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De Havilland DH 88 Comet Full Build Part III

Dec 19, 2011 No Comments

A Fuselage is born: Building the fuselage was very straight forward and required no special skills. Built one side first. Cover that side with clear wrap and built the other side on top of the first. This insures that both sides of the fuse come out the same. Seen below with both halves. One on top [...]

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Amazing scale detail in a miniature world!

Dec 19, 2011 No Comments

You won’t believe the detail in this amazing miniature world! Consider this 5-minute video your moment of zen in this high-paced holiday season.  

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Traffic a pain? Buy a ’54 Aerocar One!

Dec 17, 2011 1 Comment

That’s right: you can own a unique piece of aviation history! This rare, fully standard, certified Aerocar One has folding wings that it can tow while it’s driving on the road, and it even has a horn and rear-view mirror! One of only five Aerocars that exist, it has a cruise speed of 100mph, takeoff [...]

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Cheap & Easy Muffler Fix

Dec 16, 2011 1 Comment

I really like the Curtis Youngblood Muscle Pipe on my O.S. 90 engine. It’s small and compact, lightweight, looks good and does a great job of letting the engine breathe for maximum power while keeping the noise down to a pleasant level. Unfortunately, I had another one of my mishaps which caused the mounting flange [...]

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De Havilland DH 88 Comet-Full Build Part I

Dec 15, 2011 5 Comments

                                                            The De Havilland Comet is one of my personal favorites. The original Comet was designed and built back in 1934 for the race from England to Australia. Only three original  aircraft were ever constructed .  The plane to the left was known as Black Magic. The second plane, a red version was  named Grosvenor House. The third [...]

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Microsoft co-founder to build space jet!

Dec 15, 2011 No Comments

<param Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen says he will build the world’s largest airplane as a mobile platform for launching satellites at low cost, which he believes could transform the space industry. Andy Pasztor has details on The News Hub. More Info On WSJ: Click Here

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How Big is Your Fuel Tank?

Dec 15, 2011 1 Comment

I see this often and that is a kit with a fuel tank that is not labeled or identified in the instructions as to the size in ounces.  There is an easy way to resolve this simply by weighing the tank both empty and full.  Fuel (15%) is typically about 20 grams/ounce.  Be sure to [...]

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De Havilland DH 88 Comet Full Build Part II

Dec 14, 2011 No Comments

 Building a wing: The plans for this model were hand drawn by Ivan Pettigrew. A well know and respected designer. They were somewhat rough in nature but did allow for very easy modifications. All the drawings were on  a single sheet so it was necessary to cut each section from the main plan sheet in order to simplify [...]

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