RC Sopwith Camel Workshop Build-alone — Part 20 — Covering Begins

Jan 30, 2015 No Comments by

Now that the Sopwith Camel’s fuselage and the rest of the project has been all buttoned up, and the engine cowling’s magnetic attachment arrangement taken care off, we can how move on to the covering process of the project. For this model, I am using Scale Stits and Polytone paint and adhesive. The fabric is specially produced [...]

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Big — REALLY BIG! — British Planes

Jan 29, 2015 5 Comments by

Our friends across the pond love their (really) giant-scale models, and this video compilation from a recent show is a treat to watch. Videotaped by the father and son team of Pete and Dean Coxon at the Large Model Association fly-in at Cosford, this shows some fantastic models flying in quite a crosswind.

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Enter the M.A.N. Plans Photo Contest!

Jan 29, 2015 No Comments by

Show of hands: how many of you have built a model from Model Airplane News plans?  Enter our photo contest and show off your creation! We don’t care how old your plane is, or even if it’s still flying … we just want to see your photos! There’s just one rule: the plane must have [...]

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E-Fest: electrics raise the roof (literally!)

Jan 28, 2015 No Comments by

What’s the best way to shake the mid-winter blues? The E-Fest indoor fly-in in the University of Illinois armory in Champaign, IL! Contributor Jim Ryan was on hand, and he sent us this photo highlight reel, including some brand-new releases!                

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How to: Add Flaps to your Foam Warbird

Jan 28, 2015 No Comments by

Kick your foam warbird up a notch by adding flaps! The techniques shown here upgrade a P-47 Thunderbolt that has optional functional flaps (an upgrade available on many small electrics). The flap outlines are already molded into the wing so it’s easy to figure out where the flaps belong. Here’s how to install them: YOU’LL [...]

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Tesla Foundation, UAVSA CEO, and others meet following White House drone crash

Jan 28, 2015 2 Comments by

Action Needed: Following White House Drone Crash, Tesla Foundation and UAVSA CEO and others discussed action plan to prevent future incidents Washington, DC January 27, 2015—The Tesla Foundation and UAVSA CEO Keith Kaplan at the White House discussing Drone Rules and Lawn Crash – The Tesla Foundation and UAVSA at the White House with UC [...]

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Kyosho Spitfire

Jan 28, 2015 No Comments

Who doesn’t love a Spitfire? One of the most iconic Allied aircraft of WW II, its sleek lines and elliptical wing are unmistakable. This .50-size Kyosho model does the full-size justice, with retractable landing gear, functional split flaps, steerable tailwheel, full cockpit and pilot figure. Check out the full release from Kyosho: The Spitfire is without [...]

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Get into Scale Competition!

Jan 26, 2015 4 Comments

Competing in scale events isn’t as intimidating as you might think, especially if you start with fun scale and work your way up! This great video from the NorthWest Scale Aero-Modelers tells you everything you need to know. Check it out!

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