Hobby Tips & Tricks

Scale Aerobatics (Article 7)       

Diamond Loop and Goldfish (vertical eight) Written by Dan Knippen Well here we are going into August already. I was very pleased to see so many members of CRCM attending the Thorn Creek IMAC contest last month. The weather was pretty close to perfect for both days....

Scale Aerobatics (Article 6)

Spin Written by Dan Knippen This month I’ll explain the right and wrong ways to perform a Spin. But first I need to make a correction on last month’s description of a snap roll. I found out I had made a minor mistake in my translation of a snap roll. I stated that for...

Scale Aerobatics (Article 5)

Immelman Written by Dan Knippen Well here it is going on May already and by now our flying season is in full throttle. Regardless of what type of flying you’re into or plane you’re flying, don’t forget to do maintenance on all the planes you fly. We all...

Scale Aerobatics (Article 4)

Basic Sequence Authored by Dan Knippen Hope everyone is enjoying our flying season so far. As I’m writing this in early April the wind and weather, as a whole, has not been very nice to us. Up to this point I have had only one good day to fly the new Edge. I was a...

Scale Aerobatics (Article 3)

Hammerhead Authored by Dan Knippen Last month we discussed the Loop which is the first maneuver in the Basic 2004 sequence. I hope by now some of you have had time too get out and fly this not so easy maneuver. Because the Basic class has some good beginner’s...

Scale Aerobatics (Article 2)

Scale Loop Authored by Dan Knippen Here it is March and many of us can’t wait to get out and get some quality flying in, no matter what kind it is. As I’m writing this in February, I hope the weather is better than now. I will have new wings completed for the first...

Scale Aerobatics (Article 1)

IMAC and Scale Aerobatics Authored by Dan Knippen I’ve decided to write a series of articles on the subject of Scale Aerobatics or as we know it, IMAC, for those who don’t know much about scale aerobatics and want to know more. I hope I can answer some of the...

Programming a Throttle Kill Switch on your Computer Radio

This past summer I’ve attended some area fly-ins and I’ve been asked “how can I kill my engine from my radio just like you do by not thumbing down my throttle trim all the time”? Here’s the answer in what I hope is a simple to understand procedure. First I must...

Winter Flying

As I write this on the Sunday after Thanksgiving, the ground is lightly covered with the first snowfall of the 2005/2006 winter flying season. I am sure many of you have already prepped your airplanes for hibernation and put them away on storage racks for the winter....

Skin Cancer, a Real Threat

Having just had another skin cancer removed from my face I feel it is time to remind all of you what a threat this presents to all of us outdoor hobbyists. There are 3 types of Skin Cancer : basal cell, squamous cell, and malignant melanoma with melanoma being the...