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Remembering Pearl Harbor

War was coming to the ocean called “Pacific.” Imperial Japan, in need of oil to feed its growing ambition, squirmed under the stricture of an American embargo (implemented because of Japan’s aggression toward China). Japan would not be denied its self-proclaimed destiny, so Tokyo’s warlords cast covetous eyes southward to the petroleum-rich Dutch East Indies, ripe for the plucking. The Pacific was to be “their” ocean, and the only major obstacle was the U.S. Pacific Fleet based in Hawaii. The fo

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Monster DeHavilland Comet

Would you believe that this beautiful twin is 20 years old? Steve Holland spent three years building this model and first flew it in 1999. Powered by two 74cc Zenoah gas engines, it has flown around 800 times, most recently at the BMFA Nationals show at RAF Barkston Heath in Lincolnshire, UK and filmed by Tbobborap1. Steve notes, “I put it aside 7 years ago after a full size display at Kemble and got it back out for the Nationals. I had to replace the batteries, one throttle servo and a choke s

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Pro Weathering Techniques

If you really want to make your scale airplane come to life, and make it look as though it’s been flying around for a while, you need to do some weathering, ... Continue reading ... Join our premium membership! The post Pro Weathering Techniques appeared first on Model Airplane News. View the full article

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Workshop Video – Nieuport 24 Update

There’s been lots of progress this year on Gerry Yarrish’s Nieuport 24 project. Here is a video taken earlier this year showing off some of the early construction details. Stay tuned, there’s a new update video coming soon.   The post Workshop Video – Nieuport 24 Update appeared first on Model Airplane News. View the full article

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Incredible Homemade Rotary Engine

Andy Johnston must take his RC modeling very seriously … why else would he spend over 3 years building a true-to-scale, rotary Bentley engine spending another 2 years building an Avro 504K from plans, specifically for the engine?  The 9-cylinder powerplant has cast-iron liners that are 1mm thick, aluminum finned barrels and a total of 347cc displacement for a range of 700 to 3500rpm with a 25.5×23 prop that has a scale blade shape.  The engine spins, just like its full-size counterpart! The Avro

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The Best of the Worst!

12 RC Airplane Crashes from 2019!! It happens to the best of us, whether you are flying a foamy park flyer at the local RC club field, or are a show pilot performing at national events across the country, serious “rekitting” of airplanes are a facto of life. Here are 12 of more impressive ground penetr*tion tests we’ve seen courtesy of TBOBBORAP1.     The post The Best of the Worst! appeared first on Model Airplane News. View the full article

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JR Propo T14x4 DMSS Radio System

In the early 1980s,  I happened to see an ad in Model Airplane News for JR radios. Ultimately, I purchased a JR 4C-4S (4 channels, 4 servos) AM rig that did everything it was supposed to do. After a while, I wanted an FM radio system and so returned to the JR brand and discovered the JR Max 6. This one set the hook with its two auxiliary channels and those awesome servo-reversing switches. I have remained a JR enthusiast ever since. Next Generation The newest addition to the JR Propo line is

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Tips and Highlights of Laser Cutting — with Video

After several years of RC modeling use, the compact laser cutter from Full Spectrum Laser, is still going strong and has been almost completely maintenance free. If you’ve ever wanted to get a laser cutter for your workshop, check out this product review.  This easy to use unit is designed especially for hobbyists and small home businesses wanting production quality results.  The 5th Gen Hobby Laser Cutter has a 20×12 inch work area and has a glass water-cooled laser tube rated at 40 watts. It i

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Top Flite Corsair Test Flight

One of our all time favorite warbirds is the giant scale Top Flite Corsair ARF. And on its first flight we shot this never seen before flight video. Shot by MAN photographer Hope McCall, the test flight went off without a hitch! The DLE 50cc gas engine is a perfect match. Check it out!   The post Top Flite Corsair Test Flight appeared first on Model Airplane News. View the full article

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Mastering the Rolling Loop

Kick up your aerobatic performance with this deceivingly-easy-looking maneuver, the Rolling Loop. A challenging maneuver, the pilot, needs to utilize all the control inputs while performing it smoothly. A basic loop can also be described as a 360-degree circle. When you perform a loop with one integrated roll, you need to match the quadrant points. For example, you must have 1/4 of the roll complete by the time you are at the 90-degree point of your loop (see diagram). You will then need to have

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Warbird Retracts Installation

With the wing finally assembled and joined to the fuselage, we can get to the best part of heavy metal warbirds —  installing the landing gear. For the 85 inch Skyraider we started the planning early for the retracts installation. With most ARF warbirds, the wing and the attachment points for the recommended retracts will already be worked out, but with all plans built airplanes, you got to make sure things are going to fit. Earlier in the build-along we covered the part where were actually used

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Throwback Thursday: RC WW1 Scout!

When it comes to WW I events and biplanes, one popular design remains the British R.A.F. SE 5a. Here are some older pix of some popular MAN plans built airplanes. This collection of popular RC biplanes comes from our own, Rich Uravitch who was very much involved with the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome’s WW I RC Jamboree and mission events back in its hay day. A member of the original Dawn Patrol troop, Rich designed and built several WW1 sport scale flyers including this great flying SE5a. Published

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Thunderbolt Tuesday

Our good friend Eduardo Esteves back in 2011 shows off his amazing P-47 Razorback. Eduardo’s CARF-Models P-47 was built at Frank Tiano’s shop by Denny DeWesse with the help of Octo de Paula developing the very first functional engine cowl fl*ps and scale exhaust. Landing gear were supplied by Scale Sierra and a complete c*ckpit interior by Propag from East Europe. Powered by a MOKI 250cc radial engine, it was originally equipped with a Xoar 2-blade 32X18 prop, which was then replaced with a S

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WW I Award Winner: Brian Perkins’ Bristol Scout

Close up or on the wing, Brian’s Bristol Scout is an amazing scale masterpiece There were so many great models and talented RC builders and pilots at the Annual WW1 RC Jamboree, it was impossible to check out all of them at the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome. One excellent flyer there was Brian Perkins from Kingston, Ontario Canada with his 35% scale Bristol Scout. Brian scratch built his Model-D and it is a true masterpiece. Brian always flies up a storm during the Jamboree and he has won many awar

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Shock-Absorbing Landing Gear

I have always admired early aircraft, especially those flown during WW I. The evolution of aircraft from 1914 to 1918 is simply amazing. I have built and flown several WW I airplanes built from Balsa USA kits. Well designed, they fly great but sometimes my landings can be less than perfect. I wanted to design a way to increase the shock-absorbing capability of the kit landing gear. What I came up with not only reduces stress on the airframe, but can also be fabricated without having to solder

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Tremendous P-47 Thunderbolt

Powered by a DLE 170cc flat twin cylinder gas engine, this amazing ¼-scale P-47 Thunderbolt weighs in at 86 pounds and has a wingspan of 132 inches. The Thunderbolt was custom built by Nigel`i Ansen using enlarged Meister Scale plans and uses Futaba radio gear and servos. Nigel`i also custom painted the Thunderbolt for the owner John Mason of TJD Models UK. The custom retracts were manufactured by Kingfisher Aviation. John is part of the TJD Display Team and he really stole the show at the He

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Tremendous P-47 Thunderbolt

Powered by a DLE 170cc flat twin cylinder gas engine, this amazing ¼-scale P-47 Thunderbolt weighs in at 86 pounds and has a wingspan of 132 inches. The Thunderbolt was custom built by Nigel`i Ansen using enlarged Meister Scale plans and uses Futaba radio gear and servos. Nigel`i also custom painted the Thunderbolt for the owner John Mason of TJD Models UK. The custom retracts were manufactured by Kingfisher Aviation. John is part of the TJD Display Team and he really stole the show at the He

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Flying Like Iron Man

We’ll bet most of us have dreamed of flying like, but how many have what it takes to actually take off? Richard Browning, founder of Gravity Industries, is a pioneer in manned flight and in this video he’s flying in his exoskeleton suit powered by four JetCat P220 and one JetCat P550 jet turbine engines in Müllheim Germany. We thank Markus Nussbaumer for taking this incredible video and sharing it! The post Flying Like Iron Man appeared first on Model Airplane News. View the full article

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Flying Like Iron Man

We’ll bet most of us have dreamed of flying like, but how many have what it takes to actually take off? Richard Browning, founder of Gravity Industries, is a pioneer in manned flight and in this video he’s flying in his exoskeleton suit powered by four JetCat P220 and one JetCat P550 jet turbine engines in Müllheim Germany. We thank Markus Nussbaumer for taking this incredible video and sharing it! The post Flying Like Iron Man appeared first on Model Airplane News. View the full article

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Peter Goldsmith Designs 1/3-Scale L-19

Just in time for your winter building project, this Bird Dog kit is just the ticket for all your club tow plane needs! The finished model has a 143-inch wingspan and is intended to use a DA 150 engine spinning a Falcon 30×12 prop. It weighs in at 47.2 pounds. The kit costs $1,300. For more info, click here. 6ch  9 servos Recommended receiver: SPMAR12310 Recommended Gyro Spektrum AS3000 Servos Spektrum 6320’s Recommended Batteries: Spektrum Li-Po Smart batteries 2 x 5000 Spektrum 4000mah Lif

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12 Aerobatic Setup Secrets

Once you master basic RC flight and start progressing to bigger, faster and more maneuverable airplanes, aerobatics start to enter your aviation mindset. Sure, anyone can pull back on the stick to perform a loop, but what’s really needed to become a skilled pilot is understanding how to execute maneuvers properly and how to fly them smoothly. Here are some flight and setup tips to make your learning curve less steep and more enjoyable. No one is born an expert, but it doesn’t take long to start

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12 Aerobatic Setup Secrets

Once you master basic RC flight and start progressing to bigger, faster and more maneuverable airplanes, aerobatics start to enter your aviation mindset. Sure, anyone can pull back on the stick to perform a loop, but what’s really needed to become a skilled pilot is understanding how to execute maneuvers properly and how to fly them smoothly. Here are some flight and setup tips to make your learning curve less steep and more enjoyable. No one is born an expert, but it doesn’t take long to start

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Veterans Day and Me: A Personal Essay

Although Veterans Day has the stated purpose of remembering the vets and those in uniform, in reality it means different things to different people. For some it is the half-off sales that surround us. For me, it reminds me of one of those could-of-should-ofs that will always haunt me: I never served in the armed forces. Like so many others, some part of me is sorry that I didn’t. However, another part of me is deeply ashamed because somewhere in a far corner of my mind, I’m just a little glad th

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The Lomcevak: The Classic RC Manuver

As aerobatic RC pilots develop their skills, it’s natural to try different control inputs while flying. And quite often new aerobatic maneuvers are discovered by pushing the envelope. The classic ... Continue reading ... Join our premium membership! The post The Lomcevak: The Classic RC Manuver appeared first on Model Airplane News. View the full article

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E-flite Su-30 Twin 70mm

This Russian Falcons jet will certainly turn heads at the flying field! Here are the details from Horizon Hobby: The E-flite Su-30 Twin 70mm EDF is an impressively large scale replica of the multirole fighter that delivers incredible performance combined with Extra Scale details and functional features to offer a truly incomparable flying experience! The E-flite® Su-30 Twin 70mm EDF jet replicates the seldom-modeled Sukhoi fighter with power, maneuverability, and Extra Scale details that all c

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