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On this Day in Aviation History — February 3,

Feb 03, 2012 No Comments

1995 The space shuttle Discovery (STS-63) blasted off with a woman, Air Force Lt. Col. Eileen Collins, in the pilot’s seat for the first time in NASA history. Discovery rendezvoused with the Mir Space Station and Collins would later visit Mir on STS-84 as well. On July 26, 2005, Collins commanded STS-114, the emotional “Return [...]

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E-flite Albatros D.Va 25e

Feb 03, 2012 3 Comments

The latest in E-flite’s Platinum Series, this built-up WW I fighter will definitely be a knockout on any flightline. Intended for an electric 25 to 52 motor, the Albatros comes with shock absorbing landing gear with scale wheels, top and bottom plug-in wings with carbon fiber wing tube, molded dummy engine and machine gun, wire rigging and [...]

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Hangar 9 P-47 Build (assembly) day 5

Feb 02, 2012 No Comments

Here is the video of the fifth day of assemble on the Hangar 9 P-47 Thunder Bolt.  I finished up with the gas tank and then I moved on to the cowl installation and this took the most time of anything because I can’t take the cut back, so I proceeded slowly.  I got the retracts all [...]

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Aeroworks 30cc Bravata

Feb 01, 2012 13 Comments

With a two-piece wing with removeable, premounted struts, the 112-inch-span Bravata is easy to take to the field. It comes with hinged control surfaces, a mounted cowl, wheel pants and front windshield, and is even available with floats installed! Add your 28 to 35cc gas engine and you can be flight-ready in less than 10 [...]

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Make Scale Dummy Radial Engines

Feb 01, 2012 3 Comments

With electric motors now being used more frequently in scale models, we have new possibilities for enhancing the model’s appearance. Because they’re virtually vibration free and run cleanly, they allow any dummy engine and motor mount to be constructed around them and all from readily available home workshop materials. I needed such a dummy engine for my [...]

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Hangar 9 P-47 Build (assembly) day 4

Feb 01, 2012 2 Comments

Here is the video of the fourth day of assemble on the Hangar 9 P-47 Thunder Bolt.  I finished installing the engine and the stabilizers.   I also installed the tank and routed the fuel lines to the fill valve and vent valve on the bottom of the fuselage . There are some images below the video.  More [...]

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Model Airplane News April 2012 magazine on sale now. Check out some pics from the Issue!

Jan 31, 2012 No Comments

Hangar 9 Taylorcraft 26CC BNF, Hobby Lobby P-47 Thunderbolt ARF. Align T-REX 550E, BH Models Aero Commander Shrike

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Half-Scale Pfalz D.III Update with Flight Video

Jan 31, 2012 17 Comments

   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 [...]

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