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Terrific Tempest

Terrific Tempest

Built from Vailly Aviation plans, this giant scale 1/5-scale Hawker Tempest V has a 98-inch wingspan and weighs in at 43 pounds. Power is provided by a Desert Aircraft 85cc engine spinning a Menz 26×10 prop. Builder and pilot Andy Wynn notes that the warbird also sports homemade retracts and exhaust stacks from Fighter Aces. […]
Easy Scale Details — Vintage Pilot Seat

Easy Scale Details — Vintage Pilot Seat

So my Fokker Triplane had been finished for a while and tI flew the airplane several times without any problems. But there is that big issue of an empty cockpit. So, I converted my old Mini-Me 1/3 scale pilot figure into a WW1 leather helmet and goggles guy with a great set of cloths including […]
Giant Scale RC SCALE RC V-22 OSPREY

Giant Scale RC SCALE RC V-22 OSPREY

AMAZING VTOL ENGINEERING! With amazing vertical takeoff and landing performance, Norbert Schurz demonstrates his scratch built RC Osprey at a VTOL competition in Germany. His spectacular model is powered by only a single electric motor. There are no flight surfaces! All control is maintained through the movement of the two propellers/rotors. In this first flight […]
Ziroli Avenger History

Ziroli Avenger History

A One of a kind Ziroli TBM Story. Back in the early 2000s, Nick Ziroli Jr. wanted to design something extra special to compete with at Frank Tiano’s Top Gun Scale Invitational event. Since he hailed from Long Island, the famous Grumman TBM Avenger torpedo/bomber seemed most appropriate. Nick Jr. designed and drew all the […]
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Pro Tips for Laser Cutting — with Video

Pro Tips for Laser Cutting — with Video

After several years of RC modeling use, the compact laser cutter from Full Spectrum Laser, is still going strong and has been almost completely maintenance free. If you’ve ever wanted to get a laser cutter for your workshop, check out this product review.  This easy to use unit is designed especially for hobbyists and small […]
Triple Tree Aerodrome Fall 2020 Event Update

Triple Tree Aerodrome Fall 2020 Event Update

July 2, 2020. The Triple Tree Aerodrome and our Board of Directors have been closely monitoring the developing COVID-19 global pandemic. The number of cases has continually increased, and our great State of South Carolina is no exception. When you attend any of our events, you become part of our family. Families take care of […]
Legend Hobby’s Amazing P-47 Thunderbolt!

Legend Hobby’s Amazing P-47 Thunderbolt!

Hot off the shipping boat, Legend Hobby, (formerly VQ Wabirds,) has introduced this amazing new P-47 Razorback! This almost ready to fly classic WW II warbird is one of the best you’ll see at any flying field or fly in. And it comes with loads of details! Specs. Wingspan: 81.0 in. Wing Area:1200.3 sq. in. […]
WW I RC Jamboree Canceled

WW I RC Jamboree Canceled

To all our dedicated Jamboree event participants and followers. This has to be one of the hardest letters I have had to write as the CD of the Jamboree event. The Covid-19, 2020 pandemic have tested the world in ways that no one could have thought possible just a few short months ago. While the […]
Synchronized Aerobatics Video

Synchronized Aerobatics Video

What’s more exciting than aerobatics, complete with wingtip smoke? Adding another aircraft, of course! Father and son team Andi and Tim Schaerer perform precision aerobatics with large Fox S1 Swift gliders in Red Bull colors. Tow pilot Thomas Hoffmann gets the gliders to altitude, and then the team puts on a fantastic show. Our thanks to RCScaleAirplanes […]
Tremendous Thunderbolt

Tremendous Thunderbolt

Expert Top Gun competitor and our good friend Eduardo Esteves shows off his amazing P-47 Razorback. Eduardo’s CARF-Models P-47 was built at Frank Tiano’s shop by Denny DeWesse with the help of Octo de Paula developing the very first functional engine cowl flaps and scale exhaust. Landing gear were supplied by Scale Sierra and a […]
Easy Weathering Tips: 5 Pro Secrets

Easy Weathering Tips: 5 Pro Secrets

So you’ve finished painting your new scale airplane and it looks nice and shiny and brand new. You check your model one more time against your photo documents of the full-size plane and there’s something just not quite right… What is it? Well, it would be a safe guess that your full size subject airplane, […]
Fuel systems for Giants — Update your gas tank

Fuel systems for Giants — Update your gas tank

During a recent rebuild project of a Ziroli 77-inch Stearman PT-17 biplane, I replaced the the fuel tank and plumbing with newer hardware. Here’s how to install a new gasoline fuel system in your plane. (Above.) For the Zenoah G-38 engine powering the Stearman, I chose to install a 20 oz. fuel tank. I also used […]
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