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Hangar 9 Spitfire ARF 30cc modifications

Jan 11, 2015 No Comments by

The Hangar 9 Spitfire Mk IXc ARF is an excellent model.  Built following the instructions it will be an excellent aircraft you’ll enjoy flying for many years.  To add a little personal touch and enhance some of the scale detail I added a few modifications to the kit.  They are not intended to be exact [...]

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RV-4 ARF Makeover

Dec 12, 2014 8 Comments by

If you have been around this hobby for a long time you’ve seen many changes in recent years.  There are still some extreme craftsmen like Graeme Mears making master pieces in their workshops, many of us have limited time and look forward to getting out and flying.  It’s great to have that custom build, but [...]

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Wet Wings are Wonderful — Flying with Floats!

Oct 31, 2014 2 Comments by

If 70% of the globe is covered with water, shouldn’t we have that same percentage of RC model floatplanes? No? Well, many RC clubs today are struggling to find suitable open flying sites and with growing urban sprawl, noise restrictions, and the cost of real estate all playing a factor, it’s little wonder that good [...]

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Unboxing Hangar 9 30cc Spitfire Mk IX

Oct 22, 2014 No Comments by

The Hangar 9 Spitfire Mk IXc is a high quality ARF.  Initial impressions out of the box is this is a top notch ARF.  It is complete with matt finish and panel lines, includes fibreglass cowl with rivets molded in.  The kit is well packaged to ensure it arrives safe.  My plan is to add [...]

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Dusty Crophopper – Kit Bashing an Animated Disney Superstar

Aug 29, 2014 3 Comments by

Kit Bashing is always fun and entertaining, for both Logan (my 12 year old son) and me. What is ‘kit-bashing? This is the question asked when my latest project was described to a modeler friend. Well, It’s part way between building from scratch and building a traditional kit. Using an existing kit as a basic [...]

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40 Days of Top Gun Photos

Mar 25, 2014 No Comments by

Top Gun 2014 starts April 30th.  Last year I attended taking many photos of the event, over the next 40 days I will post (& tweet @carllayden) a new photo from last years event.  

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Disney Inspired Build-Along Balsa Dusty

Oct 04, 2013 9 Comments

What is a ‘kit-bash’? This is the question asked when my latest project was described to a modeler friend. The popularity of ARF and RTF aircraft necessitates the a little more explanation. It’s part way between building from scratch and building a traditional kit. Using an existing kit as the basis it is modified to [...]

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Top Gun Photos Part2

Aug 24, 2013 No Comments

Top Gun May 2, 2013

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