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Workshop Build-Along — Sopwith Camel Part 9 — Cheek Fairings

Workshop Build-Along — Sopwith Camel Part 9 — Cheek Fairings

After a bit of break to cover the Warbirds over Delaware event, I got back in the shop for a little more quality Camel time. We left off with the aft turtle deck stringers being installed. From here forward at the top of the fuselage, the cockpit area and the machine gun “Hump” section is […]
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Fantastic Fokker

Fantastic Fokker

Watching this video, it’s easy to understand why Manfred von Richthofen himself was such a proponent of the Fokker D-VII, even though the “Red Baron” died before the first D-VIIs reached service. Built from the Balsa USA kit by Knut Huk and piloted by Andy Nusser at the Flugtage MFC in Oberhausen this summer, the 1/3-scale model fighter has a 10-foot wingspan and […]
Warbirds over Delaware:100+ Flightline Action Photos

Warbirds over Delaware:100+ Flightline Action Photos

One of our favorite destinations during the flying season is warbird events, and the granddaddy of them all is the annual Warbirds over Delaware meet held at Lums Pond State Park in Bear, DE. This three day event is an IMAA event for giant scale warbirds from all eras. From WW1, the 20s and 30s, […]
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MAN @ Warbirds over Delaware — Friday Fighters

MAN @ Warbirds over Delaware — Friday Fighters

After a great day of enjoying all the flightline action, I have sone awesome photos of the fighters flying on Friday. From Jets and multi-engine types to WW1 aeroplanes and lots of Pipers, everyone had a great time at Lums Pond State Park! Here’s just a few of them. Can’t wait to see what shows […]
MAN at Work — Warbirds over Delaware — 1 day to go!

MAN at Work — Warbirds over Delaware — 1 day to go!

After missing the WOD event last year, editor Gerry Yarrish is heading down to the granddaddy of all Warbird events, the Warbirds over Delaware shindig at Lums Pond St. Park in Newark, DE. Gerry’s all set and ready to go and will be on the flightline early Friday morning. be sure to stop and say […]
Throw Back Thursday — Henry Haffke — Howard Ike Racer

Throw Back Thursday — Henry Haffke — Howard Ike Racer

It’s hard to believe that Henry Haffke, has been a contributor for more that 40 years. One of his more popular “non Gee Bee” designs was his .40 size Howard “Ike”–Miss Chevrolet racers. We dusted off an old folder in the “Construction Article” cabinet and here’s some great photos.   (Above) Henry Haffke’s.40-size Howard Ike […]
King of Cats: 100-inch Catalina

King of Cats: 100-inch Catalina

This scratch-built flying boat is the handiwork of Aris Kosmides of Thessaloniki, Greece. He spent over two years building the beauty from Ivan Pettigrew’s plans and outfitted it with Turnigy motors and Graupner 3-blade props. The  9.11 pound model has navigation and landing lights and retractable float that use a Turnigy MCR servoless retract system. […]
Crosswind Corrections During a Loop

Crosswind Corrections During a Loop

Excluding pilot error, crosswinds cause the majority of the deviations that aerobatic pilots have to correct. For example, when a loop is performed in a crosswind, the airplane will drift sideways with the wind during the slower portion of the loop. A loop that is entered flying parallel with the runway will finish downwind and […]
DIY Control Horns and Servo Mounts

DIY Control Horns and Servo Mounts

I receive at least one unsolicited credit card every month. Usually, I cut them up and throw them in the trash. Ollie Edwards of the Scottsdale, AZ Model Flyers uses the cards to make control horns and servo mounts. They work great on his flat-wing models and probably would be adequate for backyard airplanes of […]
Workshop Build-Along — Sopwith Camel Part 8 — Tail Surface Attachment & turtle-deck

Workshop Build-Along — Sopwith Camel Part 8 — Tail Surface Attachment & turtle-deck

This weekend was pretty productive as I now have the tail surfaces finished and installed. These were made removable for maintenance and for access to the tailskid’s suspension bungee setup. Under the horizontal stabilizer base, I glued 1/4-inch balsa cross pieces and installed 4-40 blind nuts in four locations matching holes drilled into the stabilizer. […]
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