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LIGHT UP THE NIGHT SKY

Oct 02, 2013 7 Comments

Why not customize your aircraft so that night flying will be as simple to do as flying during the day? (That is, for those of you who find it easy to fly during the day!) For me, flying at night has a couple of benefits. I live in the desert and it is hot and [...]

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MASTER A 3-ROLL, 270-DEGREE ROLLING CIRCLE

Sep 30, 2013 No Comments

      Recently, I took a look at a few known International Miniature Aerobatic Club (IMAC) programs and came across an interesting maneuver that serves as a great building block for other, more intricate, maneuvers. The 3-roll 270-degree rolling circle is maneuver four in the 2011 Advanced Class program. Many pilots claim to perform [...]

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How To: Make Scale 3-Panel Windshield Frames

Sep 27, 2013 4 Comments

This technique is an updated version of my original “How To” using thin 1/32 inch plywood for making 3-panel frames to hold clear windshield panes. The opening photo is of my older Stearman and it shows how the finished frames look when finished. Come back often as I will be updating this post as the project goes along. Let’s get started. [...]

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Piper PA-18 Super Cub–MAN Construction Article

Sep 27, 2013 No Comments

Here’s the complete construction article from the upcoming January 2014 issue of MAN. Pat Tritle designed this amazing super scale Piper PA-18 Super Cub as a tribute to the ultimate Bush plane. This online article includes all the details of the build including construction photos, a complete Bill of Materials and Flight performance. The Ultimate [...]

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Mastering the Hovering Square Loop

Sep 23, 2013 2 Comments

When it comes to the world of aerobatics, exciting moves are endless. A maneuver like the loop can have hundreds of different combinations. A pilot can perform a snap roll at the top of the loop and turn the loop into an Avalanche. This combines inputs for a snap roll as well as inputs needed for [...]

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The Nozarossi REX 57 Heli Engine

Sep 16, 2013 No Comments

Novarossi engines were developed in Italy in the early 60’s and are the leaders in almost all speed categories for airplanes, boats and cars. Although designed for max performance, their 3-needle carburetors provide an excellent idle and transition to a mid-range for hovering and normal flight. Shown here is their 57 Novarossi REX Helicopter Engine [...]

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Flying Safety Is No Accident

Sep 14, 2013 2 Comments

Every helicopter comes with a warning that this is not a toy. That it can cause serious injury, or even death. Unfortunately this is exactly what happened a few months ago when a helicopter went out of control and struck the pilot. I don’t know the exact circumstances of this tragic accident,. but helicopter design [...]

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Homemade Heli!

Sep 05, 2013 No Comments

What do you get when you combine four lengths of pipe and a lawn mower engine? You won’t believe this homemade helicopter, intended to carry one very brave individual. Would you be willing to pilot this craft? Click to see if this really flies!

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