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Skyraider A1-E & A1-H

Jul 02, 2014 No Comments

Aviation enthusiasts should already know the story of the Skyraider. Several excellent books, including Profile’s publication, have been written about this exceptional airplane. Therefore, what I have to say about the Skyraider is a retrospective outline of its development and orientation. The design began in 1944 as a replacement for the SBD Dauntless. The early [...]

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Der Jaeger

Jul 02, 2014 No Comments

Der Jaeger has become a classic in biplanes, and this great model is no exception WELL, Model Airplane News has to take direct credit for this design. In the November 1984 issue they ran a page titled “Planes Worth Modeling,” with four-views of the Der Jaeger that just begged to be built. Because I am [...]

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Ringer

Jul 02, 2014 No Comments

IT LOOKS LIKE the counship dance of a pair of lampshades. or like a time traveler from a fu ture thaI has outrun our ideas of common sense. but the “Ringer”‘ is a novel design that bas its roots firmly planted in one of the oldest nOl io05 of how to build a fly ing [...]

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The Big Apple

Jul 02, 2014 No Comments

IN THE QUEST for better flying performance, R/C pattern aircraft have been growing larger and heavier. All the power available from today’s piped Schnuerle .60 engines is necessary for these larger aircraft. It has been more than a few years now since our AMA pattern rules were changed to permit the use of twin .40 [...]

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Ryan STA

Jul 02, 2014 No Comments

IF YOU’RE looking for a scale giant that features realism. stability. and capability of acrobatic competition. then you should really consider the Ryan STA. When properly built. this model can do no w ro ng~ I found out many intcrcsting facts about this plane in 711e Ryan Guidebook- Book 3, American Aircruft Series, by Dorr [...]

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X-1 X-Wing Fighter

Jul 02, 2014 No Comments

Red Alert! Red Alert! Darth Vador has launched an attack against the Federation! Launch the X-Wing Fighters to defend the sector! The X-Wing Fighter of Star Wars fame was the inspiration for this model. Of course, in order to fly in our atmosphere, some modifications were necessary, these were made while attempting to retain the [...]

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The Ringmaster

Jul 02, 2014 No Comments

R/C replica of Harry Williamson’s 1951 Ukie There were many attractive sport and stunt control-line models designed in the late 1940s and 1950s, and I’ve built many of them. Kits back then, though, were priced from $1.50 to $4 and were generally out of my financial reach, so this made scratch-building from magazine plans my [...]

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Arado 76

Jul 02, 2014 No Comments

The september 1938 issue of Model Airplane News contained plans for a 20-inch-spam, rubber-powered Arado 76: “…a new German fighter/trainer.” I built it, and when .049 glow engines emerged a decade later, I turned it into a Wasp-powered U-control and flew it indoors. It was a crowd pleaser–especially when it landed, and I was too [...]

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