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Control Tower December 1997
By Jim Bourke
Jim discusses new products on the electric flight scene, and talks about his desire to build a ducted fan airplane.

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The ModelAir-Tech Midiwatt
By Andrew Ling
A review of the stick-built high-wing sport plane plan set by Andrew Ling.

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The Aveox Ultra Mark IV
By Ward Shelley
Ward Shelley reviews the Limited Motor Run competition sailplane from Aveox.

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The December 1997 Photo Gallery
By Jim Bourke
Michael Moore's Skyflex 2000, Robert Wagoner's 20-cell Combat Models A-10 conversion, and Gordon Bradt's Lazy Bee.

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From the Lab December 1997
By skranish
Steve provides a thorough examination of v-tail mixing, and presents his tools and source of the month..

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The Neutrino
By Bill Bowne
A tiny electric pattern plane for the Astro 035 motor and 6 cell nicad packs. Designed by Bill Bowne. Plans available via the E Zone's on-line plans service .

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Converting the EPPÉE Sloper to Electric Power
By Randy Severino
Another "get in the air quick" article by Randy Severino.

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The 1997 DEAF Fly-In
By Jim Bourke
Pictures and info on the 11th annual Texas fly-in by Jim Bourke.

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Control Tower November 1997
By Jim Bourke
Jim presents the Reader Response to last month's editorial on Speed 400 pylon rules.

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The Turbo Baby
By Mike Hallmark
Mike Hallmark reviews Unbeatenpath's imported hollw molded speed 400 pylon model.

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Wayne's Indoor World November 1997
By Wayne Hadkins
Wayne presents part 1 of his comprehensive list of indoor R/C sources. Also, read about the Big E Rat, Wayne's proposal for the WWW Indoor Wadio Contwol Aewopwane, and view Wayne's schematic for a servo exerciser.

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Photo Gallery for November 1997
By Jim Bourke
Jim Jager's Flying Pumpkin, two electric ducted fan jets (F-15 and F-4) by Kevin Cox, A Bae-146 by Javier Alvarez, and Robert Ireland's Wight Witch and Pioneer.

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From the Lab November 1997
By skranish
Steve examines the use of power supplies for AC charging and advises his readers on creating an effective wiring harness.

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Sport Electric Topics November 1997
By Pete O Shea
See the results of last month's viewer vote to trash Pete's Super Sportster, read about thermaling tips, and see how several modelers have modified their Lazy Bee's landing gear to accomodate large props.

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Electric Airplanes at the 1997 US Scale Masters
By Bob Rumsey
Get the inside scoop on this prestigious event from an electric flier's perspective. Read how two individuals, Bob Benjamin and Randy Smithisler, competed with electric aircraft. By Bob Rumsey.

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The 1997 UK Jet Masters
By Gordon Whitehead
Gordon Whitehead provides all the details on his first encounter with electric powered ducted fan aircraft.

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Speed 400 Motors Part 3
By Doug Ingraham
n analysis of 7.2V Speed 400 motor/gearbox/prop combos by Doug Ingraham. Part 3 in Doug's series on Speed 400 motors.

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Control Tower October 1997
By Jim Bourke
Jim discusses his proposal for Speed 400 pylon rules.

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The Aveox Sky-Knight
By Eric Diedrick
A Review of the 3 channel trainer from Aveox by Eric Diedrick.

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The Levoe Designs Varmint
By David Beardsley
A Review of the speed 400 sport plane by David Beardsley.

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From The Lab October 1997
By skranish
Steve talks about his experience at the 1997 KRC Electric Fly, and provides his readers with a comprehensive contact list of the vendors represented there.

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Photo Gallery for October 1997
By Jim Bourke
Photos of Steve Kerrin's Gee Bee Model E, Jerry Smartt's 15 foot Miss Philly, models by Justin Wolfe, and Eric Lagman's Cub.

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The 1997 SAM Champs
By Jay Burkart
Jay Burkart feeds us info on the antique modeler's championship.

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The 1997 KRC E-vent
By Jim Bourke
Coverage of the grand-daddy of all electric fly-ins, the 18th annual KRC Electric Fly.

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Sport Electric Topics October 1997
By Pete O Shea
View photos from the Devil Mountain All Electric R/C fly-in, and, most importantly, cast your vote to decide the fate of Pete's Super Sportster.

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Control Tower September 1997
By Jim Bourke
Editorial commentary and responses from our readers.

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Wayne's Indoor World September 1997
By Wayne Hadkins
See amazing photos of the Pixel 2, an indoor R/C heli that weighs 95 grams! Read about the progress of Wayne's World Wide Web Wadio Contwol Aewopwane. Check out shots of indoor R/C models from around the world. Also, get the inside scoop on Dr. Walter Scholl's amazing Bleriot indoor model.

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From The Lab September 1997
By skranish
Steve does electric flight East Asian style.

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The Kyosho Spacewalker ARF
By Bob Rumsey
Bob Rumsey shares his thoughts on this easy conversion project.

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The 1997 AMA E-Nats
By Jim Bourke
Read about this year's contest in Muncie, Indiana, USA. Broken down into 5 parts for easy viewing: General info , Old Timer , Sailplane , Pylon , and Plane Specifications and Standings

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Sport Electric Topics September 1997
By Pete O Shea
Pete answers the question "Are We There Yet?" and reminds us of the importance of safety.

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Get in the Air Quick With the Explorer 2M ARF
By Randy Severino
A conversion success story by Randy Severino.

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Building the Ampmaster
By Albert Wahrhaftig
Albert Wahrhaftig reviews Al Eastman's design, which is available through the E Zone's on-line plans service. Please also take a look at the original construction article: The Ampmaster by Al Eastman .

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Photo Gallery for September 1997
By Jim Bourke
Clay Howe's F-117, Joseph Pasquito's Piper Vagabond, and Wim Hanssen's planes of old.

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Photo Gallery for August 1997
By Jim Bourke
Clay Howe's "17", Christopher True's twin ducted fan Viking, and Tony Turley's Freedom 20 and Sureflite Cub.

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The MeagerWatt from ModelAir Tech
By Carl Blaurock
Carl Blaurock examines Tom Hunt's latest Speed 400 stick design.08/97

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Control Tower August 1997
By Jim Bourke
by Jim Bourke.

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From The Lab August 1997
By skranish
How to involve your four year old in the hobby, selecting the proper motor/gearbox combination for small electric sailplanes, and other useful info.

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The 1997 Mid-America Electric Fly-in
By Jim Bourke
Read about the second largest electric event in the US. This report contains over 50 photos and is divided into four parts: General Info, Demo flights, Vendors/New Products, and Favorite Models

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The Ki-61 Tony
By Bill Bowne
A sport scale design by Bill Bowne. Plans available via the E Zone's on-line plans service .

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Photo Gallery for July 1997
By Jim Bourke
An excellent selection of photos this month. Take a look at Gary Warner's Quacker, Bob Benton's scratch-built twin, Dana Gantt's Simitar, and Chris Vanderbilt's Electricub.

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The Ministreak from Tim McDonough
By Jim Bourke
Jim Bourke reviews Tim's inexpensive, easy-building speed 400 sport aerobat. Performance with the normal power system is compared to the performance of a Ministreak powered by the Astro 020 Brushless motor. Also, Jim explains how to hinge control surfaces with iron-on covering.

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The Clancy Aviation Speedy Bee
By Dereck Woodward
Dreck Woodward gives us the scoop on Clancy's pudgy little flying machine.

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Control Tower July 1997
By Jim Bourke
by Jim Bourke.

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Wayne's Indoor World July 1997
By Wayne Hadkins
Take a look at some amazing indoor R/C aircraft, let Wayne tell you about his inexpensive approach to slow flight, and check out Wayne's list of interesting links for those interested in indoor R/C and electric free flight.

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From The Lab July 1997
By skranish
Steve discusses the progress on his internet-wide project to develop a computer radio with a radically different approach.

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The SparkE
By David Mitchell
SparkE is a fully aerobatic sport electric-powered model aircraft. Recommended power is an AstroFlight Sport 15 motor direct driving an 8 x 6 prop and using a 10 cell battery. Construction article and CAD-drawn plans by David Mitchell.

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Sport Electric Topics July 1997
By Pete O Shea
Pete tells you how you can impress glow fliers. Start with the right aircraft and practice the maneuvers Pete describes to log long, crowd-pleasing flights.

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The Snickers
By Bill Bowne
An 8 cell shoulder-winged speedster with landing gear. Construction article and CAD-drawn plans by Bill Bowne

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Building on a Glass Surface
By Bill Bowne
Bill Bowne describes how he builds airplanes using a glass surface as the building board.

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Notes on Converting the Ace Simple Me-109
By Alex Mishkovsky
Alex Mishkovsky shares his conversion notes to help others who want to electri-fly the stand-off scale micro warbird from Ace.

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Photo Gallery for June 1997
By Jim Bourke
View Andreas Goerg's FW-190 and TopFlight Corsair, Mark Lewus' 1:6 Scale Proctor Sopwith Camel, and other photos from E Zone viewers.

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The Falconet from Raptor Aerosports
By Ward Shelley
RA's answer to speed 400 pylon racing, tested by Ward Shelley.

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Control Tower June 1997
By Jim Bourke
by Jim Bourke.

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From The Lab June 1997
By skranish
Steve discusses his idea for an internet-wide project to develop a simple programmable computer radio.

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Notes on Converting the Ace Bingo to Electric Power
By Bob Rumsey
Bob Rumsey shares his thoughts on this glow-to-electric conversion.

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The Yellow Jacket Speed 400 Fun Fly Plane
By Oscar Morris
An exciting, easy to build fun fly airplane for Speed 400 power systems. By Oscar "Monk" Morris.

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Sport Electric Topics June 1997
By Pete O Shea
Pete presents his updated spreadsheet to provide better prediction of electric aircraft performance.

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The Skyvolt
By Craig Limber
A review of Bob Kopski's popular high-wing design. By Craig Limber.

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1996 Gallery Entries
By Jim Bourke
View Gallery photos from the E Zone's early years...er...months!

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Control Tower May 1997
By Jim Bourke
by Jim Bourke.

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Wayne's Indoor World May 1997
By Wayne Hadkins
Wayne Hadkin's debut column on indoor R/C and electric free flight.

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From The Lab May 1997
By skranish
Steve discusses some important new info conscerning the view-a-charge mentioned in last month's column. Also, Steve covers can motor break-in procedures, adding gear drives to speed 400 sailplanes, and why hes in love with transmitter trays.

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The 1997 Dortmund Toy Fair
By Andy Fok
Andy Fok gives us all the important info. 70 color photographs of new products demonstrated at the largest R/C show in the world. Don't forget to view parts two and three also!

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The 1997 Weak Signals Expo a.k.a. TOLEDO
By Jim Bourke
America's largest R/C convention from an electric-flyers point of view. by Jim Bourke. Make sure you see parts two and three as well.

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The LZ-132 Black Eagle
By David Lewis
An inexpensive, easy to make indoor R/C blimp. Complete construction article by David Lewis.

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How to vacuum bag foam wings with balsa skins
By Ralph Weaver
A step-by-step detailed photo illustration of the entire process. By Ralph Weaver.

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AMP-lifying the Ace Cloud Dancer
By Jim Bourke
Conversion details on the majestic low-wing aerobat from Ace R/C.

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The Great Planes Electrostreak
By William Crane
first time electric-flyer's view of this exceptional plane. By William Crane.

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Control Tower April 1997
By Jim Bourke
by Jim Bourke.

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From the Lab April 1997
By skranish
by Steve Kranish.

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The Corvus
By Bill Bowne
An all-balsa medium performance electric sailplane for 16 cells. 74" wingspan, 18.8 oz/sq. ft. wing loading. Designed by Bill Bowne.

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A Sport-scale PT-19 for 20 Cell Systems
By Bill Bowne
A 72" winspan version of the elegant pre-WWII trainer. Designed by Bill Bowne.

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A Visit to New Creations
By Jim Bourke
Have you ever wondered what its like to visit the world's largest electric-only R/C hobby shop? Jim Bourke takes you on a tour.

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Sport Electric Topics April 1997
By Pete O Shea
by Pete O'Shea.

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The Aerocraft Apache
By Ron Farkas
Ron Farkas takes a look at Aerocraft's mustang-like aerobat for 7 cell systems.

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Control Tower March 1997
By Jim Bourke
by Jim Bourke.

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From the Lab March 1997
By skranish
by Steve Kranish.

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Sport Electric Topics March 1997
By Pete O Shea
by Pete O'Shea.

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Covering Models with Fiberglass Cloth
By Jim Ryan
How to use fiberglass cloth and epoxy to cover balsa sheeted models, without busting your weight budget. By Jim Ryan.

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The BGM Rocket
By skranish
by Steve Kranish.

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Control Tower February 1997
By Jim Bourke
by Jim Bourke.

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Sport Electric Topics February 1997
By Pete O Shea
by Pete O'Shea.

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From the Lab February 1997
By skranish
by Steve Kranish.

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The BGM Electro-Screamer
By Dennis Weatherly
by Dennis Weatherly.

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Control Tower January 1997
By Jim Bourke
by Jim Bourke.

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Sport Electric Topics January 1997
By Pete O Shea
by Pete O'Shea.

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From the Lab January 1997
By skranish
by Steve Kranish.

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Getting Started in Electric R/C
By Jim Bourke
by Jim Bourke.

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A Fully Permuted Thickness Table
By Craig Limber
by Craig Limber.

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A Very Complete Conversion Table
By Paul Rampelbergh
by Paul Rampelbergh.

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