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Magnificent Waco YMF-5 Biplane — Video Interview

Oct 30, 2013 3 Comments

Mitch Epstien has been building and flying giant scale planes for many years and he has been a successful scale competitor competing at Top Gun for several years. One of Mitch’s favorite airplanes is his 1/3-scale Waco YMF-5 biplane built from the AMR laser-cut kit. Featured on the cover of Model Airplane News (December 2010), [...]

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Tora, Tora, Tora! — RC Japanese Zero you can Build

Oct 30, 2013 2 Comments

Expert scale designer,  builder and flyer, Mark Rittinger is a busy guy. Adding to his extensive series of electric powered RC WW2 warbirds is his newest creation, the infamous Japanese A6M3 Model-22 Zero. This construction article will be featured in a future issue of Model Airplane News complete with detailed photos and complete building plans. [...]

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Mid-Atlantic WW1 Dawn Patrol — DVD from SKS Video Production

Oct 25, 2013 No Comments

A new and growing RC event that getting lots of attention is the Mid Atlantic Dawn Patrol held at the Military Aviation Museum in Virginia Beach, VA. The 2013 event was a big success and SKS Video Productions was on hand and they captured all the action in several pilot and plane interviews. The museum is an [...]

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Flying the “Pilot Maker” AT-6 Texan from Hobby King — With New Video

Oct 22, 2013 1 Comment

Perhaps the best know advanced trainer from WW2 the North American AT-6 Texan was used throughout WW2 and into the 1950s to give early cadets their first taste of a high performance aircraft. The new Texan from Hobby King is molded from durable EPO foam and has detailed molded right in. Reviewed in the December [...]

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Scale Markings & Vintage Propeller Decals from Cal-Grafx

Oct 21, 2013 1 Comment

I have built a lot of scale airplanes, and the one thing that will set any airplane apart from the rest is historically accurate, nicely applied aircraft markings and decals. We have published several Aircraft Make-over articles recently and several readers asked for a good source of decals for their make-over projects. Cal-Grafx Hobby Art, [...]

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Programming the Spektrum AR635 Receiver with AS3X Stabilization — Video

Oct 19, 2013 1 Comment

Here at Model Airplane News we have reviewed several E-flite aircraft that were outfitted with the AS3X equipped Spektrum AR635 receiver. At factory default we’re gotten excellent results, but when it comes to fine tuning the gains for increased or decreased sensitivity, the instructions can be a bit confusing. The editors checked in with Horizon Hobby and [...]

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Clear Vision with Extreme Glare Sunglasses

Oct 18, 2013 2 Comments

It happens all the time. Most of the planes I have lost or damaged were because I could not see them clearly. Sometimes you have to fly through the glare of the sun, or at the end of the day, the plane becomes a dark silhouette when flying far away from yourself. If you don’t have [...]

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Quick and Easy Wing Repair

Oct 17, 2013 8 Comments

Sooner or later it’s bound to happen, you move something and your built-up wing falls and hits a sharp corner, or, you’re moving your model out of the workshop and misjudge the width of the doorway–Instant hangar rash! This happened to my Florio Flyer 60 wing while cleaning up my shop. The dent isn’t so [...]

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