1/5-scale RC F9F Cougar

Aug 12, 2015 8 Comments

Flown by Toby Newton, this 1/5-scale Navy jet looks and sounds like the real deal! Powered by a Merlin 160 turbine, the 85-inch-span model is controlled by a JR radio system and has a Tailored Pilots figure in the cockpit for the final finishing touch. Thanks to Dean and Pete Coxon for taking this great video at the [...]

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Long Island Sky Hawks Dawn Patrol

Aug 11, 2015 3 Comments

If you love WW1 aircraft, you must have noticed that there are a lot of “Dawn Patrol” events springing up all over the country. Well, one of the very first, inspired by the WW1 Jamboree at the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome, is the very successful event on Long Island. Hosted by the Long Island Sky Hawks [...]

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Flying Field Etiquette

Aug 06, 2015 22 Comments

It’s the height of summer, and the flightline (and everyone’s nerves!) are starting to really heat up. What are the top flying-field etiquette tips you’d like to share with your fellow RC pilots? Here’s a start … If more than two planes are airborne, please follow the pattern. Always return the tools you borrow (or [...]

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Gentle Giant: DH 82 Tiger Moth

Aug 06, 2015 7 Comments

Pilot Gerhard Reinsch expertly puts this nearly 1/3-scale bipe through its paces in this great video. The 10.47-foot-span model weighs 44 pounds and is powered by a Valach 120 4-stroke. Check out those scale details! Designed by Paolo Severin, the plane has a welded steel tube frame with scale ribs. Gorgeous inside and out! Thanks to Pete [...]

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5 STEPS TO MASTER THE INVERTED HARRIER CIRCLE

Aug 05, 2015 No Comments

An inverted harrier is when the model is inverted at an extreme angle of attack (the fuselage should be at a 45-degree angle or similar) while traveling in the same flight path. The airplane should not lose or gain any altitude while traveling at this angle. Like the inverted harrier, the inverted harrier circle is [...]

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40% Aluminum DHC-2 Beaver

Jul 30, 2015 14 Comments

Would you believe over 2,000 rivets hold this beautiful airframe together? Just like its full-size big brother, this 230-inch-span scale aircraft has aluminum sheet covering. A Moki 420cc 5-cylinder radial engine spinning a custom 40-inch prop lets it fly at speeds of up to 60mph. Thanks to Pete and Dean Coxon for filming this giant at [...]

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Dawn Patrol over the Glen WW1 Meet

Jul 29, 2015 No Comments

The Shade Tree Miniature Aircraft Association’s  (SMAA)  flying field is located in  Glen St. Mary Florida, about 35 miles due west of Jacksonville. This club hosts several events during the year, the most popular being their “Dawn Patrol over the Glen” open to of any size WW1 models. They also have a “Warbirds over the Glen” meet for [...]

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Taming a Camel – Bavarian Demon Flight Stabilization System

Jul 29, 2015 1 Comment

I had an interesting time at the recent Warbirds over Delaware giant scale event. I was flying my newly completed 1/4-scale Sopwith Camel and was having some difficulty landing the short nosed WW1 biplane. I made three flights each ending by flipping over on its nose and I broke three propellers. Not my best showing. It [...]

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