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Hangar 9/Horizon Hobby Model 12 Viking 120cc ARF: July Issue

Break-in and Tuning 2-Stroke Glow Engines — Picking the right propeller for Fun Fly!

Tower Hobbies P-51D Mustang Mk II Rx-R: July Issue

Fuel Systems Made Easy — Make your Glow Engine Happy

Road to Top Gun - Highlights of the planes and pilots

Functional Scale — How to: Make a Sliding Canopy

Shop Tip: Balancing your Propeller

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Joachim "Jo" Nüsseler's Polikarpov I-16 model is a beauty!

Scale Russian Polikarpov I-16 WW II Fighter – Soviet Stunner

Check out this beautifully detailed model that’s as stunning as it is unusual! Built and flown by Jo Nüsseler, the 74-inch-span model of a Polikarpov I.16 is powered by a Saito 3-cylinder 450 and weighs 25 pounds. The fighter is painted in the scheme of the Soviet’s 4th Squadron, 72nd fighter regiment that helped to repel […]
The Cheyenne's most notable feature was the variable-pitch pusher prop.  This and the small wings allowed the AH-56 to fly much like an airplane, hitting speeds up to 250MPH.

AH-56 Cheyenne Project – Part 2 – Mechanics

BUILDING THE MECHANICS: As noted in my intro posting, my first priority for my 700-size Cheyenne project was to build and test fly the mechanics. After all, if I couldn’t get the outrigger tail and variable-pitch pusher prop to work properly, what was the point? First decision was choosing the basic mechanics. Although this is […]
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Magnetic Cowl Attachment, Workshop Build-Along, Sopwith Camel Part-19

Magnetic Cowl Attachment, Workshop Build-Along, Sopwith Camel Part-19

Recently, I found out that home repair stores like Home Depot stock in their hardware section Rare-earth magnets ideal for use as engine cowling attachment devices. They come in all sorts of sizes and types and for my ongoing workshop build-along for the Sopwith Camel, I used 1/4 inch and .47 inch diameter x 1/8 […]
Handley Page W10 radio control rc

1920s Handley Page Airliner – Travel in Style!

The next time you’re traveling by air, imagine what it must have been like to take a trip in the 1920s  in a 15-passenger plane like this!  This 15-foot-span Handley Page W.10 model is powered by two 60cc Laser twin-cylinder engines and weighs in at 86 pounds. Builder Neil Tidy spent 2000 hours on the model of […]
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Parkzone F4U Corsair with SAFE Technology — Sneak Peek!

Parkzone F4U Corsair with SAFE Technology — Sneak Peek!

We just test flew this new backyard F4U Corsair warbird and we came away very impressed. Available from ParkZone it comes with everything you need to fly it using your own DSM2/DSMX compatible transmitter is included. With its built in SAFE Technology you can select 3 flight modes with varying degrees of flight stability. And, it is so stable […]
Adding Scale Details to a Pilot Figure

Adding Scale Details to a Pilot Figure

When we build large scale models, the small details really make the subject come to life. This is especially true with scale pilot figures and busts. For my 33% scale Fokker Triplane project, I needed a properly dressed aviator to fill out the cockpit. This is how I turned my Pilot Portraits (Mike Brent) www.mikebrentart.com Mini-Me […]
RC Warbird covering tips: 3-color fuselage

RC Warbird covering tips: 3-color fuselage

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 […]
AMA Expo

AMA Expo

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

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

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 […]
Phoenix Models Strega

Phoenix Models Strega

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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