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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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Hitec Full Pack Telemetry System

Dec 12, 2011 No Comments

Hitec has recently released their new HTS-SS BLUE Full Pack telemetry system for electric powered helicopters, gliders and fixed wing aircraft. At the heart of the system is a compact “Blue” sensor station which collects data from each sensor of your electric powered helicopter, and sends it back to your transmitter via the Optima 7 [...]

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Thunder Tiger Flybarless Head

Dec 10, 2011 No Comments

Thunder Tiger has recently released their new flybarless rotor head conversion kit for the Titan X 50 and Raptor 30/50 helicopters, both of which are available from TowerHobbies. However, be careful when ordering because each has their own stock number. Use LXBMDZ for the Titan X 50 and LXBMEA for the raptor 30/50. Each head [...]

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P-51 Mustang Reno Racer

Dec 09, 2011 No Comments

I just finished reading an article in the  recent publication of Model Airplane News. The article related to the up coming film by George Lucas: The Red Tails. The article was authored by John Reid and I found it to be very informative and illuminating. There is a lot of misinformation regarding the Tuskegee Airmen and I [...]

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