AH-56 Cheyenne Project – Part 3 – Powertrain and Cyclic Servos

Jan 21, 2015 No Comments by

Here we continue my Cheyenne scale heli project, introduced here.  The construction of the complex tail unit was covered here.   MAIN GEAR AND CYCLIC SERVOS: While I had good reasons to choose the Blade 600 X for my mechanics, where was one feature of this particular heli that cost me some extra work. You [...]

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Hangar 9 Spitfire ARF 30cc modifications

Jan 11, 2015 No Comments by

The Hangar 9 Spitfire Mk IXc ARF is an excellent model.  Built following the instructions it will be an excellent aircraft you’ll enjoy flying for many years.  To add a little personal touch and enhance some of the scale detail I added a few modifications to the kit.  They are not intended to be exact [...]

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How to: Add Square Checkerboards

Dec 17, 2014 8 Comments by

This simple design can have a big impact on your aircraft’s color scheme! We start the same way by spraying the glass with window cleaner, then removing the backing from the Ultracote and then pressing it down on the glass.  This will keep the covering in place while cutting out the checkerboard. Lay down a ruler [...]

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The Dark Knight’s Ride

Dec 07, 2014 1 Comment by

With a foam “fuselage,” this RC version of Batman’s latest multirotor aircraft is incredible, and it flies just like Batman’s vehicle in the movie. Check it out!

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Triple Creek RC Club’s Wattfest 2014

Oct 23, 2014 No Comments

Events can sometimes be difficult for model aviation clubs. You need volunteers, funding for food and supplies can be a hardship.  But when Triple Creek RC Club (TCRC) of Riverview (Tampa) Fl. holds an event, it’s a big deal.  Not only did they hold a two day electric event, they have a second two day [...]

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Unboxing Hangar 9 30cc Spitfire Mk IX

Oct 22, 2014 No Comments

The Hangar 9 Spitfire Mk IXc is a high quality ARF.  Initial impressions out of the box is this is a top notch ARF.  It is complete with matt finish and panel lines, includes fibreglass cowl with rivets molded in.  The kit is well packaged to ensure it arrives safe.  My plan is to add [...]

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