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Really Big Bücker Jungmeister

Really Big Bücker Jungmeister

Helmut Müller’s 85% scratch-built Bücker looks like it could carry a small person! The 17.5-foot-span model weighs in at 286 pounds and is powered by a Hirth 521cc 2-stroke (intended for an ultralight!) turning a Fiala 60 x 20 wood propeller. The model uses industrial-quality Tonegawa Seiko servos, a redundant radio system and a dual-ignition starter. Helmut glued and sewed the Seconite covering […]
Act Now to Preserve Section 336 and Model Aircraft

Act Now to Preserve Section 336 and Model Aircraft

Many people today who are involved professionally in aviation, both manned and unmanned, started as hobby flyers of model aircraft. And many of these professionals still fly as hobbyists in addition to their professional capacities. Section 336 is the part of the FAA Act that allows hobbyist and recreational model aircraft flights without the burden […]
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How To Turn a Straw Hat into a Scale Pilot Seat

How To Turn a Straw Hat into a Scale Pilot Seat

So my Fokker Triplane had been finished for a few weeks and the airplane had flown several times without any problems. But there is that big issue of an empty cockpit. So, I converted my old Mini-Me 1/3 scale pilot figure into a WW1 leather helmet and goggles guy with a great set of cloths […]
RC Aerobatics: Fly the Avalanche

RC Aerobatics: Fly the Avalanche

Let’s discuss a  maneuver called the “avalanche.” You can learn from the fundamentals in this exciting move. For example, I’m sure a lot of you have performed a basic loop. In fact, the loop is the first aerobatic maneuver that many people perform. The avalanche is a basic loop, but has one addition to it. At […]
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Rudder: Use it to Fly Better!

Rudder: Use it to Fly Better!

Actually, pilots should begin their flying careers by using rudder from the very beginning. One of the ways we used to help beginner pilots is by programming in an aileron/rudder mix from the very start. This improves the plane’s performance by eliminating adverse yaw, which is the opposite yaw or skid inherent with aileron deflections […]
Easy Workshop Tips

Easy Workshop Tips

These tips may not change your life, but they may make building and flying RC planes a little easier! Have a tip of your own to share? Send it to us at MAN@airage.com.   Hatch Leash A great way to ensure your canopy arrives attached to your plane, rather than flying off one way and […]
Fitting a Scale Fan/Spinner Combo to a 3-Blade Prop

Fitting a Scale Fan/Spinner Combo to a 3-Blade Prop

Ziroli Giant Scale Plans offers a very cool accessory for FW-190A enthusiasts. It’s a scale fan/spinner combo that the full scale FW-190A featured. It comes as a “blank canvas” and work of art considering the machining required to manufacture. It is a blank canvas as the spinner can be cut to fit a 2- or […]
Painting a Warbird, Part 4

Painting a Warbird, Part 4

In this final installment, Lane Crabtree creates his CARF Models P-51’s Hurry Home Honey nose art, invasion stripes, and engine exhaust stains. In earlier articles, he started by documenting how he primed and painted the silver and olive drab, masked the canopy and created the stars and bars, and then he applied the squadron markings and the checkerboard pattern. […]
How the Nazis’ Largest Battleship Is Still Affecting Norway Today

How the Nazis’ Largest Battleship Is Still Affecting Norway Today

Decades after it sunk, the battleship Tirpitz is still stunting the environment! By David Grossman The scars of World War II are still visible today. A new study out looks at how Nazis warped Norwegian trees with poisonous gas to mask one of the largest battleships built for the conflict. Launched in 1939, the Tirpitz […]
Road to Top Gun — Dino Di Giorgio and his Mitsubishi A6M Zero

Road to Top Gun — Dino Di Giorgio and his Mitsubishi A6M Zero

A longtime competitor at Top Gun, Dino Di Giorgio from Fort Pierce, FL, will be competing with his new Japanese Mitsubishi A6M Zero in the Pro Prop class.  His Top Flite Zero has all-wood construction and comes covered in Monokote. It has an 86-inch wingspan, weighs 26 pounds and is powered by a DLE 61cc […]
To Caress the Air: Augustus Herring and the Dawn of Flight

To Caress the Air: Augustus Herring and the Dawn of Flight

The judge directed attorney O’Grady to recall his witness. As Herring lowered himself into the witness chair, the two-surface model in hand, O’Grady asked for authorization to have the exhibit entered into evidence and summarily tagged. Hesitant to handle the delicate contraption, the court clerk came over to the witness stand to tag the exhibit. […]
Painting a Warbird, Part 3

Painting a Warbird, Part 3

Lane Crabtree has been detailing how he painted his CARF Models P-51. He started by documenting how he primed and painted the silver and olive drab, and last week he masked the canopy and created the stars and bars. In this installment, Lane applies squadron markings and the checkerboard pattern. Now comes the Squadron ID alpha-numerics […]
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