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Workshop Tips — Florio Flyer 60 Build-along — Engine Mount

Feb 23, 2012 No Comments

The Florio Flyer 60 build is quickly approaching the covering and finishing phase and one of the last things to do to wrap up the fuselage construction is to install the engine and add the engine compartment fairing blocks. Let’s get to it.   Start by placing your engine on the already installed hardwood mount [...]

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Workshop Tips — Florio Flyer 60 Build-along — Tail-Mounted Servos

Feb 22, 2012 4 Comments

So, our last workshop secession finished up all the basic fuselage, wing and tail construction completed and we have the landing gear and the engine and radio equipment installed. Here’s the latest details to finish up the Florio Flyer 60. We still have to finish out the nose of the plane by adding the engine [...]

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Kit Build-along Continued — Florio Flyer 60 Fuselage with Video

Feb 20, 2012 No Comments

So, after wrapping up the wing and ailerons, lets move on to the fuselage. Really this is little more than a long tapering box structure and again, like the wing, not all that complicated or hard to do. You first should have your radio gear and engine and fuel system as you’ll be building the fuselage [...]

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Kit Plane Build-along — Florio Flyer 60 Continued

Feb 14, 2012 5 Comments

Well we now have a total of about 3 to 4 hours into the build and the wing and tail surfaces are all finished and ready for cover. As a roundup, I changed the wing to use 2 aileron servos, and replaced the solid wingtip blocks with built up ones. The wing came out really nice [...]

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Sneak Peak from the Members Only Video Workshop Build-along

Feb 13, 2012 1 Comment

Hey gang, I have been busy doing a video build-along on the MAN Members Only site that goes with my From the Workshop Building Tips posts here at the Free MAN website. I am having a lot of fun building a Florio Flyer 60 Fun Fly sport flyer and it is coming along very nicely. [...]

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Kit Plane Build-along — Florio Flyer 60 with Video Highlight

Feb 05, 2012 7 Comments

Today, we have a lot of great RC pilots who’ve earned their wings with quick building ARF designs. This is great for the flying field, but what’s happening is we’re moving a bit away from the part of the hobby that I really love and that’s the building board in the workshop. To help introduce [...]

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Florio Flyer 60! My new build

Jan 30, 2012 1 Comment

Hey just a quick not to let everyone know that I am starting a build-along for the MAN site highlighting the construction of a Florio Flyer 60 fun fly airplane. Basic stats are 60-inch span, 47 inches long, 660 sq. inch wing area and abot 5.5 to 6.5 pounds RTF. Originally intended for .45 – [...]

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Alien Aircraft Extra 300 — Build-Along Part 2

Jan 24, 2012 1 Comment

This online build-along of the new Alien Aircraft Extra 300 is brought to us from the workbench of MAN contributor Robert Labriola of the Central Connecticut RC Club. Robert is a great builder and is taking the time to show how this great flying, easy to build laser cut airplane kit goes together. Here’s what Bob has to [...]

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