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Top Notch Products Models Cessna 195: Scale buildalong, part 1

Jul 12, 2011 3 Comments

The Scale Squadron of Southern California, a club devoted to scale modeling and RC airplane fun have embarked on a new product review, the Cessna 195 from Top Notch Kits. The review is a group effort of several club members and is built, finished, and flown as a group. So the ideas expressed here are [...]

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Color Correct–Scale shades of Realism

Jul 08, 2011 2 Comments

From the Model Airplane News “Classic Articles” Archive by George Leu (Scale Techniques Columnist) Mixing custom colors for scale airplanes can be tricky, and the difference between accurate and “pretty close” can be the difference between winning and not even placing at an RC scale contest. Let’s dig a little deeper into the colorful world [...]

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Props & Power for Big Birds

Jul 07, 2011 No Comments

—Proper Power-loading for Giant-Scale RC Pilots By Gerry Yarrish (opening photo by Jerry Smith) (Above) Designed by Gary Allen, this 1/3-scale Bucker Bu-133 Jungmeister is powered by a Zenoah G-45. It turns a 22×8 prop at a modest 6,400rpm and powers the big, 86-inch biplane beautifully. Once you start flying bigger airplanes with 80-inch-plus wingspans [...]

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On Sale Now! Plans for Fleet Model-2 Biplane by Pat Tritle

Jul 07, 2011 5 Comments

Fleet Model 2-Biplane: got to: http://www.airagestore.com/plans/fleet-model-2-biplane.html Construction Article from September 2011 issue of Model Airplane News (complete text) By: Pat Tritle The Fleet Model 1 was originally derived from the Consolidated Model 14 Husky Junior. The Husky derivatives were a series of two-seat trainer and sport biplanes produced in the United States and Canada in [...]

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Can you name the Most Produced Biplane in the World?

Jun 25, 2011 No Comments

 With proportions making it an excellent project choice for RC, this aircraft was the most produced biplane in the world (40,000) and second most produced airplane ever, second only to the Cessna 172 (43,000.) It was uncomplicated and easy and gentle to fly.  The upper and lower wing panels were interchangeable.  The reliable and [...]

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My Favorite Airplane-Stearman PT-17 Kadet

Jun 21, 2011 5 Comments

Someone recently asked me what my all-time favorite airplane (real and RC) was. It was a tough decision and I had to pick between my two all time favs. The Piper J3 Cub and the Stearman PT-17 Kadet biplane. Well, after some soul searching I have decided it has to be the Stearman! I have [...]

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Exclusive Preview–Vogelsang-Aeroscale Fieseler Storch

Jun 18, 2011 3 Comments

Workbench Preview—Full Review to be published in a future issue of Model Airplane News By Sal Iasilli The Fieseler Storch was designed in 1935 and was the most advanced short takeoff and landing aircraft of its time.  It served Germany in WW II from North Africa to the frozen Tundra of Russia.  It provided reconnaissance, [...]

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What our Readers are Building–F4U Corsair

Jun 16, 2011 2 Comments

BH models F4U Corsair by Whitney Philbrick We are always chatting with our friends and contributors and like to talk RC and scale when ever we can. Recently our good buddy Whitney Philbrick of the Mid-Hudson RC Society completed a very nice project. It is a BH Models ARF F4U Corsair with a 90″ wingspan. [...]

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