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Top Gun 2011 Video Coverage

Apr 27, 2011 No Comments

Check out the on-site video coverage from Top Gun 2011!

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Getting Ready for Top Gun!

Apr 26, 2011 No Comments

Excitement is in the air! Only 2 days till the start of Top Gun 2011! The MAN Crew will be heading down shortly to cover all the scale action and excitement! Looks like fantastic weather too! So come back often to see our live from the field updates!      

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Neiuport 28 from Maxford

Apr 26, 2011 No Comments

Maxford USA Neiuport 28 This model of the Nieuport 28 is a semi-scale ARF that combines scale appeal with the ease of transport and flying characteristics which make 40-inch wingspan EP models very popular among many sport/scale RC airplane enthusiasts. It is constructed mainly of laser-cut balsa and light ply, and it is finished with [...]

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N-Strut Installation

Apr 25, 2011 No Comments

So the very last thing to do before I start covering the Mini Fokker D-VII is to install and adjust the wings’ interplane struts. Often referred to as “N” struts because of their shape, these struts give tremendous strength to biplanes.    Above: you see the laser-cut struts made from 1/8 inch 5-ply A/C plywood. [...]

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Happy Holiday!

Apr 20, 2011 1 Comment

Here’s wishing everyone a Happy Holiday and a fun, safe and long weekend! It is a little known fact that the Easter Bunny has an instrument rating so he can fly from coast to coast regardless of the weather to drop the Easter eggs on time and on target! Here’s his Co-Pilot and Navigator!

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Making and Soldering Wire Landing Gear

Apr 20, 2011 1 Comment

The last bit of building before we cover the ongoing Build-along Mini Fokker D-VII project is to make and install the wire landing gear. Here’s how I do it! Here’s the bacis tools and materials! You need your music wire, a 40watt soldering iron, Silver solder and liquid flux (I use Stay Brite), and some [...]

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Next RC Building Project

Apr 19, 2011 No Comments

Well, this is sort’a a return to a project as my 33% scale Pietenpol Aircamper was started some 7 years ago. As soon as the Mini Fokker D-VII build-along is competed, I will be turning my attentions to finishing up the Piet! I designed it and drew the plans with CAD using the reall full [...]

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Installing a Bottom Wing

Apr 18, 2011 No Comments

Part of the MAN Build-along for the Mini Fokker Project, I just installed the Fokker’s bottom wing so I can address the construction of the main landing gear. Check out the ONline Build-along for the Mini Fokker by clicking here:  http://tinyurl.com/4vsovnj

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