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

Jul 22, 2014 1 Comment

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

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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Workshop Tips — Covering & Final Assembly — Florio Flyer 60 Build-along

Mar 12, 2012 8 Comments

Well, we finally did it! We’ve completed the building and workshop phase of the Florio Flyer 60 Build-along. From opening the box till the final covering piece was ironed into place too from February 1, to March 10. Not too bad for a kit built airlplane! I know some flying buddies that take a month [...]

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Alien Aircraft Extra 300 — Online Build-along

Mar 02, 2012 5 Comments

  Well, just as winter is drawing to a close and the flying season is starting to sprout some spring shoots, our Online Build-along of the Alien Aircraft Extra 300 (Started on December 17 2011,) draws to a conclusion as well. Built and covered by Model Airplane News contributor Robert Labriola, this laser-cut kit builds into [...]

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MAN Online Build-along Project at WRAM Show

Feb 26, 2012 No Comments

Hey, if you missed Sr. Tech Editor Gerry Yarrish on Friday at the WRAM show, be sure to come back on Sunday and chat with him at the MAN booth! Gerry will be showing off the Florio Flyer 60 he has been building for the MAN online Build-along. Stop by, say hi and enter for [...]

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WRAM Show Highlights

Feb 25, 2012 1 Comment

The MAN crew and I spent the day on Friday at the 2012 WRAM show at the new location at the Meadowlands Convention Center in Secaucus, NJ and we had a great time. The new venue is set up much like the Toledo show and the vendor’s day found many of the regulars and several new booths on [...]

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