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Hi, I just thought I'd pass on my comments on ModelSPORT magazine. This is a new rc modeler magazine that comes as a 2 hour video. The price is unbelievable at $4.99 so I was a little skeptical how good it could be. Turns out it's great!

The tape is about 2 hours long and packed with info. Contents of the first issure were:

  1. A segment showing how to adjust engine valves.
  2. A short review of the Ambrosia RC simulator program.
  3. Demonstration of glider hand launch techniques.
  4. Construction of the rotor assembly of a ROT 8 heli kit
  5. Construction of the fuselage of a PT40 plane kit
  6. A "flight school" segment on the principles of flight
  7. Acrobatics footage of a Pirate 33% Extra 260
  8. Close up look at a real UH-60A military chopper and it's crew!
  9. Interview with one of the original Tuskegee airmen
  10. Various model building tips and tricks

The video production is slick and professionally done. They use multiple camera angles which really helps make the kit building segments easy to follow. I thought these segments were also well paced--detailed enough to be useful but not so overly detailed that it's a drag to watch. The narration is smooth, with good sound quality.

The only criticism I can think of is that the Ambrosia simulator review was too superficial to be that useful, so I couldn't get a good sense of the program's pluses and minuses. But everything else on the tape was really solid and well fleshed out. In terms of skill level, I'd say this first issue was mainly aimed at the beginning to intermediate modeler, although some stuff like the various tips and tricks, the acrobatics footage, and the interviews would probably appeal to anyone.

The video has a small number of short commercials for model shops and kit makers, less than five minutes out of the 2 hours of tape.

Overall I recommend this magazine very highly. There don't seem to be subscriptions, but it's apparently carried by a number of the larger model shops. I found out about it from an ad in a recent magazine (RCM if I recall correctly).

Darryl R. - Seattle, WA

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