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WRAM Update — Giant Fokker Triplane ARF

Feb 26, 2012 No Comments

Wow! OK this has my name all over it! Everyone who know me even a little knows I love WW1 airplanes. Now what about a 1/3-scale Fokker Triplane? Oh yea! I want it badly! This great looking Dr.1 from Easy Tiger Models is ideal for 50 -75cc gas engines and it comes already painted over [...]

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WRAM Update — Horizon Hobby

Feb 25, 2012 No Comments

As always.. the Horizon Hobby Dist.’s booth was full of great new products and people to tell everyone about them. With JR and Spektrum radios, Evolution and Saito engines and lots of ARFs and micro indoor RC plans on display, there was something for everyone. Two great planes I saw were the E-flite Albatros and [...]

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WRAM Update — Smiling Faces at the Hitec Booth

Feb 25, 2012 1 Comment

Plenty of smiling faces at the Hitec Booth as always! Here, The SkyScout is one of many great electric powered sport planes on display at the Hitec Booth. Plenty of servos and radio gear also out on the display to show the many modelers that stopped by to say hello The Multiplex Digfighter is another [...]

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WRAM Update — Robart Retracts

Feb 25, 2012 No Comments

     A special surprize for me was seeing the new electric driven retracts and actuators at the Robart Booth. Doug Scatterday and Dennis Brooks were on hand showing the gear to the public. Not just an electric motor and a jack screw added to drive the trunion, these new gear have a very impressive [...]

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WRAM Update — Kondor Model Products

Feb 25, 2012 No Comments

Andrew Kondor was at the show and he had lots to show off. First he had some really impressive 2- and 3-blade propellers intended for the aerobatic crowd and with their bright red finish and protective tip guards, these should be very popular!   Andrew also had on display some of his very impressive molded [...]

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WRAM Update — Nick Ziroli Plans

Feb 25, 2012 No Comments

L to R: Nick Jr., Tony, Nick Sr., and Mike. You can always count on something new and exciting to be on display at the Ziroli Booth! And this year, Nick and crew showed off their retooled and upgraded Junker Ju-87 Stuka Dive Bomber! Complete with extended wing tips, redesigned canopy and wheelpants, this Stuka [...]

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WRAM Show Highlights

Feb 25, 2012 1 Comment

The MAN crew and I spent the day on Friday at the 2012 WRAM show at the new location at the Meadowlands Convention Center in Secaucus, NJ and we had a great time. The new venue is set up much like the Toledo show and the vendor’s day found many of the regulars and several new booths on [...]

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Road to Top Gun Update — Lonnie Johnson, WACO YMF-5

Feb 24, 2012 No Comments

Lonnie Johnson of Hendersonville, TN will be competing this year with this colorful WACO YMF-5 biplane in Team Scale with Mitch Epstein as the pilot. It is a 1/3-scale project and it is based on an AMR kit. Nicely detailed and painted it is covered with Nelson’s LiteFab that’s been finished with custom mixed DuPont [...]

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