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Build a Sport Scale Fokker Dogfighter

Build a Sport Scale Fokker Dogfighter

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 […]
Throwback Thursday — WW1 Mission Scout!

Throwback Thursday — WW1 Mission Scout!

It seems appropriate that the week before the upcoming 49th annual RC WW1 Jamboree at the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome (ORA), that we post some older pix of some popular MAN plans built airplanes. In fact, this collection comes from our own, Rich Uravitch who was very involved with the ORA mission event back in its […]
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Workshop Secrets — Scale Windshield Fairing Strips

Workshop Secrets — Scale Windshield Fairing Strips

When you install a clear plastic windshield or canopy, the way you attach it to the model, or the way you treat the attachment seams has a lot of affect on the model’s overall scale appearance. This technique can be used on with many scale models from racers and open cockpit biplanes, to J3 Piper […]
Helping the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome

Helping the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome

 During the upcoming 49th annual RC model airplane meet, (SAT & SUN, SEPT 12 – 13), at the OLD RHINEBECK AERODROME, there will be a FALL FUNDRAISING DINNER and AUCTION, on Saturday starting at 5:30pm. The Aerodrome will host the fall fundraising dinner event to benefit the museum’s new visitor center, which will replace the Aerodrome’s […]
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Scale How to: Retractable Landing Lights

Scale How to: Retractable Landing Lights

Tim Cardin’s operating landing lights are beautiful on the Beechcraft Staggerwing he built from Ziroli plans. Since then, Tim has installed them on a P-47 and they could be modified and applied to almost any World War II aircraft. The exact lights that Tim used for this aircraft are now only available out of Europe. […]
28th Annual Ottawa Valley Giant Scale Rally

28th Annual Ottawa Valley Giant Scale Rally

Enjoying near perfect weather with virtually no wind, 107 registered pilots enjoyed one of the  best flying weekends of the summer at the Kingston RC Club field in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. The event was on August 22-23 2015 and campers started arriving on Wednesday with the parking  lot absolutely full by our Saturday official start date. By looking at the […]
Engine Swap for the Camel

Engine Swap for the Camel

Well, it has been an active flying season so far and I have flown the Sopwith Camel several times including at the big Fun Fly on Father’s Day in Kingston, Ontario in June, at the recent Warbirds over Delaware in July, at our home field in Farmington, CT and at the Dawn Patrol event at the Long […]
1/5-scale RC F9F Cougar

1/5-scale RC F9F Cougar

Flown by Toby Newton, this 1/5-scale Navy jet looks and sounds like the real deal! Powered by a Merlin 160 turbine, the 85-inch-span model is controlled by a JR radio system and has a Tailored Pilots figure in the cockpit for the final finishing touch. Thanks to Dean and Pete Coxon for taking this great video at the […]
Long Island Sky Hawks Dawn Patrol

Long Island Sky Hawks Dawn Patrol

If you love WW1 aircraft, you must have noticed that there are a lot of “Dawn Patrol” events springing up all over the country. Well, one of the very first, inspired by the WW1 Jamboree at the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome, is the very successful event on Long Island. Hosted by the Long Island Sky Hawks […]
Dawn Patrol over the Glen WW1 Meet

Dawn Patrol over the Glen WW1 Meet

The Shade Tree Miniature Aircraft Association’s  (SMAA)  flying field is located in  Glen St. Mary Florida, about 35 miles due west of Jacksonville. This club hosts several events during the year, the most popular being their “Dawn Patrol over the Glen” open to of any size WW1 models. They also have a “Warbirds over the Glen” meet for […]
Patching up a Camel — Wing Repairs

Patching up a Camel — Wing Repairs

While flying the Sopwith Camel featured in our Build-Along series, I made a bad piloting decision. While at the Warbirds over Delaware event, I made a few successful flights in between taking photos and covering the event for MAN. Anyway, I came in for a landing and allowed the Camel to drift off the runway […]
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