Monster 40% RC scale DHC-2 Beaver

Jul 22, 2014 No Comments by

When it comes to big bush planes, the classic grand daddy of them all is the de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver. This amazing outback workhorse is one of the very important “Air Trucks” used to bring supplies into the furthest reaches of the rugged wildness that is Alaska. Check out this video showing the biggest RC [...]

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Workshop Build-Along 2: Alien Aircraft ArrowMaster Bipe — Wing Panels

Jul 22, 2014 No Comments by

Our next installment of the ArrowMaster Biplane Build-Along gets the wings in shape! So far, builder and reviewer Rick bell, gives the Alien Aircraft laser cut kit, two thumbs up! Let’s get to the workbench! 1. Here’s the major componets to build the lower right wing panel. To glue the parts together, I’m using Sig Sigment [...]

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Shop Tip: Extending Landing Gear Axle Length

Jul 22, 2014 No Comments by

The stock hardware that comes with many of today’s ARF models is designed to do the job assigned and for the most part, they all get a passing grade for quality. If however you try adding accessories, the hardware may have to replaced or modified. An example of this is the new E/Z brake system [...]

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Homebuilt Project — Construction Article Extras — de Havilland DH90 Dragonfly

Jul 22, 2014 No Comments by

As a bonus for the upcoming construction article in the November issue of Electric Flight, here is the full-length construction notes from designer Ivan Pettigrew. With limited pages in the print magazine, we are pleased to offer this fully detailed version of Ivan’s article for our online readers to enjoy. All the construction photos are [...]

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Workshop Build-Along — Sopwith Camel Part 10 — Sheeting the Camel’s Hump

Jul 22, 2014 No Comments by

Actually, the Sopwith Camel gets its name because of its hump like fairing used to blend in the twin Vickers machine Guns set just in front of the cockpit. So that is a very obvious feature for any model Camel. Here’s some pix of how I developed and sheeted this important portion of the model’s [...]

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Workshop Build-Along — Sopwith Camel Part 9 — Cheek Fairings

Jul 21, 2014 No Comments by

After a bit of break to cover the Warbirds over Delaware event, I got back in the shop for a little more quality Camel time. We left off with the aft turtle deck stringers being installed. From here forward at the top of the fuselage, the cockpit area and the machine gun “Hump” section is [...]

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Fantastic Fokker

Jul 16, 2014 4 Comments

Watching this video, it’s easy to understand why Manfred von Richthofen himself was such a proponent of the Fokker D-VII, even though the “Red Baron” died before the first D-VIIs reached service. Built from the Balsa USA kit by Knut Huk and piloted by Andy Nusser at the Flugtage MFC in Oberhausen this summer, the 1/3-scale model fighter has a 10-foot wingspan and [...]

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Warbirds over Delaware:100+ Flightline Action Photos

Jul 15, 2014 No Comments

One of our favorite destinations during the flying season is warbird events, and the granddaddy of them all is the annual Warbirds over Delaware meet held at Lums Pond State Park in Bear, DE. This three day event is an IMAA event for giant scale warbirds from all eras. From WW1, the 20s and 30s, [...]

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