Cover of DMS0701


00:04:19 aboutENGINES
00:24:37 aboutENGINES
YW-48B2 on Stand
00:30:13 workBENCH
GP Christen Eagle II
00:51:08 howTO
Access Drilling
00:56.39 howTO
Straighten Tubing
01:04:36 flightTEST
GP Christen Eagle II
01:21:48 howTO
Incidence Meter
01:26:14 flightLINE
The International
01:51:10 flightLINE
Larry's B-17 in Flight
02:03:51 ROT8
Audacity Models Tiger 50
02:07:38 outTAKES


aboutENGINES: “Baby TOC” flashed through our minds when we first laid eyes on YW Engines’ ultralight and silky smooth 48cc Boxer. The throaty and exhilarating rasp of the exhaust is the perfect complement to a 78-84” span aerobat and will raise the hairs on the back of your neck! Never dropping a cylinder like a glo-twin, the superb reliability of a gasser is perfect for scale models. Weighing just 51oz bare (67 oz loaded - a mere 7 ounces more than a G-23), the jugs of this splendid engine poking from the cowl of a 132” Cub look simply marvelous!

workBENCH: Sporting a fabulous MonoKote job, Great Planes’ Christen Eagle II is a smooth and agile performer in the hands of an expert pilot. The 29% scale bipe is a solid and honest-flying example of one of sport aviation’s most famous designs.

flightLINE: Held in late August since 1981, the gently rolling plains of North Dakota are the backdrop to The International. This fun event draws pilots from around the nation and Canada!
flightTEST: The 138” wingspan Stenhouse B-17 takes to the skies after two years of construction. Powered by four OS Max 70 Surpass 4-strokes, Robart retracts handle its 45 lb weight with aplomb!
ROT8: Available for less than 300 bucks, and featuring super inexpensive repair parts, the sporty Tiger 50 from is a real hotrod!