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Fokker D-VII

Jul 03, 2014 No Comments

A mini WW I fighter for RC combat Your adrenaline pumps as you plan your attack. You dive onto your opponent and go for the kill. But before you can finish your thought, your adversary reacts and is now gunning for you! Have you ever wanted to fly combat,but the thought of the 1/12-scale WW [...]

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T-28 Trojan

Jul 03, 2014 No Comments

COMPACT WARBIRD FOR GLOW OR ELECTRIC POWER The T-28 is one of those airplanes that, when seen for the first time up close, makes you wonder whether the designers didn’t miss the mission. It’s a trainer, right? Well, in sheer size, it sure seems intimidating. Massive, robust, macho• all that, plus! So why would all [...]

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Staudacher 300-GS

Jul 03, 2014 No Comments

George Leu with the second model built from the MAN plans. The decals and the pilot figure come from Cajun RC. The red-and-white Lap Map Staudacher is a well-known aerobatic airplane. Flown by Michael Goulian at the 1993 and ’94 IAC World Championships, it has always been one of my favorites. This model’s construction is [...]

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Bucker Bu-133 Jungmeister

Jul 03, 2014 No Comments

A classic 1/3-scale aerobatic biplane With two wings and a round engine, the Bucker Bu-133 Jungmeister, designed as an advanced aerobatic single-seat trainer, is truly the epitome of an aerobatic biplane. This masterpiece of Carl Bucker’s German company, Bucker Flugzeugbau GmbH, rolled out of the factory in early 1935, two years after the introduction of [...]

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Bugatti R-100

Jul 03, 2014 No Comments

A Speed 400, electric sport-scale racer Bugatti is a name firmly associated with pre-WW II cars of exceptional character and engineering, but Ettore Bugatti’s firm also built railroad cars and a single airplane, the R-1 00. Noted Belgian engineer Louis de Monge designed the R-lOO in 1938 to challenge aviation speed records, and he chose [...]

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Siemens Schuckert D-III

Jul 03, 2014 No Comments

An unusual WW I fighter with award-winning performance Ihave always wanted to build WW I aircraft other than the more commonly seen Fokkers, SE5s and Camels. When I discovered the Siemens Schuckert D-III, I knew I had found my next pro- ject. There are many color schemes available, and I highly recom- mend Bob Pearson, [...]

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The Westland Wyvern S.4

Jul 03, 2014 No Comments

The wyvern was a mythical monster with the front legs of a dragon and the barbed tail of a snake and, of course, it was one mean creature! The Westland Wyvern was the last fixed wing aircraft design from the Westland Aircraft Co. and was one of the last propdriven fighters. It was a very [...]

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C-131 Samaritan

Jul 03, 2014 No Comments

A military transport based on the classic civilian twin-engine Convair CV-240   Designed as a replacement for the Douglas DC-3, the CV-240 went into service in 1948. It was powered by twin Pratt & Whitney R2800 radial engines and could carry 40 passengers. Known as the Samaritan, the C-131A military version was delivered to the [...]

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