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Scale Weathering and Painting — Making a WW1 Rotary Engine Look Old

Jan 22, 2014 7 Comments

When it comes to really looking scale, it is in the details that we make the most progress in giving our model’s that “used” look. For my Balsa USA Fokker Triplane which I built and flown this past year, I wanted to bring a better scale look to the front so I am installing a [...]

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Tora, Tora, Tora! A Japanese A6M3 Zero you can build

Jan 06, 2014 3 Comments

Featured as a construction article in the March 2014 issue of MAN, this A6M3 Model 22 “Zero” is a great sport scale electric powered warbird that’s easy to build and fly. Designed and built by Mark Rittinger the Zero construction article hit the highlights of the project, but here are all of the details and photos not [...]

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Warbird Makeover: small details create big results

Dec 27, 2013 2 Comments

No doubt about it, among warbirds, the Vought F4U Corsair ranks way up near the top as a favorite with modelers. The bent-wing bird, as it’s often called, has a look like no other WW II fighter. From its big, round cowl through its aft cockpit to its unique inverted gull wing, there’s no mistaking [...]

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Functional Scale Cockpit Hatch

Dec 26, 2013 6 Comments

When it comes to RC Golden Age racers, no one does  flying models better than the world recognized  guru of scale Gee Bees - Henry Haffke. When I teamed up with Henry to build the 1/3-scale version of his Howard DGA-5 “Ike” Golden Age racer, I added several  details that a racer this size needed to look right. One [...]

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How To Make a Scale Prop

Dec 16, 2013 7 Comments

Reproducing Laminated wood propeller details

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Easy Engine Testing — Safe and Cheap!

Dec 11, 2013 5 Comments

When ever I test run and adjust a new engine, I prefer to set it up on a sturdy test stand/table instead of on the model airplane. Here is my Zenoah GT-80, 80cc twin-cylinder gasoline engine which I removed from my Fokker Triplane to test run it. The firewall is equipped with Soft Engine mounts available [...]

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Giant Scale Junker Ju 88 Bomber — Flightline Video

Dec 04, 2013 5 Comments

Model Airplane News contributor and WW II warbird expert PJ Ash has an impressive collection of military RC aircraft. Recently, Rich Uravitch caught up with him to get the lowdown on the newest addition to his Active Flight Status log, in the form of this nicely done Junkers Ju 88. Believe it or not, this [...]

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Giant SE5 Scout from Vailly Aviation Answers the Call!

Dec 03, 2013 7 Comments

Several RC Dawn Patrol fly ins and competitions are springing up all across the country. It is has been a very obvious trend in the last few years showing an increased interest for RC WW1 airplane designs. This trend has not gone unnoticed and there are new kits and plans coming to market. So, by popular [...]

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