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RotorMast.com V-22 Osprey Build-Along

Nov 21, 2011 No Comments

One of the most impressive helicopter-related products at the 2011 Toledo Expo was the RotorMast.com V-22 Osprey.  I’d read a good deal online about this remarkable design, and I’d seen a number of online videos as well, but seeing it in person I gained a clearer understanding of the careful thought and effort that went [...]

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Top Notch Cessna 195: Scale Build-along, part 3

Aug 20, 2011 No Comments

In this installment, the Scale Squadron club members hinge the ailerons, glass the wheel pants and cover the wing.   Since we are painting the airplane, we decided to glass the wheel pants. This is a very easy process. Requires some 3/4oz glass cloth, Pacer Finishing Resin, and an old credit card or other piece of [...]

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Top Notch Products Cessna 195 Scale Buildalong, part 2

Aug 16, 2011 No Comments

The Scale Squadron of Southern California, a club devoted to scale modeling and RC airplane fun have embarked on a new product review, the Cessna 195 from Top Notch Kits. This article continues with the construction of the wheel pants, cowl,  vertical fin fit and wing installation. For the first part of this article, click here. There was little [...]

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Mini Fokker cover and finish

Jun 08, 2011 2 Comments

Made a little more progress on my build-along Mini Fokker project. The fuselage and tail feathers are now covered and ready to be glued together and hinged. All that’s left is the wing covering and finishing and adding the decals. (Above) Using black Stick on Monokote trim sheet for the black markings! Can you believe [...]

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Making and Soldering Wire Landing Gear

Apr 20, 2011 1 Comment

The last bit of building before we cover the ongoing Build-along Mini Fokker D-VII project is to make and install the wire landing gear. Here’s how I do it! Here’s the bacis tools and materials! You need your music wire, a 40watt soldering iron, Silver solder and liquid flux (I use Stay Brite), and some [...]

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Laser cut MAN Mini Fokker Build-along

Jan 07, 2011 No Comments

  Elsewhere on the Model Airplane News website, is my online review of the amazing Zing 24 Laser cutter/engraver from Epilog Laser. In learning how to use this impressive 12×24 inch laser cutter, I decided to take on of the construction plans from the Airagestore.com website and cut the various parts out to produce a [...]

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