Red Arrows RC Airshow

Sep 23, 2015 4 Comments

Check out the  team of  Steve and Matt Bishop flying their turbine-powered Red Arrow BAe Hawks, complete with wingtip smoke! Very impressive flying and coordination from this father and son team, who wow the crowds at events around the globe. Enjoy the show, courtesy of the father and son video team of Pete and Dean [...]

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Conquer the Three-turn Negative Spin

Sep 22, 2015 3 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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Installing a Dummy Rotary Engine — Dressing up my Camel — Part 3

Sep 20, 2015 1 Comment

So, I finished up the dummy rotary engine for the Sopwith Camel this weekend. The over all project took only about 10 hours and spread over a few days, that’s no time at all. I finally decided to attach the molded engine to the inside of the engine cowling. This is the typical way to [...]

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Name that Big Bipe (It’s not a Jungmeister!)

Sep 17, 2015 8 Comments

This unusual RC bipe can really put on a show! The 13-foot-span, 67-pound aircraft is a scale model of an Icelandic homebuilt called an “Aerokot” that was designed and flown by aerobatic champion pilot Hunn Senadel. Based on a Jungmeister but slightly smaller, the plane got its name because it fit Hunn like a coat [...]

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Magnetic Cowl Attachment

Sep 17, 2015 3 Comments

Neodymium magnets are members of the rare earth family and made from a combination of iron, boron and of course, neodymium. They were developed by General Motors and Sumitomo Special Metals in the early 1980s and are the strongest permanent magnets to date.  These magnets are truly amazing. Their strength is over ten times the [...]

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Expert Set Up & Flight Techniques for Twin-Engine Aircraft

Sep 16, 2015 7 Comments

There’s just something special about twin-engine airplanes. Whenever a twin shows up at the flying field, most modelers stop what they’re doing and go over to check it out. Maybe it’s the sound of the engines as they sync into and out of phase while the model is in the air; or perhaps it’s the [...]

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Wow the Crowd with a Slow Roll!

Sep 16, 2015 1 Comment

Want to spice up this weekend’s flying? The slow roll is a challenging classic maneuver that’s actually much harder to perform than it looks. With a little practice, though, you’ll be ready to put on a show!  Enter straight and level, full-power roll left Slowly add right rudder Maximum right rudder Smoothly release right rudder [...]

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Installing a Dummy Rotary Engine — Dressing up my Camel — Part 2

Sep 15, 2015 1 Comment

Work always get in the way of fun time so it takes a little longer than normal when I work on a project during the work week.  I have broken this Technique into three parts and here is the rest of the painting and finishing portion. Part 3 will deal with attaching and securing the [...]

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