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Fly with Two Receivers

Sep 18, 2013 6 Comments

For most high performance 3D aerobatic airplanes, pilots will often split the control system into two separate onboard radio setups to add redundancy and to lessen the demand on the single receiver battery. Usually, they will split the controls left and right. One receiver takes care of the right aileron, rudder servo and elevator servos. [...]

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Video Test Flight — 1/3-scale Fokker Triplane

Sep 18, 2013 2 Comments

After a 10 month Build-along and 500 man-hours of effort, Model Airplane News editor Gerry Yarrish had a very successful test flight day at the flying field. The giant scale Fokker triplane is built from a Balsa USA kit, and the completed model is equipped with a Zenoah GT 80 gas engine, a DX18 transmitter [...]

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Sneak Peek–Giant Electric Flying Razor

Sep 17, 2013 No Comments

Coming up in the January 2014 issue of Electric Flight we have an interview with Dave Parrone¬†and his beautiful 1/3-scale Fokker D.VIII Parasol fighter. Dave says: “I wanted something new since I have been flying my 1/3-scale Fokker D.VI for a couple of years now and the D.VIII was on my list of planes to [...]

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Triplane at Rhinebeck WW1 Jamboree

Sep 10, 2013 No Comments

Well these photos seal the deal! They were shot by my good friend Sean Curry who came up from Florida to enjoy the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome during the WW1 RC Jamboree. Check it out! Old Baron von Mini-Me looks pretty good! and he flew well also even after the wind kicked up during the RC [...]

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47th Annual RC Jamboree at Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome

Sep 09, 2013 No Comments

Had a marvelous weekend at the ORA. Lots of great things to see and the flying was great until Sunday when it got really windy! I flew the new giant Triplane several times with great success! Here are some photos! My Triplane slept at night under the wing of the Spirit of St. Louis Rebecca [...]

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Packing up!

Sep 06, 2013 No Comments

As soon as we put the December 2013 issue of MAN to bed, I will be heading down the highway to the 47th annual Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome’s RC WW1 and Vintage Aircraft Jamboree. Triplane is all stowed way and ready to go. I will post photos from the event if I have a good WiFi [...]

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Adding Scale Details to a Pilot Figure

Sep 03, 2013 5 Comments

When we build large scale models, the small details really make the subject come to life. This is especially true with scale pilot figures and busts. For my recent 33% scale Fokker Triplane project, I needed a properly dressed aviator to fill out the cockpit. This is how I turned my Pilot Portraits (Mike Brent) [...]

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Arming a 1/3-scale Fokker Triplane

Aug 29, 2013 2 Comments

There’s a old saying that you’re never finished with a scale airplane, you simply stop working on it. And this is certainly true of my giant scale Triplane. I test flew and have attended some giant scale events with some of the scale detailing yet to be finished and added to the airplane. Examples are [...]

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