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Perfect Project — Pitcairn PA-5 Mailwing

Aug 27, 2011 No Comments

I have always loved this black and yellow mail plane hanging in the National Air & Space Museum in Washington, DC. I bought a 3-view drawing from the NASM and have it imported into my CAD program. Would make a great project and at 1/5.5 scale, it would have a 72 inch span and would [...]

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1/3-scale scratch-built Pietenpol Aircamper — free to good home

Aug 26, 2011 8 Comments

Free to good home!!! One 80% competed 33% scale RC Pietenpol Aircamper. Built from full-size plans from Don Pietenpol’s website. ideal for 40 to 50cc gas engine. Scale Airfoil and all parts to complete. no engine or radio. 9.5″ spoked wheels and Aluminum lift struts included. Only thing I ask is that someone who flies [...]

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RC Drones used to Study Hurricanes

Aug 26, 2011 No Comments

Specially equipped UAVs fly where man-carrying observation planes dread to go. The Aerosonde is an inexpensive, long-endurance UAV designed and built for conducting weather observations and scientific research in hurricanes. With endurance of over 30 hours, a single Aerosonde can obtain observations in regions that are inaccessible without expensive ships or manned aircraft. Funded by NASA and [...]

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F/A-22 Raptor you can build!

Aug 17, 2011 1 Comment

From our November 2011 issue of MAN, Steve Shumate’s great F/A-22 Raptor Pusher Jet is an awesome looking park flyer you can build from foam sheet. Plans are available at: http://www.airagestore.com/plans/f-a-22-raptor.html To download the 22-page PDF construction guide, Click Here. F/A-22 Raptor pusher jet–An easy-to-build pusher park jet with functional thrust vectoring Photos by Lawrence Dong [...]

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ParkZone Stryker: Flying Wing Radio Setup Tips

Aug 16, 2011 1 Comment

Setting up the ParkZone Stryker F-27Q By Gerry Yarrish We had a great reposnse to the ParkZone Stryker review in the September issue of Electric Flight. Many wrote in asking about setting up a radio to fly a flying wing. You asked for it, here it is. With most flying wings like the Stryker F-27Q [...]

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Nick Ziroli Plans’ Zero — Giant Scale Flight Test

Aug 16, 2011 2 Comments

From the December 2011 issue of Model Airplane New Construction photos taken by Michael Gross, Finished and flying photographs taken by Sal Cavagna There were some 11,000 Zeros built in many different variations between 1940 and 1945.  I chose the Mitsubishi A6M5c Type 52 Hei to model because I purchased a highly detailed 1/48 scale [...]

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Xoar & Falcon Propellers For Electrics

Aug 13, 2011 No Comments

  The latest News from our buddy over at Falcon Propellers, Steve Thomas are these amazing looking, pre-balanced hardwood propellers intended specifically for Electric Power. Each Falcon and Xoar wood series propeller has a smooth sealed finish with the size engraved in the hub. The profiles of these props deliver high thrust and maximize efficiency. Available [...]

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Composite-ARF F4U Corsair Review – Model Airplane News

Aug 12, 2011 1 Comment

From the December 2011 issue of Model Airplane News, this Flight Report is by Dave Malcione and his brother Pete and his son, Dave Jr. What makes this amazing warbird unique is its hydrolic folding wing mechanism and the fine attention to detail. Check out this video that shows the review Corsair at Warbirds over [...]

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