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Thunderbolt Tuesday

Thunderbolt Tuesday

Our good friend Eduardo Esteves back in 2011 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 complete cockpit […]
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 there was Brian Perkins from Kingston, […]
Shock-Absorbing Landing Gear

Shock-Absorbing Landing Gear

I have always admired early aircraft, especially those flown during WW I. The evolution of aircraft from 1914 to 1918 is simply amazing. I have built and flown several WW I airplanes built from Balsa USA kits. Well designed, they fly great but sometimes my landings can be less than perfect. I wanted to design […]
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 […]
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Super-Scale Beechcraft Staggerwing

Super-Scale Beechcraft Staggerwing

There  are few 1/4-scale models of the Beechcraft Staggerwing, and the most popular RC design is the one from Nick Ziroli. It’s outline is very close to scale and it produces a great looking scale airplane. When it comes to making them look real, you need to use some scale parts and techniques. Here are […]
Tremendous P-47 Thunderbolt

Tremendous P-47 Thunderbolt

Powered by a DLE 170cc flat twin cylinder gas engine, this amazing ¼-scale P-47 Thunderbolt weighs in at 86 pounds and has a wingspan of 132 inches. The Thunderbolt was custom built by Nigel`i Ansen using enlarged Meister Scale plans and uses Futaba radio gear and servos. Nigel`i also custom painted the Thunderbolt for the […]
Flying Like Iron Man

Flying Like Iron Man

We’ll bet most of us have dreamed of flying like, but how many have what it takes to actually take off? Richard Browning, founder of Gravity Industries, is a pioneer in manned flight and in this video he’s flying in his exoskeleton suit powered by four JetCat P220 and one JetCat P550 jet turbine engines […]
Peter Goldsmith Designs 1/3-Scale L-19

Peter Goldsmith Designs 1/3-Scale L-19

Just in time for your winter building project, this Bird Dog kit is just the ticket for all your club tow plane needs! The finished model has a 143-inch wingspan and is intended to use a DA 150 engine spinning a Falcon 30×12 prop. It weighs in at 47.2 pounds. The kit costs $1,300. For […]
12 Aerobatic Setup Secrets

12 Aerobatic Setup Secrets

Once you master basic RC flight and start progressing to bigger, faster and more maneuverable airplanes, aerobatics start to enter your aviation mindset. Sure, anyone can pull back on the stick to perform a loop, but what’s really needed to become a skilled pilot is understanding how to execute maneuvers properly and how to fly […]
Veterans Day and Me: A Personal Essay

Veterans Day and Me: A Personal Essay

Although Veterans Day has the stated purpose of remembering the vets and those in uniform, in reality it means different things to different people. For some it is the half-off sales that surround us. For me, it reminds me of one of those could-of-should-ofs that will always haunt me: I never served in the armed […]
The Lomcevak: The Classic RC Manuver

The Lomcevak: The Classic RC Manuver

As aerobatic RC pilots develop their skills, it’s natural to try different control inputs while flying. And quite often new aerobatic maneuvers are discovered by pushing the envelope. The classic ... Continue reading ... Join our premium membership!
RC Airplane Scale Workshop Building Tips

RC Airplane Scale Workshop Building Tips

When it comes to building  airplanes, all scale modelers seem to have mastered the art of Imagineering. Where sport models are utilitarian and have basic Monokote finishes and switches are easily accessible and located, scale planes are all about looking realistic. Here are some basic workshop building and detailing tips as well as a few […]
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