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Scale Hinges: Building Secrets of the Pros

Aug 16, 2012 11 Comments

This often complicated construction technique is now simplified and shown here by master scale design/builder and competition pilot Roy Vaillancourt. The photos are from his latest project the Fairey Firefly. Roy’s technique requires common building supplies but nothing the average RC builder/modeler can not accomplish in his own workshop. There are many ways to do “scale [...]

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World War 1 Action over Long Island

Aug 13, 2012 5 Comments

If you like the sight and sounds of vintage WW1 biplanes, triplanes, spot landings and bomb drops, then the guys of the Long Island Skyhawks have an event for you. The “Skyhawks over the Front” is reminencient of the old mission days of the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome’s WW1 Jamboree in that, this is a fun [...]

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Candid Moments from Warbirds over Delaware – 150 unpublished photos

Aug 10, 2012 2 Comments

 We just laid out our Warbirds over Delaware article for the November 2012 issue of MAN. So many great photos were taken and just a few could be used in our great 5 page layout. Here’s a gallery of un-used but still very cool and exciting photos shot by Gerry Yarrish and his assistant Rebecca [...]

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Masterpiece in the Making: 35% Model D Bristol Scout

Aug 08, 2012 17 Comments

During my recent trip to the Father’s Day Fun Fly in Kingston Ontario, I ran into my good friend Brian Perkins. One thing I have learned is that, whenever you see Brian on the flightline, chances are you’ll see an RC Bristol Scout in the air. Brian has been a scale modeler for most of [...]

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Recognition at the Warbirds over Delaware

Aug 07, 2012 No Comments

It goes without saying that a huge event like the WOD giant scale warbird fly in takes a lot of work. Contest Directors Pete and Dave Malcione have been tirelessly driving the WOD event and making it the event is is today. Working with the gang from the Delaware RC Club, the warbird event has [...]

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Martin Irvine and his Awesome Aviatik—with video!

Aug 07, 2012 7 Comments

At a recent fun-fly event at the Kingston RC Club in Kingston, Ontario, I ran into my old flying buddy and Model Airplane News contributor, Martin Irvine, who had brought with him a recent project he had just finished. Now Martin is known for picking unusual designs and his latest efforts, a 1917 Aviatik D1 [...]

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Exclusive Test Flight: Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair ARF w/video

Aug 05, 2012 2 Comments

    For the US Navy and Marine Corps aviators in the South Pacific during World War 2, the F4U Corsair was an impressive fighter that could get the job done! Though faster than the Grumman F6F Hellcat, it was to replace, the Corsair was more demanding to land on carriers. The fighter was made [...]

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Aerobatic Pilot Flies Big Twin Video Interview with Matt Chapman

Aug 02, 2012 No Comments

We were pleased to run into our long time RC friend and full-scale aerobatic pilot Matt Chapman at the WOD event. Matt was hanging around the flightline with his RC sidekick John Kohler getting his impressive 1/5-scale Beechcraft D-18 twin ready for a flight. Matt’s beautiful twin is built from a st of Nick Ziroli [...]

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