Installing a Dummy Rotary Engine — Dressing up my Camel — Part 3

Sep 20, 2015 2 Comments

So, I finished up the dummy rotary engine for the Sopwith Camel this weekend. The over all project took only about 10 hours and spread over a few days, that’s no time at all. I finally decided to attach the molded engine to the inside of the engine cowling. This is the typical way to [...]

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Magnetic Cowl Attachment

Sep 17, 2015 3 Comments

Neodymium magnets are members of the rare earth family and made from a combination of iron, boron and of course, neodymium. They were developed by General Motors and Sumitomo Special Metals in the early 1980s and are the strongest permanent magnets to date.  These magnets are truly amazing. Their strength is over ten times the [...]

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Expert Set Up & Flight Techniques for Twin-Engine Aircraft

Sep 16, 2015 7 Comments

There’s just something special about twin-engine airplanes. Whenever a twin shows up at the flying field, most modelers stop what they’re doing and go over to check it out. Maybe it’s the sound of the engines as they sync into and out of phase while the model is in the air; or perhaps it’s the [...]

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Installing a Dummy Rotary Engine — Dressing up my Camel — Part 2

Sep 15, 2015 1 Comment

Work always get in the way of fun time so it takes a little longer than normal when I work on a project during the work week.  I have broken this Technique into three parts and here is the rest of the painting and finishing portion. Part 3 will deal with attaching and securing the [...]

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Installing a Dummy Rotary Engine — Dressing up my Camel — Part 1

Sep 14, 2015 3 Comments

If you’ve been following my online Build-Along Series on the MAN website for my Sopwith Camel, then you know I have been featuring little mini projects as they pop up in the construction. Well, as Dave Platt, master scale modeler has said numerous times, “A scale model is never truly finished–you simply stop working in [...]

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Exclusive Radical P3 Revolution 60cc Aerobatic Biplane

Sep 10, 2015 No Comments

Based on the Prometheus 3 aerobatic design by Skip Stewart, the new Hangar 9 P3 Revolution 60cc giant scale biplane is amazing! RC pilot and product manager, Mike McConville, has engineered this model using lightweight all-wood construction and its level of durability is aimed at the hardcore 3D pilot. Covered in  UltraCote film the P3 has [...]

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Exclusive! Top Flite Giant Scale P-47 Razorback

Sep 10, 2015 3 Comments

Featured in the December 2015 issue of MAN, this WW2 classic is reviewed and test flown by MAN contributor Rick Bell who really put this 61cc powered warbird through its paces. Exclusive to MAN, the upcoming review gives you the inside story of this, the latest addition to the Top Flite Giant Scale Series, and [...]

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Build a Sport Scale Fokker Dogfighter

Sep 08, 2015 2 Comments

With less than a week to go before the annual WW1 RC Jamboree at the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome, we thought we’d offer up another excellent design for those thinking about building a sport scale dogfighter. The kissing cousin of Rich Uravitch’s SE5a we highlighted last week, this Fokker D.VII is an excellent flyer and just [...]

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