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Warbirds Over Delaware 2011 Image Gallery

Jul 13, 2011 No Comments

Check out all the action from Warbirds over Delaware

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Wheel pants: how to line it up

Jun 29, 2011 2 Comments

By Brian Lewis  We very seldom give much thought to the wheel pants, but they add a very distinctive look to any aircraft and the minute they break off, we realize just how great they looked. Here are some tips to keep them in place and looking good. ■ If you have to drill out [...]

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Flying Scale Maneuvers

Jun 29, 2011 No Comments

For example, loops must be perfectly round and centered, and precision is the key to achieving the highest score. In scale competition, however, you have to execute a loop just like the full-size aircraft would have performed it. For example, a loop done by an old vintage biplane would be more egg-shaped, and that’s the [...]

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BH Model Pitts

Jun 17, 2011 No Comments

Check out this exclusive look at the BH Models Pitts with a video interview given by John Reid.  John talks to Mike Gantt, who is the author of the Pitts review that is going into the September issue of Model Airplane News.  See Mike’s take on this amazing plane along with some flight footage long [...]

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Flight Technique: Mastering the 4-point roll

Jun 16, 2011 No Comments

By Klaus Ronge Four-point roll Enter straight and level, full-power roll right First point; add slight left rudder Second point; add slight down-elevator Third point; add slight right rudder Fourth point; slight up-elevator, exit straight and level WHEN YOU CAN FLY THE FOUR-POINT ROLL WITHOUT ANY ALTITUDE LOSS, BEGIN THE MANEUVER FROM LEVEL FLIGHT The [...]

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Fly The Blender

May 28, 2011 No Comments

Although the blender is one of the most dramatic 3D maneuvers, it actually predates 3D flight. I remember seeing variations of it done more than a dozen years ago, and it was even described in the manuals of some aerobatic-model kits that I designed for Midwest Products back in the mid-’90s. The basic maneuver existed [...]

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BH Models Cap 232

May 25, 2011 No Comments

Take the next big step into giant-scale aerobatics with this affordable, high-performance IMAA-legal sport scale model Though at the upper limit of the power range the DA-50 gas engine fits nicely on the firewall. The DA Pitts-style muffler is also a good fit. AS YOU THUMB THROUGH the pages of Model Airplane News looking for [...]

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VQ Models P-51B Mustang

May 25, 2011 No Comments

This unusual WW II warbird offers impressive performance in an easy-to-assemble package THIS IS A WARBIRD AND WILL DO ALL THE AEROBATICS THAT THE ORIGINAL FIGHTER PILOTS TRAINED FOR IN COMBAT FIGHTING The control linkage is easy to install and gives a very positive feel for the rudder and elevator. The Swiss markings give a [...]

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