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Stellar T-33 Shooting Star

Aug 13, 2014 2 Comments

Used during the noontime demo flights at the recent Warbirds over Delaware military extravaganza, this T-33 Shooting Star is the work of longtime WOD attendee Paul LeToureanu. This year, Paul was the Sky Boss for all of the mid-day demo flights and while he wasn’t making sure everything went off as planned, he was also a [...]

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Workshop Build-Along — Alien Aircraft ArrowMaster 4 — Top Wing

Aug 08, 2014 2 Comments

In part 3, we finished the bottom wing by adding the ailerons and joining the two wing halves together. Now we continue with the Top wing! Construction is very similar to the bottom wing. Differences being, it’s built as a single piece with no dihedral and no ailerons. It has a lot to sweep back to it plus, it has [...]

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Perfecting the 3-turn Negative Spin

Aug 07, 2014 No Comments

In the early days of aviation, spins were often fatal because most pilots did not understand how to properly recover from a spin. While in an upright spin, the pilot would pull back on the elevator stick in an effort to save the airplane (and their life!) and only make the situation worse. Since the [...]

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Giant scale gasoline systems

Aug 05, 2014 3 Comments

On a recent rebuild project of a Ziroli 77 inch Stearman PT-17 biplane, I replaced the the fuel tank and plumbing. Here’s how to install a new gasoline fuel system in your plane. (Above.) For the Zenoah G-38 engine powering the Stearman, I chose to install a 20 oz. fuel tank. I also used Sullivan’s heavy [...]

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Easy Retract Installation

Aug 05, 2014 1 Comment

One of my favorite planes is the Top Flite Cessna 310. One thing that was missing from this nice scale plane was the great looking retracts that are available from Robart Manufacturing. I decided to install them and I was surprised just how simple it was. I began my endeavor by purchasing all the necessary equipment, [...]

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Question of the Week — What’s your Favorite Radio Programming Feature?

Aug 04, 2014 32 Comments

Over the years, RC transmitters and radio systems have developed from basic escapement Galloping Ghost rigs and Reed systems, to 27 and 72Mhz systems, to today’s amazing 2.4Ghz programmable computer controlled radios. What’s your favorite new radio feature? Dual-rates? Mixing? Wing and tail configuration, Telemetry, or something else? Tell us what you think is the [...]

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WW1 Scout you can Build–RAF SE5a Updated!

Jul 30, 2014 2 Comments

MAN contributor and prolific model airplane designer Pat Tritle has another great construction article coming. This time it is the famous British dogfighter the RAF SE5a Scout. Electric powered, this parkflyer size WW1 biplane will be in the next issue of MAN and plans will soon be available at the AirAgeStore.com website. Pat will also [...]

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Which Pitts Special do you like the best?

Jul 24, 2014 1 Comment

We just returned from the flying field where were test flew the new Micro UMX Pitts Special S1-S. With its AS3X stabilization system, we were very impress with its performance, even with a bit of wind thrown in for good measure! What’s your opinion of this mini classic and what’s your all time favorite version [...]

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