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Top Notch Products Models Cessna 195: Scale buildalong, part 1

Top Notch Products Models Cessna 195: Scale buildalong, part 1

The Scale Squadron of Southern California, a club devoted to scale modeling and RC airplane fun have embarked on a new product review, the Cessna 195 from Top Notch Kits. The review is a group effort of several club members and is built, finished, and flown as a group. So the ideas expressed here are […]

Monster OV-10 Bronco

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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ParkZone Spitfire Mk IX

ParkZone Spitfire Mk IX

From spinner to tail, this electric warbird is designed to impress, with a detailed cockpit, 20mm gun barrels and radiator scoop. It comes with a 15-size outrunner, speed control and servos installed, and it’s available in Bind-N-Fly and plug and play versions ($249.99 and $184.99, respectively). Add your 4-channel radio and go fly! Amp up the […]
2 Days until Warbirds over Delaware!

2 Days until Warbirds over Delaware!

If you are a “Warbird Lover” and who isn’t? Be sure to check out our upcoming online coverage of the popular giant scale event. In its 2oth year, WOD is hosted by the Delaware RC Club at the Lums Pond State Park in Bear, DE. For the 2011 event, our own Gerry Yarrish will be heading […]
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Making 3-panel Windshields — Part 3

Making 3-panel Windshields — Part 3

The final installment of this scale building techique finishes up the Windshield with the addition of the clear plastic panes and installing the units on the fuselage. After the frames are painted, you need to make a template for each of the individual panes. (Aboved.) Flip the framework over and place a scrap piece of […]
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 […]
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 […]
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