Tips from the Flying Field: Aileron Differential

Dec 19, 2011 3 Comments

What is aileron differential and how your model can benefit from using it? Senior technical editor Gerry Yarrish explains this important mix in this online video. Programming this feature into your transmitter will make your plane fly smoother and more precise while eliminating the need to coordinate aileron and rudder input to counter adverse yaw. It’s an especially [...]

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De Havilland DH 88 Comet-Full Build Part I

Dec 15, 2011 5 Comments

                                                            The De Havilland Comet is one of my personal favorites. The original Comet was designed and built back in 1934 for the race from England to Australia. Only three original  aircraft were ever constructed .  The plane to the left was known as Black Magic. The second plane, a red version was  named Grosvenor House. The third [...]

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How Big is Your Fuel Tank?

Dec 15, 2011 1 Comment

I see this often and that is a kit with a fuel tank that is not labeled or identified in the instructions as to the size in ounces.  There is an easy way to resolve this simply by weighing the tank both empty and full.  Fuel (15%) is typically about 20 grams/ounce.  Be sure to [...]

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De Havilland DH 88 Comet Full Build Part II

Dec 14, 2011 No Comments

 Building a wing: The plans for this model were hand drawn by Ivan Pettigrew. A well know and respected designer. They were somewhat rough in nature but did allow for very easy modifications. All the drawings were on  a single sheet so it was necessary to cut each section from the main plan sheet in order to simplify [...]

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Is Engine Break-in Always Needed?

Dec 14, 2011 9 Comments

Fact or Fiction: Modern engines produced to precision tolerances don’t require break-in; just set the needle valve a little rich, and fly. In today’s plug ‘n’ play society, you may be tempted to heed this advice. After all, you can buy an ARF and have it ready to fly the next day. Is it really [...]

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Sneak Peek: ElectriFly Mr. Mulligan

Dec 14, 2011 No Comments

  The ElectriFly version is a gorgeous ARF that is all built-up construction and beautifully covered in MonoKote. All control surfaces are prehinged for you and glued in place. Construction consists of gluing the tail surfaces in place, bolting on the landing gear and installing your motor and radio gear. A couple of spare nights [...]

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J 3 Cub-Fun with covering

Dec 12, 2011 No Comments

                                                                                                              The J 3 Cub is a great flying aircraft. I always enjoy watching the guys at the field fly their Cubs. Eventually got A Cub of my own. This model of the J 3 Cub was built from an old Sig Kit I purchased on e-bay a many years back.  J 3 Cub’s are traditionally finished with “Cub Yellow”covering. You may see the Military finish as well. Olive Green with [...]

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Check out this GIANT building project!

Dec 12, 2011 9 Comments

Airplane building is airplane building regardless of size. There’s a saying that the difference between men’s and children’s toys is just the price tag. Certainly this is true when it comes to RC and full-size airplanes. But the passion and dedication is the same when you compare scale RC builders and EAA Experimental Aircraft Builders! [...]

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