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Giant 1/3-Scale Electric Culver Dart — Video Interview

Sep 21, 2011 1 Comment

You just don’t know what you will run into at the annual NEAT Fair in Downsville, NY. This year I ran into Paul Weigand who was flying his bright orange Culver Dart. This 1/3- scale model was originally designed and flown powered with a Quadra 50cc gas engine.     Paul built the giant Dart from 1983 [...]

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Jim Ryan’s RC AH-56 Cheyenne Attack Helicopter

Sep 20, 2011 3 Comments

We caught up with Model Airplane News contributor and Scale Electric Helicopter devotee, Jim Ryan at the recent NEAT Fair. Jim had with him several RC Helis including his award winning AH-56 Cheyenne Attack helicopter.         Jim scratch built this amazing  advanced attack design after the proposed Lockheed heli and duplicated the unique pusher prop/compound [...]

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Kondor Model Products L-4 Grasshopper–Exclusive Online Flight Test and Review

Sep 15, 2011 2 Comments

This Exclusive Sneak Peek will be published in the February 2012 issue of Model Airplane News. Reviewer and Test Pilot Aaron Ham, reports that: “makes a great trainer thatr just happens to be legal for warbird events–A J-3 Cub in military dress.”   Built between 1937 and 1947 by Piper Aircraft. The Piper Cub was [...]

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Planes Worth Modeling–Pietenpol Air Camper

Sep 14, 2011 No Comments

By Gerry Yarrish   Quoted from the Pietenpol Hangar display, EAA Museum/Pioneer Airport. Oshkosh, WI: “Bernard H. Pietenpol pursued his dreams of flight from the ’20s through his passing in 1984. His dreams were of planes powered by auto engines that nearly everyone could afford to build and operate. He first flew Gnome, then Ford [...]

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Outstanding RC B-25!

Sep 08, 2011 2 Comments

By Lyle Vasser   This is our Ziroli B-25 with 101″ wingspan. My father, Robert Vasser, built the model, and I painted and added the detail work. I also fly the plane. (He likes to say he is the “builder” and I”m the “crasher”). My dad declared that if we build this plane it had [...]

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Top Notch Models Cessna 195: Scale Buildalong, part 4

Aug 24, 2011 4 Comments

Our Cessna setup and ready for trim. The plane is covered in Solartex and primed and painted with Topflite Lusterkote white. This gave us a very good looking, even surface for trim and paint. Notice the wheel pants are now installed and the KMS motor is installed.                 [...]

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Top Notch Cessna 195: Scale Build-along, part 3

Aug 20, 2011 No Comments

In this installment, the Scale Squadron club members hinge the ailerons, glass the wheel pants and cover the wing.   Since we are painting the airplane, we decided to glass the wheel pants. This is a very easy process. Requires some 3/4oz glass cloth, Pacer Finishing Resin, and an old credit card or other piece of [...]

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BP Hobbies Me 163 Komet: online extras

Aug 19, 2011 2 Comments

The BP Hobbies Me 163B-1a Komet, reviewed in the October issue of Model Airplane News, is a unique aircraft with many interesting features. Here, reviewer Klaus Ronge explains some additional features of the aircraft and some of his modifications. There is a removable hatch to access the stock tailwheel assembly which I did not use [...]

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