Rich Uravitch’s Blog

Seagull Models PC-6 Porter becomes AU-23 Peacemaker

Sep 14, 2011 1 Comment

I recently mentioned that I had a Seagull Models PC-6 Turbo Porter in the paint shop with the plan of converting it to a Fairchild AU-23 Peacemaker. Well, it’s out of the shop and back in the air and looks like this! The gun blast/tracer path was done with PhotoShop. The conversion, beyond the paint [...]

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…..more photos of Super Jug!

Sep 05, 2011 No Comments
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Debut of the Super Jug!

Sep 05, 2011 No Comments

Got some sneak preview photos from my buddy Sean Curry. He was on hand for the taxi tests and initial flights a a spectacular mew P-47 Thunderbolt model. The first to be completed of the four being built is by another buddy, Frank Tiano, originator of well known scale events like Top Gun, Florida Jets, Monster [...]

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Seagull Pilatus Porter PC-6

Aug 19, 2011 No Comments

Just a quick note……I just flew the new Pilatus Porter from Seagull Models. You can power it with either glow or electric, I chose the latter with a package from Horizon Hobby designed for the Porter built around the e-Flite Power 46 motor. All I can say is it is one of the pure fun [...]

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Monster OV-10 Bronco

Jul 12, 2011 3 Comments

When we ran a number of photos of my 109″  “monster” Bronco in the Ultimate Electrics M.A.N. special issue, I was amazed at the interest level from readers. Although powering it with electrics (Hacker A60′s, Opto 99 ESC’s, and 2 12S 5000mAh Li-po packs) was fairly pricey at the time, it was something I just [...]

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E-flite Habu 32 Review Preview!

Jun 27, 2011 No Comments

Well I’ve finished my review for the Habu 32 for MAN and it is all set for the October 2011 issue. As you can see it is a great looking EDF and I have added my flight review of it. See below. If you are looking to step up from foamie EDFs, this one is [...]

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Sensational Sopwith

Jun 15, 2011 No Comments

Just got some images from my buddy Mike Gross, former clubmate in the L.I. Skyhawks, about his newest project, a 1/3rd scale Sopwith Camel. Mike started with a Mick Reeves kit from the U.K. and modified the structure to make it more scale-like. It’s loaded with extra detailing like scale prop and rotary engine, but some [...]

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E-Flite Habu 32, 1st Flights

May 31, 2011 No Comments

Got 4 flights on the Habu over the Memorial Day weekend. Nice flyer; very quick and precise, still fine tuning and getting the landing approach speed and attitude sorted out. Looks like the model is going to be a lot of fun!!

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His modeling career encompasses a broad range of aviation subjects, from small electric models and electric ducted fans to the giant scale and warbirds. He has been the Top Gun craftsmanship judge for several years. He has designed, built and flown several sport-scale RC aircraft, several of which can be purchased at the website.
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