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Micro Lightning–Test Flying the new P-38 from Flyzone

Micro Lightning–Test Flying the new P-38 from Flyzone

I just got back from the flying field here in Wilton, CT after test flying the neat little P-38 Lightning from Flyzone. I remember growing up building Revell plastic scale models and one was a P-38 and it was not very much smaller than this all-foam RC park flyer. With great molded in details and […]
Giant Stunning Stearman

Giant Stunning Stearman

  Pedro Sanchez is a master scale modeler and a member of the Georgia Model Aviators in Ballground. He has many large scale models in his hanger and prides himself with absolute detail on his models.  His latest, as seen here, is a Balsa USA Stearman. Pedro is relentless when it comes to detail and […]
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Fly with Two Receivers

Fly with Two Receivers

For most high performance 3D aerobatic airplanes, pilots will often split the control system into two separate onboard radio setups to add redundancy and to lessen the demand on the single receiver battery. Usually, they will split the controls left and right. One receiver takes care of the right aileron, rudder servo and elevator servos. […]
Video Test Flight — 1/3-scale Fokker Triplane

Video Test Flight — 1/3-scale Fokker Triplane

After a 10 month Build-along and 500 man-hours of effort, Model Airplane News editor Gerry Yarrish had a very successful test flight day at the flying field. The giant scale Fokker triplane is built from a Balsa USA kit, and the completed model is equipped with a Zenoah GT 80 gas engine, a DX18 transmitter […]
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Sneak Peek–Giant Electric Flying Razor

Sneak Peek–Giant Electric Flying Razor

Coming up in the January 2014 issue of Electric Flight we have an interview with Dave Parrone and his beautiful 1/3-scale Fokker D.VIII Parasol fighter. Dave says: “I wanted something new since I have been flying my 1/3-scale Fokker D.VI for a couple of years now and the D.VIII was on my list of planes to […]
Triplane at Rhinebeck WW1 Jamboree

Triplane at Rhinebeck WW1 Jamboree

Well these photos seal the deal! They were shot by my good friend Sean Curry who came up from Florida to enjoy the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome during the WW1 RC Jamboree. Check it out! Old Baron von Mini-Me looks pretty good! and he flew well also even after the wind kicked up during the RC […]
47th Annual RC Jamboree at Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome

47th Annual RC Jamboree at Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome

Had a marvelous weekend at the ORA. Lots of great things to see and the flying was great until Sunday when it got really windy! I flew the new giant Triplane several times with great success! Here are some photos! My Triplane slept at night under the wing of the Spirit of St. Louis Rebecca […]
Packing up!

Packing up!

As soon as we put the December 2013 issue of MAN to bed, I will be heading down the highway to the 47th annual Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome’s RC WW1 and Vintage Aircraft Jamboree. Triplane is all stowed way and ready to go. I will post photos from the event if I have a good WiFi […]
Arming a 1/3-scale Fokker Triplane

Arming a 1/3-scale Fokker Triplane

There’s a old saying that you’re never finished with a scale airplane, you simply stop working on it. And this is certainly true of my giant scale Triplane. I test flew and have attended some giant scale events with some of the scale detailing yet to be finished and added to the airplane. Examples are […]
Workshop Build-Along — Triplane Scale Surface and Rib Tapes

Workshop Build-Along — Triplane Scale Surface and Rib Tapes

Our December issue of MAN will include an article I wrote about painting and finishing models with scale Stits and Poly Tone paints. I touch on Rib and Surface Tapes briefly so here are some more details on applying these scale details. When it comes to large 1/3-scale models, these kind of details are all […]
MAN at Kingston IMAA Rally in Canada

MAN at Kingston IMAA Rally in Canada

The 26th annual IMAA giant Scale Rally sponsored by IMAA chapter 217 and hosted by the Kingston RC Modelers club in Kingston Ontario Canada was an amazing time. Weather was perfect and the wind was almost non existent. Well over 100 pilots and almost double that many IMAA legal giant scale planes showed up and […]
Exclusive! Hangar 9’s Giant Corsair

Exclusive! Hangar 9’s Giant Corsair

We got the exclusive on the  Hangar 9 F4U-1D Corsair.  This plane is a giant-scale 60cc size aircraft that delivers scale details worthy of being called competition grade, I have to say that it is impressive.  The construction is primarily wood with fully balsa-sheeted areas, but the outer wing panels and control surfaces (except the […]
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