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Auction Time – Kingston RC Club Sat Feb 18th

Jan 10, 2012 No Comments

Just a quick note! The Kingston Radio Control Club will be hosting its annual Auction on Saturday Feb 18th starting at 10am – at the RCAFA club building located out at the Kingston Airport. You can’t miss it! It has a yellow Harvard on a pedestal out front. Bring you gently used stuff and go [...]

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A Warthog on Skis!

Jan 09, 2012 1 Comment

My Canadian friend Jean Tardif send this video of his A-10 Thunderbolt flying off snow skis. I told him he is obviously having too much fun and that his aircraft is the first A-10 I’ve even seen on skis. Watch the clip … bet you can’t help but smile! Jean has since told me more about [...]

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Turn your P-51 into a Red Tail Tuskegee Fighter

Jan 09, 2012 8 Comments

Are you looking to do a little ARF kit bashing?  Check out what I did to the AeroWorks P-51 in this how-to video on my conversion from the Excalibur Mustang to the Tuskegee Red Tailed Mustang.  I show you how to use easily available material to do cosmetic surgery and create the plane design you [...]

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A pink (?!) WW II warbird?

Jan 05, 2012 6 Comments

Sand and spinach, sea-foam gray, navy and duck-egg blue … we’ve seen a lot of schemes for WW II Spitfires, but a pink one? We came across this interesting article on io9.com and think it’s worth sharing. Author Esther Inglis-Arkell writes, “World War II marked a time of great innovation, which was sometimes practical and sometimes loony. [...]

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2011′s most commented posts

Jan 05, 2012 No Comments

ModelAirplaneNews.com is your site, and we appreciate your comments and feedback. A few stories over the past year garnered more than the usual number of comments, and we share the top five with you here. Scale Planes & Correct Insignia generated the most discussion of the year, with some insightful comments from scale builders and people [...]

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Die Cast X Interviews Mario Andretti

Jan 05, 2012 2 Comments

He’s been dubbed “The Driver of the Century” – and with good reason. Mario Andretti’s name has been synonymous with speed, finesse, and tenacity since his early days as a dirt-track competitor in Pennsylvania. Now a spokesman for several popular automotive brands, and a multiple Hall of Fame honoree, Mario has been loaning his knowledge [...]

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Suggestions welcome!

Jan 05, 2012 No Comments

The ModelAirplaneNews.com website has grown by leaps and bounds since we reworked it in April of last year, and many of the tweaks and fixes we made were directed by your comments. For example, you may notice that the Radio Control Show doesn’t automatically play every time you open the page (high-fives to everyone who [...]

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FW 200 watch: wear a piece of aviation history

Jan 04, 2012 2 Comments

With a dial that’s made out of metal from the last known Fock-Wulf 200 Condor, this aviator’s watch is literally a piece of history. Here’s how the aircraft was found nearly four decades after the war. Fock-Wulf FW 200 Condor (works number 0063, identification F8+BR) was discovered by Norwegian scientists thirty years ago in 1981 [...]

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