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Mini Fokker cover and finish

Jun 08, 2011 2 Comments

Made a little more progress on my build-along Mini Fokker project. The fuselage and tail feathers are now covered and ready to be glued together and hinged. All that’s left is the wing covering and finishing and adding the decals. (Above) Using black Stick on Monokote trim sheet for the black markings! Can you believe [...]

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Starting Gasoline Engines—Safely!

Jun 07, 2011 No Comments

To properly operate and maintain models, you need support equipment that is up to the task. Two of the most important concerns we have with giant-scale models are safely starting the engine and handling the fuel (gasoline). When we switch from glow engines to gasoline burners, we need to change some of our equipment; we [...]

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MAN Construction Article–F/A-22 Raptor

Jun 07, 2011 No Comments

Coming soon to MAN, this awesome pusher-jet design by Steve Shumate! The king of pusher-jets Steve has designed and published many models for MAN construction articles and this one looks like a winner for sure! Using sheet foam construction, the Raptor also can be equipped with motor thrust vectoring for pitch giving it amazing agility! [...]

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2011 Farmington NEPRO Q-500 RC Pylon Race

Jun 06, 2011 1 Comment

2011 Farmington NEPRO RC Pylon Race (424) By Gerry Yarrish; Photos by Damon Rosenthal (above) View down the flightline. The main lap count, timer tent, (left) me at Pylon 3 calling station and Plyon 1 calling/light station (far left). June 5, 2011 was the Central CT RC Club’s annual NEPRO 424 Q-500 pylon race. This [...]

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E-flite Beechcraft Staggerwing 480 ARF & Air Retracts

Jun 04, 2011 No Comments

Anyone who’s got a soft spot for biplanes is familiar with the classic stagger-wing  cabin bipe from Beechcraft. Use in both civilian and military roles, the D-17 is a great looking and fun to fly design New from E-flite is the exciting Staggerwing ARF. Modeled after a U.S. Navy VIP transport variant, the E-flite Beechcraft [...]

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Cub on Floats

Jun 03, 2011 No Comments

I’ve dusted off my tried and true 1/4-scale J-3 Piper Cub from Hangar 9 and thought I would try something different. As many already know, Hangar 9 also has a set of floats specially designed for the Cub. I want to do a How To video on making the conversion from land based Cub to [...]

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Mini Fokker D-VII Cover and Finishing

Jun 02, 2011 No Comments

Well, finally I got back to the D-VII and I started covering it. Using the painted fabric from 21st Century Coverite line, it is starting to look pretty good! Starting with the tail surfaces, I used white and brought the covering up to the cockpit. The dark red is then added so the seam faces [...]

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RC Flying Boat–MONSTER SCALE

May 31, 2011 2 Comments

It’s not everyday when you run across a truly amazing RC project, so when we learned about this amazing 18 foot span giant scale Savoia Marchetti S-66 flying boat, were were impressed to say the least. Certified for flight by the AMA this sea-going twin hulled Behemoth is the work of Paul Sage and Mike [...]

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