Workshop Build-Along — Scratch Building a Sopwith Camel Part 3 — Firewall installation

Apr 13, 2014 No Comments

Well, with the winter building season coming to an end, I thought I would squeeze in some more bench time and post an update on the Sopwith Camel Build-along. Since we assembled the main fuselage framework, I turned my attentions to the front end and worked on the firewall forward section. So before installing the [...]

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Workshop Tips and Tricks — Securing Servo Leads

Apr 11, 2014 No Comments

MAN’s Gerry Yarrish is always building and reviewing RC airplanes and along the way has used all sorts of tricks and techniques to solve common problems that pop up. Check out this video showing how to avoid servo leads from coming apart in the air and bringing your RC plane down unexpectedly. video platform video [...]

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Road to Top Gun — Vince Veltri’s Wonderful Wildcat

Apr 11, 2014 1 Comment

The Grumman Wildcat is a very popular early WW2 fighter design and Vince Veltri’s version is one of the best you’ll see. Vince’s Grumman Wildcat with be entered in the Team Scale class, Vince Veltri has been busy in the workshop putting the finishing touches on his South Pacific Zero chaser. The “Team” referred to [...]

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10 Hot Fun Fly Ideas

Apr 11, 2014 3 Comments

With the cold weather now behind us, many are thinking about getting back to the flying fields and cranking up those engines. A great way to limber up your transmitter thumbs is to practice fun fly maneuvers. Fun fly events and the required maneuvers and tasks are fun and exciting and help improve you piloting skills! What [...]

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U.S. Navy fuels RC plane with SEAWATER!

Apr 10, 2014 3 Comments

The P-51 in the photo above looks like a typical RC model, with a huge exception: it is powered by seawater! The U.S. Naval Research Lab has been working on ways to turn seawater into fuel, using a Carbon Capture Skid to remove carbon dioxide from the water while producing hydrogen. A metal catalyst in [...]

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Amazing first flight: 20-foot-span B-25!

Apr 07, 2014 38 Comments

Just when you think you’ve seen a really giant, giant-scale plane, here comes a 1/3.3-scale B-25 Mitchell! Weighing in at 326 pounds, with a wingspan of 20 feet, this behemoth is powered by two 400cc Moki 5-cylinder radials and 35×13 carbon-fiber propellers. The big bomber has wood construction with fiberglass reinforcements and uses handmade retracts and 30 servos. Three Emcotec [...]

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Road to Top Gun — Frank Tiano’s Macchi 200

Apr 07, 2014 3 Comments

As if, Top Gun creator and promoter, Frank Tiano, isn’t busy enough during his annual Scale Invitational competition, Frank often registers as a pilot to compete along with the rest of the scale pilots at the event. This year, Frank will be flying in the  Pro-Am class (Pro-Prop) with his impressive Macchi 200. A radial engine [...]

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Big Futaba Radio News!

Apr 07, 2014 No Comments

Gerry Yarrish was very excited to find the new Giant Scale Futaba radio in the Hobbico booth! Imagine how big Gerry’s new airplane is going to be! Both Executive Editor Debra Cleghorn and Gerry toured the Hobbico booth so stay tuned for more sneak peeks of products on the way.  

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