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Paul LeTorneau’s B-26 Marauder

Jul 17, 2011 3 Comments

One of the most impressive warbirds at the 2011 WOD was Paul LeTornean’s B-26 Marauder. Paul enlarged Jerry Bates plans to a 170-inch span, and he powered the Marauder with a pair of Desert Aircraft DA-100 gas engines. Originally it was finished in O.D. but now Paul’s bomber sports an amazing aluminum finish!    Here’s [...]

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Flying around the Patch at the Warbirds over Delaware Giant Scale Fly In

Jul 15, 2011 No Comments

So I had a chance today to take off my editor cap and put on my pilot cap at the WOD giant scale fly in! Using a hand-me-down Stearman PT-17 that Nick Ziroli Jr. gave me ( that’s 20 years old,) we set up the plane with all new servos, radio gear, fuel tank and plumbing [...]

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Hot Friday Action from the Warbirds over Delaware Giant Scale Fly In

Jul 15, 2011 2 Comments

I am reporting live from the flightline and today (Friday July 15) was amazing. If you like warbirds, this is the place to be, from giants gas powered multi-engine bombers like the B-29 and B-26 and the B-17 FLying Fortress (an electric powered one,) to a turbo-prop Tucano, today’s meet was simply amazing. Giant WW1 biplanes [...]

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Warbirds over Delaware–Flightline Report from the 20th anniversary event!

Jul 15, 2011 3 Comments

Hey gang! I am here at the Warbird event at Lums Pond State Park in Newark, DE. This giant scale event is amazing and it has everything a military minded RC lover could ask for. From bombers and fighters, to turbine jets and giant radial engines, the sights and sounds of the WOD is amazing! [...]

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Video — 20th Warbirds over Delaware Giant Scale Fly In — Exclusive Online Coverage

Jul 13, 2011 No Comments

It’s that time again! Warbird lovers from all up and down the east coast and from across the country are gathering for this annual military meeting of the RC aviation kind. Model Airplane News’ Gerry Yarrish is covering the 2011 WOD event for both the web and for a future issue of Model Airplane News. [...]

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Sneak Peek–Micro Thomas Morse Scout Construction Article

Jul 13, 2011 2 Comments

Exclusive! New on the Members Only  Section of the Model Airplane News Website, we have a sneak peek preview of Richard Dery’s amazing micro RC  design, the Micro Tommy. This foam and balsa miniature biplane looks and flies great and it is easy to build! Become a member today and find out what you’ve been missing! There [...]

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2 Days until Warbirds over Delaware!

Jul 11, 2011 1 Comment

If you are a “Warbird Lover” and who isn’t? Be sure to check out our upcoming online coverage of the popular giant scale event. In its 2oth year, WOD is hosted by the Delaware RC Club at the Lums Pond State Park in Bear, DE. For the 2011 event, our own Gerry Yarrish will be heading [...]

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Making 3-panel Windshields — Part 3

Jul 11, 2011 6 Comments

The final installment of this scale building techique finishes up the Windshield with the addition of the clear plastic panes and installing the units on the fuselage. After the frames are painted, you need to make a template for each of the individual panes. (Aboved.) Flip the framework over and place a scrap piece of [...]

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