How To Cover Wings with Fabric — RC Sopwith Camel Build-along — Part 21

Feb 06, 2015 1 Comment

With the tail and fuselage all covered, it is now time to cover the wings with the Stits Lite fabric. I really enjoy the wing covering process as it impresses me just how much the fabric strengthen and stiffens the wing panels. Just like the fuselage, the first step is to sand the structure smooth [...]

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Thunderous Tempest

Feb 05, 2015 21 Comments

You won’t believe how low the pilot of this 1/4-scale Hawker Tempest will fly! Henning Schlömer scratch-built this 125-inch-span, 51.8-pound beauty and powers it with a King 140cc two-cylinder in-line engine. Thanks to Rcscaleairplanes for taking this great video at the Warbird Meet MFC-Oberhausen 2014.

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Full Spectrum Laser LLC — 40Watt Hobby Laser Cutter Review — Sneak Peek with Video

Feb 04, 2015 No Comments

Ever want to get a laser cutter for your workshop? Well, we have an upcoming MAN review of the impressive Full Spectrum Laser LLC, Laser Cutter & Engraver. This impressive easy to used unit was designed especially for the hobbyists and small home businesses wanting production quality results.  The 5th Gen Hobby Laser Cutter has a 20×12 [...]

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HobbyKing Avios Hawker Sea Fury Warbird EPO 1200mm (PNF)

Feb 04, 2015 No Comments

We are swooning over this scale WW II fighter! Here are all the deets from Hobby King: The Hawker Sea Fury was the last propeller-driven fighter to serve with the Royal Navy, and also one of the fastest production single piston-engined aircraft ever built. Developed during the Second World War, the Sea Fury entered service [...]

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LRP Gravit Quadrocopter Line

Feb 02, 2015 No Comments

Three new robust (read: crash resistant!) multirotors from LRP have you covered no matter what size quad you’re looking for! Check out this release: Flying quadrocopters is action and fun in another dimension. This is also true for the 2015 editions of the LRP quadrocopters. They’re extremely agile – only the reaction capacity of the pilot [...]

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E-flite Rare Bear

Feb 01, 2015 No Comments

A fully assembled racer that’s capable of 100mph speeds out of the box? Where do we sign up? We can’t wait to get our hands on this foam flyer! Check out the full release from E-flite:   What began in 1969 as a derelict wreck is currently the fastest straight-line piston-engine aircraft in the world [...]

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Weathering Scale Airplanes — The Final Touch!

Feb 01, 2015 7 Comments

So you’ve finished painting your new scale airplane and it looks nice and shiny and brand new. You check your model one more time against your photo documents of the full-size plane and there’s something just not quite right… What is it? Well, it would be a safe guess that your full size subject airplane, [...]

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Fabric Covering Tips – Sopwith Camel Workshop Build-along — Part 20

Jan 30, 2015 13 Comments

Now that the Sopwith Camel’s fuselage and the rest of the project has been all buttoned up, and the engine cowling’s magnetic attachment arrangement taken care off, we can how move on to the covering process of the project. For this model, I am using Scale Stits and Polytone paint and adhesive. The fabric is specially produced [...]

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