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Inside Story - February 2003 Inside Story - February 2003
By Graham Stabler
This month, Graham and crew are back a very large, six section column. (Actually, it is a column, a tip section, and four mini-articles.) It starts with an in-depth discussion about motor constants, which has more hard-core equations than any EZone article, and then moves on to articles on actuators, servos, receivers, and a section devoted to building a cheap wattmeter, "Rapid Prototyping in the Microwave", and finally, and "LiPoly Voltage Monitor".

(Added: Feb 23, 2003, Hits: 62720, Comments: 0, Rating: n/a)
Ackerman Aircraft 48" EPP Persuasion Ackerman Aircraft 48" EPP Persuasion
By Keith Award
The Persuasion would make a great foamy racer, and it really comes alive in moderate winds. The EPP makes for a forgiving structure for those “not so perfect” or unplanned landings. The Persuasion is durable, affordable, easy to build, fast, easy to disassemble for storage and travel, and most importantly, fun to fly.

(Added: Feb 17, 2003, Hits: 3618, Comments: 0, Rating: n/a)
Lead Sled Alley - February 2003 Lead Sled Alley - February 2003
By Russ Thompson
Since the name of this column is 'Lead Sled Alley', I thought it might be fitting to talk about lead sleds this month. Actually, my next few columns will be a multi-part series on the creation of a new Me-109.

(Added: Feb 13, 2003, Hits: 4540, Comments: 0, Rating: n/a)
Radio Carbon Art - Aerotow Pro Radio Carbon Art - Aerotow Pro
By SZD16
As with the other films by Radio Carbon Art that I've seen, Pro Aerotow is very well put together. The cinematography along with the music is well worth the money.

(Added: Feb 12, 2003, Hits: 8210, Comments: 0, Rating: n/a)
CNC Foam Cutting Machine CNC Foam Cutting Machine
By Tal Barnea
Conventional gravity operated foam-cutting machines with all table accessories, vertical cylinder cutters and crosscutting equipment, power supplies, and bows cost at least $650 plus for a complete setup. You can "make your own" CNC machine from purchases made at local hardware stores, electronic stores, and/or the Internet for about $300 to $500 plus your time and labor. Depending on the price, you pay for the stepper motors.

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CNC Foam Cutting Machine CNC Foam Cutting Machine
By Tal Barnea
Conventional gravity operated foam-cutting machines with all table accessories, vertical cylinder cutters and crosscutting equipment, power supplies, and bows cost at least $650 plus for a complete setup. You can "make your own" CNC machine from purchases made at local hardware stores, electronic stores, and/or the Internet for about $300 to $500 plus your time and labor. Depending on the price, you pay for the stepper motors.

(Added: Feb 04, 2003, Hits: 19833, Comments: 1, Rating: n/a)
International and Model Hobby Expo 2002 International and Model Hobby Expo 2002
By Andrew Leonhard
The last time I attended The International Model and Hobby Expo was in 1991. I don't remember very many electrics on display. This year however, the shelves were full of them.

(Added: Feb 02, 2003, Hits: 6773, Comments: 0, Rating: n/a)