Horizon Radio of the Year 900x250
Log In
Access Premium Site»
Not a member? Join today!

Uncategorized

Aero Commander: First look at an unlimited aerobatic twin

Aero Commander: First look at an unlimited aerobatic twin

Over many years, the legendary Bob Hoover proved to millions of onlookers just how capable the Aero Commander really is.  He would take his green and white Aero Commander Shrike and put it through an impressive array of aerobatic maneuvers – first with both, then one, then none of the engines running.  Not a bad […]
Sneak peek: Hangar 9 Taylorcraft 26cc BNF

Sneak peek: Hangar 9 Taylorcraft 26cc BNF

Hangar 9’s BNF (Bind-N-Fly) Taylorcraft does the classic aircraft proud. As soon as you pop the top off the box, you know you treated yourself to many hours of enjoyment. Everything—and I mean everything!—is included; just add your favorite 6-channel DSM2 or DSMX compatible radio and do some basic assembly and you’re ready for takeoff. I […]
Hobbico HR instant FPV party V2 600x120
De Havilland DH 88 Comet Full Build Part III

De Havilland DH 88 Comet Full Build Part III

A Fuselage is born: Building the fuselage was very straight forward and required no special skills. Built one side first. Cover that side with clear wrap and built the other side on top of the first. This insures that both sides of the fuse come out the same. Seen below with both halves. One on top […]
Free Beechcraft Staggerwing 3-view

Free Beechcraft Staggerwing 3-view

Yours for the taking, scans of original pen-and-ink drawings of the very first, fixed- gear Model 17 Staggerwing Beechcraft from the master, William Wylam.  Talk about a collector’s item!  How can you get one?  Just visit our new and improved Flight Journal website and download the free 3-view. While you’re there, look around; there are […]
FPV/Photodrone 600x120
Sneak peek: E-flite Hawker Sea Fury

Sneak peek: E-flite Hawker Sea Fury

Back by popular demand, the E-flite Hawker Sea Fury 480 ARF is an impressive-looking, electric-powered sport scale version of the noteworthy British fighter. The new Sea Fury now is made with injection-molded Z-Foam making it very lightweight, durable and easily repairable (foam-safe CA glue is not required). It comes with nice scale details including molded […]
Tips from the Flying Field: Aileron Differential

Tips from the Flying Field: Aileron Differential

What is aileron differential and how your model can benefit from using it? Senior technical editor Gerry Yarrish explains this important mix in this online video. Programming this feature into your transmitter will make your plane fly smoother and more precise while eliminating the need to coordinate aileron and rudder input to counter adverse yaw. It’s an especially […]
Plans drawn by Ivan Pettgrew

De Havilland DH 88 Comet-Full Build Part I

                                                            The De Havilland Comet is one of my personal favorites. The original Comet was designed and built back in 1934 for the race from England to Australia. Only three original  aircraft were ever constructed .  The plane to the left was known as Black Magic. The second plane, a red version was  named Grosvenor House. The third […]
How Big is Your Fuel Tank?

How Big is Your Fuel Tank?

I see this often and that is a kit with a fuel tank that is not labeled or identified in the instructions as to the size in ounces.  There is an easy way to resolve this simply by weighing the tank both empty and full.  Fuel (15%) is typically about 20 grams/ounce.  Be sure to […]
De Havilland DH 88 Comet Full Build Part II

De Havilland DH 88 Comet Full Build Part II

 Building a wing: The plans for this model were hand drawn by Ivan Pettigrew. A well know and respected designer. They were somewhat rough in nature but did allow for very easy modifications. All the drawings were on  a single sheet so it was necessary to cut each section from the main plan sheet in order to simplify […]
Is Engine Break-in Always Needed?

Is Engine Break-in Always Needed?

Fact or Fiction: Modern engines produced to precision tolerances don’t require break-in; just set the needle valve a little rich, and fly. In today’s plug ‘n’ play society, you may be tempted to heed this advice. After all, you can buy an ARF and have it ready to fly the next day. Is it really […]
Sneak Peek: ElectriFly Mr. Mulligan

Sneak Peek: ElectriFly Mr. Mulligan

  The ElectriFly version is a gorgeous ARF that is all built-up construction and beautifully covered in MonoKote. All control surfaces are prehinged for you and glued in place. Construction consists of gluing the tail surfaces in place, bolting on the landing gear and installing your motor and radio gear. A couple of spare nights […]
J 3 Cub-Fun with covering

J 3 Cub-Fun with covering

                                                                                                              The J 3 Cub is a great flying aircraft. I always enjoy watching the guys at the field fly their Cubs. Eventually got A Cub of my own. This model of the J 3 Cub was built from an old Sig Kit I purchased on e-bay a many years back.  J 3 Cub’s are traditionally finished with “Cub Yellow”covering. You may see the Military finish as well. Olive Green with […]
Airage Media © 2017
WordPress Lightbox Plugin