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Warbirds over Delaware! 1 day and counting…

Warbirds over Delaware! 1 day and counting…

If you attending the 2012 WOD event, be sure to stop by and say hi… Gerry Yarrish will be onsite covering all the giant scale warbird action! Again this year, MAN is the event’s exclusive Media Sponsor so we’ll be covering the event and posting lots pix and videos here on the MAN site! Check […]
Workshop Build-along, Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair, Part 9

Workshop Build-along, Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair, Part 9

The Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair ARF build is coming along nicely and we are nearing the Bent-Wing Warbird’s completion. This past weekend I finalized the engine installation as well as the fuel tank and ignition installations. Here’s how the project looks now. The instructions suggest a three-line fuel tank setup but I decided […]
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Workshop Build-along, Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair, Part 8

Workshop Build-along, Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair, Part 8

Now that the engine is all set, it is time to install the engine cowling. This takes a little more effort to get it right and there is a lot of assemble and removal, and repeat involved. But following the directions is definately a good thing here. (Above) First thing, install the muffler. Instructions say […]
Workshop Build-along, Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair, Part 7

Workshop Build-along, Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair, Part 7

I got a bit more progress done over the holiday and was able to install the engine and engine cowling on the Top Flite Corsair. Here’s what it looks like now. (Above) This is the hardware that comes with the DLE 55 engine. The standoffs are aluminum and come with stainless steel screws. There are no […]
Workshop Build-along, Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair, Part 6 w/video

Workshop Build-along, Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair, Part 6 w/video

    The Tailwheel is the next item to install and with the Robart electric unit, it requires just a little bit of modification to the plane. The unit has the same standard vertical attachment bracket that screws into two hardwood rails attached to the former just forward of the tailwheel opening. When the gear […]
Workshop Build-Along — Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair — Part 5

Workshop Build-Along — Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair — Part 5

After a little break and taking a trip to Canada for the big Father’s Day Fun Fly weekend, I am now back in the shop and working again on the assembly of the new Top Flite giant scale F4U Corsair ARF. The next step is to install the elevator and rudder pushrods and attach to […]
Hubsan Spy Hawk Mini FPV Glider A First Look!

Hubsan Spy Hawk Mini FPV Glider A First Look!

Well, we finally got one of these cool little FPV mini powered gliders in the office for review. Distributed by Hobby People /Global Hobby Dist., The Spy Hawk is a great first step into the exciting world of FPV (First Person View) RC airplanes. It gives you that from the cockpit view right on the […]
New Project — Balsa USA 1/3-scale Fokker Triplane

New Project — Balsa USA 1/3-scale Fokker Triplane

Wow! I just got my new kit delivered!  I ordered it at the Toledo show (preordered) and I think it was worth waiting for. It has a 93 inch span and comes in at about 25 pounds. I plan to hang my GT 80 on the firewall. Here are some photos I found online of […]
Workshop Build-Along — Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair — Part 4

Workshop Build-Along — Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair — Part 4

With the wing all taken care of, the next step is assemblying the tail surfaces. The first step is to attach the plastic attachment tabs on the elevator control rods. Be sure to thread each of them the same number of turns so the control linkage leverage is the same length. The horizontal stabilizer and […]
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