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Homebuilt Project — Construction Article Extras — de Havilland DH90 Dragonfly

Jul 22, 2014 No Comments

As a bonus for the upcoming construction article in the November issue of Electric Flight, here is the full-length construction notes from designer Ivan Pettigrew. With limited pages in the print magazine, we are pleased to offer this fully detailed version of Ivan’s article for our online readers to enjoy. All the construction photos are [...]

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LTV A-7 Corsair II

Jul 02, 2014 No Comments

W HEN I DECIDE to design an RIC model- at least. one that I’d like \0 see published- I COIl sider a number of things. Most im portant. it must be a subject on which I’m prepared 10 spend the time required to design and build. Second- and almost as impor- 13n! 10 me- is [...]

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Skyraider A1-E & A1-H

Jul 02, 2014 No Comments

Aviation enthusiasts should already know the story of the Skyraider. Several excellent books, including Profile’s publication, have been written about this exceptional airplane. Therefore, what I have to say about the Skyraider is a retrospective outline of its development and orientation. The design began in 1944 as a replacement for the SBD Dauntless. The early [...]

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The Big Apple

Jul 02, 2014 No Comments

IN THE QUEST for better flying performance, R/C pattern aircraft have been growing larger and heavier. All the power available from today’s piped Schnuerle .60 engines is necessary for these larger aircraft. It has been more than a few years now since our AMA pattern rules were changed to permit the use of twin .40 [...]

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Arado 76

Jul 02, 2014 1 Comment

The september 1938 issue of Model Airplane News contained plans for a 20-inch-spam, rubber-powered Arado 76: “…a new German fighter/trainer.” I built it, and when .049 glow engines emerged a decade later, I turned it into a Wasp-powered U-control and flew it indoors. It was a crowd pleaser–especially when it landed, and I was too [...]

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MACCHI MC.200 Saetta Fighter

Jul 02, 2014 No Comments

An Italian WW II precision-scale masterpiece   The WW II ITALIAN MACCHI MC.200 Saetta fighter was my first serious attempt at a true scale RIC model. As usual, I was unable to find accurately drawn 3-views, so I produced my own from measurements I had made of a full-size aircraft at a museum. Powered by a [...]

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Tampa’s TRAC Big Bird Fly In

Jun 29, 2014 No Comments

June…Summer…Florida….How do you think the weather was?  You’re probably right..HOT!  That’s 98 degrees HOT!!  But trust me that didn’t stop anyone.  Living in Florida is like living in Seattle.  In Seattle you know it’s going to rain and you make plans anyway.  In Florida, you know it’s going to be hot so you make plans [...]

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Go Discover, looking at the world from above

Jun 19, 2014 2 Comments

We got the chance to test out the new Go Discover airplane wing from Hobby king.  This wing already has a GoPro mount in the front nose ready for your GoPro camera. If you ever wanted to get a different view of the world, this is the plane that will do it for you. check [...]

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