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Scale Accessories for RC Airplanes

Aug 18, 2014 No Comments by

For our Question of the Week” we’d like to know what turns you on about scale RC airplanes. When it comes to scale model airplanes, its all about the details! Small additions that help bring the model airplane to life. It is easy to improve any model’s appearance by adding scale accessories. For the MAN editors’ [...]

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Workshop Build-Along — Sopwith Camel Part 13 — Wings are the Thing!

Aug 13, 2014 No Comments by

Now that the Camel can sit up on its own articulated landing gear, it’s time to clean off the bench and start gluing ribs to spars. With all my wings, I start by pinning the spar to the board and then I use a couple of the ribs to space the trailing edges and sub-spars. [...]

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Stellar T-33 Shooting Star

Aug 13, 2014 1 Comment by

Used during the noontime demo flights at the recent Warbirds over Delaware military extravaganza, this T-33 Shooting Star is the work of longtime WOD attendee Paul LeToureanu. This year, Paul was the Sky Boss for all of the mid-day demo flights and while he wasn’t making sure everything went off as planned, he was also a [...]

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Workshop Build-Along Part 12 — Sopwith Camel — Articulated Axle Assembly

Aug 12, 2014 No Comments by

Wow! That’s a mouthful… Part of the character of the Sopwith aircraft, is the design of their landing gear and in particular their “articulated” (pivoting) axle assembly. Much of the landing gear assembly has been made from music wire which has been bend, bound and soldered together to replicate the shape of the gear, which [...]

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Workshop Build-Along — Alien Aircraft ArrowMaster 4 — Top Wing

Aug 08, 2014 2 Comments by

In part 3, we finished the bottom wing by adding the ailerons and joining the two wing halves together. Now we continue with the Top wing! Construction is very similar to the bottom wing. Differences being, it’s built as a single piece with no dihedral and no ailerons. It has a lot to sweep back to it plus, it has [...]

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Workshop Build-Along — Sopwith Camel Part 11 — Working on the Front End

Aug 06, 2014 No Comments by

I continued making progress on the Camel project this weekend and as with any long term build, there are specific tasks that have to be done so other tasks can be accomplished. I look at a model project as a bunch of small easy to do tasks, that once you accomplish all of them, your [...]

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Giant scale gasoline systems

Aug 05, 2014 3 Comments

On a recent rebuild project of a Ziroli 77 inch Stearman PT-17 biplane, I replaced the the fuel tank and plumbing. Here’s how to install a new gasoline fuel system in your plane. (Above.) For the Zenoah G-38 engine powering the Stearman, I chose to install a 20 oz. fuel tank. I also used Sullivan’s heavy [...]

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Alien Aircraft “ArrowMaster Sport Bipe” Build-Along–Part 1

Jul 30, 2014 No Comments

Our newest online Build-Along is referred to by its designer, Tom Herr, as the The Ultimate Sport Biplane! Owner/operator of Alien Aircraft, Tom has produced this impressive laser-cut, CAD designed biplane as a follow up to his very popular FunMaster 72 sport flyer. The ArrowMaster 55 is a tip of the hat to the classic retro [...]

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