Balsa USA Lozengetex
Balsa USA’s Lozengetex is Solartex fabric printed with the
distinctive WW I German four-color lozenge pattern. This iron-on
covering looks great and is easy to apply. The covering’s adhesive
has a wide temperature range, so it can be applied at low temperatures
to mold easily around compound curves, and higher temps make removing
wrinkles easy. Available in upper and lower surface colors, Lozengetex is
available in 1/4- and 1/3-scale patterns. It comes in 26 1/4-inch-wide rolls in
lengths of 96 inches (1/4 scale) and 127 inches (1/3 scale) and is priced at $109.09
and $144.31, respectively.
Great Planes Pilot Busts
The greatest crime any RC pilot can make is to fly a scale model airplane without a pilot in the
cockpit. Don’t be a scale law breaker—get a pilot bust from Great Planes. Available in several
sizes and in civilian and WW I German styles, these pilot busts come painted or unpainted.
These guys are available in several styles and sizes, including 1/7, 1/5, 1/4, and 1/3 scale, and they
cost from $9.99 to $14.99.
Du-Bro Products 1/4-Scale
Rod Ends and Turnbuckles
Designed for large-scale RC airplanes,
Du-Bro’s functional 1/4-scale turnbuckles
feature right- and left-hand threaded end
pieces and are adjustable in length by
turning the center barrel. Packaged in
pairs, just like the full-size rigging fittings,
each has a hole drilled in the center
for locking in the length setting with a
safety-wire wrap. For fixed bracing and
rigging wires as well as for upper and lower
aileron connections, Du-Bro’s 4-40 steel
rod-end packs come with 12-inch-long
4-40 threaded rods, four steel attachment straps, and two threaded and two nonthreaded
(soldered) rod-end fittings. Super strong, these hardware items are a must for all giant-scale
RC planes. Prices are $12.08 to $11.58.
Robart Mfg. 148E
Specifically designed for 1/5-scale
Curtiss P- 40 Warhawks, Grumman
Hellcats, F4U Corsairs, and Douglas
Skyraiders, Robart Mfg.’s 148E
90-degree rotating retracts come
ready to bolt into place. They come
with a control unit that has three
actuator circuits to operate the two
main gear and a tailwheel. The control
unit can be powered by plugging it
directly into your receiver or with
an auxiliary-drive battery pack. The
148E gear can operate with 4.8- to
9-volt input voltage, with maximum
performance provided with 9 volts.
DIP switches are used to adjust the
functions of the control unit. Priced
at $495.95, the landing gear are
constructed from aircraft steel and
aluminum components, and feature
functional 4130 chromoly steel Oleo
struts and 1/4-inch axles.
Vogelsang Aeroscale Instrument Panels
An excellent source for all things giant scale, Vogelsang
Aeroscale offers many amazing scale accessories, including
beautiful scale instrument panels. You can purchase them as
kits or as complete made-to-order and ready-to-install units.
Sizes range from 1/4 to 1/2 scale, and prices start at $125.00,
depending on the style and size.