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Model Airplane News - April 2013

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Model Airplane News - April 2013

Pilot Projects

Pilot Projects SHOWCASING WHAT YOU BUILD & FLY | Email entries to: MAN@airage.com SHOWCASING WHAT YOU BUILD & FLY | Email entries to: MAN@airage.com PILOT PROJECT OF THE MONTH Eagle Tom Wideman, Grapevine, TX Tom says he wanted something different, so he built this 56-inch-span Eagle out of foamboard and Depron. This bird of prey is powered by a 370 motor and 3S-650mAh battery. To get the fantastic paint scheme, he used acrylic paint applied with an airbrush. We think the local birds must do a doubletake when they see it in flight! (Photo by Glenn Baker) Heinkel He 51 Max Ficken, North Richland Hills, TX This German, single-seat biplane was developed as a fighter, a seaplane, and a ground-attack version. Max’s scratch-built Don Smith model had some teething problems to sort out: the cowl is very tight so the engine first used, a G38, would run lean as it heated, resulting in several dead-stick landings. Now, a DLE-30 hauls the 18-pound model around without a stumble. (Photo by Glenn Baker) Bell H-13 M*A*S*H Marsh DeHart, Archer, FL Marsh modified his Vario Benzin gaspowered machine with a Vario Bell 47G kit and detailed it to look like a full-size heli on exhibit at the Fantasy of Flight museum. Powered by a Zenoah 23cc gas engine, it uses a Skookum 320 two-axis stabilization system with its semi-scale flybarless head to keep flights smooth. Marsh writes, “I’ve loaded up the H-13 with a pilot, two wounded soldiers and, of course, ‘Hot Lips!’” J-3 Cub Lyn Jerome, Clinton, Ontario, Canada Since building this 1/4-scale Bud Nosen model in 1982, Lyn has flown it more than 5,000 times. A faithful Quadra 42 powers the 20-pound model and a JR radio with six servos provides guidance. A few years ago, Lyn refurbished the 108-inch-span model; he writes: “I never get tired of flying my Cub, and I just can’t get enough of it on floats.” Lyn flies with the Skyharbour Modelers of Goderich. SEND IN YOUR PICTURES! Model Airplane News is your magazine, and we encourage reader participation. In “Pilot Projects,” we feature pictures from you—our readers. Email your high-resolution JPEG images to MAN@airage.com, or send color prints and a description to “Pilot Projects,” Model Airplane News, Air Age Inc., 88 Danbury Rd., Wilton, CT 06897 USA. Be sure to write your name, address, and phone number on the back of each photo and on your letter. Submissions will not be returned. Every pilot whose project we feature will win a Model Airplane News baseball cap. 18 MORE FROM THIS ISSUE AT MODELAIRPLANENEWS.COM

THE PERFORMANCE YOU WANT, AT A PRICE YOU WON’T BELIEVE. When you consider all of the functions that the 8J offers, along with its price point, you’ll realize that this is the radio you’ve been waiting for. Simply put, there’s not enough room here to list all of the features that the 8J offers. Some of the more popular ones include frequency-hopping security, the ability to transfer model data wirelessly between 8J transmitters, 6 programmable mixes (2 with curves), 5 heli fl ight conditions, 3-axis gyro support, 5-point pitch/throttle curves and a full-range, internal antenna that can handle any application you can think of. It also has a backlit LCD screen with on-screen terms spelled out. And everything is easily accessed and programmed with a jog dial and three buttons. Precision. Programming ease. Versatility. It’s all here with the 8J, and at a price that makes it one of the most incredible values in radio control. The included R2008SB 2.4GHz S-FHSS receiver is S.Bus-compatible and features Dual Antenna Diversity. It also comes equipped to handle high voltage applications. TM TM ® ©2012 Hobbico ® , Inc. All Rights Reserved. 3137312 futaba-rc.com/110y

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