I just scored an awesome book for documenting my on-going Mini Fokker build. As you know I have a 42 inch Fokker D-VII in the works and am now finishing the covering and detailing! How to fly it in about 2 week. Anyway, this book from Osprey Publishing by Greg Van Wyngarden is full of [...]
BH models F4U Corsair by Whitney Philbrick We are always chatting with our friends and contributors and like to talk RC and scale when ever we can. Recently our good buddy Whitney Philbrick of the Mid-Hudson RC Society completed a very nice project. It is a BH Models ARF F4U Corsair with a 90″ wingspan. [...]
7-Cyl 77cc 4-Stroke Glow Radial Engine from Evolution Did any of you see these at Toledo? I think these new Indian-Made Seidel clones are stunning engines. What I hear is they still offer solid performance and reliability and the 7 -Cylinder 77cc is designed for larger models. I have been looking for an excuse to build another Ziroli PT-17 [...]
If you want to treat your RC investment properly, you should always store your unused RC engines away from high humidty areas like a damp basement. Here’s How I store my unused engines when they’re not going to be in a plane for an extended period of time. It’s easy and takes no time at [...]
When it comes to servo leads in our RC planes, there are certain things you can count on to happen. One of these is for servo lead extensions, to eventually come loose from vibration! This wiring pitfall is easy to avoid with a simple length of heat shrink-tubing. Check out my video to see how [...]
From the Washington Post: Published: June 9 By Emma Brown, Maynard Hill, a designer of model airplanes who secured a spot in aviation history in 2003 when one of his creations flew 1,882 miles across the Atlantic Ocean on less than a gallon of fuel, died June 7 of prostate cancer at his home in Silver [...]
We took a break from the desk work here in the office and went out on a photo shoot to helped Hope McCall and our video guru Joe Authur produce a segment for the Radio Control Show. In it, Hope shows how to hand launch an electric plane. Here’s a little behind the scenes video. Enjoy!
Made a little more progress on my build-along Mini Fokker project. The fuselage and tail feathers are now covered and ready to be glued together and hinged. All that’s left is the wing covering and finishing and adding the decals. (Above) Using black Stick on Monokote trim sheet for the black markings! Can you believe [...]