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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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New Book from McFarland & Co.

May 31, 2011 No Comments

If like me, you are a scale RC modeler, builder and flyer, I’ll bet you have at least a little interest in military aircraft. Well, the US Naval Aviation history is full of great aircraft that translate well to scale RC aircraft. The early “between the wars” designs were mostly fabric covered so construction is not [...]

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Balsa USA WW1 Bomb & Rack Kits

May 30, 2011 No Comments

For as long as modelers have been flying RC airplanes, they’ve been rigging different ways to drop bombs on command! Finally there’s a great way to add this function to your airplane with this World War I generic aerial bomb rack kit from Balsa USA. This bomb rack has been designed to work with the [...]

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Onboard Glow Drivers- An Easy Way to Add RC Convenience and Safety

May 29, 2011 1 Comment

By Gerry Yarrish It’s no secret that we often have difficulty accessing the glow plug to start our engines. In scale models, the engine might be tightly enclosed and/or covered by a dummy scale engine, so connecting the glow-driver lead can be a problem. Multi-cylinder engines have two or more glow plugs, so easy glow [...]

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Drill and Tap Guide for your RC Workbench

May 28, 2011 No Comments

The first few “serious” tasks you learn when you get more involved in the hobby is drilling holes and cutting threads in these holes to accept screws, bolts and other threaded fixtures. Using a tap of the correct “thread-per-inch” is easy enough simply by placing your screw or bolt against the tap. If the threads of [...]

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On the Wrong Side of the Camera

May 26, 2011 No Comments

I am by definition an editor and photographer! I am most comfortable on the back side of a camera looking through the lens. Well, my good buddies and ace RC event photographers Jim T. Graham  and MAN contributor, Jerry Smith took some of these unauthorized photos of me working the 2011 Joe Nall flightline! Here’s proof anyway [...]

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