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Hangar 9 P-510 20cc: July Issue

The Road to Top Gun 2019

Scale WW I Finishing Techniques — Applying Plywood Panels

Interview with a Warbird Pilot!

Aussie Spitfire in 1/4 Scale

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Road to Top Gun: Hawker Seafury

Road to Top Gun: Hawker Seafury

From Spring, TX, Wally Warren will be competing in the Pro/Am Prop class with his beautiful Hawker Seafury. Built from an Airworld kit, this WW II RAF fighter has a 102-inch wingspan and is powered by a Moki 300cc engine. Equipped with Spektrum radio gear, Wally’s Seafury uses a combination of JR 8711HV, Spektrum HV […]
Tail-Draggers Tips & Tech

Tail-Draggers Tips & Tech

Though many scale airplanes are equipped with tricycle landing gear, planes with tailwheels — tail-draggers — remain very popular. It is fair to say that most of the RC airplanes flown today fall into the tail-dragger category. In the air, tail-draggers behave just like tricycle-gear aircraft do, but on the ground, it’s another story altogether. […]
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Road to Top Gun: Wyvern S-1

Road to Top Gun: Wyvern S-1

Four-time Top Gun winner, David Wigley will be returning again to Top Gun this year with his totally scratch built Westland Wyvern S-1. David’s aircraft was taken out of the competition after a terrible cartwheeling crash in 2015 and it was substantially damaged. David came back in 2018 to compete with his resurrected Wyvern, and […]
Radio Programming Made Easy

Radio Programming Made Easy

There are some basic radio programming features that all pilots should know to improve their airplane’s performance, and they can be used on any airplane to make flying more enjoyable. When these features are used and programmed correctly, you will experience a faster rate of learning and better results. These programming features are used by […]
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Tremendous Texan

Tremendous Texan

With a wingspan of over 100 inches, this 1/4-scale T-6 Texan is powered by a Moki 215cc radial gas engine. It looks and sounds great in the air, and  the onboard camera on the horizontal stabilizer provides an in-air view! We love the detail on its meticulous sliding greenhouse canopy.  Thanks to Dean and Peter Coxon who […]
Road to Top Gun:  F-18A Hornet

Road to Top Gun: F-18A Hornet

This year, Boli Muentes will be flying his new 1/5-scale F-18A in the X-Class.The BVM PNP jet is painted in the Royal Australian Air Force airshow demo scheme that celebrated the 20th anniversary of Australia receiving it’s first F-18 Hornet in 1983 so the “one off” scheme was displayed in 2003. The jet is powered […]
Installing Tail-Mounted Servos

Installing Tail-Mounted Servos

When it comes to fitting out a high performance aerobatic airplane, saving weight and making sturdy linkages adds a lot to your airplane’s response. You can do this easily enough by installing your servos close the control surfaces they are moving. For my Florio Flyer 60 fun fly plane I used Savox servos as they […]
Planes of Fame Air Show

Planes of Fame Air Show

Experience the excitement of one of America’s top Air Shows! Planes of Fame Air Museum is presenting the Planes of Fame Air Show on May 4-5, 2019. Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of D-Day, the airshow with Feature over 50 historic aircraft, including the P-47 Thunderbolt, P-38 Lightning and P-51 Mustangs flying for your enjoyment. The […]
Taming knife-edge flight

Taming knife-edge flight

Mixing out unwanted tendencies during knife-edge is widely practiced, but like most things in aviation, there are trade-offs to consider. Programmable mixes let you automatically mix another control with your primary input to reduce or eliminate some of the unwanted tendencies associated with certain inputs and maneuvers. For example, when you apply a lot of […]
Road to Top Gun: Soviet MiG 15 Jet Fighter

Road to Top Gun: Soviet MiG 15 Jet Fighter

Known as the guy who brought us “Warbird Alley”, our good buddy and all-around nice guy, P.J. Ash from Search, Arkansas, has a new project for Top Gun this year in the form of an awesome looking  Soviet MiG 15 jet. P.J. will be competing in the Pro/Am Jet class.   Taking three months to […]
Gas Engine Basics — Troubleshooting 101

Gas Engine Basics — Troubleshooting 101

When you’re starting your gas engine, get into the habit of using the same procedure all the time so you can easily identify any problems that pop up. It’s important to always have a friend secure the airplane’s tail and make certain the prop bolts are tight. Switch the ignition circuit (kill switch) off, close […]
Install a Scale WW1 Engine

Install a Scale WW1 Engine

When it comes to really looking scale, it’s in the details that we make the most progress in giving our model’s that “used” look. For my 1/3-scale Fokker Triplane, I wanted to bring a better scale look to the front end so I  installed a resin cast Oberusel rotary engine available from Nick Ziroli Plans. […]
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