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The Swick Taylorcraft

Jul 03, 2014 No Comments

Radical modification of the venerable Taylorcraft has made it a very competitive aerobatic airplane. Amaze your friends with the agility of this 1/4-scale beauty. Contrary to what many of you may think, this is not just another Taylorcraft. This version is 1/4 scale and represents the famous planes built by Mike Swick at the Aero [...]

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Thunder Bum Ace

Jul 03, 2014 No Comments

Lt. Col. Paul P. Douglas Jr. was separated from his unit, having shot down at least three (possibly five) Fw 190Ds after engaging a numerically superior enemy force. Out of ammunition and coaxing his damaged P-47 Thunderbolt “Jug” home, Douglas was bounced mercilessly by a German pilot, who emptied his 20mm cannon shells into the [...]

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Zlin Z-526 AS

Jul 03, 2014 No Comments

20-percent precision-scale aerobat I have always been fascinated by airplanes. Of course, the fact that my father built and flew model aircraft contributed to this fascina- tion. A book that my father owned, “Great Planes” by James Gilbert, included a photograph of two Zlfn Z-526s flying in close mirror forma- tion. From the first moment [...]

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Fokker D-VII

Jul 03, 2014 No Comments

A mini WW I fighter for RC combat Your adrenaline pumps as you plan your attack. You dive onto your opponent and go for the kill. But before you can finish your thought, your adversary reacts and is now gunning for you! Have you ever wanted to fly combat,but the thought of the 1/12-scale WW [...]

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T-28 Trojan

Jul 03, 2014 No Comments

COMPACT WARBIRD FOR GLOW OR ELECTRIC POWER The T-28 is one of those airplanes that, when seen for the first time up close, makes you wonder whether the designers didn’t miss the mission. It’s a trainer, right? Well, in sheer size, it sure seems intimidating. Massive, robust, macho• all that, plus! So why would all [...]

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Staudacher 300-GS

Jul 03, 2014 No Comments

George Leu with the second model built from the MAN plans. The decals and the pilot figure come from Cajun RC. The red-and-white Lap Map Staudacher is a well-known aerobatic airplane. Flown by Michael Goulian at the 1993 and ’94 IAC World Championships, it has always been one of my favorites. This model’s construction is [...]

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Bucker Bu-133 Jungmeister

Jul 03, 2014 No Comments

A classic 1/3-scale aerobatic biplane With two wings and a round engine, the Bucker Bu-133 Jungmeister, designed as an advanced aerobatic single-seat trainer, is truly the epitome of an aerobatic biplane. This masterpiece of Carl Bucker’s German company, Bucker Flugzeugbau GmbH, rolled out of the factory in early 1935, two years after the introduction of [...]

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Bugatti R-100

Jul 03, 2014 No Comments

A Speed 400, electric sport-scale racer Bugatti is a name firmly associated with pre-WW II cars of exceptional character and engineering, but Ettore Bugatti’s firm also built railroad cars and a single airplane, the R-1 00. Noted Belgian engineer Louis de Monge designed the R-lOO in 1938 to challenge aviation speed records, and he chose [...]

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