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Epilog Zing 24 40Watt Laser Cutter Review

May 18, 2011 15 Comments

Online Exclusive Product Review: Epilog 40Watt Zing 24 Laser Cutter By: Gerry Yarrish Our RC hobby is a tool and workbench kind of activity. Once beyond the basics modelers begin to invest more time and effort with their models. Steadily a lifelong collection of tools develops. From specialty mini clamps, razor planes and X-Acto knives, to [...]

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So you think you want to built it big…

Mar 28, 2011 1 Comment

Editor’s Note: This article is from the Model Airplane News “Classic Article” Archive. Greg wrote the January 1998 “Scale Techniques” column and his process is as timely today as it was when it was first written. Watch for more “Classic Articles” on the online Members’ Only section. SO YOU WANT TO BUILD IT BIG! —Advice for Enlarging RC Model [...]

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Meister Scale Giant Scale P-47 Thunderbolt

Mar 25, 2011 4 Comments

(Above) Authors Jerry Smith and Pedro Sanchez kneel beside the Meister Scale P-47, a great flying warbird. MEISTER SCALE P-47 THUNDERBOLT Text and Photos by Jerry Smith and Pedro Sanchez The P-47 was first introduced in the European theater in 1942 along with the 56th Fighter Group stationed in Boxted, England.  It was also in [...]

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If it ain’t a Pitts, it ain’t an Airplane!

Mar 21, 2011 No Comments

                                                             If it ain’t a Pitts, it ain’t an airplane! by BUDD DAVISSON photos by Norm Feltwell & Budd Davisson   Close your eyes and try to [...]

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Slope Soaring Jets!

Mar 18, 2011 No Comments

                            Slope Soaring Jets by Dave Garwood    Do you like models of jet aircraft? Did you know you can fly a model of a jet without the a ducted fan or a turbine propulsion system? If this sounds good to you, welcome to the world [...]

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Warbird Rebuild—Skyshark ARF P-40N

Mar 15, 2011 3 Comments

    Warbird Rebuild—Skyshark ARF P-40N Repairs on the Cheap! By:  Michael C. Gross Photos by: Marshal Gross & Michael C. Gross     It is quite exhilarating to make a low high-speed pass with a warbird at Warbirds Over Delaware, until you pull out in a hard bank and realize your propeller is no [...]

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2011 WRAM Show Static Scale Competition Results

Mar 10, 2011 1 Comment

            2011 WRAM Show Static Competition Results Pattern / IMAC 1st  Terry Terrenoire        Sequel 2nd  Bob Noll                       Super Kaos 3rd Danny Landis               VISA SMF   Scale Electric   1st  Robert Caso                 DH-2  2nd  Michael C. Gross      Albatros D.III 3rd  Marshall Gross           F-18 Hornet   [...]

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Mom & Pop Shops

Mar 07, 2011 5 Comments

  (Photo Above) Hayes Hobby in Fayetteville, NC   Who Says Mom & Pop Shops can’t compete? Hayes Hobby has for 40 years. by Greg Gimlick The rumor today is that Mom & Pop hobby shops just can’t compete and stay in business. This is predicated on the rapid increase in internet businesses that offer [...]

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