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Pilot Projects: Burma Banshee P-40 [November]

Sep 21, 2012 No Comments

Burma Banshee P-40: After building this Top-Flite P-40 kit, Justin covered the plane with fiberglass and sprayed it with Tamiya paint.  He writers, “I based the nose art on the scheme used by the Burma Banshees, a squadron of P-40s in the 80th Fighter Group of the 10th Army Air Force stationed in Burma from [...]

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Tips & Tricks: Shine On! [November]

Sep 21, 2012 No Comments

Shine On: To get rid of hazy, dull finishes on your covering, use a wash/wax-in-one spray.  I prefer Meguiars Ultimate Quick Detailer but Turtle Wax and others will work just as well.  The spray gets rid of fingerprints, removes haze from oils and cleaners, and removes bugs and grass stains.  Just spray it on and [...]

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Scale WW II Perfection

Sep 20, 2012 6 Comments

In the December 2012 issue of MAN, our Scale Special issue, Sal Iasilli reported on his amazing giant scale Fieseler Storch build from the Vogelsang Aeroscale kit. Sal too many more photos than could be used in the print article so we’ve included there here in this exclusive online article. Here’s Sal’s complete text, photos and video. [...]

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Pilot Projects: PBM Martin Mariner [October 2012]

Sep 06, 2012 No Comments

PBM Martin Mariner: This was a six-month, built-from-scratch project from plans by Keith Sparks.  The fuselage and wings are foam construction and are covered with fiberglass.  The plane is powered by two 4-stroke Magnum .52 engines and weighs approximately 20 pounds.  Roger writes, “This is my second scratch-build, and I have been able to learn [...]

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Tips & Tricks: Easy Epoxy Remover [October 2012]

Sep 06, 2012 No Comments

Easy Epoxy Remover: Sometimes there is a real need to separate two parts that are epoxied together such as after a crash when you need to glue them back together.  One of the easiest ways to separate the epoxy from the wood is to use a heat gun like the one used for shrink covering. [...]

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Phil Herrington’s Scale Slope Soaring Fire Bomber

Aug 20, 2012 8 Comments

Due to its steady winds, strong lift, and generous grass landing areas, we see some impressive slope gliders on the the slopes over Wilson Lake in Lucas, Kansas.  Phil flew his Neptune a couple days before the 19th annual Midwest Slope Challenge in May 2012. Phil saw the prototype airplane in action near his home [...]

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Martin Irvine and his Awesome Aviatik—with video!

Aug 07, 2012 7 Comments

At a recent fun-fly event at the Kingston RC Club in Kingston, Ontario, I ran into my old flying buddy and Model Airplane News contributor, Martin Irvine, who had brought with him a recent project he had just finished. Now Martin is known for picking unusual designs and his latest efforts, a 1917 Aviatik D1 [...]

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Tips & Tricks: It’s In The Bag [September 2012]

Aug 06, 2012 1 Comment

It’s in the bag: When reversing the shaft on a brushless motor, I have sometimes had to remove the E or C clips from the shaft.  They usually fly away when I try to remove them.  It could take an hour or more to find these clips once they fly off the shaft.  A good [...]

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