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RC Kits 32: Great Planes Ultra Sport 60 – Making The Fiberglass Cowl Part 2

Words and photos by Gary A. Ritchie This time we will complete the fiberglass cowling of our Ultra Sport 60 and mount the motor and speed controller. To finish the cowling here is what we will need (Figure …

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RC Kits 31: Great Planes Ultra Sport 60 – Making The Fiberglass Cowl

  Words and photos by Gary A. Ritchie   Now it’s time to build a fiberglass cowling that will fully enclose the electric motor in our Ultra Sport 60. Before we begin, sand the front of the fuselage …

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Silkspan How-To: A Blast From The Past With A Few New Twists

Words and photos by Bob Benjamin – bob@rcmodel.com A genuine Golden Oldie that’s perfect for today’s small electric airplanes. NOTE: This article is required reading for the next installment of Master’s Workshop, Guillow’s Hellcat #4 Silkspan … what’s that? …

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RC KITS: The Great Planes Ultra Sport 60 … Finishing The Hatch Cover

Words and Photos by Gary A. Ritchie Last month we began building the hatch cover for our Ultra Sport 60. Now we will finish it up. Let’s get started by gluing H5 in place then removing the rest …

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Getting Into Gas Powered Models For The First Time?

If you’re like most of the new generation of RC pilots, you probably got your start with electric powered models propelled by torque monster brushless power plants fed by LiPo cells. That’s definitely not a bad thing, but …

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RC Kits: The Great Planes Ultra Sport 60 … Building The Turtle Deck

In this column we will build the turtledeck - the portion of the upper fuselage that lies behind the cockpit. That will set the stage for designing and building a removable battery hatch that contains the canopy.

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Get Organized with PVC

As our shops and hangars fill up with projects and completed air- frames we often find ourselves tripping over our planes. You might even find yourself doing more repairs from hangar rash rather than dumb thumbs.

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Build a Custom Battery Tray

I was asked by a fellow RC’er to assemble his 3W Extra 330. Being an accomplished modeler with enough experience that I actually feel old when I think of it ... I was more than happy to oblige. This particular 3W is a fiberglass fuselage with foam core wings and tail. The plane had a high level of completion, was covered, painted, canopy and cowl installed.

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Re-Hinge your Foamie

So, we’ve all crashed, right? I mean, at some point or another, you’re going to need a few skills under your belt for refurbing your foam model to get it back into the air as quickly as possible. On the contrary, however, my Twisted Hobbys Crack Turbo Beaver suffered an even worse mishap. It was beaten up pretty bad

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Remove labels from metal bars

Building model aircraft often involves the use of metal bars and tubes of various sizes and shapes. A common use of metal bars that comes to mind is in making landing gear struts, which are often constructed of 1/8-inch thick aluminum bar stock.

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Which Way To Go Gas Or Glow?

With seemingly hordes of electric powered model aircraft filling the skies there are many who feel an airplane is only truly an airplane if it is powered by an internal combustion (IC) engine. Indeed the sound of a well-tuned four stroke echoing through the skies on a clear fall day has an allure all its own.

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Castle Creations Upgrade for 50mm EDF Jets!

    EDF jet loving pilots who like to go fast don’t always have to spend an arm and a leg to do so. Sky Angel has been producing a series of foam composition 50mm jets for several …

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Smart Radio Programming

This is a back to basics walk through radio setup for primary flight controls. The P-51 has ten servos installed in total. The receiver that comes with the DX18 is a nine channel receiver which was installed in the plane. With that being said one “Y” harness will be required for the radio installation because of the lack of receiver channels.

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