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Micro Lightning–Test Flying the new P-38 from Flyzone

Oct 03, 2013 1 Comment

I just got back from the flying field here in Wilton, CT after test flying the neat little P-38 Lightning from Flyzone. I remember growing up building Revell plastic scale models and one was a P-38 and it was not very much smaller than this all-foam RC park flyer. With great molded in details and [...]

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5 Great Scale Building Tips

Sep 28, 2013 6 Comments

When it comes to building  airplanes, all scale modelers seem to have mastered the art of Imagineering. Where sport models are utilitarian and have basic Monokote finishes and switches are easily accessible and located, scale planes are all about looking realistic. Here are some basic workshop building and detailing tips as well as a few [...]

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How To: Make Scale Windshield Frames

Sep 27, 2013 2 Comments

This technique is an updated version of my original “How To” using thin 1/32 inch plywood for making 3-panel frames to hold clear windshield panes. The opening photo is of my older Stearman and it shows how the finished frames look when finished. Come back often as I will be updating this post as the project goes along. Let’s get started. [...]

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Giant Stunning Stearman

Sep 24, 2013 19 Comments

  Pedro Sanchez is a master scale modeler and a member of the Georgia Model Aviators in Ballground. He has many large scale models in his hanger and prides himself with absolute detail on his models.  His latest, as seen here, is a Balsa USA Stearman. Pedro is relentless when it comes to detail and [...]

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Fly with Two Receivers

Sep 18, 2013 6 Comments

For most high performance 3D aerobatic airplanes, pilots will often split the control system into two separate onboard radio setups to add redundancy and to lessen the demand on the single receiver battery. Usually, they will split the controls left and right. One receiver takes care of the right aileron, rudder servo and elevator servos. [...]

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Video Test Flight — 1/3-scale Fokker Triplane

Sep 18, 2013 2 Comments

After a 10 month Build-along and 500 man-hours of effort, Model Airplane News editor Gerry Yarrish had a very successful test flight day at the flying field. The giant scale Fokker triplane is built from a Balsa USA kit, and the completed model is equipped with a Zenoah GT 80 gas engine, a DX18 transmitter [...]

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Sneak Peek–Giant Electric Flying Razor

Sep 17, 2013 No Comments

Coming up in the January 2014 issue of Electric Flight we have an interview with Dave Parrone and his beautiful 1/3-scale Fokker D.VIII Parasol fighter. Dave says: “I wanted something new since I have been flying my 1/3-scale Fokker D.VI for a couple of years now and the D.VIII was on my list of planes to [...]

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Triplane at Rhinebeck WW1 Jamboree

Sep 10, 2013 No Comments

Well these photos seal the deal! They were shot by my good friend Sean Curry who came up from Florida to enjoy the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome during the WW1 RC Jamboree. Check it out! Old Baron von Mini-Me looks pretty good! and he flew well also even after the wind kicked up during the RC [...]

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