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Mastering Inverted Flight

Oct 30, 2013 1 Comment

Flying inverted can be tricky, but veteran pilot (and full-scale aerobatic instructor) Aaron Ham shows how it’s done in this video, which he made while reviewing the Aeroworks 30cc Ultimate Biplane. One of the most important tricks is to figure out how much forward stick pressure your particular aircraft requires to maintain forward level flight. Check it out! [...]

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Tora, Tora, Tora! — RC Japanese Zero you can Build

Oct 30, 2013 2 Comments

Expert scale designer,  builder and flyer, Mark Rittinger is a busy guy. Adding to his extensive series of electric powered RC WW2 warbirds is his newest creation, the infamous Japanese A6M3 Model-22 Zero. This construction article will be featured in a future issue of Model Airplane News complete with detailed photos and complete building plans. [...]

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Workshop Secrets — Scale Windshield Fairing Strips

Oct 30, 2013 3 Comments

When you install a clear plastic windshield or canopy, the way you attach it to the model, or the way you treat the attachment seams has a lot of affect on the model’s overall scale appearance. This technique can be used on with many scale models from racers and open cockpit biplanes, to J3 Piper [...]

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Mid-Atlantic WW1 Dawn Patrol — DVD from SKS Video Production

Oct 25, 2013 No Comments

A new and growing RC event that getting lots of attention is the Mid Atlantic Dawn Patrol held at the Military Aviation Museum in Virginia Beach, VA. The 2013 event was a big success and SKS Video Productions was on hand and they captured all the action in several pilot and plane interviews. The museum is an [...]

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Alien Aircraft Taylorcraft 72 — A Great First Scale Project with Video

Oct 23, 2013 1 Comment

With trainer-like stability, and a very easy to build airframe, the new sport scale Taylorcraft from Alien Aircraft is a great choice for someone wanting an easy to fly project, that can also be modified to become an excellent scale project ideal for a first time competition flyer. Featured in the January 2014 issue of [...]

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Flying the “Pilot Maker” AT-6 Texan from Hobby King — With New Video

Oct 22, 2013 1 Comment

Perhaps the best know advanced trainer from WW2 the North American AT-6 Texan was used throughout WW2 and into the 1950s to give early cadets their first taste of a high performance aircraft. The new Texan from Hobby King is molded from durable EPO foam and has detailed molded right in. Reviewed in the December [...]

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Historical Accuracy — Scale Planes & Correct Insignia

Oct 21, 2013 146 Comments

One of the things I like best about our readers is that they’re sticklers for accuracy: if we publish a photo of a plane that has incorrect markings, the letters pour in! A few years ago, a reviewer followed the box art and placed the stars and bars insignia upside-down and reversed the upper and lower [...]

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Scale Markings & Vintage Propeller Decals from Cal-Grafx

Oct 21, 2013 No Comments

I have built a lot of scale airplanes, and the one thing that will set any airplane apart from the rest is historically accurate, nicely applied aircraft markings and decals. We have published several Aircraft Make-over articles recently and several readers asked for a good source of decals for their make-over projects. Cal-Grafx Hobby Art, [...]

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