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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

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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