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10. The Radio-Controlled Airplane

Wolfram Donat1 
Palmdale, California, USA

Many of us have long dreamed of flight, of soaring through the air, free as a bird. Or, as the pilot John Magee Jr. put it, slipping the “surly bonds of Earth,” dancing through the skies “on laughter-silvered wings,” and topping “the wind-swept heights with easy grace.”

Unfortunately, slipping the surly bonds of Earth often takes time and money that we don’t have, and this may partly explain the advent of the radio-controlled (RC) airplane. While we may not be able to afford ground or flight school, a 1:12 scale Piper Cub can go a long way toward making ...

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