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Applying Fiberglass Cloth — Finishing model parts

Applying Fiberglass Cloth — Finishing model parts

When you need a durable and tough surface on your model airplane parts, nothing comes close to fiberglass cloth and resin. They provide a smooth sub surface for primer and painted finishes and, once you’ve done it couple of times, it becomes very easy to do. Here’s some Tips how I do it for the sub-wing of my […]
Road to Top Gun: Mike Barbee’s  King Air C-90 — Update!

Road to Top Gun: Mike Barbee’s King Air C-90 — Update!

Over this past weekend we saw that long time Top Gun competitor Mike Barbee successfully test flew his new King Air C-90. This electric powered twin is amazing and it is very difficult to tell it from the full-size aircraft. Congratulations Mike, see you in a few more weeks! (Photos by Jenni Aldeman). If you’ve […]
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Hangar 9’s 120cc Viking Model-12 Aerobatic Biplane — Test Flight Video

Hangar 9’s 120cc Viking Model-12 Aerobatic Biplane — Test Flight Video

Featured in the June issue of Model Airplane News, our cover plane, and the “Model of the Year” winner is the giant scale Hangar 9 120cc Viking Model-12. Be sure to check out our Premium Members Only site for a complete in detail Flight Test video. MODEL AIRPLANE NEWS PREMIUM members can access this article […]
Dazzling Lightning F2A

Dazzling Lightning F2A

The pilot of this 1/5-scale Lightning F2A, Luke Metcalf, says that he can’t relax while flying this giant and that she’s a “hands on model needing constant inputs and corrections,” adding, “She is not unpleasant to fly but looking at her in the air makes it workth the work load!” Built by Trond Hammerstad from an […]
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7 Great Workshop Tips

7 Great Workshop Tips

From pull-pull control systems to getting the most out of that bottle of CA, our team of editors and contributors has the answers you’re looking for. Here are 7 workshop tips that we hope will make your time in the shop more enjoyable and efficient. Enjoy! Fine-Tuning Control Horns When it comes to using a pull-pull […]
The Ultimate Accessory for your Scale Airplane — Best Pilots’ Full-body pilots

The Ultimate Accessory for your Scale Airplane — Best Pilots’ Full-body pilots

The name says it all. In our opinion, Lyle Vasser of Best Pilots is known for simply making the best-looking, most historically accurate pilot figures you can get anywhere. Most are approximately 1/5-scale and his scale reproductions are of actual WW II pilots including USMC Pappy Boyington, U.S. Army Air Corps. Bob Sweeney, R.A.F. Sailor […]
Road to Top Gun– James and Jesse Russell’s P-47 Thunderbolts

Road to Top Gun– James and Jesse Russell’s P-47 Thunderbolts

Competing for the first time at Top Gun are the father/son team of James and Jesse Russell who will be competing separately in the Pro-Am Sport class.  Shown in the opening photo, Jesse’s father’s airplane is a Yellow Aircraft design, and it is modeled after George Sutcliffe’s aircraft  nicknamed Junior. George was a close personal […]
Tactic FPV– G1 Goggles

Tactic FPV– G1 Goggles

From Tactic: Perfect for FPV drone racing and aerial photography, FPV-G1 Goggles are a high-tech, low-cost way to immerse yourself in the action. Just add the FPV-RM2 or your mobile device to get the best possible experience. Not only are they compatible with smartphones of virtually any size, but they’re great for Wi-Fi camera drones, […]
Monster OV-10 Bronco

Monster OV-10 Bronco

Without a doubt, our friends across the pond take giant-scale modeling seriously … just take a look at this behemoth Bronco! With a 14-foot wingspan, this OV-10 was designed to use two Zenoah 62 gas engines and weighs in at around pounds. The giant was originally built by Tony Nijuis, and new owner Steve Holland is flying it at the recent UK […]
Road to Top Gun — Gérson Nissola’s Turboprop Tucano

Road to Top Gun — Gérson Nissola’s Turboprop Tucano

Coming in again from Brazil, Gérson L. Nissola will be flying his impressive Turboprop Tucano for his second time in the Pro AM Sport category. Built from a CARF-Model kit Gérson is using a JR 12X radio system and made more than 80 modifications to the model to improve its scale looks and detailing. The […]
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Lockheed AH-56 Cheyenne Project — Scratch building a scale hybrid Heli

A few years back I designed a scale model of the Lockheed AH-56 Cheyenne, probably my favorite helicopter of all time.  The experimental Cheyenne featured a variable-pitch pusher prop and small wings, which allowed it to fly much like an airplane and gave it a top speed of nearly 250 MPH.  My Cheyenne was based […]
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