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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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De Havilland Twin Otter

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The Canadian de Havilland Turbo-prop Twin Otter was designed for use as a regional commuter and for other special applications. The plane has a 65-foot wingspan, can carry up to 12 passengers or a load of 4,400 pounds and can operate from short runways. This 1/12-scale design of the Twin Otter makes a great 4-channel [...]

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SBD Dauntess Torpedo Bomber

Jul 07, 2014 No Comments

A CLASSIC SOUTH PACIFIC WARBIRD•ELECTRIFIED! Often referred to as •Slow But Deadly,• the Douglas SBD Dauntless was the U.S. Navy’s frontline dive-bomber from 1939 through 1944. Considered obsolete at the time it entered regular service, the Dauntless nonetheless went on to sink more Japanese ships than any other U.S. aircraft. Heavily armed with up to [...]

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Miles Sparrowhawk

Jul 07, 2014 No Comments

IMAA-legal Golden Age racer My 26-percent-scale Miles Sparrowhawk is a high-perfor- mance, aerobatic aircraft. Its thick wing and stabilizer airfoils give t h e model stable, relatively slow landing approaches and excellent slow-speed characteristics. As a bonus, it can be flown a t any IMAA o r IMAC (Basic) event. And since the prototype first [...]

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