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Sneak Peek: Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair, part 1

Jun 10, 2012 18 Comments

Well, I finally cleaned up my workshop so I could start getting serious about my new project build, the Top Flite Corsair ARF. This giant scale airplane has a 86.5 inch span and it comes with most of the major assemblies built and covered with matt finish Monokote. Out of the box everything looks really [...]

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VQ Models DHC-2 Beaver Review

Jun 07, 2012 4 Comments

When you think of the De Havilland Beaver you are immediately drawn to a true aviation workhorse.  First offered in 1948 with production ceasing in 1967 there are still 100’s of these radial engine beauties out there in a variety of landing configurations and in multiple aviation roles.  Very much like the full-scale version, the [...]

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Pilot Projects: 1914 Ingram Foster [July 2012]

Jun 01, 2012 2 Comments

1914 Ingram Foster: Doug enlarged Pat Tritle’s plans to build this 1914 Ingram Foster pusher biplane.  The model has fabric-covered surfaces, pull-pull cables on all controls, is powered by a Saito .65 four stroke.  The 7.5-pound bipe looks like a great flyer! Doug Bromley – Tulsa, OK For more Pilot Projects and on how to [...]

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Tips & Tricks: Keeping The Arm Safe Close [July 2012]

Jun 01, 2012 1 Comment

Keeping The Arm Safe Close: I am a big fan of the Arm Safe from Sharp RC.  I used waxed nylon thread to overcome my problem of leaving the arming plug at home.  I make the attachment using a square knot and securing it to the arming plug, reinforcing it with a couple of drops [...]

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Make an F-82 out of two Mustang ARFs

Apr 23, 2012 12 Comments

Here’s another great project from veteran builder Rick Michelena. This time, Rick does some fun ARF math: P-51 + P-51 = F-82! He writes,  ”The great element of R/C modeling is this: using your imagination allows for any subject to be modeled. Over the past 30 years, I have witnessed the tremendous change that has occurred in our hobby [...]

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Workshop Tips: Secure Servos

Apr 09, 2012 7 Comments

Model Airplane News readers are an innovative bunch, and they’re always coming up with ways to make their models better while saving time and money. Here are a few two workshop secrets for ensuring secure servos, every time! Secure servo connections When you install servos in a wing or fuselage and use long servo extension leads, the connector [...]

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Pilot Projects: Custom Privateer [May 2012]

Apr 06, 2012 No Comments

Custom Privateer: What’s Lew doing in the pool with his model? Check it for leaks, of course! Lew first started building this beauty in 1955, using the Berkley Kit based on Don McGovern’s design.  He completed it in 1975 and added 4-channel control along with an Enya 60 glow engine.  Unfortunately, the plane landed in [...]

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Tips & Tricks: Looking Good [May 2012]

Apr 06, 2012 No Comments

Looking Good: Protect your aircraft’s cover scheme! Before you fuel it up, apply a thin coat of clear dope to the trim surfaces.  This will also keep the trim from coming loose when you clean your aircraft. Chris Miller – Louisville, OH For more Tips & Tricks check out page 14 of May’s issue of [...]

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