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Profile Gee Bee

Jul 07, 2014 No Comments

Indoor pylon racing, Thompson-Trophy style! ASitgenllY touched down after its first flight, a nameless railbird shouted, ~ Jimmy Doolittle would have been proud!” No, it wasn’t the 1932 National Air Races in Cleveland, OH; it was a iocai basketball gym, and the racer didn’t have the 800hp that Gen. Doolittle enjoyed. it was the exciting [...]

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OV-1 Mohawk

Jul 07, 2014 No Comments

The first OV-1 Mohawk was produced in October 1959, and it was the first turboprop-powered aircraft in the U.S. Army’s inventory. It served in Europe, Korea, Vietnam, Alaska, and Central and South America and during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm in the Middle East. The Army retired it from service in September 1996 after [...]

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F8F Bearcat

Jul 07, 2014 No Comments

Hot Speed 400 Warbird By Jim Ryan WW II drew to a close just as a whole generation of advanced combat aircraft was entering service in the U.S. armed forces. One of the most impressive of these was the Grumman F8F-1 Bearcat, which was literally en route to the Pacific Theater at the time of [...]

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Grumman Hellcat

Jul 07, 2014 No Comments

BY ERIC FEARN LEY . .. famous World War II Naval Air Force fighter in all its pristine beauty for the fellow who likes to fly as well as build. Typical scale construction methods mal<e this a project for the average builder. Ignition off, wheel chocks in place, fuel on . . . four priming [...]

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S.E. 5A

Jul 07, 2014 No Comments

Article and photos by Richard Uravitch IT’S A CRISP autumn morning in France, somewhere around 1918. In the distance the familiar sound ot a rooster heralds the dawn. The sun winks over the horizon, piercing the tree line with darts of brightness. Thefabric-and-woodfighting machines stand in line, their skins laden with the morning dew. A [...]

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DIY Control Horns and Servo Mounts

Jul 05, 2014 1 Comment

I receive at least one unsolicited credit card every month. Usually, I cut them up and throw them in the trash. Ollie Edwards of the Scottsdale, AZ Model Flyers uses the cards to make control horns and servo mounts. They work great on his flat-wing models and probably would be adequate for backyard airplanes of [...]

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The Crane An R/C S.T.O.L.

Jul 03, 2014 No Comments

The Crane was designed to Investigate a variety of aerodynamic devices. The results were fascinating! By Andy Lennon DESPITE THE ready availability and reliability of radio equipment offering more than four basic channels, R/ C modelers seldom utilize the extra control capacity for more than retractable landing gear. The use of aerodynamic devices such as [...]

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Focke Wulf

Jul 03, 2014 No Comments

By David McClellan Getting a little tired of watching that old yardst ick going through the maneuvers? How about taking a little extra effort to build a real-well, almost real-World War II fighter plane? Then grab hold of the handle, rid your conscience of mercy, and get ready for combat. Scan the skies in search [...]

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