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Development of the Hangar 9 Ultimate Biplane, Designer Mike McConville Shares his thoughts.

Jul 09, 2012 1 Comment

While putting together the October 2012 “Let’s Talk Giant Scale” column discussing Flying Wires and Wing Struts, columnist John Glezellis discussed the need for functional rigging with RC aircraft designer, Mike McConville.  Mike developed the very popular Hangar 9 Ultimate biplane which, unlike most biplanes, doesn’t require flying wires. Let’s see what Mike did during [...]

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Workshop Build-along, Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair, Part 9

Jul 09, 2012 No Comments

The Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair ARF build is coming along nicely and we are nearing the Bent-Wing Warbird’s completion. This past weekend I finalized the engine installation as well as the fuel tank and ignition installations. Here’s how the project looks now. The instructions suggest a three-line fuel tank setup but I decided [...]

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The Radio Control Show 166

Jul 06, 2012 2 Comments

And we’re back with another episode of The Radio Control Show. This week we take a look at what tires are best for wet conditions, a flying car, an awesome FPV plane, and more. Check it out. LEAVE US A QUESTION ON FACEBOOK for an upcoming show. See this week’s show in its entirety in the video [...]

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Workshop Build-along, Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair, Part 8

Jul 06, 2012 1 Comment

Now that the engine is all set, it is time to install the engine cowling. This takes a little more effort to get it right and there is a lot of assemble and removal, and repeat involved. But following the directions is definately a good thing here. (Above) First thing, install the muffler. Instructions say [...]

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Workshop Build-along, Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair, Part 7

Jul 05, 2012 5 Comments

I got a bit more progress done over the holiday and was able to install the engine and engine cowling on the Top Flite Corsair. Here’s what it looks like now. (Above) This is the hardware that comes with the DLE 55 engine. The standoffs are aluminum and come with stainless steel screws. There are no [...]

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Become a Flightline Reporter!

Jul 03, 2012 14 Comments

Add your unique perspective to the Model Airplane News content mix! We’re looking for flightline reporters to share news and happenings from local RC clubs and events. If you enjoy attending RC fun-flys and competitions, taking photos and getting the inside story on planes and pilots, we hope you’ll consider joining us. Team members will [...]

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Create a perfect fiberglass finish, part 2

Jul 03, 2012 14 Comments

Last week, Rick Michelena shared the steps to prep your aircraft for a perfect fiberglass finish. In the second part of his three-part series, he begins the fiberglass work and gets the model ready for paint. Here are the simple items needed to produce a fiber-glass finish that will last for many years. You will [...]

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Alien Aircraft Stearman PT-17 Kit Build-along, Part 3

Jul 03, 2012 4 Comments

 Our Exclusive MAN Workshop Build-along of the laser-cut Stearman PT-17 kit continues with some new detailed build photos from contributor Rick Bell. As you can see, the plane is coming along nicely and definately looks like the classic primary trainer biplane.   (Above) Here’s the top 3/32″ stringers glued into place. The laser-cut notches in [...]

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