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De Havilland Twin Otter

Jul 07, 2014 No Comments

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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F-14 Tomcat PARK Jet

Jul 07, 2014 No Comments

With its sleek lines, aggressive stance and variable-sweep wing, the Grumman F-14 Tomcat is one of the most universally admired airplanes of all time. For modelers, however, the complexity of the F-14 has made it one of the most difficult models to buildóuntil now! I was so encouraged by the performance of my F/A-18 Hornet [...]

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Giant Scale Tiger Moth

Jul 07, 2014 No Comments

Derived from the highly successful  D.H. 60 Moth series of civilian aircraft that included the famous Gypsy Moth, the de Havilland D.H. 82A Tiger Moth is the quintessential British biplane trainer. The Tiger Moth has long been popular with modelers, and a cornucopia of “Tiggie” models is available today in the form of backyard flyers, [...]

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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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