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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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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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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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E-flite Park 280 Outrunner–Easy Upgrade!

Jul 15, 2011 No Comments

This 1800Kv motor is ideal for 5- to 8-ounce 3D models as well as 7- to 14-ounce sport and scale planes. It’s extremely quiet and lightweight (just 0.72 ounce!), and it features an integrated prop-saver design. It’s intended for firewall or carbon-tube mounts and comes with a motor mount, prop adapter and all hardware. It [...]

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Kentucky Jets 2011

Jul 15, 2011 No Comments

This year’s Kentucky Jets event, held at the Springfield-Lebanon airport, was a weekend full of the best jets from across the country and even around the world. John Raclawski was there to capture the action, and here are some of his favorite photos from the weekend and a summary of the event. Enjoy! Kentucky Jets [...]

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Warbirds over Delaware–Flightline Report from the 20th anniversary event!

Jul 15, 2011 3 Comments

Hey gang! I am here at the Warbird event at Lums Pond State Park in Newark, DE. This giant scale event is amazing and it has everything a military minded RC lover could ask for. From bombers and fighters, to turbine jets and giant radial engines, the sights and sounds of the WOD is amazing! [...]

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