HOW TO: TRIM YOUR ENGINE COWL

Jul 10, 2011 4 Comments

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

Jul 10, 2011 1 Comment

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 [...]

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

Jul 09, 2011 1 Comment

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 [...]

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Big attendence for the Prado IMAC contest!

Jul 08, 2011 3 Comments

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 [...]

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Godspeed Atlantis Space Shuttle — NASA’s final space mission

Jul 08, 2011 No Comments

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 [...]

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Spiffing up a Spitfire

Jul 07, 2011 8 Comments

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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Dymond Modelsport New Catalog!

Jul 07, 2011 No Comments

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 [...]

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Props & Power for Big Birds

Jul 07, 2011 No Comments

—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 22×8 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 [...]

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