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RC Aerobatics – Master the Harrier Pass

RC Aerobatics – Master the Harrier Pass

A major cornerstone of 3D flying, the harrier pass consists of flying an airplane at a very high angle of attack at a very low airspeed. In this “high alpha” or post-stall position, it can be said that the plane is flying more on the prop than on the wing. Control during a harrier is […]
Giant RC  — Monster Avro Vulcan

Giant RC — Monster Avro Vulcan

This massive, 1/5-scale Avro Vulcan is the handiwork of David Johnson and his “Vulcan” team, who spent three years designing and building this incredible aircraft. With a wingspan of just over 20 feet, the Vulcan weighs 300 pounds and has over 100 square FEET of wing area (and a wing loading of 31 pounds per […]
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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 […]
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1:1 Scale Cri-Cri

When a full-scale aircraft is radio-controlled, does it count as a 1:1 scale model? Check out this RC Cri-Cri MC-15, powered by two Hacker A200-6 motors. With a 192-inch wingspan, this aircraft is certainly big, but it seems to us that only a smaller person would be able to squeeze into its cockpit (if I […]
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RC Aerobatics: Fly the Cuban-8

RC Aerobatics: Fly the Cuban-8

This precision aerobatic maneuver looks like a figure-S lying on its side. It consists of a 3/4 loop with a 1/2, roll as the plane flies inverted downward at a 45·degree angle, followed by another ¾ loop and another 1/2 roll during the second descending angle. It is especially impressive when performed close to the […]
RC Airplane How to: Gas to Electric Conversion

RC Airplane How to: Gas to Electric Conversion

This is nothing new, but many planes designed for gas engines still give little or no instructions for conversion to electric power plants. A fellow RC club member wanted a large S-Bach with electric power because that’s what he likes. Not a problem for me as I have done both gas and electric giant scale […]
Road to Top Gun — Charlie Palmer’s Fieseler Fi-156 Model D1 Storch

Road to Top Gun — Charlie Palmer’s Fieseler Fi-156 Model D1 Storch

Built from a Paolo Severin kit, Charlie Palmer’s 25% scale Fieseler Fi-156 Model D1 Storch has a wingspan is 139 inches, weighs 41 lbs., and is electric powered with a Hacker A60-18L motor (roughly equivalent to 50cc gas). A pair of 6S 5000mAh Lipos and a Jeti SpinPro Opto 99 ESC provide the motor with plenty […]
The Ziroli Treatment — A great Makeover for the new E-Flite PT-17

The Ziroli Treatment — A great Makeover for the new E-Flite PT-17

Two “RC spark plugs” that provide lots of excitement in the our hobby are Nick Ziroli Sr., and his son Nick Jr., who is the owner/operator of Ziroli Giant Scale Plans (ziroligiantscaleplans.com). Recently, when E-Flite came out with their new midsize PT-17 ARF, both Nicks took notice. You see, Nick Jr., happens to own and […]
Warbird Pilots goes BIG for WW1 — New Giant Scale Pilot Figures

Warbird Pilots goes BIG for WW1 — New Giant Scale Pilot Figures

For several years now, WW 1 RC pilots have been discovering the benefits that come with larger aircraft. The praise “Bigger Flies Better” has never been more true than went it comes to WW1 models. One company modeler/dealer that has noticed this is our buddy Adam Martin at Warbird Pilots. With a healthy dislike for […]
Makeover Magic — Turning a Sport ARF into a Great Looking Scale Superstar

Makeover Magic — Turning a Sport ARF into a Great Looking Scale Superstar

Not everyone has the patience or the many hours it can take to build a large scale model, so the availability of ARF warbirds such as the Phoenix Model A-26 Invader has been a boon for time-challenged builders. The only drawback is that you are limited to the livery the manufacturer chose for their subject, […]
Road to Top Gun — Steve Thomas and his Vans RV4 44% Team Scale Entry

Road to Top Gun — Steve Thomas and his Vans RV4 44% Team Scale Entry

For the 30th Anniversary of Top Gun, the  Team of Steve (builder) and pilot Curtis Switzer are heading to Top Gun to fly in Team Scale with Steve’s 44% scale Vans RV4. From Saint Cloud, FL, Steve built the RV-4 from the Grupp Models kit and his entry is modeled after Taylor De Ley’s  plane, […]
David Wigley Builds a Giant Scale F-101B Voodoo Turbine Jet

David Wigley Builds a Giant Scale F-101B Voodoo Turbine Jet

At the AMA Expo East, four-time Mr. Top Gun winner David Wigley spoke about RC scale model designing, building, and flying. To support his discussion, David had on hand his newest project: a totally scratch-built 1/6-scale F-101B Voodoo. David has committed his time and efforts into producing a completely composite scale aircraft. And to the […]
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