Editors Blogs

Final Comments from WOD 2011!

Jul 18, 2011 No Comments

My Family Anita and Rebecca Also known as my Support Team! Without whom, the MAN WOD coverage would not be possible! Thanks Guys!

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Bent-wing Pacific Warbirds at the 2011 Warbirds over Delaware

Jul 17, 2011 2 Comments

If you were to put a warbird type up for Icon for the 2011 Warbird over Delware event, I would have to say it had to be the F4U Corsair. There were several of these bent wing south Pacific warbirds at the event including two CompositeARF giants flown by the Contest Directors Pete, Dave and [...]

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Paul LeTorneau’s B-26 Marauder

Jul 17, 2011 3 Comments

One of the most impressive warbirds at the 2011 WOD was Paul LeTornean’s B-26 Marauder. Paul enlarged Jerry Bates plans to a 170-inch span, and he powered the Marauder with a pair of Desert Aircraft DA-100 gas engines. Originally it was finished in O.D. but now Paul’s bomber sports an amazing aluminum finish!    Here’s [...]

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SMOKE-ON!

Jul 17, 2011 No Comments

I was at the UpperCanada Fun/Fly Saturday July 17th at Smiths Falls Ontario Mun Airport – This is a great event but made even better after the RC flying is done – The airport is home to a Father/Son who fly Pitts Specials so around 7pm they went out and had a practice – It [...]

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In memory of Mr. Keitaro Masusaka, Hirobo Ltd.

Jul 16, 2011 1 Comment

Model Rectifier Corporation, U.S. distributor of Hirobo products, announced with regret the passing of Mr. Keitaro Matsusaka, chairman of the board of directors of Hirobo Ltd.: Mr. Matsusaka’s vision and determination drove Hirobo to the pinnacle of success in both the automotive plastics and the manufacture of the worlds finest model helicopters. His insight and [...]

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Building the Vibe 50 NEX Cont.

Jul 16, 2011 No Comments

The Vibe 50 NEX is a true kit taking 15 – 20 hours to build. And not only did I get to know this fine helicopter, the build was a fun time because everything is CNC machined to a perfect fit. Assembling each part gave me an appreciation for the quality and overall design features [...]

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Flying around the Patch at the Warbirds over Delaware Giant Scale Fly In

Jul 15, 2011 No Comments

So I had a chance today to take off my editor cap and put on my pilot cap at the WOD giant scale fly in! Using a hand-me-down Stearman PT-17 that Nick Ziroli Jr. gave me ( that’s 20 years old,) we set up the plane with all new servos, radio gear, fuel tank and plumbing [...]

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Hot Friday Action from the Warbirds over Delaware Giant Scale Fly In

Jul 15, 2011 2 Comments

I am reporting live from the flightline and today (Friday July 15) was amazing. If you like warbirds, this is the place to be, from giants gas powered multi-engine bombers like the B-29 and B-26 and the B-17 FLying Fortress (an electric powered one,) to a turbo-prop Tucano, today’s meet was simply amazing. Giant WW1 biplanes [...]

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