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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 […]
Scale WW I Finishing Techniques — Applying Plywood Panels

Scale WW I Finishing Techniques — Applying Plywood Panels

When it comes to any model of a Sopwith Camel (and some WW I German aircraft), there are some plywood panels that give the aeroplane its characteristic look. It was always part of my over all finish scheme to include these side and top panels. Since they are added after the model has been covered […]
Covering Wings in Fabric

Covering Wings in Fabric

I really enjoy the wing covering process as it impresses me just how much the fabric strengthen and stiffens the wing panels. Just like the fuselage, the first step is to sand the structure smooth and clean up any dust with a tack cloth. Make sure your work surface also is clean and get all […]
Keep it cool: controling air flow

Keep it cool: controling air flow

When working with an internal combustion engine, we always have to deal with the heat that is created by this process. In many cases, the opening in the cowl will allow enough air to flow over the engine to maintain a cool temperature. But when performing extended 3D maneuvers, we have only the air produced by […]
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Getting Started with E-Power

Getting Started with E-Power

Today, our hobby is enjoying a literal “Golden Age” of RC electric flight. The amount of quality motors, batteries, controllers and connectors is just about limitless as are the types and sizes of airplanes you can fly with E-power. Even though there are plenty of plug n play packages out there where you get everything […]
CAD Design for RC Airplanes

CAD Design for RC Airplanes

One of the best tools I ever discovered while being involved in RC scale modeling, is Computer Aided Design (CAD) programs. It opened an entirely new segment of modeling to me, while also greatly increasing the precision in which I designed and developed scratch build scale airplanes. I have been using CAD programs now for […]
Durafly Mitsubishi J8M Shusui 950mm (37.4″) PNF [VIDEO]

Durafly Mitsubishi J8M Shusui 950mm (37.4″) PNF [VIDEO]

From HobbyKing: The Mitsubishi J8M Shusui was a World War II jet designed for the Japanese Navy and was based on the German ME-163 design. Only a small number of development planes were built to help combat the US Boeing B-29 bombers. Durafly have based this model on one of the development planes that had […]
HobbyKing SkySword 70mm EDF Jet 990mm [VIDEO]

HobbyKing SkySword 70mm EDF Jet 990mm [VIDEO]

From HobbyKing: You’ll slice through the sky with this brilliantly colored SkySword. The streamlined looks and elegant lines show that this plane is built for speed. It comes with a 70mm 12-blade EDF fan to provide that realistic jet sound. With the PNF version, all the hard work is done with the powerplant already fitted […]
HobbyKing Bonsai II EPP Wing 600mm PNF [VIDEO]

HobbyKing Bonsai II EPP Wing 600mm PNF [VIDEO]

From HobbyKing: The Bonsai is known for its excellent flight capability and it’s one of the reasons they are so popular. You can trickle along at walking pace, fly aerobatic or just see exactly how low ‘n’ fast you can get away with! The H-King Bonsai II combat wing is made of almost unbreakable EPP […]
Durafly Supermarine Seafire MkIIB 1100mm (43.3″) (PNF) Pacific Scheme [VIDEO]

Durafly Supermarine Seafire MkIIB 1100mm (43.3″) (PNF) Pacific Scheme [VIDEO]

From HobbyKing: Imagine, the roar of a Merlin as a Supermarine Seafire launches from the deck of a carrier in the South Pacific to become one of the Heros of the Pacific. The Seafire was the navy’s version of the legendary Spitfire. Durafly has once again shown its unique and creative style by bringing to […]
Durafly Sidewinder FPV Racing Wing 1100mm [VIDEO]

Durafly Sidewinder FPV Racing Wing 1100mm [VIDEO]

From HobbyKing: Exceed 100mph with the ultra-fast Sidewinder. Designed for fast FPV flight, the aircraft arrives fully-built with pre-installed electronics and navigational lights. Choose between multiple colored decals, including red, yellow, green and silver. Each of these colors has a matching tail light to help personalize your wing. The aircraft features separate compartments for the […]
HobbyKing Avios Grand Tundra 1700mm (67″) Sports Model (PNF) [VIDEO]

HobbyKing Avios Grand Tundra 1700mm (67″) Sports Model (PNF) [VIDEO]

From HobbyKing: Introducing the highly anticipated and eagerly awaited, Avios Grand Tundra. Don’t miss out! Secure your Grand Tundra Today The Durafly Tundra has a massive cult following within the RC community and rightfully so as It’s easily one of the best flying models on the market with an impressive flight envelope. The overwhelming success […]
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