I think if you are going to invest in a turbo-prop aircraft, it should be a biplane! Well, that what Jeff Holsinger must think also. Here’s his beautiful Turbine turbo prop powered model-12 Pitts and did it have some awesome performmance. Wow!
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Model Airplane News has devoted many articles and columns to the improving of static scores in scale compet*tion. This score however, only represents 50 percent of your total, and taking the time to improve your model’s doc*mentation material between events can definitely help you maximize overall score. But for this article, let’s talk about improving your flight scores and how to help both the pilot and the flight judges do their jobs correctly.
When you fly your model at a scale event, you w
We at Flight Journal consider it to be an honor to present stories of those who were directly involved in the events of 9/11 as pilots or flight crew. This is yet another view of the event that has shaped our present and our future.
“Our plane has been hij*cked. Flight attendant #1 stabbed. Flight attendant #5 stabbed. A business class passenger’s throat has been slashed and he is bleeding severely and may be dead. The captain is not flying the aircraft. Som*thing’s terribly wrong. I see the wa
Built from the 1/3-scale Balsa USA kit, Mike Gross Sr.’s aircraft has a ready to fly weight of 46 pounds, including the 3 pounds of lead ballast added to the firewall. Its 3W-85xi-CS engine, equipped with a 3W header pipe and canister m*ffler system, easily turns a Xoar 28×8 propeller. Mike’s radio is a Gen 2 Spektrum DX18 transmitter and receiver with Savox SA1231SG and SC0251MG servos. Mike also has aboard three A123 2500mAh LiFe battery packs and switches from NoBS Batteries. The 9.3-inch vin
It’s almost that time again! This coming weekend September 6 – 8, the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome will again be the venue for the Mid-Hudson RC Society’s WW I RC Jamboree. This amazing Fun Fly and Mission compet*tion will be drawing modelers from as far away as Canada and Florida, as well as all across the country. If you like World War One aircraft and amazing scale RC airplanes, be sure to stop by the Aerodrome in Rhinebeck New York.
At this event there will be lots of Mission flying and the reg
The new Hangar 9 Tiger 30cc delivers the classic looks and performance of the popular Tiger series in a larger 30cc platform for common gas engines and electric power systems. Taking its cues from the Tigers of old, this sport plane is streamlined with a complete fiberglass cowl requiring no additional work to get ready for the runway. A smart red, white, and blue color scheme highlights the modern sport plane’s looks with nods to its rich past.
Bigger than the Tigers of yesterday, it only need
Looking for a gas engine at a good price? Check out this Special from Valley View RC! This 15% discount is for all VVRCRCGF engines and is to celebrate the Merging of Valley View RC and the RCGF factory in China. All engines manufactured from this factory will now be called VVRCRCGF engines. From this date forward all engines from our factory will have VVRC on the engine. If it does not, you may have an older engine. Sale ends September 8th
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Often mistaken during combat with the Mitsubishi “Zero,” the Nakajima Ki-43 Oscar was exceptionally maneuverable and had fast climbing capabilities. The Hangar 9 Ki-43 Oscar 50-60cc 88-inch ARF brings this nimble warbird to life.
Priced at $899.99 this giant scale Warbird includes:
Constructed with lightweight, laser-cut balsa and plywood
Matt-finish printed covering includes rivets, panel lines and weathering
Two-piece plug-in wings with aluminum tube allows for easy transportation and s
Bring bush-flying adventure indoors or around your backyard with this must-have aerobatic adventurer! The Next Generation of the FunCub has arrived! Get ready for the resilient, new indoor foamie from Multiplex, the FunnyCub! Emulating its big brother, this flat EPP version is capable of taking off and landing from just about anywhere with its large wheels and softly-sprung undercarriage. Optionally, the two ailerons can be lowered to act as landing fl*ps, further reducing airspeed and take-off
Fifteen years after the introduction of our popular AcroMaster, Hitec is releasing the new and improved all-rounder AcroMaster Pro. Designed with all the pizzazz of its predecessor, this upgraded model has advanced features for enhanced performance and versatility while maintaining its famous 3D aerobatic design and reliability. It is perfect for pilots looking to hone their aerobatic maneuvers and 3D masters needing the precision and response required to best demonstrate their expert skill set.
Sooner or later you may want to try your hand at flying a scale subject. Since most full-size aircraft use fl*ps, many scale model also require them for true scale operations and function. A scale model with fl*ps fully deployed is a cool sight. If you have never flow a model with then there are a few things to know about. There right ways and wrong ways to use them. This article should help you understand what’s going on.
In a nutshell, when fl*ps are lowered they change the wing’s lift and
Editor’s Top 10 Favorite Workshop Tools and RC Accessories
While several companies in the RC hobby industry have gone offshore for their production, DU-BRO not only makes quality products designed specifically for modelers, but the company manufactures most of them in their own factory in Wauconda, IL. For over 50 years, the folks at Du-Bro have been creating accessories/tools to make our model airplanes better.
Here are our top 10 Du-Bro products
1. Prop Balancing
Perhaps the most importa
The Long Island Skyhawks hosted their 8th annual giant scale Dawn Patrol event and they had an amazing time doing it! With flying kicking off at the cr*ck of dawn, (about 5:15am) and lasting until well into dusk (8:15pm), this group of World War One RC pilots really know how to put on a show! Watch for a detailed event article in the December issue of MAN! There were more giant scale WW I warbirds than ever before.
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Arrows RC has announced a new electric ducted fan 64mm trainer named the Marlin. This is the first electric EDF trainer in its class to be equipped with fl*ps. All parts for the Marlin are stocked in the USA and available through either HobbyZone.com or ArrowsRC.com The price is $159.99.
Designed with the beginner to intermediate pilot in mind, this plane has a more rob*st fixed landing gear than most, to handle b*mpy landings. More importantly it is the only plane in its class to have fl*ps
This weekend if you are on Long Island, or need an excuse to get aboard the the Bridgeport to Port Jefferson Ferry, pack up your WW I aircraft and head to the Long Island Skyhawks flying field! August 1 – 3 the event will be in full swing, and there will be lots of giant scale biplanes and triplanes to check out. Plus food and drink and clam chowder! See ya there!
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Built and flown by Jörg Albrech, this beautifully painted and detailed bipe is 1/3 scale and has all-wood construction. The 10.69-foot-span model weighs 72 pounds and is powered by a Moki 250cc 5-cylinder radial engine. Thanks to RCScaleAirplanes for taking this great video at the MFC Bad Wörishofen fly-in.
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The Acro Sport II biplane was designed by EAA founder Paul Poberezny following the success of his single-place Acro Sport I. Paul designed the 2-place biplane as a trainer for would be aerobatic pilots who wanted to build time toward qualifying to fly the 1-place Acro Sport. The original Acro Sport was designed to serve as an aviation building project for students in high school shop classes, some of whom, Paul hoped, would be convinced by the experience to pursue an aviation career.
Recently at the Warbirds over Delaware as every year, there was an amazing collection of Warbirds from all eras of military combat. Part of the new WOD Airshow was this amazing Korean War era jet fighter classic.
Built from a Tomahawk Aviation Kit, Paul LeTourneau 1/3.5-scale F-86 Sabre Jet was truly a sight to behold. Paul’s F-86 was powered by a KingTech 260 and has a wingspan of 122 inches. Equipped with Tomahawk Aviation retractable landing gear and a Powerbox smoke system, the 118 inch l
By Lyle Vasser
This is our Ziroli B-25 with 101″ wingspan. My father, Robert Vasser, built the model, and I painted and added the detail work. I also fly the plane. (He likes to say he is the “builder” and I”m the “crasher”). My dad declared that if we build this plane it had to have the Indian on the tail and a n*ked woman on the nose. (Sometimes I wonder about Dad). I found the perfect aircraft that satisfied dad’s criteria: “Miss B Havin”. This was a B-25 that was active in the South Pa
Fifty skilled trades teachers and teaching teams from across the country were named today as semifinalists for the 2019 Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Prize for Teaching Excellence. They and their high school skilled trades programs are in the running for a share of $1 million in total cash awards.
The semifinalists hail from 26 states and specialize in trades including manufacturing, welding, construction, automotive and agriculture mechanics. The teachers—some competing as individuals and s
It’s finally here! The Warbirds over Delaware kicks off the grandfather of all Warbird fly ins at the Lums Pond State Park in Bear, DE.
Hosted by the hard working members of the Delaware RC Club, all the regulars are there already setting up on the field and are tweaking their amazing military masterpieces. Be sure to head on over to the event this weekend for the greatest show of RC military aviation on earth! Here are just a few pics to whet your appetite… Photos by Scott and Rodger McClurg
There’s just som*thing elegant in seeing a WW II heavy bomber such as this in the traffic pattern. The B-24 Liberator is just such an iconic airplane with a rich history, and it is great to see a model like this with so many features and options (including an almost ready to cover version.) Distributed by VQ Warbirds, the new B-24 is1/12 scale and with n impressive 110-inch wingspan and really offers a nicely sized warbird in ARF form!
The assembly is straight forward and the parts fit of th
The Wings Club Foundation, Inc. is pleased to announce that Dr. Thomas (“Tom”) Enders, Chief Executive Officer, Retired, Airbus SE, is the recipient of this year’s Distinguished Achievement Award. Acknowledging outstanding accomplishments in the field of aviation, President David Davenport, will present the Wings Club Foundation award on October 18, 2019, at the 77th Annual Awards Gala to be held at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York City.
Tom Enders has been the longest-serving member of
I’d like to present this article as one more example of how doing repairs to your favorite warbird can be done if you take it one step at a time, and “eat the elephant in bites” rather than fretting over the entire sad picture.
I will also say it was a privilege to work on such a professionally built and finished giant scale RC warbird. I have not met the builder, but kudos to him for such a monumental building task! I am envious of his skills and attention to details.
A fellow RC club member
Get ready to fall in love with this micro model! From Horizon: Bold and immensely talented, Ernst Udet helped to close WWI as Germany’s second-highest scoring ace with 62 victories. Internationally accepted as the finest fighter of the era, one particular Fokker D.VII he flew boasted an inspirational color scheme designed to honor his sweetheart and taunt all in the sky who challenged him. The FlyZone® ultra-micro Fokker D.VII RTF beautifully replicates the historic masterpiece with an RC versio