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Get your RC Club on a TV News Show

Get your RC Club on a TV News Show

Local and positive PR (public Relations) is very important to our hobby. A great way to do this is to get your club featured on a local or regional TV news show. my club, the Central CT RC Club of Farmington, CT did just that and here’s the video spot that was shown on Channel […]
HOW TO: TRIM YOUR ENGINE COWL

HOW TO: TRIM YOUR ENGINE COWL

9 EASY STEPS TO A PERFECT FIT The engine cowl on this .60-size Lanier Stinger fits perfectly around the engine. Follow the nine easy steps outllned below, and your engine cowl will fit this nicely. Making cutouts in a fiberglass engine cowl has always been difficult for me. I used to zip through a plane’s […]
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Making Scale 3-panel Windshields — Part 2

Making Scale 3-panel Windshields — Part 2

Continuing our scale upgrade project, this takes up where the first part ended. I used G-10 fiberglass sheet material to replace the old and worn out folded clear plastic setup on a Ziroli Stearman PT-17. So here were are starting with the formed and folded blank shown below set in place on my Stearman restoration project. (Above.) First […]
Brian Taylor’s DHC-1 Chipmunk — Close-up flightline walk-around

Brian Taylor’s DHC-1 Chipmunk — Close-up flightline walk-around

by Simon Delaney  This 1:4 scale trainer is one of well known RC scale modeller and designer Brian Taylor’s favourite competition models. Well known for his range of exact scale warbirds and civilian plans and accessories, I always look forward to seeing Brian’s latest masterpiece at the UK Scale Nationals competition, where this selection of […]
Big attendence for the Prado IMAC contest!

Big attendence for the Prado IMAC contest!

Over the 4 of July weekend the Prado IMAC contest kicked off with a record 46 registered pilots this year, which is a great turnout for a contest that is only in its second year.  To give you a comparison consider this, the U.S. Nats “IMAC” portion had 35 pilots and an average throughout the […]
Godspeed Atlantis Space Shuttle — NASA’s final space mission

Godspeed Atlantis Space Shuttle — NASA’s final space mission

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Space shuttle Atlantis successfully launched  today (Friday, July 8, 2011) on the 135th and final flight in NASA’s shuttle program. The mission, is scheduled to last 12 days and is intended to stockpile a year’s worth of supplies on the International Space Station. The STS-135 astronauts are: Commander Chris Ferguson, Pilot […]
Spiffing up a Spitfire

Spiffing up a Spitfire

Tony Iannucelli was thrilled with the looks of his Hangar 9 .60-size Spitfire, but he wanted to personalize it with invasion stripes and electric retracts. Check out his ARF adventure here:  Growing up in the hobby, the warbird I wanted to model most was the iconic P-51 Mustang.  Second on my list was a Spitfire.  I’ve […]
Dymond Modelsport New Catalog!

Dymond Modelsport New Catalog!

Now available, a new “Yellow Pages of Modeling” has everything you need for electric RC. With over 30 years of experience in electric RC modeling, Dymond knows what will work and can give recommendations and advice. The new catalog has chargers, balancers, servos, batteries of all types, speed controls and BECs, motors of every size […]
Props & Power for Big Birds

Props & Power for Big Birds

—Proper Power-loading for Giant-Scale RC Pilots By Gerry Yarrish (opening photo by Jerry Smith) (Above) Designed by Gary Allen, this 1/3-scale Bucker Bu-133 Jungmeister is powered by a Zenoah G-45. It turns a 22x8 prop at a modest 6,400rpm and powers the big, 86-inch biplane beautifully. Once you start flying bigger airplanes with 80-inch-plus wingspans […]
On Sale Now! Plans for Fleet Model-2 Biplane by Pat Tritle

On Sale Now! Plans for Fleet Model-2 Biplane by Pat Tritle

Fleet Model 2-Biplane: got to: http://www.airagestore.com/plans/fleet-model-2-biplane.html Construction Article from September 2011 issue of Model Airplane News (complete text) By: Pat Tritle The Fleet Model 1 was originally derived from the Consolidated Model 14 Husky Junior. The Husky derivatives were a series of two-seat trainer and sport biplanes produced in the United States and Canada in […]
Model Repair, 10-Steps to a Fast Fix

Model Repair, 10-Steps to a Fast Fix

We’ve all done it. That one dumb thumb move, the very brief moment when our brain wanted to go right and our thumb decided to go left. There’s nothing you can do but pick up the pieces and take them back to the shop. Some professional aircraft impact testers even have a trash bag in […]
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