RC Warbird covering tips: 3-color fuselage

Jan 13, 2015 5 Comments

Let’s begin our next installment to recovering your warbird from start to finish, using the Hangar 9 P-51D .60-size Mustang as an example. We’ve already finished covering the wing and stabilizer and all the smaller pieces in the kit. Now we are going to show you how to cover a fuselage with three different colors [...]

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AMA Expo 2015

Jan 10, 2015 No Comments

We are here the AMA Expo and there are a number of new products.  One thing that is obvious is that multi-rotor aircraft are dominating the show.  There are a number of booths showing some type of new multi-rotor aircraft. Another hot item this year is First-Person View (FPV) and many are being used with [...]

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Giant-scale Fuel Tank Installation – Workshop Build-along Sopwith Camel Part 18

Jan 09, 2015 9 Comments

So buttoning up the last bit of work on my Sopwith Camel, I installed the fuel tank and worked out the fuel line routing. I installed a 20 oz. tank from JL Products. This tank is great as it has no flexible internal clunk line to worry about. It has a rotary pickup design and [...]

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Radio and Control Linkage Installation — Workshop Build-Along Sopwith Camel Part 17

Jan 08, 2015 No Comments

After finishing up my landing gear and the hinging of the tail surfaces, the next part of this build-along project is the radio gear and the control linkages. Starting at the front, I installed the engine and then the servos so I could work out the throttle linkage. Here the engine is bolted onto the firewall [...]

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RC Aerobatics: Secrets to Flying a Precision Roll

Jan 08, 2015 6 Comments

Because it’s used in so many other maneuvers, it’s important to perfect this one and add it to your foundation repertoire. High-speed rolls are generally easier to start with because inertia is a tremendous help. Long, graceful rolls are usually done at medium to high speed to allow inertia to help keep the maneuver axial. [...]

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AMA Expo

Jan 06, 2015 No Comments

Rapidly approaching is the first trade show of the year, the AMA expo. This event is going to be held in Ontario, California and the Model Airplane News crew will be there all three days.  We are going to find out all that you need to know from this show including new products, early releases [...]

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RC Details, Landing Gear – Sopwith Camel Build-Along Part 16

Jan 06, 2015 6 Comments

Over the holidays I got back to my scratch build scale RC Sopwith Camel and finished off some of the details. Here’s some new pix of the landing gear fairings as well as work on the tail surfaces. This build-along is now just about at the point where we will start covering the model and [...]

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Phoenix Models Strega

Jan 05, 2015 No Comments

Ready to race? If this 55-inch-span Strega MK2 is as fast as it looks, your club pylon race just got more competitive! Designed for .46 to .55 glow power or electric, this plane comes built and covered and ready for radio and power installation. Here’s the full release from Phoenix: The Strega Mk2 is a massive marvel of [...]

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