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Workshop Build-Along Part 12 — Sopwith Camel — Articulated Axle Assembly

Aug 12, 2014 No Comments by

Wow! That’s a mouthful… Part of the character of the Sopwith aircraft, is the design of their landing gear and in particular their “articulated” (pivoting) axle assembly. Much of the landing gear assembly has been made from music wire which has been bend, bound and soldered together to replicate the shape of the gear, which [...]

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Workshop Build-Along — Alien Aircraft ArrowMaster 4 — Top Wing

Aug 08, 2014 2 Comments by

In part 3, we finished the bottom wing by adding the ailerons and joining the two wing halves together. Now we continue with the Top wing! Construction is very similar to the bottom wing. Differences being, it’s built as a single piece with no dihedral and no ailerons. It has a lot to sweep back to it plus, it has [...]

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Alien Aircraft “ArrowMaster Sport Bipe” Build-Along–Part 1

Jul 30, 2014 No Comments by

Our newest online Build-Along is referred to by its designer, Tom Herr, as the The Ultimate Sport Biplane! Owner/operator of Alien Aircraft, Tom has produced this impressive laser-cut, CAD designed biplane as a follow up to his very popular FunMaster 72 sport flyer. The ArrowMaster 55 is a tip of the hat to the classic retro [...]

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Workshop Build-Along 3 — Alien Aircraft ArrowMaster Biplane

Jul 30, 2014 No Comments by

So far to date, building the ArrowMaster 55 from Alien Aircraft www.alienaircraft.com has been a lot of fun. The parts fit has been excellent and very accurate. At this point in time, I’ve got about 3 hours into building the bottom wing. In this post, the ailerons are built, shaped and hinged. I also add wing [...]

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Workshop Build-Along 2: Alien Aircraft ArrowMaster Bipe — Wing Panels

Jul 22, 2014 1 Comment by

Our next installment of the ArrowMaster Biplane Build-Along gets the wings in shape! So far, builder and reviewer Rick bell, gives the Alien Aircraft laser cut kit, two thumbs up! Let’s get to the workbench! 1. Here’s the major componets to build the lower right wing panel. To glue the parts together, I’m using Sig Sigment [...]

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Hobby Lobby Senior Telemaster Buildalong (updated!)

Mar 24, 2013 13 Comments by

Follow along as Charlie Hynes builds the latest kit version of this classic airplane! As you know, the Telemaster is one of the few designs that has stood the test of time, with the name dating back to the early days of modeling. This latest version has come a long way from the lumber yard [...]

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Alien Aircraft Stearman PT-17 Kit — Build-along Part 1

Jun 12, 2012 6 Comments

This is a new Model Airplane News Exclusive Build-Along highlighting the upcoming model airplane review to be published in MAN. Contributor Rick Bell has a long history in the RC hobby and has build countless RC kits and has published many articles, how tos and product reviews. This laser-cut airplane was designed by Tom Herr [...]

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Setting Model Incidence — Digitally

Mar 18, 2012 5 Comments

With our Build-along of the Florio Flyer 60 completed, all that’s left is to break in the engine and to double check all the flight surfaces for proper incidence. This being the angle of the horizontal stabilizer and the wing relative to the fuselage centerline or datum line. (This is not the centerline of the of [...]

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