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An interview with Jean “John” Chevalier–Scale Modeler Extraordinaire

An interview with Jean “John” Chevalier–Scale Modeler Extraordinaire

THROUGHOUT MY WORK at Model Airplane News, I have traveled to cover countless regional and national scale competitions and fly-in events and over the years I have constantly bumped into one particular competitor. Jean “John” Chevalier of LaColle, Quebec, Canada, has a rich and lengthy scale modeling history and I consider myself fortunate to have […]
Laser cut MAN Mini Fokker Build-along

Laser cut MAN Mini Fokker Build-along

  Elsewhere on the Model Airplane News website, is my online review of the amazing Zing 24 Laser cutter/engraver from Epilog Laser. In learning how to use this impressive 12×24 inch laser cutter, I decided to take on of the construction plans from the Airagestore.com website and cut the various parts out to produce a […]
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2010 U.S. Scale Masters Championships

2010 U.S. Scale Masters Championships

  The 31st Annual U.S. Scale Masters Championships September 15th through September 19, 2010 Rosewood, Indiana By Earl Aune  The Masters! (Above) A tradition of the Masters is the noon walk around. The crowd is allowed to view the models up close and ask the contestants all about their aircraft. Here we see Bob Patton’s […]
Rob Caso’s electric DeHavilland DH2 WW II pusher

Rob Caso’s electric DeHavilland DH2 WW II pusher

  At the 2010 NEAT Fair in Downsville, NY we see a lot of great looking scale electric powered aircraft. This year there were an amazing amount of WW1 airplanes and in particular an unusual RC plane that caught our eye was a British de Havilland (Airco) DH-2 pusher brought to the event by RC […]
Warbirds Over the Rockies 2010

Warbirds Over the Rockies 2010

The 7th Annual Warbirds Over The Rockies held on Sept. 24-26, with the incredible Airshow pyrotechnics, and over $5,000 in pilot prizes, was a HUGE success! Contest Director: Mike Harrington and Event Coordinator: Brian O’Meara Special thanks go to all of the warbird pilots, crews, event sponsors, vendors, and volunteers. Over 150 pilots and more […]
2010 U.S. Scale Masters

2010 U.S. Scale Masters

31st Annual U.S. Scale Master Championships Sept 15 – 19, 2010 Hosted by the Ohio River View R/C Flyers, Rosewood Indiana U.S. Scale Masters Mission: The U.S. Scale Masters Association is committed to the development and growth of Scale Aircraft Modeling by bringing people together to learn about the fascinating aspects of Aviation, Scale Realism, […]
Rhinebeck Jamboree 2010

Rhinebeck Jamboree 2010

44th Annual Old Rhinebeck RC Jamboree When you think of something as bring a “classic,” you usually envision something that’s just about perfect and, something that’s been that way for a very long time. By this definition, the RC Jamboree held each year at the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome, in Rhinebeck, NY is indeed the very […]
Flight Test—MANZANO LASER WORKS SE5a

Flight Test—MANZANO LASER WORKS SE5a

     By Robert Motta The Royal Aircraft Factory SE5 first flew in 1916 and was built around the 150hp Hispano-Suiza V8 engine. With a top speed of 138mph, the SE5 was faster than any standard German aircraft at the time. It eventually became a strong and stable gun platform and was equipped with a […]

CHECKING OUT IN THE P-51 MUSTANG

CHECKING OUT IN THE P-51 MUSTANG By Budd Davisson Here I am again at the Flying Tiger Air Museum in Paris, Texas, hiding in the back of a North American SNJ-5, for my second session of Junior Burchinal’s how-to-be-a-fighter-pilot course. If things went according to schedule, I would get another couple of hops in the […]

Top Gun 2010

For Sneak Peek at some of the competitors and the planes they’ll be flying at the2010 Top Gun Scale Invitational, read our preview for 2010 The Road to Top Gun. <!– A discussion with Top Gun Judges Bob Curryand Rich Uravitch Mitch Epstein and his 33% scale Waco Biplaneat Top Gun 2010 Interview with announcer […]
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