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Workshop Build-along, Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair, Part 9

Jul 09, 2012 No Comments

The Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair ARF build is coming along nicely and we are nearing the Bent-Wing Warbird’s completion. This past weekend I finalized the engine installation as well as the fuel tank and ignition installations. Here’s how the project looks now. The instructions suggest a three-line fuel tank setup but I decided [...]

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Workshop Build-along, Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair, Part 8

Jul 06, 2012 1 Comment

Now that the engine is all set, it is time to install the engine cowling. This takes a little more effort to get it right and there is a lot of assemble and removal, and repeat involved. But following the directions is definately a good thing here. (Above) First thing, install the muffler. Instructions say [...]

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Workshop Build-along, Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair, Part 7

Jul 05, 2012 5 Comments

I got a bit more progress done over the holiday and was able to install the engine and engine cowling on the Top Flite Corsair. Here’s what it looks like now. (Above) This is the hardware that comes with the DLE 55 engine. The standoffs are aluminum and come with stainless steel screws. There are no [...]

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Alien Aircraft Stearman PT-17 Kit Build-along, Part 3

Jul 03, 2012 4 Comments

 Our Exclusive MAN Workshop Build-along of the laser-cut Stearman PT-17 kit continues with some new detailed build photos from contributor Rick Bell. As you can see, the plane is coming along nicely and definately looks like the classic primary trainer biplane.   (Above) Here’s the top 3/32″ stringers glued into place. The laser-cut notches in [...]

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Hitec Ultra Premium 83xx Series Servos

Jul 02, 2012 No Comments

Prepare to be blown away! Hitec’s new, high resolution, high voltage, coreless, ultra premium 83XX series servos are here!   The new HS-8360TH, HS-8370TH and HS-8380TH servos bring the wow factor to your plane, heli or RC car. Featuring efficient coreless motors, the a titanium gear train and 7.4 volt capability, Hitec’s ultra performance servos provide impressive [...]

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Workshop Build-along, Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair, Part 6 w/video

Jul 02, 2012 4 Comments

    The Tailwheel is the next item to install and with the Robart electric unit, it requires just a little bit of modification to the plane. The unit has the same standard vertical attachment bracket that screws into two hardwood rails attached to the former just forward of the tailwheel opening. When the gear [...]

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Workshop Build-Along — Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair — Part 5

Jun 30, 2012 2 Comments

After a little break and taking a trip to Canada for the big Father’s Day Fun Fly weekend, I am now back in the shop and working again on the assembly of the new Top Flite giant scale F4U Corsair ARF. The next step is to install the elevator and rudder pushrods and attach to [...]

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Hubsan Spy Hawk Mini FPV Glider A First Look!

Jun 28, 2012 4 Comments

Well, we finally got one of these cool little FPV mini powered gliders in the office for review. Distributed by Hobby People /Global Hobby Dist., The Spy Hawk is a great first step into the exciting world of FPV (First Person View) RC airplanes. It gives you that from the cockpit view right on the [...]

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