Revell 1:48 B-25 Build

Over a year ago I was standing in the aisle looking at models with one of my sons, I was plotting a take home of P-61 kit as he was going stealth and grabbing a B-25 kit I had remarked was next on my list. We made it all the way to the checkout and … Continue reading Revell 1:48 B-25 Build

AZmodel1:72 AH-1G Cobra

The AH-1G is usually associated with Vietnam War. In fact in my mind when I saw a Huey Cobra I thought of Vietnam first but as I researched I found quite a few other countries had used them and even the Dept. Natural Resource here in the U.S. mainly for forest fire management. I found … Continue reading AZmodel1:72 AH-1G Cobra

I Think I’ll Just Wing It. Pt.7

When I decided to build this plane and blog the progress I made somewhat of a table of contents of what I wanted to cover. My main goal is to maybe make this all a bit less intimidating for a newcomer. See Parts One, Two Three, Four, Five and Six to see all the steps to this … Continue reading I Think I’ll Just Wing It. Pt.7

I Think I’ll Just Wing It. Pt.6 – Servos 101

Servos. They articulate movements in assembly lines, robots, satellites, radio control, planes, cars, boats, helicopters and about anything you can imagine that needs something moved remotely. The Latin translation is "slave" and that is essentially their function. A Size For Every Application. I have always thought the word Servo sounded like a breakfast cereal.  New Nabisco Serve-O's … Continue reading I Think I’ll Just Wing It. Pt.6 – Servos 101

I Think I’ll Just Wing It. Pt.5

I said when the weather showed promise I would get back to building my RC plane project. (see parts 1-4) Today, I enjoyed some high 70-degree weather and there is a lure of days of sunny weather ahead so I should see some days with still air. I had stated I had a few goals; 4 … Continue reading I Think I’ll Just Wing It. Pt.5

I Think I’ll Just Wing It. Pt.4

Let's talk Fuselage. When building the Fuselage for an airframe you have a few things to consider or at least I did when designing this. First off how will it land? Sailplanes and gliders usually do not have any landing gear with the exception of a nose roller to help it slide. In the RC … Continue reading I Think I’ll Just Wing It. Pt.4

I Think I’ll Just Wing It. Pt.3

With any Project, I like to Establish my goal first so here we go. My goal is to build an Electric-powered park flyer from both items I already have that are fairly inexpensive to buy or easily found at discount, dollar and hardware stores. My goal weight is 8 ounces  (227 grams) based on the power … Continue reading I Think I’ll Just Wing It. Pt.3

I Think I Will Just Wing It. PT. 2

First off, one thing that needs to be clear, in order to build a decent electric Radio Control airplane you must have a few excellent aircraft related movies or TV shows to watch while you build. "The Battle of Britain" or "Midway" usually suffices for me. If I really need some inspiration for "Flight of the … Continue reading I Think I Will Just Wing It. PT. 2