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Bob Moore’s F-105 Thunderchief

Apr 21, 2011 1 Comment

A recent email from John Raclawski alerted me to this really cool project out of Wichita, Kansas. This 1/6-scale F-105 just had its first flight, and it’s a beauty. This fully detailed, custom-built jet has custom-built landing gear and is powered by a JetCat P-200. After flying it for the first time, Bob says, “It was pretty [...]

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Outstanding Staggerwing

Apr 20, 2011 No Comments

A look at a plane that took years to complete and three different builders, but in the end it was well worth the wait.  This outstanding scale Staggerwing started as a cut balsa kit from the Aeroplane Factory which was made from Ziroli plans.  The plane is large with a wingspan of 86-inches and an [...]

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Unlimited 3D Jet! SebArt MiG 29

Apr 20, 2011 No Comments

This electric ducted-fan jet has 3-axis thrust-vectoring, so it can easily hover as well as fly 3D aerobatics! It has contra-rotating fans for improved stability, and can be equipped with an optional gyro stabilizer on the thrust/rudder channel. It’s available ready-to-fly, with or without the recommended 3400mAh or 4000mAh 4S pack and features a foam fuselage. Folks at [...]

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Making and Soldering Wire Landing Gear

Apr 20, 2011 1 Comment

The last bit of building before we cover the ongoing Build-along Mini Fokker D-VII project is to make and install the wire landing gear. Here’s how I do it! Here’s the bacis tools and materials! You need your music wire, a 40watt soldering iron, Silver solder and liquid flux (I use Stay Brite), and some [...]

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Alliance Scale Compact Digital Pocket Scale

Apr 15, 2011 No Comments

Check this out! Here’s a handy way to weigh those small components for your latest micro flyer! It will weigh items up to 10.58 ounces and will indicate the measurement in grams and ounces. It’s powered by two AA batteries and has an auto shutoff feature. A handy plastic case makes it easy to store [...]

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Boca Bearings MX engine bearings

Apr 15, 2011 No Comments

Think all bearings are alike? Not so fast! Boca Bearing’s new MX bearings can work harder under harsh conditions, where engine shafts have to deal with a lot of side and radial load. These new bearings are avilable in a standard high-speed version with chrome steel balls or races and as a ceramic hybrid, with [...]

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An interview with Jean “John” Chevalier–Scale Modeler Extraordinaire

Apr 15, 2011 3 Comments

THROUGHOUT MY WORK at Model Airplane News, I have traveled to cover countless regional and national scale competitions and fly-in events and over the years I have constantly bumped into one particular competitor. Jean “John” Chevalier of LaColle, Quebec, Canada, has a rich and lengthy scale modeling history and I consider myself fortunate to have [...]

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15cc Aerovate Gas Engine from KMP

Apr 07, 2011 2 Comments

  Aerovate 15cc Gas Engine This engine is the perfect size for any .90 or .91 size RC aircraft. It is compact, and features a precision CNC-machined crankcase! This is just the gas engine for many lighter, airplanes where a more economical engine (with a smaller fuel tank) would be an improvement. Lots of quality features make [...]

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