RC Helicopter Buyer’s Guide

Jan 14, 2014 No Comments by

Helis are hot! Whether you’re looking to buy your first model or are upgrading to a heli that can perform awesome 3D aerobatics, the 2014 Radio Control Helicopter Buyer’s Guide is a must-have resource! Categorized by section, from engines to rotor blades and more, this exclusive, standalone guide will feature something for every heli enthusiast. [...]

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Ultimate Aerobatics

Jun 20, 2013 No Comments by

Everyone wants to be a hotshot at the field, and this special issue will help pilots of all abilities take their flying to the next level. Packed with RC personalities and high-flying excitement, Ultimate Aerobatics offers setup tips, radio programming secrets and basic to 3D flight techniques. This special issue showcases a variety of RC [...]

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RC Spotlight: Brian Fisher’s and his 40% Super Decathlon

Apr 30, 2013 No Comments by

Brian Fisher is a retired engineer living just north of Parry Sound right on Georgian Bay in a lovely house he had built from his own design.  Brian can literately fly float planes right off his own dock.  Brian has been modeling with his Dad since he was 10 and said that Rat-Racing was his [...]

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Workshop Build-Along: Giant Scale Fokker Triplane

Apr 30, 2013 No Comments by

Well I finally got back into the workshop after traveling to the Toledo show so lets get back to the Triplane project. We are getting really close to the “Finish” line and after installing the servos and working out the control linkages and pushrods, we will be ready to cover this beauty! Total time spent [...]

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Ivan Pettigrew: The Sage of Chilliwack

Apr 30, 2013 No Comments by

Poet William Blake said, “Great things are done when men and mountains meet.” In the misty foothills of Chilliwack, BC, there lives such a man. Humble and unassuming, Ivan Pettigrew has become a legend of the electric RC community and a MAAC Hall of Fame inductee. His spectacular subjects and straightforward design philosophy have spawned tribute [...]

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Easy (well, easier!) Engine Cylinders

Mar 13, 2013 No Comments by

To scale modelers, there is inherent enjoyment in the challenge of producing models that represent full-scale aircraft.  The models themselves run the gambit from very loose semi-scale likenesses to full-blown museum scale models.  Certain model subjects tend to force the modeler’s hand when they possess physical characteristics that must be copied to make the model [...]

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Workshop Build-Along: Balsa USA 1/3-scale Fokker Triplane — Adding Top Wing

Mar 04, 2013 No Comments

We are drawing close to the end of this extensive giant-scale build-along. This past weekend the cabane struts and the top wing were built and attached. Check out the sequence below. To build the cabane struts and attach the top wing, you first have to install the kit’s alignement jig as shown about. Start by [...]

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Workshop Build-Along: Balsa USA 1/3-scale Fokker Triplane — Installing Top Wing

Mar 04, 2013 No Comments

We are drawing close to the end of this extensive giant-scale build-along. This past weekend the cabane struts and the top wing were built and attached. Check out the sequence below. To build the cabane struts and attach the top wing, you first have to install the kit’s alignement jig as shown about. Start by [...]

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Workshop Build-along: Balsa USA 1/3-scale Fokker Triplane – Attaching the Middle Wing

Feb 06, 2013 No Comments

The next step in assembly all the parts of the Triplane project is to attach the middle wing to the fuselage. This is a critical step in the overall alignment of the finished model, so you really need to take your time and make sure everything is staight, square and aligned properly. The other two [...]

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Workshop Build-along: Balsa USA 1/3-scale Fokker Triplane — Tail Surfaces

Jan 08, 2013 No Comments

In the past I have been posting some building techniques to help builders of wood kits with basic tasks on the workbench. We’ve gotten several requests for more details on my current project, the Balsa USA 1/3-scale Triplane, so I thought I would share the whole project with you. Let’s Get Started: I had enjoyed [...]

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