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Giant Stunning Stearman

Sep 24, 2013 19 Comments

  Pedro Sanchez is a master scale modeler and a member of the Georgia Model Aviators in Ballground. He has many large scale models in his hanger and prides himself with absolute detail on his models.  His latest, as seen here, is a Balsa USA Stearman. Pedro is relentless when it comes to detail and [...]

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Mastering the Hovering Square Loop

Sep 23, 2013 2 Comments

When it comes to the world of aerobatics, exciting moves are endless. A maneuver like the loop can have hundreds of different combinations. A pilot can perform a snap roll at the top of the loop and turn the loop into an Avalanche. This combines inputs for a snap roll as well as inputs needed for [...]

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Keep it cool: 10 steps to control air flow

Sep 18, 2013 1 Comment

When working with an internal combustion engine, we always have to deal with the heat that is created by this process. In many cases, the opening in the cowl will allow enough air to flow over the engine to maintain a cool temperature. But when performing extended 3D maneuvers, we have only the air produced by [...]

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Video Test Flight — 1/3-scale Fokker Triplane

Sep 18, 2013 2 Comments

After a 10 month Build-along and 500 man-hours of effort, Model Airplane News editor Gerry Yarrish had a very successful test flight day at the flying field. The giant scale Fokker triplane is built from a Balsa USA kit, and the completed model is equipped with a Zenoah GT 80 gas engine, a DX18 transmitter [...]

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Homemade Heli!

Sep 05, 2013 No Comments

What do you get when you combine four lengths of pipe and a lawn mower engine? You won’t believe this homemade helicopter, intended to carry one very brave individual. Would you be willing to pilot this craft? Click to see if this really flies!

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Evolve 300 CX RTF Review

Aug 29, 2013 No Comments

Avoid collisions with this impressive coaxial heli There are two things that stand out about the new Evolve 300 CX coaxial helicopter from Innovative Flight Technologies (IFT) — its size and innovative on-board Collision Avoidance Technology (CAT). Well, actually, there are other impressive features, but these two really grab your attention. Loosely styled after the [...]

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How to Make Straight Trailing Edges

Aug 21, 2013 5 Comments

I often see an otherwise fine-looking scale model degraded by a really poor trailing edge construction technique. All but a very few specially designed aircraft have sharp trailing edges on all their flying surfaces. For my scale models, I try to always strive to make the trailing edge sharp, straight and durable. The technique I [...]

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Like Us to Win!

Aug 15, 2013 No Comments

As we near 15,000 Likes on Facebook, we’d like to give back to our supporters with a giveaway! One of our lucky Facebook fans will win an ultimate prize pack from AirAgeStore.com, which will include an assortment of Model Airplane News gear, a subscription to Model Airplane News, and a book and DVD of the [...]

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