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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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Top Notch Products Cessna 195 Scale Buildalong, part 2

Aug 16, 2011 No 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. This article continues with the construction of the wheel pants, cowl,  vertical fin fit and wing installation. For the first part of this article, click here. There was little [...]

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Nick Ziroli Plans’ Zero — Giant Scale Flight Test

Aug 16, 2011 2 Comments

From the December 2011 issue of Model Airplane New Construction photos taken by Michael Gross, Finished and flying photographs taken by Sal Cavagna There were some 11,000 Zeros built in many different variations between 1940 and 1945.  I chose the Mitsubishi A6M5c Type 52 Hei to model because I purchased a highly detailed 1/48 scale [...]

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Another Hard Day at the Office!

Jul 21, 2011 No Comments

Joe Arthur our video guy here at the MAN office, caught me working on the new E-flite Super Cub. It has a 68-inch span and is powered by a Power25 brushless motor and a 60A ESC. perfect size for keeping it assembled in the back of the SUV. Anyway, watch for a full review coming [...]

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WW II Aces: New Flight Journal Special Now Available

Jul 19, 2011 No Comments

The digital edition of WW II Aces is now available on the Members Only site! If you love WW II airplanes, you won’t be able to put down this special edition from the editors of Flight Journal! This collector’s issue is packed with the spellbinding stories and extraordinary photography that have made Flight Journal famous. [...]

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Sneak Peek–Micro Thomas Morse Scout Construction Article

Jul 13, 2011 2 Comments

Exclusive! New on the Members Only  Section of the Model Airplane News Website, we have a sneak peek preview of Richard Dery’s amazing micro RC  design, the Micro Tommy. This foam and balsa miniature biplane looks and flies great and it is easy to build! Become a member today and find out what you’ve been missing! There [...]

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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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