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Workbench Secrets — Custom Servo Installation

Mar 12, 2014 4 Comments

This neat workbench trick is the work of Ken Park who worked out his servo installation issues while working on an EDF jet with relatively thin wing panels. Here’s what Ken has to say. Well, it’s been a lot of fun getting into RC Jetsbut what I have noticed is that the really impressive ones come mainly as [...]

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Florida Jets — High-Speed Action from Lakeland, FL

Mar 10, 2014 No Comments

Long time Model Airplane News contributor Rich Uravitch spent the weekend on the flightline for the 2014 Florida Jets event getting the inside story on many of these impressive turbine powered jets and the pilots that fly them. Watch out for the June issue of MAN where we will have the full story. Here are [...]

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Sky Skooter — Model Airplane News Construction Article Details and Materials

Mar 07, 2014 1 Comment

To be featured in the upcoming June 2014 issue, the Sky Skooter construction article by Clark Salisbury shows what you can do if you have a good imagination. Before we begin  building, I need to explain my motivation for designing an RC plane like Sky Skooter.  I have always been intrigued by the idea of taking my wife, [...]

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Road to Top Gun — Stylish F-100D Super Sabre

Mar 03, 2014 2 Comments

From Johnson City, TN, Rod Snyder will be competing in both Team Class and Expert Class this year at Top Gun. His Team Class entry is a BVM F-100D Super Sabre modeled after a paint scheme used by the SMAMA Service Engineering that was based at McCellan Air Force base located in Sacramento CA. in [...]

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Easy Rivets from Cal-Grafx

Feb 24, 2014 4 Comments

At the recent WRAM Show, I had the opportunity to talk to Jim at Cal-Grafx, who is developing a kit for applying glue drop rivets to any scale plane using a vinyl strip with precisely cut and spaced holes. You lay the strip onto your primed surface, apply a special riveting water-soluble ”glue,” wait 90 seconds [...]

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WRAM Show Highlights

Feb 22, 2014 2 Comments

Saturday is usually the big day for the crowds at the WRAM Show and this year was no exception. The isles were crowded and the was lots to see in the booths and on display along the center isle. A few more competition planes showed up and tomorrow the awards will be handed out to [...]

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MAN at the WRAM Show

Feb 21, 2014 4 Comments

Today was the first day of the 2014 WRAM trade show and I can’t think of a better way to end a week than spending Friday getting to see all the new products and RC plane on display. Here are some shots I took today of some of the models on display, both in the [...]

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The Road to Top Gun: Sneak Peek of the Competitors

Feb 13, 2014 18 Comments

The 26th Annual Top Gun Scale Invitational, is once again going to be a full 5-day extravaganza of the best RC scale competition. Starting on April 30 and continuing till May 4, Frank Tiano’s annual event will take place at the Paradise Field RC flying facility in Lakeland FL. And, for the first time, there [...]

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