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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 9 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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RC Flying Boat–MONSTER SCALE

May 31, 2011 2 Comments

It’s not everyday when you run across a truly amazing RC project, so when we learned about this amazing 18 foot span giant scale Savoia Marchetti S-66 flying boat, were were impressed to say the least. Certified for flight by the AMA this sea-going twin hulled Behemoth is the work of Paul Sage and Mike [...]

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IMAA “Build a Big Bird” Winners!

May 18, 2011 1 Comment

The winners of the IMAA’s “Build a Big Bird” contest were announced at Joe Nall last week; congratulations not only to the winners but to everyone who participated. The IMAA (International Miniature Aircraft Association) is an AMA special interest group dedicated to flying and promoting gian-scale aircraft, and this contest was open to new and [...]

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