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Brian Perkins's Triplane Success

One of our good RC flying buddies Brian Perkins recently enjoyed a very successful test flight of his highly modified Fokker Dr.I Triplane that started off as the Balsa USA kit.

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Model Airplane News
October 2020

SO YOU WANNA FLY SCALE?

The boss of scale lays it all out

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Model Airplane News
October 2020

PILOT PROJECTS

SHOWCASING WHAT YOU BUILD & FLY

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Model Airplane News
October 2020

T-28 TROJAN

Compact warbird for glow or electric power

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Model Airplane News
October 2020

Flying Tiger RC Tiger Transmitter Tray Pro

Add more comfort to your flight times!

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Model Airplane News
October 2020

MAKE A “NO VAC” VACUUM FORMER

This DIY workshop accessory is less than $40!

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Model Airplane News
October 2020

The easy way to creating a realistic “front office”

Hopefully you liked the first “From the Shop,” which informed you about a hobby related company that you may not have otherwise known about.

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Model Airplane News
October 2020

MASTER THE FIGURE-M

If you want to become the best aerobatic pilot possible, you need to master key maneuvers by taking small steps. First, make sure you’re proficient in performing maneuvers like inverted flight, vertical and horizontal rolls, inside and outside loops and stall turns. You can then perform these moves in sequences to create show-stopping routines. This month, I’ll highlight a precision maneuver called the Figure-M, which incorporates two stall turns with a little twist. Without further hesitation, let’s get started!

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Model Airplane News
October 2020

HOBBY HACKS

HELPFUL READER HINTS

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Model Airplane News
October 2020

A TBM HISTORY: ONE OF A KIND ZIROLI AVENGER

Back in the early 2000s, Nick Ziroli Jr. wanted to design something extra special to compete with at Frank Tiano’s Top Gun Scale Invitational event. Since he hailed from Long Island, the famous Grumman TBM Avenger torpedo/bomber seemed most appropriate.

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Model Airplane News
October 2020

1/3 scale Thomas Morse S4B “Tommy”

The latest from Martin Irvine’s workshop

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Model Airplane News
October 2020

SMOKE ON!

At full-scale and RC airshows, watching aerobatic aircraft equipped with smoke systems adds greatly to the appeal for both the spectators and the pilots alike.

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Model Airplane News
Summer 2020

RC Fueling Systems - Jet Fueler

A high-quality system that lasts

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Model Airplane News
Summer 2020

THE SECRETS OF TRUK LAGOON

Project Recover locates three missing World War II aircraft

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Model Airplane News
Summer 2020

PLANES WORTH MODELING NIEUPORT 17

The best pursuit plane of its day

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Model Airplane News
Summer 2020

PLAN FLIGHT

PLAN FLIGHT

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Model Airplane News
Summer 2020

PILOT PROJECTS

SHOWCASING WHAT YOU BUILD & FLY

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Model Airplane News
Summer 2020

ON THE FLIGHT LINE

Latest News and Releases

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Model Airplane News
Summer 2020

HOBBY HACKS

HELPFUL READER HINTS

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Model Airplane News
Summer 2020

Booma RC Gas/Turbine Q-Switch

A single switch to control all your battery systems

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Model Airplane News
Summer 2020

A Zero Gets a Facelift

Back in 2007-08, Mike Gross had the opportunity to fly my aging giant-scale, Ziroli-designed Japanese Zero. This was his first flight with a giant-scale warbird. He enjoyed is so much that he built one himself.

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Model Airplane News
Summer 2020

FLIGHT LIKE AN ACE!

Pro tips for warbird pilots

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Model Airplane News
August 2020

HOBBY HACKS

HELPFUL READER HINTS

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Model Airplane News
August 2020

PANDEMIC DRONE

A “pandemic drone” to remotely monitor and detect people with infectious respiratory conditions is being developed by the University of South Australia (UniSA) in partnership with a Canadian company.

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Model Airplane News
August 2020

THE GEICO SKYTYPERS

The family-run business that changed the skywriting industry forever!

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Model Airplane News
August 2020

CURTISS FIIC-2 GOSHAWK

Jeffery Fiscus’s “miniature” model of the 1930’s U.S. biplane

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Model Airplane News
August 2020

4 Tips to Earn Your RC Wings

As people have more time during quarantine, it is prime time for newbies to get into RC.

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Model Airplane News
August 2020

HALF CUBAN-8 WITH NEGATIVE SNAP ROLLS

In the past, we’ve discussed different aerobatic moves that consist of endless variations of a basic maneuver. For this article, let’s look at a variation of the basic Cuban-8, this time making it a half Cuban-8 with one-and-a-half negative snap rolls. The half Cuban-8 is usually performed with a half roll on the downline, but to spice things up we’ll replace the roll with more impressive one-and-a-half negative snap rolls (starting inverted and ending up upright). With a strong, well-defined foundation, this maneuver is a great deviation from the norm. Let’s get started!

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Model Airplane News
July 2020

Solderless Landing Gear

Easy-to-build, shock-absorbing setup

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Model Airplane News
July 2020

Red5Designs

Vinyl Graphics

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Model Airplane News
July 2020