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World’s Largest RC PBY Catalina

Aug 12, 2014 2 Comments

Stephen Thomas shared this video of his third test flight and notes it was an “Awesome day with 8 knots down the strip.” Powered by two Desert Aircraft 150cc engines, the 248-pound aircraft has a wingspan of over 20 feet and features built-up wood construction and fiberglass covering. Wow!

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Workshop Build-Along Part 12 — Sopwith Camel — Articulated Axle Assembly

Aug 12, 2014 No Comments

Wow! That’s a mouthful… Part of the character of the Sopwith aircraft, is the design of their landing gear and in particular their “articulated” (pivoting) axle assembly. Much of the landing gear assembly has been made from music wire which has been bend, bound and soldered together to replicate the shape of the gear, which [...]

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F-4 Phantom II Build-it-yourself Jet!

Aug 11, 2014 3 Comments

One of our most popular plans in the MAN library is the F-4 Phantom II designed by Dan Savage and finished in the classic “Blue Angles” Airshow Team scheme.  This electric ducted fan looks like a scale jet but flies like a sport model. It uses traditional balsa, plywood and lite-ply construction and is intended for [...]

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Workshop Build-Along — Alien Aircraft ArrowMaster 4 — Top Wing

Aug 08, 2014 2 Comments

In part 3, we finished the bottom wing by adding the ailerons and joining the two wing halves together. Now we continue with the Top wing! Construction is very similar to the bottom wing. Differences being, it’s built as a single piece with no dihedral and no ailerons. It has a lot to sweep back to it plus, it has [...]

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Perfecting the 3-turn Negative Spin

Aug 07, 2014 No Comments

In the early days of aviation, spins were often fatal because most pilots did not understand how to properly recover from a spin. While in an upright spin, the pilot would pull back on the elevator stick in an effort to save the airplane (and their life!) and only make the situation worse. Since the [...]

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Best in Show — C-133A Cargomaster — with Flight video

Aug 07, 2014 8 Comments

We all were amazed with George Maiorana, absolutely stunning Douglas C-133A Cargomaster  which won the First Place award for the Designer Scale class at the Toledo show. George also took home the Best of Show award with his amazing electric powered cargo plane. Recently George sent us a flight video from the 2014 AMA Scale [...]

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Magnificent “Mossie” Takes Flight

Aug 07, 2014 15 Comments

Here’s another treat from our British friends Pete and Dean Coxford: an enormous de Havilland DH-98 Mosquito! This video is a compilation from two flights by RC airshow pilot Steve Holland during a weekend event at RAF Cosford, hosted by the Large Model Association.  Besides the fact that this is a new build, we don’t have any [...]

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Workshop Build-Along — Sopwith Camel Part 11 — Working on the Front End

Aug 06, 2014 No Comments

I continued making progress on the Camel project this weekend and as with any long term build, there are specific tasks that have to be done so other tasks can be accomplished. I look at a model project as a bunch of small easy to do tasks, that once you accomplish all of them, your [...]

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