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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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Super Hots Bipe

Jul 02, 2014 No Comments

THE SUPER HOTS BIPE is almost an exact copy of the MA.N Super Hots with the exceptions of an added inch of depth to the fuselage and the cabane installation. We designed and built new wings to get the desired square inches, and we swept them both back simply because they look good that way. [...]

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North American Rockwell OV-10 Bronco

Jul 02, 2014 No Comments

Try your hand at a small displacement, simple scale twin In R/C Modeling, nothing can match the unmistakable song of two (or more) engines operating in synch, occasionally “beating” against each other’s frequency as their rpm vary slightly. The distinctive sound of win engines stands out even  

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The Bird Biplane

Jul 02, 2014 No Comments

By Tom Stark – In both the automotive and aviation fields, the “Golden Era” of the 1920s and 1930s is almost universally recognized as the source of the most nostalgic designs. The author brings one up that will give any mini-propo a realistic ride…   To read more, click the link to open the PDF: X12681 [...]

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Stingray Delta .40

Jul 02, 2014 No Comments

A rugged and snappy fun design for .40 to .45 engines DID YOU EVER want to build something unique, exciting, cjuickbuilding, fast and cheap? It sounds like their” could n’t be such a combination of qualities in any model but, read on, the Stingray Delta is such a model. The Stingray was actually designed by [...]

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MACCHI MC.200 Saetta Fighter

Jul 02, 2014 No Comments

An Italian WW II precision-scale masterpiece   The WW II ITALIAN MACCHI MC.200 Saetta fighter was my first serious attempt at a true scale RIC model. As usual, I was unable to find accurately drawn 3-views, so I produced my own from measurements I had made of a full-size aircraft at a museum. Powered by a [...]

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