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Safe & Easy Engine Testing

Safe & Easy Engine Testing

When ever I first test run and adjust a new engine, I prefer to set it up on a sturdy test stand/table instead of on the model airplane. Here is my Zenoah GT-80, 80cc twin-cylinder gasoline engine for my Fokker Triplane that I am test running. Fuel tank (and smoke oil tank) are installed and […]
Solderless Shock-Absorbing Gear

Solderless Shock-Absorbing 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 […]
Paul’s Monster Mitchell

Paul’s Monster Mitchell

When it comes to monster scale warbirds, one of our big favorites is this amazing B-25 Mitchell bomber built by Paul LeTourneau of Oconto, WI. For several years, Paul has been wowing crowds at several warbird events including the “Annual Warbirds & Classics over the Midwest” at Fond du lac, WI and the Warbirds over […]
Rebuild a Walbro Carburetor

Rebuild a Walbro Carburetor

The bulletproof user-friendly nature of the Walbro carburetors is one of the benefits of using gas engines. Once a gas engine is properly adjusted, its carburetor usually won’t need to be tweaked again for most, if not the entire flying season. As an example, my Hangar 9 quarter-scale Piper J-3 Cub PNP is powered by a […]
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Making Strong Wood Splices

Making Strong Wood Splices

I was sitting under a shade tent at a giant-scale fun fly recently when someone asked me where I got the longer-than-standard-size materials I use to build my big airplanes. I didn’t know what the fellow meant. He told me that his local hobby shop carried only 36-inch lengths of balsa and spruce, and that […]
Flight Technique: Cobra with 1/2 Rolls

Flight Technique: Cobra with 1/2 Rolls

If you follow full-scale aerobatics, there is another maneuver that goes by a similar name, but it is called the Pugachev Cobra. The Pugachev Cobra shows post-stall maneuvering as it displays an abrupt pitch change and a high angle of attack. The Pugachev Cobra is very similar to the common “3D” maneuver, the “Wall,” where […]
Giant RC THAI Airways A380

Giant RC THAI Airways A380

This amazing 1/13-scale jetliner is shown here on its first flight with Rainer Kamitz at the sticks and he did an impressive job. After a long construction period, (1,700 hours over three years), the first flight for it technical acceptance and certification was a big success. From Austria, builder and aircraft owner, Christopher Ferkl, used […]
Hawker Tempest Flies Again

Hawker Tempest Flies Again

When it comes to the scale aircraft we see at RC competition events, there is always a back story. One aircraft that we’ve noticed over the years is the work of Sean Curry of Lakeland, FL in the form of his impressive Hawker Tempest. We caught up with Sean, who works closely with his father […]
Long Island Dawn Patrol

Long Island Dawn Patrol

The ninth annual Long Island Skyhawks’ Dawn Patrol was a very successful event, and even though the Covid-19 required social distancing at the flying field, the 2020 event went off without a hitch. The members of the LISHs are serious giant scale modelers and they have developed a great low pressure combo for fun flying […]
Long Island Flybys with Nick Ziroli

Long Island Flybys with Nick Ziroli

When it comes to seeing impressive WW II warbirds, for aviation buffs in the Tri-State area, nothing come close to the American Airpower Museum. There are several amazing warbirds in their collection and many of them are flown by Nick Ziroli Jr. From the DC-3 Skytrain and B-25 Mitchell bomber, to the P-40 Warhawk and […]
A New S.E.5A Scout is Born

A New S.E.5A Scout is Born

One of the more popular aircraft to come out of the Great War was the SE5 and SE5a Scout built by the Royal Aircraft Factory (RAF). No surprise that the SE5 Scout is also a very popular choice for scale RC modelers. We caught up with our good buddy and Top Gun Static Scale Judge […]
Wonderful A-10 Warthog

Wonderful A-10 Warthog

There no doubt about it, the ground pounding, tank killing A-10 Warthog is an amazing warbird. When it comes to giant scale RC jets, the A-10 delivers the same kind of excitement. This video from RCScaleAirplanes, highlights that amazing MiBo Warthog flown by Kurt Tötsch as he performed a fantastic flight demo at the Barone […]
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