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Scale Inset Hinges: Pro Building Secrets

Scale Inset Hinges: Pro Building Secrets

This often complicated construction technique is now simplified and shown here by master scale design/builder and competition pilot Roy Vaillancourt. The photos are from his latest project the Fairey Firefly. Roy’s technique requires common building supplies but nothing the average RC builder/modeler can not accomplish in his own workshop. There are many ways to do […]
Vacuum-Forming Custom Scale Canopies — It is easier than you think!

Vacuum-Forming Custom Scale Canopies — It is easier than you think!

Vacuum-formed canopies are a must-have for many warbirds and modern-day civilian aircraft models. In a kit, the clear, formed canopy is a factory-made part that comes as part of the package. But when you are scratch building a scale model, you will have to make your own. Sometimes for popular designs, specialty companies and/or designers […]
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Mixing Custom Colors for Scale RC Airplanes

Mixing Custom Colors for Scale RC Airplanes

One of the trickiest jobs for a scale model builder is mixing custom colors for their RC scale project. The difference between accurate and “pretty close” can be the difference between winning and not even placing at a scale contest. For those who are considering going the next step in scale accuracy, this article digs […]
Making Functional Biplane Rigging Wires

Making Functional Biplane Rigging Wires

Many sport scale biplanes are designed with wings that are strong enough without the use of rigging wires (landing and flying wires). However, if you want to add them as a scale enhancement for its appearance or if you are building a scale multi-wing which does need them, here’s a great way to make them […]
What are you planning for your weekend? — A little yard work??

What are you planning for your weekend? — A little yard work??

Working all week, leaves your lawn to grow until the weekend, when we all would rather be doing something else. Wouldn’t it be nice to combine work with play? If you like RC airplanes but need to cut some really tall grass, this just might be the solution! It is definitely an oldie, but continues […]
Home Made WW1 German Lozenge Fabric

Home Made WW1 German Lozenge Fabric

When it comes to covering scale airplanes, there is nothing so challenging than German WW1 aeroplanes. At the time Germany developed a camouflage pattern that consisted of irregularly shaped polygons called “lozenges.” From 1916 to 1917, the lozenge pattern used four colors; from 1917 to 1918, a five-color pattern prevailed. Typically, the top surfaces were […]
Huge Honey Bee Homebuilt

Huge Honey Bee Homebuilt

This 19-foot-span giant is a scale reproduction of Walter Mooney’s Honey Bee, a homebuilt kit plane from the early ’50s. Built by Dave Horton, this model is powered by a 250cc gas engine and has the wing flaps and slots that the full-scale did. Flown here by John Greenfield at the Large Model Association’s meet […]
Shop Tip —  Custom Trim Scheme Made Easy

Shop Tip — Custom Trim Scheme Made Easy

The Great Planes Proud Bird EF1 Racer is one of the few ARFs that comes in an all-white color scheme so the owner can put his own custom design on it. Having a blank canvas is very exciting and also somewhat daunting to me because that means I have to come up with my own […]
Flight Technique: Cobra with 1/2 Rolls

Flight Technique: Cobra with 1/2 Rolls

If you follow full-scale aerobatics, there is another maneuver that goes by a similar name, but it is called the Pugachev Cobra. The Pugachev Cobra shows post-stall maneuvering as it displays an abrupt pitch change and a high angle of attack. The Pugachev Cobra is very similar to the common “3D” maneuver, the “Wall,” where […]
Huge, 14-foot-span Heinkel 111

Huge, 14-foot-span Heinkel 111

Carl Bachhuber is a master when it comes to building really big, nicely detailed, and seldom-modeled RC planes, and his latest is no exception! The third Heinkel he has built in the last 20 year, this one is the biggest 1/5 scale. The 178-inch plane and is powered by two Desert Aircraft 60cc gas engines, and […]
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. […]
Long Island Sky Hawk’s Dawn Patrol

Long Island Sky Hawk’s Dawn Patrol

Well with the Summer starting to heat up, the upcoming Giant Scale WW1 event is just over the horizon. Mark you calendar for July 28 -31 and head down the Long Island Expressway, or better yet, take the Port Jefferson Ferry, and get to this impressive event! With plenty of great WW1 airplanes and great […]
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