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The complete tape set of the Typhoon project. New Carbon technology, the whole story. Un-missable

The Subscriber Series for 2001 started with tape # 301. This tape is the beginning of the Typhoon project.  If you are interested in semi-scale stunt ships or some of the innovative techniques being developed currently by Windy Urtnowski, you will find useful information here for your next modeling project. 

Intro The design background and project plan for the new Typhoon design, assembly of materials engine background, it's all here!

The video begins by defining the goals for this project.  After reviewing lots of photos of full scale Typhoons, we move on to actually make the plug for the all carbon fiber fuselage. Many of the lessons learned last season will be reviewed in this series and we will be experimenting with many new modeling methods.

The cowling plug is shaped and prepared in the traditional way.   The time saved by not having to hollow it is used to create a silicone rubber mould.  On future videos this plug will be used to actually lay up the cowling.  The advantage of using this method is that we can make an infinite number of cowls once this mould is operational. 

Building a motor mount crutch and lining up the fuselage parts is demonstrated in great detail.   Some of these procedures can be used to make a standard wood fuselage.  This will become an ongoing series of tapes.  Every one will have new technology never before illustrated on video.  If you are not a subscriber, or have never seen one of Windy’s informative videos, this would be a great one with which to begin.

#302 The second video in the TYPHOON series details the making of the cowl mould. All the info you need to build a similar cowl on your next ship. Also shown is the new handle being developed by Bill Young. This will work with the Ztron throttle control once development has ended. Rubber molding and hard shell molding are covered in detail with many tips from world class modelers like Ed Gallaugher. A sneak peak at one of our newest products the all carbon fiber tank designed by a leader in molding technology, Wayne Trivin. Combine with first tape in the series and your well on your way to learning the basics of molding fuselages, cowls, top blocks, or any similar parts. Hands on demos, usable info for modelers of all skill levels. 

Ed Gallagher shares an entire segment.  He has been instrumental every step of the way with our carbon fiber fuselage development and is working along with us on our Nomex wing project.  His tips will be useful for beginners and experts alike.

The latest photos on this video include shots donated by Joe Ortiz and Randy Cubberly.  Rory Tennison also shared a visit to his immaculate shop in which we see his air force. 

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Lots of molding tips highlight this tape. Ongoing work on the Typhoon fuselage plug and cowling. Details include Windy's unique way of building a mould substrate. Sidebars in this video contain tips for spraying and sanding silver coats with Brodak dope. The mixing and spraying of silver filler coats can help you save time on your next model. Also covered in detail is the tissuing of a Cardinal wing. 

In the course of this video we did many experiments with Nomex. By making several cowls we were able to evaluate different choices in material. Some thoughts on saving shop time and fixing flaws round out this informative tape.

Rich Giacobone gave us a sneak preview of his Stuka project for 2001 He plans on doing a highly detailed canopy and cockpit. This will become a complimentary project on future tapes. He is converting a Cardinal kit into a semi-scale Stuka.

By the end of this tape fuselage parts are already in the final shape of preparation for molding. These tapes would be a great asset for anyone who wishes to mould his own cowling or other model parts. 

#304 Most of the information centers on the building of two fuselages--one standard construction and one carbon fiber.Mike Kijesky's Cardinal is slated for a Saito .70. This fuse construction desmonstrates how to make the tank and moulded balsa turtledeck. The Typhoon fuselage mould is completed. All the tips for replicating your own carbon fuse mould are included along with many tips from world class modeler Ed Gallaugher. A sidebar feature is a visit to George Venturini Jr.'s shop where he displays his unique rocket model, winner of many awards locally and nationally. Also shown briefly is the old TV footage after which the model was fashioned--truly unique! We share our Christmas decorations, including our tree and Windy's recovery from oral surgery (ouch, it still hurts!!). Our shop bird, Peeps, keeps us company as Mike fashions wing mounted wheelpants that come apart and allow the wheels to be easily replaced. We've fine-tuned the Typhoon cowl mould and will be able to make copies in the very near future.
There are shop visits from Ingolf Steffensen from Norway and Mike Ostella, one of the Garden State Circle Burners. Both gentlemen present lots of modeling projects now underway. Rounding out the tech tips are Mike K. sanding coats of Brodak dope silver filler. There is a great deal of real time spray footage included. Using Brodak primer is outlined as a mould finishing system, in conjunction with C.A., replacing the tedious job traditionally done with fiberglass. If you are a subscriber, you've watched these two ships evolve. If you haven't seen the four tape set "Four Stroke Development", it would be a great compliment to the two Saito .72 aircraft demonstrated on this video. Jim Hoffman shows his unusual Tigercat twin, winner of "most unique model" at V.S.C. The "ladder" spine method of building a wood fuselage is covered in detail as Mike's Cardinal comes to life. 
Highlights include a unique jig to hold the crutch in place as epoxy cures. This is a totally new method.
#305 This is a totally dedicated tape demonstrating every step of the first layup of the carbon fiber wing being developed by Dave Midgley and Windy.
Dave's method of releasing parts with ultra thin sheets of teflon is shown. Dave also made the vacuum bagging parts and bags for this test wing.
Bellcrank installation is detailed along with the process of joining the two clamshells. If you have any interest in the evolving technology you will want to compliment this tape with the one demonstrating how the mould was made from a foam plug cut by world class modeler Bob Hunt. Sidebars include a visit from Mike Ostella with some unique models and photos of the World Championships 2000 sent in by England's Roger Ladds.
This is the first in an ongoing series of new molding projects now underway in Windy's shop.
#306 On this tape we finish the all carbon fiber wing.
Lots of experiments fixing flaws with Aeropoxy Light. Tip for sanding any carbon fiber part.
All the small details are dealt with-- including tips, edges, and making the first set of Nomex carbon test flaps. While we're experimenting with the carbon Nomex wing we are also building a traditional D-tube wing for the Typhoon. This wing will be removable, so we will have many choices in the future. On this tape we make the ribs and gear block assemblies using the "bulletpoof" method developed by Windy. Use these tips on any wing mounted gear! A sneak peek at Kirk Mullinex' awesome semi-scale Corsair F-4-U with full dihedral and custom "Windy" tuned pipe. This is a truly unique upcoming ship. Building experimental innovative parts alongside traditional pieces offers you an opportunity to see several technologies right on the same tape. Add in the "kit" Cardinal in the shop at this time and you have something of interest to a wide variety of modelers.
#307 We get to check out the awesome LASER .70 on this tape. This is one of our potential powerplants for the Typhoon project. With many unique features, this motor is machined from barstock, chromed in the same factory as Ferrari and Porsche. It is a real work of art.

Molding balsa shells for Mike Kijesky's Cardinal is detailed as well as the making of a plug for a molded glass cowl. We get to lay up the first test carbon fuselage and learn a lot in the process.

Milt Graham and Roger Ladds share photos with us and we even join Windy and his family at Christmas. Jim Damarell shows the ongoing work on his Patternmaster which is now in primer.

Gorham's is great for buffing Brodak dope and we find another use for it on this video.

There are some tips on using Aeropoxy Light, rounding out this informative and entertaining video.
#308 This tape demonstrates building the Typhoon wing using the rod method, but with several upgrades like pre-formed molded balsa shells to minimize stress build-up in the wing before removing rods. Also covered are making the bellcrank and pushrod assemblies using the forked-end bellcrank technology pioneered by Windy.

There are some tips on doing cap strips and center sheeting . This makes a great "first" video if you are looking to build a straight wing for your next ship.

Table leveling, rod placement, jig preparation and a discussion of aspect ratio is included. 

A sideboard is custom builder Walter Umland displaying the large range of custom models he's built for customers, including complete Cardinal kits. If you are interested in some custom work, contact Walter at (252) 637-5704. We'll feature his custom Cardinal kit on future videos.
#309 We demonstrate the second half of building our Typhoon wing using the rod method. Even if you have seen our other wing construction tapes there are a lot of new tips to be found on this one. We've made several upgrades to our rod method of building and they are included along with a new support method for the wing when the front rod is removed to install the bellcrank.

We show total gear block installation. This way is totally bulletproof and easy to replicate.

We use our laser alignment tool to insure accuracy while the wing is still in the jig. This is another great way to achieve perfection.

A sidebar is the first big snowstorm of 2000 along with a glimpse of Windy's other interests while he is snowed in at the shop.

The complex tip shape of the Typhoon involves a new way to support the leadout adjuster in the tip. You may find this useful in other designs with rounded wingtips.
#310 This was shot during the busiest part of our building season and several projects are covered--all done simultaneously.

We make the Typhoon flaps and demonstrate them in detail. We discuss flap shapes and how they affect performance in varying designs. 

We see the fiberglass cowl that now will be an option for the Deluxe Cardinal kit.
The plug was made by Mike Kijesky and it shows his intitial lay-up with tips on how to make your own mould.

The best wood filler for fixing wings is described in detail and we look at the world's best sandpaper. Also covered is how to build a "pro" outer tip and tip weight box.

During this timeframe we had below zero degree temperatures and tried to see how Brodak dope worked under these extreme conditions.

Mike Kijesky did his yearly run of custom stooges for us with lots of ideas if you would like to make your own. We take a nostalgic look back to 1992 when Windy made the first of his many stab release stooges. It's great to seen how much progress we've made!
#311 This tape offers some tips on how to cut perfect hinge slots using the method developed by Windy during the Spitfire project. We get all the final work on the Typhoon wing done including the flaps, hinging, and show some clues on using vinyl filler to fix dings and dents.

We go through a full lay-up on our new Cardinal cowl mould and demonstrate some fine tuning we've done to perfect this part for our Super Kit Cardinal. 

There is a discussion of dope finishing on open bay wings with many ideas you can put to use right away to upgrade your finishing and speed up your work.

We offer a brief view of a video of Al Rabe's new P-51 with fiberglass cowl and many unique new features.

Also covered is the method Windy uses to get a perfect neutral on the bellcrank to flap horn pushrod.

A sidebar is a short look at Windy's motorcycle article from 1976 as well as a photo of Bob Hunt's new bike.

As we move on in our shop projects a variety of tests are underway and we're learning new ways to build a paint base. Experiments are demonstrated using a new type of platinum gray filler that we have not used before..

We make a test stab from Nomex and are in the process of testing various material at this time.
The fiberglass cowl is fit and the holes cut on Mike Kijesky's kit Cardinal. This is a good video if you are new to fiberglass cowls or 4 strokes.

Sidebars include a full explanation of the barbell effect in stunt. How to decant Brodak dope and mix filler are covered in detail. Tips on getting a perfect finish on cap strip edges will insure that your next ship has the problem solved. We show lots of hands-on spraying of silver and filler coats.
Lastly, we visit Mike Ostella's shop and his unique O-Guage model railroad which features stunt ships as a focal point.

Bonus item: how to get a great deal on your own digital shop scale!

#313 This entire tape is dedicated to the all new innovative tail construction of the Typhoon. We start with a detailed storyboard of arrow stability as it has evolved since 1966 on Windy's designs beginning with the Sweeper. The evolution continues right up to our Typhoon which features laminated 1/32 leading edges and unique stab trailing edge design.

This video serves dual purposes as we demonstrate how to use this state of the art technology to upgrade our kit Cardinal or any design, for that matter. We've built many Cardinals this way and one was almost ready for final assembly while we shot this tape.

Every step of construction, wood selection, hinging and detail carving is documented thoroughly. If you want your next ship to have this latest technology, review all the tips on the presentation first to insure perfection. 

Also on this tape is a brief visit to our Spitfire bedroom as well as a review of our carbon fiber wing project.
#314 If you are doing a four stroke conversion, Joe Adamusko shares lots of tips on how to make it a professional set up. His Mr. Awesome is now powered by a Saito .72 Black Knight. We get to trial fit a Saito .91 and the incredible Laser.70 We want to use all these options in the Typhoon test program and this is a great way to see how they fit.

All the silver sanding and fixing of flaws is covered in great detail so your next ship can have a perfect finish. Tips on tissue application are included and an explanation of how to mix filler coats and decant Brodak dope are demonstrated.

A sidebar in this issue is a visit to Bill Rutherford's amazing shop and home. He's got P-51's, Reno racers, and of course, his own homebuild airplane nestled right in his shop. This segment is a must see for ideas for your shop. Bill is a retired airline pilot and is a world class modeler.

On this tape we tackle several molding projects. These all fit into the "experimental" category at this time. Several are showing real promise as they evolve.

We make up a set of carbon fiber flaps for last year's Miss Ashley II carbon fiber fuselage prototype ship.

Our "Midgley" carbon fiber wing ship tail gets its edges and we complete the elevators. 

A short preview of Al Rabe's new Millenium Mustang is one of the sidebar features. Al's new ship has a fiberglass cowl, by the way.

We also explore the possibilities of finishing composite parts. This is an ongoing item to be featured in other future Typhoon videos.

#316 This video details the actual layup of the Typhoon carbon fiber fuselage shell. A detailed discussion of how this design evolved is included, along with what NOT to do if you are starting a molded fuse. That's one of other best parts of our videos--we don't edit out the mistakes we make. This will help you avoid the pitfalls!

There are lots of tips on doing vacuum bagging as a sidebar feature as well as a trip to our all new digitally controlled post curing oven.

If you are thinking of doing a carbon fuse, this video will help you decide if it's right for you.

We demonstrate a great deal of actual molding with the gloves on.
#317 Make your own solid carbon fiber motor mount crutch after checking out this video. It's an easy part with which to start if you are new to molding.

Shown in detail is the unique method we developed of lining up carbon fiber crutches in carbon fuselage shells. This is a critical part of making any ship, wood or carbon.

Many contributors sent in photos of their newest ships and, as always, we show them all, including the twin to our Typhoon, being built by Walt Brownell, world class modeler.

A new feature is "the way we were" segment focusing on flights you may not have seen. This month the late Bob Baron is featured flying one of his experimental ships at the '92 NAT'S.
#318 Work on the carbon fiber fuse progresses with many details that would also apply to wood construction. We cover getting a perfect fit on the nose ring to spinner, making carbon fuselage doublers with the curve already in them, take-apart bulkheads, and using Aeropoxy Light in some unique ways.

Also demonstrated are actual molding lay ups of fuselage bottom shells. These could also be used in traditional wood fuselages and are easy to make.

Continuing our "the way we were" feature, we focus on Gid Adkinson at the '90 NATS Walker Cup Fly off with footage of his remarkable flight and awesome semi-scale Laser. This is great nostalgia, indeed.

Whether you are building a wood ship or composite, getting cowl outlets and fits can be a problem. That's just one thing outlined on this tape, including how to get edges to line up properly without a problem. This will be especially helpful if you are doing a four-stroke installation.

Also detailed is how to install wing in fuse on a take-apart ship. This information would apply to wood construction too.

Doing fillets with Aeropoxy Light is demonstrated--a very easy way to do this on your next ship. Also, check out our dedicated "How To" video on using Aeropoxy Light for other areas of modeling.

Our sidebar feature is nostalgic footage from the 1993 NAT'S of Frank Williams, one of our most innovative modelers. This has quickly become one of our most popular features. Also shown is a great idea--how to get your wife to buy you a Saito for next Valentine's Day. This is extremely high tech stuff!

#320 Need some tips doing fillets? We have many on this tape. Mike Ostella gets some help with fillets on his new ship, using Aeropoxy Light.

We deliver the carbon fiber wing and tail to Woody Midgley and get a preview of the fuselage he will be using on our experimental prototype carbon fiber wing ship.

The Typhoon is coming down the homestretch. This tape offers a full dissertation on mounting a tail in perfect alignment. The technology applies to all types of construction including take-apart types.

Some tips on getting your silver coats perfect are included to round out this very informative tape. We also demonstrate how to get those fuse formers in straight. In our "the way we were" feature we highlight master modeler and artist, Steve Buso, flying at the '94 NAT'S where he is one of only two people in the front row. There is much good material here if you are building a take-apart ship.
#321 Many finishing and construction tips are featured on this video. We do an experimental finish on our carbon fuselage and it is lighter than with the primer method. This will work on virtually all carbon wings, tails, flaps, cowls, etc. Finalizing all the fits on the take-apart edges is one of the last construction steps on this model. Building the small section of the fuse that goes behind and over the tail is detailed and useful on any model.

A dissertation on the rudder area and how it contributes to weathervaning is just one sidebar. Another feature is our trip to Jim Borrelli's new shop with a look at his newest models. In our ongoing segment "The Way We Were" we go back to 1988 and watch Xang Zng perform in Kiev Russia at the World Champs.

Lastly, we cover carbon fiber air outlet and how to do them easily.
#322 This tape concludes the actual construction of pieces and the building of the substrate to silver. At last we get a view of the model in one piece. Finishing the tailpiece, filleting, tissue, and, detailing the silver is reviewed in great detail until the model is ready for color paint and cockpit detail.

While our silver was drying we did a break-in and evaluation of the Laser .70 four stroke motor which will be one of our test subjects this spring.

We demonstrate how we've adapted the "Rabe Rudder" and how to adjust it for maximum benefit in flight.

"The Way We Were" sidebar spotlights Kaz Minato at the '93 NAT'S where he qualified 5th overall with some excellent patterns.

Finally, there are lots of tips for getting a perfect substrate for your next finish. 
#323 This video is dedicated 100% to making the cockpit details and canopy of the Typhoon. If you are looking to make an awesome cockpit, realistic, light and easy to build, the ideas on this video will serve you well. 

We begin with prototype photos, canopy positioning, dashboard layout and move on to cover every part explicitly and in correct sequence. In effect, it is the summary video of all the cockpit videos we've done in the past--all rolled into one.

The techniques used allow the cockpit box to be removed and used in other planes, a method invented by Windy and used successfully over many years. Installing the canopy, Aeropoxy edges, instruments, throttles, aileron pedals, seat-- all covered step by step along with mixing "flat" paint for cockpit interiors. 

Your next cockpit can be great!
#324 Painting trim first, the way Windy does it is explained in detail as a way to save weight, work and back masking on every type of paint job. We demonstrate lots of finishing do's and don'ts that will surely make your next paintwork easier.

The system of making paper patterns with colored art paper for any paint scheme is dealt with in detail.

We touch on the progress of Al Rabe's Millennium Mustang during the shooting of this tape. We see some of Al's tips and ideas from his own videos. A quick visit to John Gunn's air force is a sidebar along with photos of his shop and building projects.

We take Gerald Schamp's Saito .80 and examine how it compares to other motors in the Saito line. We are now a Saito dealer and plan to develop unique parts for these motors. 
# 325 We run the Saito .91, fine tune the carb and experiment with various exhaust systems. Making custom exhausts starts with bench testing and carefully recording the results.

Paintwork completes all the trim up to the camouflage colors. The Red Baron gets a retrofit with the Saito .80 and a visit with Bob Zambelli demonstrates his throttle control system which is under development.

Mike Ostella shows off his lightweight tail ( built the Windy way) along with Windy's other innovative features like lightweight balsa shells.

The making of a pylon tuned pipe is explained along with instructions on how to use machinable wax plugs. This is a new technology that Windy is developing. We use frisket paper for back masking and illustrate painting roundels, lettering, and detailing, like navigation lights.

Jim Casale's flying is featured on "The Way We Were" segment.
# 326 Paintwork is covered up to being ready for inkwork and letrasets. Lots of hands on spraying in real time is demonstrated. If you are doing a finishing job there are many time saving tips on this tape. We go into great detail on spraying camo colors in a very easy way. Also covered are some ideas to mix Brodak dope colors.

Bob Zambelli showed up at the shop with his own version of throttle control and a semi-scale version of the full size airplane he currently owns. Reuben MacBride showed off his completed Cardinal Evolution for which plans are now available.

We also did some break-in and tuning on Saito 4 strokes, offering some good tips on how to handle this chore properly.

"The Way We Were" segment features stunt legend Billy Simons at the '91 NATS flying his S.T.60 powered Shoestring. Assembly of Mike Kijesky's Cardinal kit is covered--this is the most accurate way to to this for any wood stunt kit
# 327 It is time to start using the Iwata air brush to detail out the trim work. This continues on to tape # 318 and demonstrates how to accent panel lines, rivet lines, and many other techniques to add the "final touch" to any model

We observe lots of inkline and letraset tips on both tape #327 and #328 as there is too much information to include in one tape. We do the noseart on the Typhoon. The technique can be used on any model design.

Sidebar shop projects cover the final few days assembling Mike Kijesky's Saito .72 powered Cardinal kit. On this video we add the Aeropoxy Light fillets and molded balsa shells along with the canopy block. "The Way We Were" segment features the late Mike Haravitch at the '92 NATS. Mike did lots of work behind the scenes during the years that I was the PAMPA newsletter editor.

All the inkwork and trim is covered in detail with lots of do's and don'ts. We show new techniques shading with an airbrush to do panel lines with some really unique results. We demonstrate inklines of various thickness, rivets, black and white inklines, letrasets, exhaust stains-- all the details that set a model apart.

We take a brief look at Ken Clapson's air force including his awesome twin Saito .30 4 stroke Pond Racer, built from a Cardinal kit. There is a segment on sanding fillets and fiberglassing the nose on Mike Kijesky's Cardinal, along with many other final details which get this ship ready for paintwork. "The Way We Were" was omitted in favor of footage of Ken Clapson's air force and related projects.

All the Typhoon details are finalized up to being ready to spray the clear on # 329.

#329  We spray the bulk of the clear and detail out our method of applying clear dope selectively to avoid unnecessary weight build up. We show lots of spray footage of the clear going on the Typhoon, including how to deal with humid conditions.

Dave and Woody Midgley visit the shop to paint the carbon fiber wing ship Carbon Copy. We used Jim Damerell's HVLP spray turbine with some great results. If you are looking to get a super spray system, check out this video first. Dave gives lots of tips on painting trim and back masking. "The Way We Were" for this segment covers Keith Trostle's all new orange Gulfhawk (Rabe Bearcat) at the 2001 V.S.C., including a flight of this awesome ship. Bill Rutherford donated his V.S.C. 2001 of Keith and several other pilots. Dave mixes custom colors into Brodak clear to create unique colors for Carbon Copy.
# 330 This tape centers on selective application of clear coats and many of the tips you can use to lighten up your next ship. Doing proper touch-ups when you sand through using the Iwata air brush is discussed in detail. Also demonstrated is how to get rid of "buff throughs" and "sand throughs" so that your finish is flawless.

We get some of our air force ready for spring and demonstrate how to retrofit a "Rabe Rudder" easily to any ship already built. "The Way We Were" features Bob Hunt flying one of his very competitive ships back at the '93 NAT'S.

Sidebars illustrate how to dye hinges and we get to install carbon fiber flaps on Miss Ashley II, last year's subscriber project.
# 331 This is the latest Brodak dope "How to Buff" tape with all the newest information on getting your ship polished like a mirror with minimum work.

Also covered in detail is how to install "take-apart" type hinging systems. This is a great feature for any ship, is easy to do and adds many trim features not possible with glued surfaces, Some silver sanding and touch-ups on our two other projects, Rich Giacobone's Strega and Mike Kijesky's Saito .72 powered Cardinal kit, are included.

Bill Rich's new all Brodak candy apple ship is shown along with details on the fuselage including installing exhaust manifolds with secondary bonding resin.
# 332 This tape shows complete details for making wing mounted gear and how to use a wire bender to get bends right every time. We lay out the Typhoon gear doors and scale details right up to buffing out the Brodak dope.

You will see a complete dissertation on making pushrods, how slop affects performance, elevator rations, and how to maximize these trim features. We make a mold for Al Rabe's Millennium Mustang spinner. This "how to" sidebar is a good starter molding project if you're new to molding carbon fiber parts.

Chris Jackson shares a batch of photos you will enjoy if you are a fan of Spitfires. His version of the Adamusko-Urtnowski Spitfire is highly detailed right down to the shark mouth. Tom McClain displays progress on his Darryl Greenmyer replica F-104 jet-look stunter. There is lots of footage of the details on the almost-completed Typhoon.
# 333 It's finally finished and ready for test flying. We get our props ready, bench trim the model, set up the electronics and get the Ztron working. Joe Adamusko test flies Mr. Awesome with his Saito .72 and it is quite a formidable combination!

We mold Al Rabe's carbon fiber backplate and demonstrate how you can make this entry level part yourself. Uwe Degner from Germany shows his beautiful Starlight in complete photo sequence.

Plans are revealed for tentative 2002 projects, including the B-25 and roto finish P-51 with dihedral. We also display plans for a Saito .72 size, nicknamed Chieftain by Dave Downey. We preview footage of the Gold Cup Race at the 2000 Reno Air Races and Jet Demonstration Race.
# 334 We test fly the Typhoon! After hundreds of hours of labor, it is finally ready for the first flight. Cold and windy weather earmarked the initial flights, but we did get flights from several angles and show how we use the footage to help during the trimming process.

The real Red Baron met an untimely end, unexpected and was totally destroyed in the crash. After fourteen years of flying our model of this plane, my Red Baron ended its life the same way! Yes, it's on the video. We get a few muffler and prop tests done on the Typhoon. There are many good closeup detail shots.

Joe Adamusko has his first full day of Saito .72 power in his Mr.Awesome Cardinal. Sit back and enjoy the action as Dan Banjock displays his biplane stunter--it's a pusher, very creative and it does the whole stunt pattern, to boot. Dan has also retrofitted his Stiletto with a 4-stroke.
# 335 Prop testing on the big Saitos continues along with some tips to custom tune props for any ship. Lots of flights highlight this tape and we take a close-up look at Brian Manquet's unique World War I German fighter build from a Cardinal kit and powered by a Saito .56.

Did you ever want to make a tool box that was very efficient and did not weigh more than a car? We go step by step to teach you how to make your own inexpensively and efficiently. There are sidebar photos Of Ken Clapson's Pond Racer to round out the entertainment and information.
# 336 Flight trimming of the Typhoon goes on. We test slop in the control system with the usual results.
How to break in a Saito 4 stroke properly is demonstrated in step-by-step detail.

A preview of the B-25 is covered with the first unveiling of the plans for our 2002 subscription video series. We present a full dissertation on props, basic and advanced information valuable to every level pilot. We even show you how to make your own prop with custom pitch not available from manufacturers. 

This is a tape that will help you understand how to get the most out of your prop, no matter what motor you are using. A visit with Noel Drindak and his fabulous new ship with many carbon fiber parts is a great sidebar feature.
# 337 We are fine tuning the Ztron throttle control in the beginning of this video and get into the first contest using the system--it's the first contest ever.

The carbon fiber wing ship Carbon Copy gets its maiden flights with several test pilots. It flew right off the board! We'll continue upgrading our technology in this area in the future. More prop tests on A.P.C. and E.A.T. props add to our database.

The Garden State Circle Burner's May meet is covered and we see many new exciting ships like Tom McClain's F-104, Suarez' F-4, and a preview of Bob Dixon's next ship, a P-51 with a Gerald Schamp fuselage. Have a few laughs as we have our yearly stunt barbeque and watch the fun!
# 338 The end of the May 2001 Garden State Circle Burner meet is covered on this tape, including Dan Banjock's pusher biplane with shaft drive. Yes, it does the entire pattern--a most unique ship!

As a Saito dealer we are learning more and more and I laid out a bunch of do's and don'ts for Saito owners. This, of course, applies to all 4 -cycle motors. Great tips.

We are learning more and more about the Ztron throttle control. Now three units are operational and we have a new case for the electronics. The Typhoon is finally running with full throttle control. The tape includes lots of flights and some tests that show the wide range of props that Saito's can use.

Tom Hampshire's new SV11 air racer is seen on its first outing. A preview of Fred Cronenwett's great new Controline book is a sidebar.
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