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New Robart Electric Giant Scale Retracts — 90-Degree Rotating Corsair Gear

Jun 08, 2012 3 Comments

The long anticipated electrically driven Robart retracts are here! Wow! I just got the gear last night and right out of the box, they work flawlessly! The landing gear are controlled and setup with a control box that plugs into your radio’s retract (Channel 5) receiver port, and you have the option of using an [...]

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Giant scale gasoline systems

Jun 05, 2012 9 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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11th Annual CCRCC Big Biplane Bash — Multi-Wing Fun Fly

Jun 04, 2012 2 Comments

Come join the fun at the Central Connecticut RC Club’s 11th annal Big Biplane Bash event. This event is open to all Biplanes and Triplanes of all sizes and types and anything RC is welcome. From electric parkflyers, to giant scale warbirds, if your plane has two or more sets of wings, it’s legal. For [...]

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Static Scale Hamilton Standard 3-blade propeller — Part 7

Jun 01, 2012 4 Comments

Well we finally finished this beautiful scale accessory. When it comes to scale RC planes, the biggest thing that ruins the scale looks of the plane is the smaller than scale flying propeller. Many warbird pilots will at least paint their props the correct color and add the yellow safety prop tips, but if you [...]

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Static Scale Propeller — Part 6

May 31, 2012 No Comments

I finally got back to my Static Scale 3-blade Hamilton Standard propeller for my upcoming Top Flite Corsair project, and I finished off the prop hub detailing! This is fairly easy but the results, though not museum scale quality, are more than acceptable for stand off scale. Here’s what I did. (Above) this is where [...]

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Florio Flyer 60 — Build-Along Project — First Flight Video

May 29, 2012 4 Comments

Wow! what a great conclusion to our winter builder’s project. Our Florio Flyer 60 was one of our most popular postings on the MAN website and I just could not wait for the weather to turn favorable for some flight testing and photos! The proof’s in the pudding, and this fun fly plane really delivers! [...]

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Build a Ford Trimotor!

May 27, 2012 4 Comments

Another amazing construction article from the master of lightweight scale flyers, Pat Tritle, this time it his impressive Ford Trimotor. Designed for three electric motors and a single 2S LiPo battery pack, this impressive build-it-your-self plan set is now available at AirAgeStore.com , ahead of the article in the September issue of Electric Flight. Easy [...]

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Rocket Powered RC Airplanes — Good Fun or Big Problem?

May 26, 2012 27 Comments

Since the early 1990s there have been many RC hobbists enjoying themselves trying to combine the thrill of model rocketry with the control and larger size of RC airplanes. The most popular was the old Aerotech Phoenix RC rocket glider, and the internet is full of projects being worked on even today. When it comes [...]

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