrates and explains how-to perform one.

On the workBENCH, and not for the weak of heart, is CSD's 1/2A electric pylon racer, the S400RACE. It's won the Nats event 3 years running and you'll see the insider's tricks to success in this venue - including Hitec RCD's HS-55 micro-servos, Schulze's slim18be miniature speed controller, and the Berg6 miniature receiver.

Next, in aboutENGINES, heads will to swivel to watch from the instant they hear Saito's FA-90TS fire up. The sweet sound of a boxer-configuration (flat-twin) 4-stroke is magical! Compact, powerful, and suitable for any 60-size aircraft - you're gonna want one!

Finally, on the workBENCH, it's our cover story - the plane everybody loves - Mr. Piper's J-3 Cub. We build the 80-inch wingspan IMAA-legal example by the folks at Hangar 9 - it's perhaps the perfect size! Then we improve it adding William Wallace's superb 4350-steel bungee-equipped articulating scale main gear . . . this may be the perfect touch-and-go machine!

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  Why take years to learn what the pros know? Each 2-hour long issue features a unique assortment of general and technical information about the sport of R/C modeling. Feature and "how-to" segments cover a diverse range of subjects including modeling techniques, R/C engines, radio programming, tips and tricks, flying and trade events, tools, construction, and new products. modelSPORT both entertains and educates - use it to show non-modelers the fun and diversity the sport has to offer!

Since childhood, show-and-tell has been the most enduring tool in the transfer of knowledge and experience. As a VHS video-magazine, modelSPORT updates the paradigm! Released every other month on VHS videotape, the feature length issues (2-hours long!) are composed of segments covering a wide variety of subjects. A 6-issue subscription is only $39.99, plus a one-time S&H of $6.95. Complete your collection, or build your personal library for the princely sum of just $6.99 per issue (plus $3.95 S&H, 50 each additional tape). Savvy modelers will save the shipping and handling if they get theirs from one of more than 400 local hobby shops! Visit for the dealer nearest you.

modelSPORT Video Magazine, 2-hr VHS video magazine, retail $6.99, twelve issues available, most recent release is MS0304 (volume 3, number 4). Call (910) 938-3371 - or -

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