Rich Uravitch interviews Rick Cawley and gets the inside scoop on this amazing 50% scale aerobatic biplane. video platform video management video solutions video player Rick’s amazing monster is the very spirit of the Monster Planes event. It’s a serious scale model and Rick missed a lot of TV to get it ready for [...]
In memory of Pearl Harbor, as she does every Dec. 7, Elizabeth Sanders Smith will place a photo of her husband outside her front door. Her childhood sweetheart in Syracuse was W. Snowdon Smith III, whose grandfather built the famed Snowdon apartments. In October 1941, Elizabeth traveled by train to Utah, where Snowdon served in [...]
Of course, December 7, 1941 is “a date which will live in infamy…” But there are several other important things that happened on this day in aviation history worth noting. Here are just a few. 1995: A small probe released by the Galileo spacecraft began a descent into the atmosphere of the planet Jupiter. The probe [...]
The Nieuport 28C1 was America’s first fighter. Relegated to a backup role by the French in the later days of WW1, American pilots learned to love the speedy and maneuverable N28. It gave America its first official air to air victories in WW1. Later the Nieuport 28A served as a fighter trainer for U.S. pilots [...]
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Would you like to learn how to solder like the pros? Then you will want to watch this 4-part series on Soldering. West Coast Senior Editor, John Reid shows you all of the stuff you will need to get professional results with your soldering. Enjoy Part two, of this four part series on Soldering Battery [...]
Crimp-on servo connectors are tremendously useful for accomplishing neat and reliable component installations. With these connectors, you can trim overly-long servo leads to the ideal length, and you can make your own servo leads and extensions for sailplanes and giant-scale models. But there’s no denying there’s a learning curve for installing these connectors. As with [...]
A guaranteed crowd-pleasing maneuver at any event is a low-level torque roll. Even though this maneuver has been done time and time again, it still seems to defy logical aerobatics; I mean, how can a plane do that? But planes can, if they are set up correctly, and anyone can learn to do the maneuver-with [...]