Carl Layden’s Blog

Durafly Hyper Bipe — Video First Look

Jan 20, 2014 No Comments

One of Model Airplane News’ Featured Bloggers, Carl Layden, just acquired a new biplane and has produced a video first look. The Hyper Bipe from Durafly, is a modern looking unusual multi-wing sport flyer. A very talented modeler and a regular contributor to MAN’s Canadian section, Carl has a lot of experience and offers his [...]

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Disney Inspired Build-Along Balsa Dusty

Oct 04, 2013 9 Comments

What is a ‘kit-bash’? This is the question asked when my latest project was described to a modeler friend. The popularity of ARF and RTF aircraft necessitates the a little more explanation. It’s part way between building from scratch and building a traditional kit. Using an existing kit as the basis it is modified to [...]

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Top Gun 2013 Photos

Aug 22, 2013 No Comments

Many consider Top Gun to be one of the best (if not THE BEST) R/C events on the planet, I have to agree.  On May 1st of this year I travelled to Paradise field to take a few photos.  I had the opportuinity to meet many of the pilots and organizers of the event.  These are [...]

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Free Flight Scale at 25th Annual Top Gun Event

Apr 07, 2013 1 Comment

As part of the 25th Annual Scale Invitational, Frank Tiano has included a scale Rubber-Powered Free Flight “Mass Launch” to the activities for the Top Gun Silver Anniversary. And this is open to everyone to participate including Pilots, Crew Members, Judges, Staff and Press. Frank asked us to get the word out so here it [...]

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Build an RC Model Storage System — Do it yourself organization!

Jan 08, 2013 21 Comments

Airplanes on the workshop floor always seem to catch “Hangar Rash.” Organizations is a great way to keep the our of harm’s way. Aviation modelers are an eclectic group coming from all walks of life.  Once we conquer the basics of flight we tend to acquire a variety of aircraft varying in type or style as [...]

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Build a Stand for your RC Model

Sep 18, 2012 5 Comments

During the spring I designed & built an RC model stand for a friend.  The idea was to build a stand that would make it easier to assemble and disassemble the aircraft.  This stand should work for most 40-60 size airplanes, modelers may want to create/change to suit their own tastes too.  The construction is [...]

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About the author

Carl provides coverage of Atlantic Canadian events and people. In more than 30 years of RC flight, his interest has ranged from micro to giant scale, including a few of his own designs. He has served on the MAAC board of directors and was president from 2004-2006.
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