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Ivan Pettigrew: the Sage of Chilliwack

May 14, 2013 1 Comment by

Poet William Blake said, “Great things are done when men and mountains meet.” In the misty foothills of Chilliwack, BC, there lives such a man. Humble and unassuming, Ivan Pettigrew has become a legend of the electric RC community and a MAAC Hall of Fame inductee. His spectacular subjects and straightforward design philosophy have spawned [...]

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Make Laminated Formers

Apr 10, 2013 10 Comments by

If you have been building RC warbirds for a while, you may notice that there is a terrible blight plaguing many of them… tail-heaviness!  The scourge of tail-heaviness leaves the modeler with few good options.  First, he can fly the model as-is with the CG at the limit of its aft location and stagger around [...]

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Easy (well, easier!) Engine Cylinders

Feb 05, 2013 4 Comments by

To scale modelers, there is inherent enjoyment in the challenge of producing models that represent full-scale aircraft.  The models themselves run the gambit from very loose semi-scale likenesses to full-blown museum scale models.  Certain model subjects tend to force the modeler’s hand when they possess physical characteristics that must be copied to make the model [...]

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