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Old 06-23-2011, 12:05 PM
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Does anyone have any comments on RC Sport Flyer Magazine? I have heard little about it and wonder if it is worth getting.

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Old 06-24-2011, 06:51 AM
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It's an OK magazine if you just about totally electric. I dropped it 3 years ago because of this dominate shift to the electric scene.
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Old 06-24-2011, 07:04 AM
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Thanks for the comment. Since I fly only fuel planes I guess I will pass on it.

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Old 06-24-2011, 12:52 PM
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I started a subscription this year. They may have been all electric in the past, but so far this year they have covered all types of RC planes (gas, glow, electric, and glider). There seems to be a bigger coverage of sailplanes than most mags, but all the others are covered at least as much as MAN or FLYRC do.
My biggest gripe is the poor proofreading. The first couple issues had a few spots where it was obvious that a word was missing. That hasn't happened in the latest issue, but one article had half the photo captions in spanish!
Overall, I like it and will probably renew if it continues to improve. It's also nice that a subsciption costs about half what some other mags charge.
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Old 06-26-2011, 11:12 AM
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There are also fewer ads than other magazines, which makes a big difference for me.
The photos are better too! 
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Old 06-26-2011, 11:28 AM
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It is sounding better.

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Old 06-27-2011, 06:09 PM
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I bought a couple of copies when in a LHS.
I was not impressed so I did not subscribe.
I already get Fly RC, MAN and the AMA mag.
Most stuff was already covered in them.
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Fly RC? sounds a lucky guy.
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I bought a year through the high school. Would be a great magazine if your into gliders and electrics, but I am a nitro sport flyer so I got board real quick with the magazine.
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Much like others mentiond, it is really about gliders and electrics. I fly glow and thinking about moving up to gas. I thubed through the mag and tossed it. I tried twice several months apart thinking it was just that months edition. Not for me.

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RCSF started as a combo from 3D Flyer and a similar e-mag (can't remember the name). It's a great mag, keeps me up on new items. I like it a lot. Has plenty of nitro and gas stuff, but e-flying is pretty big now so they cover that quite heavily.

I still miss RCM's coverage of competitions and kit-building articles.  The new mags could step it up some. []
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Old 07-07-2011, 01:50 PM
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I actually like FLY RC magazine as it is much more balanced in the coverage of the flying RC hobby. So that is why I switched from RC Sport Flyer. I'm not against electric, it is just we have predominately windy weather around here and I feel a larger heavier model is generally needed on an AVERAGE DAY. I know, electric can fly in the wind too-.
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I have subscribed to this magazine for about 4 years and the content has gotten much better. The magazine now includes a wider range of material, well written and very detailed reviews and articles. Sure, they review the same models as the other magazines, but that is the way the industry works, marketing by the kit manufactures. That's the good side of the magazine. What they fail do do is faithfully is to issue their magazines in a consistent cycle. They are always behind and skip months. You never know when and if it is going to arrive. The Website offers a on-line subscription to their magazine and it seems up to date. Not for me. I'm dropping my subscription. It has all of the earmarks of going out of business. It's American Modeler, RC Sportsman, and RC Modeler all over again.
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I subscribed to RC Sport Flyer in Dec 2014. They hit my debit card for $50 plus. I’ve only received one new magazine in four months.
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I'm contacting VISA and see if they can get my money back.
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