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Road to Top Gun — Walt Alexander’s Family Affair

Road to Top Gun — Walt Alexander’s Family Affair

From Decatur, TN, Walter Alexander will be flying his 1/3 scale Fokker D.VII in the Pro-AM Sport class at Top Gun. Walt’s aircraft is modeled after Carl Degelow’s aircraft from WWII.  Built from a Balsa USA 1/3-scale kit, it has a 118 inch span and weighs in at 38 pounds. Walt chose a Zenoah GT80 […]
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Bombs Away! — Adding a Bomb Drop Mechanism

Bombs Away! — Adding a Bomb Drop Mechanism

OK, it’s really called a payload release mechanism, and it plugs directly into your receiver, but this slick Payload Release from E-flite is the perfect solution for scale modelers who want mechanical options like drop tank and bomb drop function on your scale plane. For less than $25, the unit plugs directly into the receiver […]
ROAD TO TOP GUN — Vince Veltri’s Westland Lysander

ROAD TO TOP GUN — Vince Veltri’s Westland Lysander

Competing this year in the PRO-AM Sportsman class, Vinve Veltri will be flying for his 14th time at the Top Gun scale invitational with his 1/5-scale Westland Lysander.  Vince says he can’t wait to compete again. Not 100% sure, but Vince thinks he’ll be oldest pilot there at the age of 81! Built from the […]
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Corsair Tailwheel Upgrade, Earl Aune’s Scale Gear with Tail-hook

Corsair Tailwheel Upgrade, Earl Aune’s Scale Gear with Tail-hook

If you are building a Corsair from one of the Top Flite ARF kits, this upgrade will add lots of static scale points. This impressive scale retractable tailwheel with tailhook unit comes from my good friend and scale modeler, Earl Aune. (Above) Gear Extended (Above) Gear in the retracted position Involved with scale competition and […]
Fabric Covering for Scale RC Airplanes — Video How To

Fabric Covering for Scale RC Airplanes — Video How To

We’ve received several emails asking about covering scale models. While I was building my the 1/4-scale Sopwith Camel project, I wrote this post that goes into detail about what required. Your response was impressive and many of you asked about Scale Stits Fabric and Poly Tak adhesive. So, I broke out the video camera in the […]
Road to Top Gun — Brian Blois’ F-16C Fighting Falcon

Road to Top Gun — Brian Blois’ F-16C Fighting Falcon

Flying RC since he was 10, Brian Blois from Winter Park, CO  will be competing for the first time at Top Gun and will fly his BVM PNP F-16C 1/6-scale F-16C painted in the Alaska Air National Guard “Aggressor” scheme. Brian believes it’s a perfect candidate for competition in the X Class. Brian enjoys many […]
Giant Scale Engine Considerations — Getting it right for improved performance

Giant Scale Engine Considerations — Getting it right for improved performance

When you are selecting the correct power plant for your giant-scale project, there are many factors to consider, including the size, weight, noise level, and carburetor type for the engine.These requirements can change with the intent of the project. A giant-scale aerobatic enthusiast, for example, is looking for pure performance, whereas a scale builder might […]
Win $5K with the House Racer Challenge

Win $5K with the House Racer Challenge

Hobbico announces the House Racer Challenge, a video contest featuring the recently-launched House Racer Indoor FPV Race Pack and House Racer FPV Race Gate System. The contest runs from March 8 through April 4 and features celebrity judges. The grand prize is $5,000. The winner will be announced on April 14, 2017. “Our House Racer […]
8 Great Workshop Tips

8 Great Workshop Tips

EASY-INSTALL EYELETS The brass eyelets that come with rubber servo grommets are often a tight fit, and they can be tiresome to install by hand. A handy alternative is to use a punch or a piercer to apply them. Mount the grommet on the servo, and slip the eyelet over the tip of the punch. […]
Workshop Build-Along — Douglas Skyraider Part 14 — Plug-in Wing Panels

Workshop Build-Along — Douglas Skyraider Part 14 — Plug-in Wing Panels

So, after getting the Skyraider up onto its landing gear last time out, I thought I would tackle finishing up the plug-in wing panels. This of course was started before the wings were sheeted by installing the hardware which included the aluminum wing tube and socket sets which are available from Nick Ziroli Plans. Here […]
So You Want to Build it Big! — Advice for Enlarging Model Airplanes

So You Want to Build it Big! — Advice for Enlarging Model Airplanes

Part of the Model Airplane News “Classic Article” Archive, Greg Hahn, explains the proper way to enlarge scale model airplane plans. His techniques are as timely today as it was when it was first written. — By Greg Hahn I am often asked for information about blowing up plans. I guess my big competition B-25J Mitchell, which I […]
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