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MAN at Work — Warbirds over Delaware — 1 day to go!

Jul 10, 2014 No Comments

After missing the WOD event last year, editor Gerry Yarrish is heading down to the granddaddy of all Warbird events, the Warbirds over Delaware shindig at Lums Pond St. Park in Newark, DE. Gerry’s all set and ready to go and will be on the flightline early Friday morning. be sure to stop and say [...]

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Throw Back Thursday — Henry Haffke — Howard Ike Racer

Jul 10, 2014 No Comments

It’s hard to believe that Henry Haffke, has been a contributor for more that 40 years. One of his more popular “non Gee Bee” designs was his .40 size Howard “Ike”–Miss Chevrolet racers. We dusted off an old folder in the “Construction Article” cabinet and here’s some great photos.   (Above) Henry Haffke’s.40-size Howard Ike [...]

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Crosswind Corrections During a Loop

Jul 08, 2014 1 Comment

Excluding pilot error, crosswinds cause the majority of the deviations that aerobatic pilots have to correct. For example, when a loop is performed in a crosswind, the airplane will drift sideways with the wind during the slower portion of the loop. A loop that is entered flying parallel with the runway will finish downwind and [...]

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Arado 76

Jul 07, 2014 No Comments

By Stan Rutz THE SEPTEMBER 1938 ISSUE of Model Airplane News contained plans for a 20-inch-span, rubber-pow- . ered 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 [...]

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Sukhoi Su-29

Jul 07, 2014 No Comments

Sport-scale 2-place aerobatic trainer HAD designed a1/4-scalemodel of the  Su-26, so the decision to build the new Su-29 was not difficult to make. After receiving 3-view drawings and technical information from Bob Banka at Scale Model Research*, I started my new project. I decided on an 80-inch-span model that would be IMAA-legal and light enough [...]

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Super Hots

Jul 07, 2014 No Comments

By Dan Santich Kick some tails with the new king in the fun-fly arena! There is no doubt about it the Hots is hot! Midwest Products has already sold out on their second run of kits and M.A.N. has sold more plans (#4841 for $6.00) for it than for any other model. Why is that? [...]

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F-104 Starfighter

Jul 07, 2014 No Comments

A Speed 400 pusher jet with performance I HAVE BEEN FLYING SPEED 400 electric-powered models for years with great success and have gotten a lot out of these inexpensive, $9 motors. So, I thought “Why not see how far I can push a standard Speed 400?” When I took my F-104 Starfighter to the flying [...]

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P-51 Mustang

Jul 07, 2014 No Comments

A 1.20-size warbird for the sport flier OK; let’s admit it. Everyone wants to build a P-51. It drips power, courage and heroism. It’s an icon of WW II fighters; why shouldn’t you build one? That’s the question Chris Chianelli asked me, and it’s why he proposed this project. A 1/6- scale model yields a [...]

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