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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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Electric SE5a Scout—On Patrol over the Aerodrome

Electric SE5a Scout—On Patrol over the Aerodrome

The one thing you can truly count on while attending the Old Rhinebeck RC Jamboree in New York is that you are going to see some beautiful WW I Biplanes. Such is the case with an impressive RAF SE5a Scout built and flown by Ralph Perrone of Pittsfield, MA. Ralph’s electric powered Scout was a […]
Fly the Waterfall

Fly the Waterfall

When you’re flying a stable elevator, you can perform an inside “waterfall” (micro loop) by maintaining full up-elevator, and applying full power and a little right rudder to correct for increased propwash and P-factor. On the back side of the loop, quickly cut the power and neutralize the rudder. Then, at the instant the fuselage […]
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Jumbo Jet Flight

Jumbo Jet Flight

This 16-foot-span 747-400 gives new meaning to the phrase “jumbo jet!” In this video, Adi Pitz’s 747-400 scale model puts on a show at the Hausen Flight Day in Switzerland with pilot M. Brauer at the controls. The largest plane Adi has ever built, it has over 2,000 hours of work into it! The 747 […]
Fly like a Thunderbird!

Fly like a Thunderbird!

The new E-flite 70mm EDF F-16 provides the performance and precision of the full size jet.
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Interview with a Warbird Pilot!

Interview with a Warbird Pilot!

Everyone who knows giant scale RC recognizes the name Ziroli and the father and son team of Nick Sr., and Jr. Nick the elder is known for being the father of giant scale warbirds and Nick Jr. continues to be a driving force in the RC industry. Nick Jr. took over “Ziroli Giant Scale Plans” when his […]
Indoor Airliner: it’s a floater!

Indoor Airliner: it’s a floater!

At the recent Model Fair in Stuttgart, Germany this gigantic Airbus wowed the crowd. The biggest indoor flier we’ve seen yet, it has a 15.74-foot wingspan and weighs less than a pound. It’s the handiwork of Airstage, a company who creates RC ultralight models for the marketing and entertainment industries (the airliner is not for sale […]
Resin Casting Scale Parts: Mass Production Spark Plugs

Resin Casting Scale Parts: Mass Production Spark Plugs

Once you get to a certain level of scale modeling, you’ll start making parts that need to be produced in multiples and, most likely, are not commercially available. This is easily dealt with by making a master part and then reproducing it with a mold and resin casting liquid. Resin casting is considered an advanced technique, […]
Scale RC Switch Hatch Cover

Scale RC Switch Hatch Cover

One of the quickest ways to ruin the look of a scale model airplane is to install your RC radio power switch so everyone can see it. Hiding radio switches is big part of every scale project and with my current project I also wanted to hide the radio’s on/off switch and charge receptacle. With […]
45% Fokker Triplane Monster

45% Fokker Triplane Monster

Flown at the popular Big Biplane Bash RC Fly In, the coveted Best of Show award went to an amazingly large, Monster Scale Fokker Triplane. Hosted by the Central Connecticut RC Club, the BBB event awarded Ken Eckstein the prize after he put in several amazing and very scale-like flights with his Triplane. From New […]
Soloing a P-51 Mustang

Soloing a P-51 Mustang

Story by Flight Journal Editor in Chief Budd Davisson. It was 1971 and I was again at the Flying Tiger Air Museum in Paris, Texas, hiding in the back of a North American SNJ-5, for my second session of Junior Burchinal’s how-to-be-a-fighter-pilot course. If things went according to schedule, I would get another couple of hops […]
Model Airplane Me-163 Komet

Model Airplane Me-163 Komet

When it comes to blasting off from the runway, nothing beats a rocket powered warbird. Fireworks and firepower all in one package, what a great combination! Anyway, one of our favorite RC WW 2 warbirds is the rocket-powered flying wing the Messerschmitt Me-163 Komet! (Above) plans available from the MAN library at the AirAgeStore.com website. […]
Monster 400cc Chinese Yak

Monster 400cc Chinese Yak

This Yak 11 is powered by a Moki 400cc radial and 38 x 18 prop! The 50-pound aerobat is an Airworld model that’s designed for 250cc power, but strengthened to handle the 400cc Moki. Pilot and owner Ali Machinchy notes that the plane was built and painted by Phil Noel at Pinnacle Aviation and has a scale paint scheme from […]
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