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AH-56 Cheyenne Project – Part 2 – Mechanics

Jan 21, 2015 6 Comments

BUILDING THE MECHANICS: As noted in my intro posting, my first priority for my 700-size Cheyenne project was to build and test fly the mechanics. After all, if I couldn’t get the outrigger tail and variable-pitch pusher prop to work properly, what was the point? First decision was choosing the basic mechanics. Although this is [...]

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Lockheed AH-56 Cheyenne Project

Jan 20, 2015 5 Comments

A few years back I designed a scale model of the Lockheed AH-56 Cheyenne, probably my favorite helicopter of all time.  The experimental Cheyenne featured a variable-pitch pusher prop and small wings, which allowed it to fly much like an airplane and gave it a top speed of nearly 250 MPH.  My Cheyenne was based [...]

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Magnetic Cowl Attachment, Workshop Build-Along, Sopwith Camel Part-19

Jan 19, 2015 6 Comments

Recently, I found out that home repair stores like Home Depot stock in their hardware section Rare-earth magnets ideal for use as engine cowling attachment devices. They come in all sorts of sizes and types and for my ongoing workshop build-along for the Sopwith Camel, I used 1/4 inch and .47 inch diameter x 1/8 [...]

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Parkzone F4U Corsair with SAFE Technology — Sneak Peek!

Jan 14, 2015 No Comments

We just test flew this new backyard F4U Corsair warbird and we came away very impressed. Available from ParkZone it comes with everything you need to fly it using your own DSM2/DSMX compatible transmitter is included. With its built in SAFE Technology you can select 3 flight modes with varying degrees of flight stability. And, it is so stable [...]

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Adding Scale Details to a Pilot Figure

Jan 13, 2015 13 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 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) www.mikebrentart.com Mini-Me [...]

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Giant-scale Fuel Tank Installation – Workshop Build-along Sopwith Camel Part 18

Jan 09, 2015 9 Comments

So buttoning up the last bit of work on my Sopwith Camel, I installed the fuel tank and worked out the fuel line routing. I installed a 20 oz. tank from JL Products. This tank is great as it has no flexible internal clunk line to worry about. It has a rotary pickup design and [...]

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Radio and Control Linkage Installation — Workshop Build-Along Sopwith Camel Part 17

Jan 08, 2015 No Comments

After finishing up my landing gear and the hinging of the tail surfaces, the next part of this build-along project is the radio gear and the control linkages. Starting at the front, I installed the engine and then the servos so I could work out the throttle linkage. Here the engine is bolted onto the firewall [...]

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RC Aircraft Scale Rivets & Screws

Jan 08, 2015 8 Comments

UK master modeler Phil Noel knows aircraft rivets and screws. After retiring from the full-size aviation industry, his company Pinnacle Aviation custom-builds composite model kits as well as offering painting, weathering and repair service. In this video, he shows how he creates rivets on and applies scale screws to a Comp-ARF Spitfire and a Jet Legends L-39 Albatross.  Thanks to Pete and Dean Coxon for filming [...]

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