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WRAM Update — Robart Retracts

WRAM Update — Robart Retracts

  A special surprize for me was seeing the new electric driven retracts and actuators at the Robart Booth. Doug Scatterday and Dennis Brooks were on hand showing the gear to the public. Not just an electric motor and a jack screw added to drive the trunion, these new gear have a very impressive set […]
WRAM Update — Kondor Model Products

WRAM Update — Kondor Model Products

Andrew Kondor was at the show and he had lots to show off. First he had some really impressive 2- and 3-blade propellers intended for the aerobatic crowd and with their bright red finish and protective tip guards, these should be very popular!   Andrew also had on display some of his very impressive molded […]
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WRAM Update — Nick Ziroli Plans

WRAM Update — Nick Ziroli Plans

L to R: Nick Jr., Tony, Nick Sr., and Mike. You can always count on something new and exciting to be on display at the Ziroli Booth! And this year, Nick and crew showed off their retooled and upgraded Junker Ju-87 Stuka Dive Bomber! Complete with extended wing tips, redesigned canopy and wheelpants, this Stuka […]
WRAM Show Highlights

WRAM Show Highlights

The MAN crew and I spent the day on Friday at the 2012 WRAM show at the new location at the Meadowlands Convention Center in Secaucus, NJ and we had a great time. The new venue is set up much like the Toledo show and the vendor’s day found many of the regulars and several new booths on […]
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WRAM Show! — See our Build-Along at the MAN booth

WRAM Show! — See our Build-Along at the MAN booth

  Be sure to stop by the MAN booth Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the WRAM Show! Say hello to the gang and stop by the booth on Friday and Sunday at 12 noon to see the MAN oline Build-along Florio Flyer 60 Fun Fly Airplane and talk to sr. tech editor Gerry Yarrish about […]
Workshop Tips — Florio Flyer 60 Build-along — Engine Mount

Workshop Tips — Florio Flyer 60 Build-along — Engine Mount

The Florio Flyer 60 build is quickly approaching the covering and finishing phase and one of the last things to do to wrap up the fuselage construction is to install the engine and add the engine compartment fairing blocks. Let’s get to it.   Start by placing your engine on the already installed hardwood mount […]
Workshop Tips — Florio Flyer 60 Build-along — Tail-Mounted Servos

Workshop Tips — Florio Flyer 60 Build-along — Tail-Mounted Servos

So, our last workshop secession finished up all the basic fuselage, wing and tail construction completed and we have the landing gear and the engine and radio equipment installed. Here’s the latest details to finish up the Florio Flyer 60. We still have to finish out the nose of the plane by adding the engine […]
Kit Build-along Continued — Florio Flyer 60 Fuselage with Video

Kit Build-along Continued — Florio Flyer 60 Fuselage with Video

So, after wrapping up the wing and ailerons, lets move on to the fuselage. Really this is little more than a long tapering box structure and again, like the wing, not all that complicated or hard to do. You first should have your radio gear and engine and fuel system as you’ll be building the fuselage […]
Sneak Peak from the Members Only Video Workshop Build-along

Sneak Peak from the Members Only Video Workshop Build-along

Hey gang, I have been busy doing a video build-along on the MAN Members Only site that goes with my From the Workshop Building Tips posts here at the Free MAN website. I am having a lot of fun building a Florio Flyer 60 Fun Fly sport flyer and it is coming along very nicely. […]
Kit Plane Build-along — Florio Flyer 60 with Video Highlight

Kit Plane Build-along — Florio Flyer 60 with Video Highlight

Today, we have a lot of great RC pilots who’ve earned their wings with quick building ARF designs. This is great for the flying field, but what’s happening is we’re moving a bit away from the part of the hobby that I really love and that’s the building board in the workshop. To help introduce […]
Half-Scale Pfalz D.III Update with Flight Video

Half-Scale Pfalz D.III Update with Flight Video

Today, giant scale has developed into a whole new sector of the RC modeling community and truly gigantic planes are being developed to fill this growing special interest group. Recently, a ½-scale Pfalz D.III WW 1 German fighter successfully flew its first test flight and impressed everyone who was there. The plane is a custom […]
Florio Flyer 60! My new build

Florio Flyer 60! My new build

Hey just a quick not to let everyone know that I am starting a build-along for the MAN site highlighting the construction of a Florio Flyer 60 fun fly airplane. Basic stats are 60-inch span, 47 inches long, 660 sq. inch wing area and abot 5.5 to 6.5 pounds RTF. Originally intended for .45 – […]
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