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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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WRAM Show! — See our Build-Along at the MAN booth

Feb 23, 2012 No Comments

  Be sure to stop by the MAN booth Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the WRAM Show! Say hello to the gang and stop by the booth on Friday and Sunday at 12 noon to see the MAN oline Build-along Florio Flyer 60 Fun Fly Airplane and talk to sr. tech editor Gerry Yarrish about [...]

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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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