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40% Scale WACO YMF-5 Biplane — A Video Interview

Dec 08, 2011 8 Comments

  Among the prettiest of classic biplanes, this AMR 40% Scale Waco YMF-5 was built by Dave Collis who came all the way down from Canada to take both the “Best Civilian Aircraft” and runner up “Critic’s Choice” awards at the Monster Planes 2011 event in Lakeland, FL. A big Moki radial engine swings an [...]

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Monster Planes 2011 Photos and Winners

Dec 07, 2011 2 Comments

MAN Contributor Rich Uravitch covered this amazing event held in Lakeland, FL and run by Scale Event Guru Frank Tiano, this event is also featured in the March 2011 issue of Model Airplane News. Here’s a sneak Peek of some of the amazing aircraft flying at this amazing RC event! Monster Planes redefines Giant Scale! [...]

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Half-Scale Bucker Jungmeister — Video Interview

Dec 07, 2011 5 Comments

Rich Uravitch interviews Rick Cawley and gets the inside scoop on this amazing 50% scale aerobatic biplane.   video platform video management video solutions video player Rick’s amazing monster is the very spirit of the Monster Planes event. It’s a serious scale model and Rick missed a lot of TV to get it ready for [...]

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Giant Scale Nieuport 28 Building and Detailing Tips with video interview

Dec 06, 2011 3 Comments

The Nieuport 28C1 was America’s first fighter. Relegated to a backup role by the French in the later days of WW1, American pilots learned to love the speedy and maneuverable N28. It gave America its first official air to air victories in WW1. Later the Nieuport 28A served as a fighter trainer for U.S. pilots [...]

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

Sep 21, 2011 2 Comments

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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