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Outstanding  RC B-25!

Outstanding RC B-25!

By Lyle Vasser   This is our Ziroli B-25 with 101″ wingspan. My father, Robert Vasser, built the model, and I painted and added the detail work. I also fly the plane. (He likes to say he is the “builder” and I”m the “crasher”). My dad declared that if we build this plane it had […]
Top Notch Models Cessna 195: Scale Buildalong, part 4

Top Notch Models Cessna 195: Scale Buildalong, part 4

Our Cessna setup and ready for trim. The plane is covered in Solartex and primed and painted with Topflite Lusterkote white. This gave us a very good looking, even surface for trim and paint. Notice the wheel pants are now installed and the KMS motor is installed.                 […]
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Top Notch Cessna 195: Scale Build-along, part 3

Top Notch Cessna 195: Scale Build-along, part 3

In this installment, the Scale Squadron club members hinge the ailerons, glass the wheel pants and cover the wing.   Since we are painting the airplane, we decided to glass the wheel pants. This is a very easy process. Requires some 3/4oz glass cloth, Pacer Finishing Resin, and an old credit card or other piece of […]
BP Hobbies Me 163 Komet: online extras

BP Hobbies Me 163 Komet: online extras

The BP Hobbies Me 163B-1a Komet, reviewed in the October issue of Model Airplane News, is a unique aircraft with many interesting features. Here, reviewer Klaus Ronge explains some additional features of the aircraft and some of his modifications. There is a removable hatch to access the stock tailwheel assembly which I did not use […]
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Top Notch Products Cessna 195 Scale Buildalong, part 2

Top Notch Products Cessna 195 Scale Buildalong, part 2

The Scale Squadron of Southern California, a club devoted to scale modeling and RC airplane fun have embarked on a new product review, the Cessna 195 from Top Notch Kits. This article continues with the construction of the wheel pants, cowl,  vertical fin fit and wing installation. For the first part of this article, click here. There was little […]
Another Hard Day at the Office!

Another Hard Day at the Office!

Joe Arthur our video guy here at the MAN office, caught me working on the new E-flite Super Cub. It has a 68-inch span and is powered by a Power25 brushless motor and a 60A ESC. perfect size for keeping it assembled in the back of the SUV. Anyway, watch for a full review coming […]
WW II Aces: New Flight Journal Special Now Available

WW II Aces: New Flight Journal Special Now Available

The digital edition of WW II Aces is now available on the Members Only site! If you love WW II airplanes, you won’t be able to put down this special edition from the editors of Flight Journal! This collector’s issue is packed with the spellbinding stories and extraordinary photography that have made Flight Journal famous. […]
Sneak Peek–Micro Thomas Morse Scout Construction Article

Sneak Peek–Micro Thomas Morse Scout Construction Article

Exclusive! New on the Members Only  Section of the Model Airplane News Website, we have a sneak peek preview of Richard Dery’s amazing micro RC  design, the Micro Tommy. This foam and balsa miniature biplane looks and flies great and it is easy to build! Become a member today and find out what you’ve been missing! There […]
Top Notch Products Models Cessna 195: Scale buildalong, part 1

Top Notch Products Models Cessna 195: Scale buildalong, part 1

The Scale Squadron of Southern California, a club devoted to scale modeling and RC airplane fun have embarked on a new product review, the Cessna 195 from Top Notch Kits. The review is a group effort of several club members and is built, finished, and flown as a group. So the ideas expressed here are […]
Color Correct: Scale shades of Realism

Color Correct: Scale shades of Realism

Mixing custom colors for scale airplanes can be tricky, and the difference between accurate and “pretty close” can be the difference between winning and not even placing at an RC scale contest. Let’s dig a little deeper into the colorful world of model documantation and painting. After collecting the proper aircraft color and markings documentation, the […]
Props & Power for Big Birds

Props & Power for Big Birds

—Proper Power-loading for Giant-Scale RC Pilots By Gerry Yarrish (opening photo by Jerry Smith) (Above) Designed by Gary Allen, this 1/3-scale Bucker Bu-133 Jungmeister is powered by a Zenoah G-45. It turns a 22x8 prop at a modest 6,400rpm and powers the big, 86-inch biplane beautifully. Once you start flying bigger airplanes with 80-inch-plus wingspans […]
On Sale Now! Plans for Fleet Model-2 Biplane by Pat Tritle

On Sale Now! Plans for Fleet Model-2 Biplane by Pat Tritle

Fleet Model 2-Biplane: got to: http://www.airagestore.com/plans/fleet-model-2-biplane.html Construction Article from September 2011 issue of Model Airplane News (complete text) By: Pat Tritle The Fleet Model 1 was originally derived from the Consolidated Model 14 Husky Junior. The Husky derivatives were a series of two-seat trainer and sport biplanes produced in the United States and Canada in […]
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