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Gigantic Aluminum Overcast — 19ft. B-17 Flying Fortress Takes Flight

Gigantic Aluminum Overcast — 19ft. B-17 Flying Fortress Takes Flight

When it comes to WW II bombers, the B-17 Flying Fortress is the recognized icon for all heavy bombers This video shows off the giant scale RC “Aluminum Overcast” B-17, piloted by Peter Pfeffer “Peda” Maßstab. The 1/5.6-scale Flying Fortress has a 19 foot wingspan, is 14 feet long and took four years to build. […]
New for Premium Members — The Story of the 345th Bomber Group

New for Premium Members — The Story of the 345th Bomber Group

The 345th Bomber Group (BG) was first acti­vated at Columbia Army Air Base, South Carolina, in November 1942 and was christened the “Air Apaches.” As a B-25 bomber group, it was broken into four squadrons: the 498th, known as the “Falcons”; the 499th, “Bats Outa Hell”; the 500th, “Rough Raiders”; and the 501st, the “Black […]
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Scratch-Build a Radial Cowl

Scratch-Build a Radial Cowl

The method of making a round cowling involves laminating a cylinder from 1/64-inch plywood and capping it with a balsa ring for the leading edge. In the photos that are featured in this article, I  show two cowlings that I made this way; one was for an original design  and the other was for a […]
Home-Made Smoke Muffler

Home-Made Smoke Muffler

A great way to add fun and excitement to your RC flights is to add a smoke system. Do a loop or a roll and then add a dense, white smoke trail and you have an airshow! And it’s easy to save some bucks by modifying your stock muffler instead of buying a commercial smoke […]
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Easy Aileron Servo Installation

Easy Aileron Servo Installation

Here’s a common, very popular way to install aileron servos. To make field maintenance more convenient, install your servos with hatches built into the wing so they are flush with the wing’s underside.. The first thing I do to get the aileron servo hatch properly aligned is to install the aileron control horn and then attach […]
Graupner Droneball Sweeper — New in the Office for Review

Graupner Droneball Sweeper — New in the Office for Review

We just received the new Rotorball Sweeper quadcopter from Graupner USA. This fun and unusual rotordrone is very rugged and crash proof with its built-in dome like cage. Ideal for the beginner as well as experienced drone pilots, the Sweeper is about the size of a basketball. Watch for a product review in MAN coming […]
MAN Plans Highlight — Staudacher GS-300

MAN Plans Highlight — Staudacher GS-300

A very popular Air Racing pilot in the Red Bull Series is Race #99 Mick Goulian, and he has been burning up the race course for several years. Back in the early 1990s, Mike was a top level competition aerobatic pilot flying his beautiful red and white Staudacher GS-300. The same characteristics that made his […]
Tips for Installing Strong Hinges

Tips for Installing Strong Hinges

One thing I’ve learned over the years is that the response of your airplane relies a lot on the hinges you install. Weak hinges allow your control surfaces to flex which minimizes control crispness. This is especially true with high performance and fun fly airplanes. When it comes to installing hinges, I use Du-Bro Products’ […]
New for Premium Members — Red Bull Race Pilot Mike Goulian Interview

New for Premium Members — Red Bull Race Pilot Mike Goulian Interview

One of North America’s most accomplished aerobatic pilot  Michael Goulian is a recognized aviation professional with a 30-year-plus career of excellence in the air. Now a prominent competitor in the Red Bull Air Racing series, Mike took time out if his hectic schedule to answer some questions about his time in the cockpit. Model Airplane […]
19-Foot Convair B-36 Peacemaker

19-Foot Convair B-36 Peacemaker

In the early years of the Cold War, one strategic bomber, the Convair B-36 Peacemaker was at the forefront of the USAF’s efforts to blunt Soviet aggression. Entering service in 1948, the B-36 was the primary nuclear weapons delivery vehicle of the Strategic Air Command (SAC) until it was replaced by the jet-powered Boeing B-47 […]
Pro Tips for Spray Painting

Pro Tips for Spray Painting

Here’s a great workshop technique from editor Gerry Yarrish’s workshop. Over the years, the products may have changed but today, painting your model airplane with “rattle can” spray paint is a less expensive alternative than using an air compressor and an automotive touch-up gun. When you start building models that have formed plastic or fiberglass parts such […]
New Electric Jet Rally

New Electric Jet Rally

The Imperial RC Club, is getting ready to host their first annual Florida E-Jet Fest at the club’s local RC field. The date for this new Jet-In is February 8 thru 10, 2019. If you need even more of an excuse to enjoy the weather in Florida, the event will also have three events you […]
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