Thunder Tiger YAK 54 3D ARF REVIEW [No. 4349-K20-03 Red/White/Black/Silver] By: Barry Yarkon About the author: A member/webmaster of the Rockland County Radio Control Club (RCRCC) and the Hudson Valley Radio Control Club (HVRCC), both in New York, Barry Yarkon is a previous contributor to Sport Aviator. Can a relative newcomer successfully step up to [...]
Here it is. The final part of building a wood trainer. We finish the covering, install the radio equipment and balance the airplane several ways. Will the modifications be worth the effort? How do they alter the airplane’s flight performance? Join us in Part Four of Building Your Own Wood Kit Trainer.
By: Jay Smith The Piper PA-18 Super Cub is a two-seat, single-engine monoplane first introduced in 1949 by Piper Aircraft. With its distinctive high-wing design and yellow trim scheme, the Piper Cub is one of the most recognizable airplanes in the world. In close to 40 years of production, over 9,000 were built. Having flown [...]
Part Three of this 4-part building series covers doing all the final touches, mounting the flying surfaces, installing some control systems and getting everything ready for the final finish covering. It is all starting to come together now. It will not be long before the LT_40 Kadet is airborne.
Part Two of the four part series details assembling the fuselage, finishing the bolt-on wing mount system and building the tail feathers. The LT-40 Kadet is now framed out and ready fro hardware.
Previously, Sport Aviator has shown how to assemble RTF and ARF trainers. Our Balsa USA Stik 40 review hinted at building a wood kit. Now, here it is – The long awaited series on building a wood kit trainer. In Part 1, we’ll build the wing; modifying it for better roll control, bolt-on mounting, extra strength and dual aileron servos. Join us and learn the fun, how-to’s and techniques of building your first wood kit airplane that will truly be uniquely yours.
Here is Part II of Welcome Back (home) for returning modelers. This part covers the birth of RTF and the growth of ARF aircraft. Just why today’s airplanes fly so well is also covered. What happened to my .60 engines is explained. What should be my first returning airplane? Read Part II and get some ideas.
Welcome Back. We are happy you are returning to model aviation. As you have been looking around and thinking about g4etting started again, you have noticed that there are many changes since your last takeoff. This first article in the three-part Welcome Back (Home?) series explains the advancements made in radio systems, servos and batteries and then goes out on a limb making some equipment suggestions. Welcome Back, We Missed You.
Oh No! That ground loop just removed half the wing’s covering. Read this article to fix it. Tired of having the same ARF color scheme as everyone else with that airplane? Read this article to fix it. Your old airplane need dressing up? Read this article to make it look new. Want to cover a wood kit you just finished? Read this article expanded from the Model Aviation original in the Flight-Tech Section.
Part III in the “How to Build an ARF Trainer” details selecting the engine, mounting it, installing the tank and performing the many final assembly steps. Detailed and illustrated with more than 50 photos, you will feel like a pro builder even if you have never before assembled an ARF airplane.