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Spiffing up a Spitfire

Jul 07, 2011 8 Comments

Tony Iannucelli was thrilled with the looks of his Hangar 9 .60-size Spitfire, but he wanted to personalize it with invasion stripes and electric retracts. Check out his ARF adventure here:  Growing up in the hobby, the warbird I wanted to model most was the iconic P-51 Mustang.  Second on my list was a Spitfire.  I’ve [...]

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Building a Scale Hughes MD500 Helicopter

May 17, 2011 1 Comment

In this article, Tony Iannucelli shows how to turn your Thunder Tiger Raptor 60 or 90 helicopter into a gorgeous scale military machine using Thunder Tiger’s scale body. Check it out! Flight photos are by Martin Cohen. Thunder Tiger’s scale line of fuselage kits includes the E325 Titan Cobra, the beautiful Ecureuil, four versions of [...]

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N-Strut Installation

Apr 25, 2011 No Comments

So the very last thing to do before I start covering the Mini Fokker D-VII is to install and adjust the wings’ interplane struts. Often referred to as “N” struts because of their shape, these struts give tremendous strength to biplanes.    Above: you see the laser-cut struts made from 1/8 inch 5-ply A/C plywood. [...]

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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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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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Old-school JR 10SX II—Keeping my Favorite Radio Alive

Mar 26, 2011 2 Comments

Old-school JR 10SX II—Keeping my Favorite Radio Alive By Gerry Yarrish I’m sure you can tell by my white whiskers that I’ve been in RC for a long while. I have seen the radios go from the very simple to what we have today of the programming variety. (Yes, I grew up with B&W TV!) [...]

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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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Solderless Electric Flight Made Easy

Feb 24, 2011 1 Comment

                            Solderless Electric Flight – Yes, it can be done By Greg Gimlick   So you’d like to try electric flight but are put off by all that wiring and soldering, eh? Well guess what – you don’t have to solder to [...]

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