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From sport scale to museum masterpieces


Scratch-Build a Round Cowl

Scratch-Build a Round Cowl

The method of making a round cowling involves laminating a cylinder from 1/64-inch plywood and capping it with a balsa ring for the leading edge. In the photos that are featured in this article, I  show two cowlings that I made this way; one was for an original design  and the other was for a […]
Balsa USA Vintage 3-Point WW 1 Floats

Balsa USA Vintage 3-Point WW 1 Floats

If like our editors, you like WW 1 scale airplanes, and are looking for a way to spice up your vintage flying! Try adding water! Flying your Fokker or Sopwith off of water with scale-like 3-Point Floats adds a whole new dimension to the sport. Featuring Balsa, Basswood, and Plywood construction, the new Balsa USA 3-Point […]
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How To Make a Scale Prop

How To Make a Scale Prop

The propeller plays a significant role in the realistic appearance of a scale model aircraft, especially if it’s laminated wood.  With a little effort, you can capture the effect of wood laminations by using any ordinary wood prop.  First, refer to a 3-view drawing and scale-up the prop to the right size for your model. Note: […]
A-Class Alpha Jet

A-Class Alpha Jet

Done up in the colors of the Patrouille Acrobatique de France (the French Acrobatic Patrol, the precision aerobatic team of the French Air Force), this 6-foot-span Alpha Jet is a miniature version of the full size, from its detailed cockpit to its incredible scale landing gear. In this video, pilot Stéphan Laurens flies the model for […]
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Top Gun Free Flight Projects

Top Gun Free Flight Projects

As we mentioned a little while ago, the 2016 Top Gun event in Lakeland, FL will be including a serious free flight rubber power airplane class. Of course these lightweight stick and tissue airplanes will have to be scale and the competition is open to all event participants. There are some basic rules but Frank […]
Ali and his super-size Skyraider

Super-size Skyraider

Custom-built by Phil Clarke of Fighter Aces for world-class pilot Ali Machinchy, this 30% scale Skyraider is based on an 80% enlargement of the 100-inch span Nick Ziroli plan. Phil notes, “The structure has been heavily modified to cater for the weight and size increase to allow the model to be successfully passed through the Large […]
Jeffery Fiscus’s Museum-Scale Butcher Bird

Jeffery Fiscus’s Museum-Scale Butcher Bird

It’s not every day an RC model builder designs and builds a classic WW II fighter from scratch and then brings it to a contest and wins the big Best in Show award. But that’s exactly what Jeffery Fiscus of Bridgeport, WV did with his amazing Focke Wulf Fw 190A3 when he walked away with […]
Supersonic Scale Starfighter

Supersonic Scale Starfighter

Flown at the Jet World Masters competition, this 1/5-scale F-104N was built and piloted by Christophe Regnier. The 52.6-inch-span jet is built from a Skymaster kit, is powered by a Merlin 200 turbine and uses a Futaba radio for control. We especially like the touch-and-go and the drag chute that deployed on landing! Thanks to […]
Top Gun Free Flight Scale — A new competition category!

Top Gun Free Flight Scale — A new competition category!

Well, we all have come to expect surprises from Frank Tiano, AKA the Father of the Top Gun Scale Invitational held each year at Lakeland, FL, and this year is no exception. For the 2016 event, Frank has added a serious Free Flight competition for anyone attending the event. These aren’t your every day Free […]
Master Modeler Workshop: Masking & Spraying

Master Modeler Workshop: Masking & Spraying

Join one of the UK’s master modelers, Phil Noel of Pinnacle Aviation, as he preps, masks, and spray-paints a 1/4-scale MiG-15. Thanks to Pete and Dean Coxon for filming Phil as he explains his techniques so we can all pick up a few tips! Stay tuned for a video of Phil adding the silver coat […]
Holiday Scale Cockpit Stuffers!

Holiday Scale Cockpit Stuffers!

If you are looking for something extra special for that scale RC modeler in you life, or you simply want to fill out the front office of your newest RC scale project, than you have to check out the great looking highly detail pilot figures from Warbirdpilots.com And here’s the latest inside scoop! Owner and […]
Gigantic 17-foot RC Dambuster!

Gigantic 17-foot RC Dambuster!

One thing is for sure, the UK has a rich and exciting aviation history especially when it comes to WW2. One of the most famous missions flown by the RAF involved the 4-engine Avro Lancasters that flew Dam Busting missions in Germany. It is no wonder that RC builders and pilots reproduce giant scale RC […]
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