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Installing a Dummy Rotary Engine — Dressing up my Camel — Part 1

Installing a Dummy Rotary Engine — Dressing up my Camel — Part 1

If you’ve been following my online Build-Along Series on the MAN website for my Sopwith Camel, then you know I have been featuring little mini projects as they pop up in the construction. Well, as Dave Platt, master scale modeler has said numerous times, “A scale model is never truly finished–you simply stop working in […]
Throwback Thursday — WW1 Mission Scout!

Throwback Thursday — WW1 Mission Scout!

It seems appropriate that the week before the upcoming 49th annual RC WW1 Jamboree at the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome (ORA), that we post some older pix of some popular MAN plans built airplanes. In fact, this collection comes from our own, Rich Uravitch who was very involved with the ORA mission event back in its […]
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Workshop Secrets — Scale Windshield Fairing Strips

Workshop Secrets — Scale Windshield Fairing Strips

When you install a clear plastic windshield or canopy, the way you attach it to the model, or the way you treat the attachment seams has a lot of affect on the model’s overall scale appearance. This technique can be used on with many scale models from racers and open cockpit biplanes, to J3 Piper […]
Helping the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome

Helping the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome

 During the upcoming 49th annual RC model airplane meet, (SAT & SUN, SEPT 12 – 13), at the OLD RHINEBECK AERODROME, there will be a FALL FUNDRAISING DINNER and AUCTION, on Saturday starting at 5:30pm. The Aerodrome will host the fall fundraising dinner event to benefit the museum’s new visitor center, which will replace the Aerodrome’s […]
Engine Swap for the Camel

Engine Swap for the Camel

Well, it has been an active flying season so far and I have flown the Sopwith Camel several times including at the big Fun Fly on Father’s Day in Kingston, Ontario in June, at the recent Warbirds over Delaware in July, at our home field in Farmington, CT and at the Dawn Patrol event at the Long […]
National Model Aviation Day — Local RC modelers get involved

National Model Aviation Day — Local RC modelers get involved

August 15, 2015, National Model Aviation Day was created by the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA), to encourage modelers and clubs across the country to celebrate the hobby and share their interests with the public. And this year all AMA Chartered clubs have also been asked to help conduct a fundraiser to provide assistance to […]
Long Island Sky Hawks Dawn Patrol

Long Island Sky Hawks Dawn Patrol

If you love WW1 aircraft, you must have noticed that there are a lot of “Dawn Patrol” events springing up all over the country. Well, one of the very first, inspired by the WW1 Jamboree at the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome, is the very successful event on Long Island. Hosted by the Long Island Sky Hawks […]
Gentle Giant: DH 82 Tiger Moth

Gentle Giant: DH 82 Tiger Moth

Pilot Gerhard Reinsch expertly puts this nearly 1/3-scale bipe through its paces in this great video. The 10.47-foot-span model weighs 44 pounds and is powered by a Valach 120 4-stroke. Check out those scale details! Designed by Paolo Severin, the plane has a welded steel tube frame with scale ribs. Gorgeous inside and out! Thanks to Pete […]
Patching up a Camel — Wing Repairs

Patching up a Camel — Wing Repairs

While flying the Sopwith Camel featured in our Build-Along series, I made a bad piloting decision. While at the Warbirds over Delaware event, I made a few successful flights in between taking photos and covering the event for MAN. Anyway, I came in for a landing and allowed the Camel to drift off the runway […]
Russian Racer: Yak-11 “Steadfast”

Russian Racer: Yak-11 “Steadfast”

We love the sound of this 1/3-scale model of the Unlimited Racer as it makes those high-speed passes! Powered by a 400cc Moki, the 110-inch-span model put on a show at the Oldtimer Meet in Frauenfeld, Switzerland earlier this year. No word on the pilot or builder of this beauty, but they sure did a […]
Fast Fuel Fixes

Fast Fuel Fixes

Properly installed, your fuel system will last a very long time and may never need to be changed. In a hard landing, however, some of its parts may be dislodged and stop working. Here are some common fuel-flow problems and fixes. > If your engine begins to run lean, check for small pinholes in the […]
Unusual Electric Venom

Unusual Electric Venom

John Ranson’s 1/6-scale jet proves that you don’t have to build ’em big to impress the crowd! With more than 1,000 building hours in it, this gorgeous Venom is from the Mick Reeves plan and has an epoxy glass fuselage. The 21-pound plane is powered by a Schubeler ducted fan on two Thunder Power 6S 6600mAh LiPos. […]
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