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Dummy Scale Engines Made Easy.

Mar 28, 2010 No Comments

A Master Scale Modelers shows hot to make amazing dummy scale engines for your WW1 Airplane.

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How to Make Scale Engine Cowls the Easy Way

Feb 24, 2010 9 Comments

Online Exclusive How To Article

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Scale Workshop Secrets

Sep 23, 2009 No Comments

This Henry Haffke design was built as part of a team effort with Henry and myself working together to finish this impressive icon of National Air Racing fame. Here are more of the finishing techniques I used to detail the Ike. Scale Exterior Panels One of the details that’s a real part of the Howard [...]

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Carl Risteen’s Biplane Secrets

Apr 17, 2009 No Comments

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Design and Evolution of a Sport Airplane

Mar 24, 2009 No Comments

By Gary Droppo   (see photos below)   Over approximately 15 years, I have periodically re-visited a design I started back in the days when virtually all “sport” or “fun-fly” planes were kit-built .40 glow-engined planes, such as the famous Florio 40. My undertaking was unimaginatively called MOD-1, 2 …up to my current MOD-7.                                                                             [...]

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Scratch-Build a Round Cowl

Feb 10, 2009 No Comments

Text & photos by Rodney Helgeland See photos below. The method of making a round cowling involves laminating a cylinder from 1/64-inch plywood and capping it with a balsa ring for the leading edge. In the photos that are featured in this article, I  show two cowlings that I made this way; one was for [...]

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Let’s Get Back to Building

Feb 03, 2009 No Comments

Text and photos by Jerry Smith I can remember when kit building was the way of life. If you wanted an RC airplane, you had to build it. In those days, kits were a pile of wood, a set of plans and maybe a pre-bent landing gear, if you were lucky. Sometimes the ribs and [...]

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Custom-Made Retractable Landing Gear for the Westland Wyvern S-4

Nov 12, 2008 1 Comment

WESTLAND WYVERN LANDING GEAR By David Wigley — Unquestionably, one of the most dynamic and interesting aircraft of the 1950s was the Westland Wyvern S4. It was designed from the outset as a carrier-based strike fighter for the British Royal Navy. It was a huge aircraft with a takeoff weight of 24,500 pounds and was [...]

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