Tag Archives: Model Plane

The Devil’s Lawn Dart

If you remember lawn darts, then you remember dangerous, heavy pointy sticks with a few fins that¬† you would throw at a target for fun. They were dangerous if used improperly, and really didn’t do much else other than fly in a straight line. This, then, is a perfect analogy for the Sukhoi Su-15 Flagon […]

A Fool and His Money…

You know what they say, right? Well, a great place to separate modellers and their money is, of course, a model show’s vendor area! The HeritageCon 13 show on March 24, 2019, was no exception. Of course, it would have been foolish NOT to have snapped up the epic kits I found! For more info […]

Back to Basics!

Basic training is an essential part of any airforce’s curriculum. Let’s face it, you can’t fly a Mach 2 superfighter if you don’t know your pitch from your yaw, and you think a Dutch Roll is something you eat for dinner! One of the classic aircraft used for such basic flight training was the Percival […]

This Judy’s well put together, for an old gal!

Sometimes, despite my love of the obscure and oddball, I find myself drawn to a more mainstream subject. Even I appreciate greatness. One such plane is the Yokosuka D4y “Judy”, which was one of the IJN’s more advanced aircraft of WWII. Featuring an in-line, liquid-cooled engine, enclosed bomb bay and ¬†retractable landing gear, the Judy […]

Two’s a Crowd

Unlike swimming, where it’s always good to go with a buddy, dogfighting is often better left to a single pilot in an appropriatley-sized aircraft. That was certainly proven to be the case by the Boulton Paul Defiant, one of two “turret fighters” put into service by the British in WWII. While it might seem cool […]