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APRIL 2014: Andy Kunz’s Neo 180 shows off its classic Pattern heritage as it flies past the camera lens of Michael Ramsey. Andy, who enjoys classic Pattern designs as well as micro RC planes, designed the Neo as a modern interpretation of a micro RC Pattern Plane. Brian Malin covers the King Orange International Free Flight event. Pinstriping is an art that has been around from many years and has graced many a custom project. Now thanks to an easy how-to, Lee Hunt shows you how to add this technique to your own models. Chris Susicke reviews the new SIG Sbach XA41 aerobat and Peter Serafini checks out the new Great Planes Factor 3D. Thayer Syme gives an in-depth look at Hitec battery chargers while explaining how to choose which charger is best for achieving your batteries' utmost potential. All of these great articles plus your favorite columns are in the April issue of FLYING MODELS.

Flying Models - April 2014

Vol. 119 No. 4/880

This Month's Features

18 59th King Orange International 2013 by Brian Malin
Since 1955, the best freeflight models assemble in Florida

26 Neo 180 by Andy Kunz & Michael Ramsey
A micro electric with vintage Pattern looks

36 Pinstriping Made Easy by Lee Hunt
Custom pinstriping with tissue is easier than you may think

40 Great Planes Factor 3D by Peter Serafini
An FM Product Review: From sport aerobatics to 3D, it does it all

46 SIG Sbach XA41 by Chris Susicke
An FM Product Review: Fast assembly and smooth aerobatics

52 Hitec Charging Solutions by Thayer Syme
Take the mystery out of battery charging and gain better performance


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24 All models scaled great and small
Small Talk by Pat Tritle

34 Fine tuning for the knife edge
Project Pattern Redux by Dave Lockhart

38 Warm weather flying in Surprise, Arizona
Fan Facts by Greg Moore

44 Spring training has started
C/L Stunt by Phil Cartier

50 Fun with No-Cal models
F/F Sport by Dave Mitchell

56 E-Fest report and project updates
Electric Flight by Don Belfort

58 Before proportional servos
Vintage Views by Bob Noll


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Flying Models MagazineOn the Cover: Canadian Jama Danier tows his F1A glider into a beautiful Palm Bay, Florida sky at the 2013 King Orange International Free Flight event. See Brian Malin’s coverage of the second-oldest model airplane event, starting on page 18. PHOTO BY BRIAN MALIN


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