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Douglas SBD Dauntless – Michael Fetyko’s award winning WW II dive bomber

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Building a Competition Worthy Scale Cockpit

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And the Winners are…

And the Winners are…

Congratulations to all the winners of the 2021 WW I R/C Jamboree hosted by the Mid-Hudson RC Society Club at the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome. Photos by Tim Haggerty and Courtesy of Fans of Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome. Award, Modelers, Aircraft Spirit Of Rhinebeck, Norman Malinowski, Albatros D.III Best of Show, Jack Buckley, Fairchild 24 Runner Up […]
Cutting Vinyl — Make Custom RC Vinyl Letters

Cutting Vinyl — Make Custom RC Vinyl Letters

The Stepcraft-2 420 CNC desktop system is more than just a one trick pony. The system is designed to accept a whole range of additional attachments for doing precision operations in a variety of ways. I just tried out the Drag Knife attachment and I have to say it works like a charm. Removing the […]
Grumman Ag-Cat Crop Duster Plans

Grumman Ag-Cat Crop Duster Plans

Designed in 1955, the Grumman Ag Cat was the first purpose built Agriculture plane offered by a major aircraft manufacturer. The first G-164 Ag Cat flew on May 27, 1957. Over the years, the rights to production have been changed hands several times with the production of Ag Cat’s totaling 2,455 airplanes from 1959 to […]
1/3-Scale Home-Built B-17 Bomber

1/3-Scale Home-Built B-17 Bomber

Built by Jack Bally, this 33% scale B-17 Flying Fortress is actually a man-carrying EAA certified experimental home-built aircraft. The Bally Bomber B-17 made it’s debut during 2018 AirVenture and was put up for sale in 2018. The aircraft returned to AirVenture 2021 piloted by her new owner. The Bally Bomber B-17 is an original […]
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A Fleet Biplane with History

A Fleet Biplane with History

Recently, a new aircraft has been added to the lineup of vintage aircraft based at the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome in the form of a Fleet Biplane Model-1. Own and piloted by David Trost, this Fleet Bipe is an original, not a replica and it also has an interesting history that reaches back to the February […]
Install a Sliding Canopy

Install a Sliding Canopy

Many scale modelers simply can’t leave well enough alone. They often find ways to improve their scale projects. With the VQ Warbirds  Corsair ARF as a base model, A complete makeover to add lots of details is fun, but to kick it up a notch, a sliding canopy is one of the several sub projects […]
Aerobatic Scale Biplane — Smoking WACO YMF-5

Aerobatic Scale Biplane — Smoking WACO YMF-5

Expert scale modeler and pilot Mitch Epstein, enjoys flying his impressive WACO YMF-5 civilian biplane and has been a successful competitor with it. Mitch’s WACO is a modified AMR kit that he powered with a powerful Moki 215 radial engine, turning a 32×18 propeller. Mitch covered the biplane with Nelson fabric, and finished his Waco […]
What’s your Favorite Scale Detail?

What’s your Favorite Scale Detail?

The editors of Model Airplane News are really into scale RC airplanes. When you build a scale project, its like working on and assembling several smaller scale projects, then adding them all together to come up with one impressive aircraft. Some modelers love detailing the outside surfaces of their models with panel lines and rivets, […]
Secrets to Hovering — Master this 3D Move

Secrets to Hovering — Master this 3D Move

Of all 3D maneuvers, it’s possible that none represent 3D flying more than hovering. While learning to hover can be extremely challenging, you can make it easier for yourself by knowing the primary forces involved. Control while hovering is maintained solely by the propeller thrust or “prop-wash” over the tail surfaces and the inboard portions […]
WW I Award Winner: Brian Perkins’ Bristol Scout

WW I Award Winner: Brian Perkins’ Bristol Scout

Close up or on the wing, Brian’s Bristol Scout is an amazing scale masterpiece There were so many great models and talented RC builders and pilots at the Annual WW1 RC Jamboree, it was impossible to check out all of them at the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome. One excellent flyer that shows up regularly is Brian […]
de Havilland DHC-1 Chipmunk

de Havilland DHC-1 Chipmunk

  It all Started With Bubble Gum by Budd Davisson It’s funny what you remember about your roots in aviation: I remember, for instance, how hard I used to search for airplane bubble gum cards. The gum was usually mouse colored and shattered on impact, but the cards were works of art guaranteed to fire a 12-year-old […]
Giant-Scale Howard Ike Miss Chevrolet

Giant-Scale Howard Ike Miss Chevrolet

Henry Haffke has been a contributor and consultant to Model Airplane News for close to 40 years and one of his most popular projects was his 40-size, 56-inch-span, Howard “Ike” DGA-5 racer Miss Chevrolet published in the April 1979 issue of Model Airplane News. Henry teamed up with expert pilot Sid Clement and competed at […]
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