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What are you planning for your weekend? — A little yard work??

What are you planning for your weekend? — A little yard work??

Working all week, leaves your lawn to grow until the weekend, when we all would rather be doing something else. Wouldn’t it be nice to combine work with play? If you like RC airplanes but need to cut some really tall grass, this just might be the solution! It is definitely an oldie, but continues […]
Home Made WW1 German Lozenge Fabric

Home Made WW1 German Lozenge Fabric

When it comes to covering scale airplanes, there is nothing so challenging than German WW1 aeroplanes. At the time Germany developed a camouflage pattern that consisted of irregularly shaped polygons called “lozenges.” From 1916 to 1917, the lozenge pattern used four colors; from 1917 to 1918, a five-color pattern prevailed. Typically, the top surfaces were […]
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Huge Honey Bee Homebuilt

Huge Honey Bee Homebuilt

This 19-foot-span giant is a scale reproduction of Walter Mooney’s Honey Bee, a homebuilt kit plane from the early ’50s. Built by Dave Horton, this model is powered by a 250cc gas engine and has the wing flaps and slots that the full-scale did. Flown here by John Greenfield at the Large Model Association’s meet […]
Shop Tip —  Custom Trim Scheme Made Easy

Shop Tip — Custom Trim Scheme Made Easy

The Great Planes Proud Bird EF1 Racer is one of the few ARFs that comes in an all-white color scheme so the owner can put his own custom design on it. Having a blank canvas is very exciting and also somewhat daunting to me because that means I have to come up with my own […]
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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 […]
Huge, 14-foot-span Heinkel 111

Huge, 14-foot-span Heinkel 111

Carl Bachhuber is a master when it comes to building really big, nicely detailed, and seldom-modeled RC planes, and his latest is no exception! The third Heinkel he has built in the last 20 year, this one is the biggest 1/5 scale. The 178-inch plane and is powered by two Desert Aircraft 60cc gas engines, and […]
Long Island Sky Hawk’s Dawn Patrol

Long Island Sky Hawk’s Dawn Patrol

Well with the Summer starting to heat up, the upcoming Giant Scale WW1 event is just over the horizon. Mark you calendar for July 28 -31 and head down the Long Island Expressway, or better yet, take the Port Jefferson Ferry, and get to this impressive event! With plenty of great WW1 airplanes and great […]
BIG BLOCK POWER! UNDERSTANDING GASOLINE ENGINES

BIG BLOCK POWER! UNDERSTANDING GASOLINE ENGINES

THE INSIDE SCOOP ON HOW 2-STROKE GAS ENGINES WORK Whether your ultimate goal is to fly big 3D aerobatic planes or to pilot giant-scale warbirds, understanding how gasoline engines operate and how to properly set them up is extremely important. Besides their great fuel efficiency, gas engines are reliable, easy to start and overall are […]
New Workshop Build-Along — 85-inch Douglas Skyraider — Part 2

New Workshop Build-Along — 85-inch Douglas Skyraider — Part 2

The shop was getting a bit too quiet so I have started on my new building project as mentioned earlier, a Douglas A-1J Skyraider. My 85 inch version is based completely on the design by Nick Ziroli. His 100-inch-span Skyraider is a very popular, great flying warbird, and so I reduced the plans by 15% […]
5 Unique Uses for Clothespins

5 Unique Uses for Clothespins

The ordinary clothespin can do a lot more than hold sheets on a dryer line! Here are five of our favorite RC uses for them. CLIP TIP For electric RC pilots, keeping track of battery status at the field can be a challenge. It is easy to lose track of which packs have been discharged […]
Super-Scale STOL

Super-Scale STOL

This 1/3-scale Wilga can really put on an airshow, and we especially love its one-wheel touch-and-go’s! Built from the Frisch Modellbau kit by Matt Harrowven, it has a 145.6-inch wingspan and is powered by a DLE 170cc flat twin gas engine. The 57-pound plane uses a Spektrum DX9 radio and a PowerBox with telemetry. Thanks to […]
Fly a reverse Cuban-8 with half rolls

Fly a reverse Cuban-8 with half rolls

  When I first started aerobatic competition, symmetrical maneuvers that combined various elements were of the most complex to perform both precisely and consistently. Let’s take the loop, for example. While it may be fairly straightforward to perform a single loop, try flying a vertical 8, which is an inside loop followed by an outside […]
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