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Flying Models Magazine
FM Apr 2014
Neo 180 FM, April 2014.

The Neo 180 is an original-design in the Classic Pattern style, borrowing elements from several iconic designs and rolling them together with some modern features for good measure.

An RCGroups build thread is also available.
A short kit is available from Manzano Laser.
Link to Michael Ramsey's Neo 180 in the air.
RCGroups discussion thread

NOTE: The links to FM remain alive, although FM is out of business (see https://www.facebook.com/flyingmodels). I have retained rights to the Neo 180 plans and article. You may contact me if you're interested in plans-only. If you are interested in plans and a short-kit, please see the Manzano Laser website.
FM Nov 2013
Shrike 180 FM, November 2013.

This is a construction article with plans for an ultra micro version of Joe Beshar's classic Shrike design.

NOTE: The links to FM remain alive, although FM is out of business (see https://www.facebook.com/flyingmodels). I have retained rights to the Shrike 180 plans and article. You may contact me if you're interested in plans. If there is sufficient interest, I would consider setting up a laser short-kit with Manzano. Let me know what you think.
FM Jan 2013
Building Without Plans FM, January 2013.

This articles is a "How To" for working directly from 3-Views to construct a model, using an A-10 as an example.
An RCGroups build thread is also available.


NOTE: The links to FM remain alive, although FM is out of business (see https://www.facebook.com/flyingmodels). I have retained rights to this article. You may contact me if you're interested in a copy.
FM Sep 2009
Gulfstream IIe FM, September 2009.

This construction article covers the conversion of Bruce Lund's 60-size Pattern "Gulfstream" to a 40" electric.
FM Mar 2006
Ryan F4F Wildcat Review FM, March 2006.

I reviewed the F4F Wildcat for Speed 400 kit by Ryan Aviation (Jim Ryan).

In the years between I did a number of reviews for FM of various products including boats and airplane kits.

FM Nov 1993
Tide Hydroplane FM, November 1993 - December 1993.

The Tide was an 05 electric model in 1/16 scale of a contemporary hydroplane.
The model hull design later was developed into the UL-125/UL-10/UL-72 kits that I sold under the RC-Hydros.com brand. Available in fiberglass or ABS, these kits are still available on ebay occasionally, often using the part number UL-1 or UL-1ABU.
FM Jun 1992
Slo-Mo-Shun IV FM, June 1992.

The Slo-Mo-Shun IV was my first published design, a 1/16 scale model of the famous 1950's hydroplane.
FM May 1992
Cesa 1882 FM, May 1992.

My first article was a review of the ABC Models CESA 1882 electric offshore boat. I enjoyed that hull it so much that over the years I bought two more of them for racing aftef replacing the gear box with a direct drive system.

Model Aviation Magazine

I've done a few articles for MA, plus I have had a few of my planes shown there, and I've been mentioned twice by others.
  The Inside Loop, MA March 2011
  Modeling Spoken Here, MA November 2005
  Reviews of Castle Pixie-7P, Pixie-14, Pixie-20, Sprite-25, Pegasus-35, Griffin-40, and Griffin-55 ESCs
RC Boat Modeler Magazine
Unfortunately, this magazine is defunct and I cannot link you to articles.



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