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Build a Scale Radial Engine

Feb 04, 2014 5 Comments

Adding a dummy radial engine to your plane is an excellent way to add that scale finishing touch. If you have been a scale modeler for just about any amount of time, you have probably know about Williams Brothers (WB) cylinders and may have even used then from time to time. WB scale accessories are [...]

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Windy? Expert landing advice

Feb 02, 2014 9 Comments

A common landing mistake is pointing the fuselage toward the runway during the approach in a crosswind. Note that while an airplane will crab into a cross-wind, it will continue to fly in a straight line as long as the wings are level. Therefore, rather than pointing the fuselage where you want the plane to [...]

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Lakemaid Beer Tests Drone Delivery

Jan 30, 2014 3 Comments

Finally the perfect use of a multi-rotor copter: delivering beer to ice fishermen.  While we aren’t sure what drives people in Wisconsin to sit on a frozen lake, drill a hole in the ice and try to catch fish (when they could be perfectly comfortable inside on the couch), we agree that beer will help make [...]

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Model Jet Makeover — A face-lift for an old Favorite

Jan 16, 2014 1 Comment

In this current age of modern ARFs and painted-in-the-mold airframes, it’s common to see shiny new models at the field every weekend.  In most cases however, in the process this leads us to neglect tried-and-true airframes in the corner of our workshop.  What happens to these models that were once the star of our fleet?  [...]

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Alien Aircraft FunMaster 72 Build-along Part 4 — Final Assembly

Jan 15, 2014 No Comments

The Alien Aircraft Funmaster 72 build has been very enjoyable.  Here is Part 4 of the workshop build-along. I spent considerable time sanding the airframe so the final application of the covering material (Top Flight Monokote,) would look good. I used Opaque White with a Red trim to make it highly visible in the air. The final [...]

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Tora, Tora, Tora! A Japanese A6M3 Zero you can build

Jan 06, 2014 3 Comments

Featured as a construction article in the March 2014 issue of MAN, this A6M3 Model 22 “Zero” is a great sport scale electric powered warbird that’s easy to build and fly. Designed and built by Mark Rittinger the Zero construction article hit the highlights of the project, but here are all of the details and photos not [...]

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RealFlight 7 Flight Sim – Are you up to the Challenge?

Jan 06, 2014 1 Comment

Reviewed in the upcoming April 2014 issue of MAN, RealFlight 7 offers six exciting fun fly Challenges for you to choose from. As well as being a great learning and teaching tool for beginner and advanced RC pilots, these flight challenges are more than just video games. Being able to practice these popular real life Fun Fly tasks with [...]

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New Disney “Planes” Movie for 2014 — Fire and Rescue

Jan 02, 2014 No Comments

They did it again! Watch for this exciting new “Planes” movie in 2014 “Planes: Fire & Rescue” is a new comedy-adventure about second chances, featuring a dynamic crew of elite firefighting aircraft devoted to protecting historic Piston Peak National Park from raging wildfire. When world famous air racer Dusty (voice of Dane Cook) learns that [...]

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