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LiPo Battery Packs — Understanding the Numbers

LiPo Battery Packs — Understanding the Numbers

Often while flying giant scale electric aircraft at the RC flying field, a common question is asked by someone: “How many milliamps is that battery?” The first time I heard that, I didn’t know how to respond because the question didn’t make sense to me. So my “What do you mean?” response resulted in another […]
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Road to Top Gun — Stephen Thomas’ Fokker Dr.1 Triplane

Road to Top Gun — Stephen Thomas’ Fokker Dr.1 Triplane

2017 will be Steve Thomas’ 14th year as a Top Gun competitor, so it’s obvious that he clearly enjoys the challenge of competing is this international arena.  For this year’s scale invitation, Steve will be flying  in Pro-Am Prop class. He’ll be competing with his nicely done Glenn Torrance Models Fokker 1/3-scale Fokker Dr.1 Triplane. […]
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Road to Top Gun — Gabriel Pellegrini’s F-100 Super Sabre

Road to Top Gun — Gabriel Pellegrini’s F-100 Super Sabre

Again competing at at Top Gun this year, Gabriel Pellegrini from Brazil, will be flying his well proven and beautifully executed F-100 Super Sabre. The turbine jet is from Bob Violet Models and is 1/6.75 scale. It has a K-210 turbine engine and a dry weight is 42lbs. It uses 21 servos/electronic valves and Gabriel […]
1/3-scale F-86

Super-Scale Sabre

This incredibly detailed, 1/3-scale F-86 is the handiwork of the United Kingdom’s Phil Noel of Pinnacle Aviation (and rumor has it that the plane will be competing in Top Gun this year!). Modeled after a Super Sabre used in the German air force around 1958, this model started life as a Tomahawk kit and is […]
The Flat Spin to a Blender — Master this move in 4 easy steps

The Flat Spin to a Blender — Master this move in 4 easy steps

Uniting upright and inverted spins is a great way to liven up your aerobatic routine. Let’s build on this type of maneuver and take it one step further. Advanced aerobatic pilots are always looking for combinations of elements that, together form new and innovative aerobatic moves. Years ago, during the freestyle event at the Tournament […]
Easy Scratch-built Skis (fly off that snow!)

Easy Scratch-built Skis (fly off that snow!)

Now that many flying fields parts of the country are covered in snow, it’s the perfect time to add skis to your favorite flier! This classic how-to from our good friend Roy Vaillancourt provides a great project that will not only use up some of those leftover pieces of wood in your workshop and but also let […]
Workshop Build-Along — Part 11 — Sheeting the Skyraider’s Wings

Workshop Build-Along — Part 11 — Sheeting the Skyraider’s Wings

This post is part of the ongoing Build-Along I am doing highlighting the progress on our 85 inch span version of the Ziroli designed Douglas Skyraider. This post highlights the tasks for sheeting the wings. The last time out we finished the prep work for installing the Robart 148E electric retracts and now the plywood […]
Home-made Scale Goggles — Vacuum-forming Made Easy.

Home-made Scale Goggles — Vacuum-forming Made Easy.

A classis and useful workshop tip for scale modelers is making home-made vacuum formed plastic parts. For many, Vac-forming is an advanced modeling technique, and it is excellent for duplicating all sorts of scale accessories. These can include small panels, dashboards, fairings, engine cowlings, scale bombs and drop tanks. You can even make smaller items like scale goggles for your […]
Road to Top Gun — Eduardo Esteves and his F-16 Falcon

Road to Top Gun — Eduardo Esteves and his F-16 Falcon

Eduardo Esteves has been a Top Gun competitor for many years, and as a smooth, and consistent flyer, he has won many awards for his amazing aircraft. This yeare Eduardo is going to be flying an aircraft in the form of a 1/6-scale BVM Plug & Play F-16. Competing in the X-Class, Eduardo is required […]
Double Fun: Two Giant B-17s Put On a Show

Double Fun: Two Giant B-17s Put On a Show

Across the pond, Large Model Association president Dave Johnson puts on a show with his Ken McCormick and their giant B-17s. As videographer team Tbobborap1 notes, “The boys flew the models with great skill in the strong winds at the LMA model aircraft show at the Yorkshire Air Museum in York.
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