Full Spectrum Laser Cutter Review — Home Photo Shoot/Sneak Peek

Jan 20, 2015 No Comments

Ever want to get a laser cutter for your workshop? We spent part of the day working at home today. Our staff photographer Peter Hall came over to shoot photos for our upcoming MAN review of my Full Spectrum Laser LLC Laser Cutter & Engraver. We are working on a no-nonsense, easy to understand review of [...]

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Magnetic Cowl Attachment, Workshop Build-Along, Sopwith Camel Part-19

Jan 19, 2015 6 Comments

Recently, I found out that home repair stores like Home Depot stock in their hardware section Rare-earth magnets ideal for use as engine cowling attachment devices. They come in all sorts of sizes and types and for my ongoing workshop build-along for the Sopwith Camel, I used 1/4 inch and .47 inch diameter x 1/8 [...]

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1920s Handley Page Airliner – Travel in Style!

Jan 15, 2015 6 Comments

The next time you’re traveling by air, imagine what it must have been like to take a trip in the 1920s  in a 15-passenger plane like this!  This 15-foot-span Handley Page W.10 model is powered by two 60cc Laser twin-cylinder engines and weighs in at 86 pounds. Builder Neil Tidy spent 2000 hours on the model of [...]

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Parkzone F4U Corsair with SAFE Technology — Sneak Peek!

Jan 14, 2015 No Comments

We just test flew this new backyard F4U Corsair warbird and we came away very impressed. Available from ParkZone it comes with everything you need to fly it using your own DSM2/DSMX compatible transmitter is included. With its built in SAFE Technology you can select 3 flight modes with varying degrees of flight stability. And, it is so stable [...]

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RC Warbird covering tips: 3-color fuselage

Jan 13, 2015 5 Comments

Let’s begin our next installment to recovering your warbird from start to finish, using the Hangar 9 P-51D .60-size Mustang as an example. We’ve already finished covering the wing and stabilizer and all the smaller pieces in the kit. Now we are going to show you how to cover a fuselage with three different colors [...]

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AMA Expo 2015

Jan 10, 2015 No Comments

We are here the AMA Expo and there are a number of new products.  One thing that is obvious is that multi-rotor aircraft are dominating the show.  There are a number of booths showing some type of new multi-rotor aircraft. Another hot item this year is First-Person View (FPV) and many are being used with [...]

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Giant-scale Fuel Tank Installation – Workshop Build-along Sopwith Camel Part 18

Jan 09, 2015 9 Comments

So buttoning up the last bit of work on my Sopwith Camel, I installed the fuel tank and worked out the fuel line routing. I installed a 20 oz. tank from JL Products. This tank is great as it has no flexible internal clunk line to worry about. It has a rotary pickup design and [...]

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Radio and Control Linkage Installation — Workshop Build-Along Sopwith Camel Part 17

Jan 08, 2015 No Comments

After finishing up my landing gear and the hinging of the tail surfaces, the next part of this build-along project is the radio gear and the control linkages. Starting at the front, I installed the engine and then the servos so I could work out the throttle linkage. Here the engine is bolted onto the firewall [...]

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