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Heavy Metal Warbirds at US Air Meet

Sep 10, 2012 No Comments

  One nice surprise we found in the flightline roundup was Horizon sponsored “Team Malchione” taking part in the noontime show with their impressive F4U Corsairs! Not just one, but a pair of CARF-Corsairs flown in formation to the delight of the crowd! These giant scale South Pacific bent-wing warbirds powered by 5-cylinder 250cc radial engines [...]

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MAN Crew at US Air Meet

Sep 10, 2012 No Comments

It’s not often that a really big, really new event springs onto the scene, but when it happens, the Model Airplane News crew takes notice. For this first time event, Horizon Hobby pulled all the stops and the US Air Meet held at the Sanford Sea Coast Airport in Sanford, ME was a huge extravaganza [...]

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Seth Arnold at the US Air Meet — Updated

Sep 07, 2012 No Comments

  The flightline action is amazing here at the US Air Meet in Sanford Maine and one of the amazing pilots we saw fly today is Seth Arnold flying his Hangar 9 35% Extra 300. Seth Arnold also took top honors with his Extra 300 at the 2011 Extreme Flight Championships (XFC) in Muncie, IN [...]

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US Air Meet Flightline

Sep 07, 2012 No Comments

    Model Airplane News is here in Sanford, Maine and we’ve set up camp just off the main flightline here at the US Air Meet. We shot some photos walking the large flightline and ran into some of our friends including Mike McConville, Matt Chapman and even the Guys from Warbirds over Delaware, Dave and [...]

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Easy Add-on Details for your Warbird

Sep 05, 2012 12 Comments

While I was building my giant scale Top Flite F4U Corsair, I wanted to add just a touch of detail to help break up it’s all blue paint scheme. This is very easy to do with some basic techniques and supplies. Here’s how I did it…   The technique for adding panel lines with a [...]

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Building with Foam — The Latest Edition

Aug 22, 2012 No Comments

Not only the novice builder but also the advanced scratch-builders will benefit from this easy to read Revised Edition of “BUILDING WITH FOAM” . The book is the result of 20 years of mistakes and successes updated with the current construction materials available today. Inside you will learn how to make “homemade” tools such as [...]

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Flying Warbirds: a Checklist for Success

Aug 21, 2012 2 Comments

Wabirds, especially giant scale warbirds, are as popular as can be, and every day it seems there are new kits and ARFs coming to the market for RC warbird lovers to fly. Go to any warbird event and you will see at least these three classic fighters, the P-40 Warhawk, the P-51D Mustang and the [...]

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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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