Q:Why did you
change the look of rcwarbirds.com?
A:First the site has had
the same look for many years and it was time for a refreshed look.
Second I wanted the site to be easier to use with less scrolling and a
more logical layout.
changed on rcwarbirds.com?
A:First I brought a more
consitant look to the site with a uniform layout for every page. I
reorganized the aircraft gallery grouping planes by type and make and
also reorganized the Advisor's pages making one central location where
you can get to every Advisor and all of the their pages. The Video
pages has also been re-laidout to make it easier to view each of the
videos and some new videos have been added. I changed the type and size
of the font to make the site a little easier to read and cut out extra
space from each of the pages to reduce the amount of vertical scrolling
by about 25%.
are you asking visitors to donate to rcwarbirds.com?
A:I have begun asking for
donations to help offset some of the costs associated with running this
site. Additonally I would like to start providing more in depth reviews
of popular products and these donations will help pay for those
products so that we can bring you an unbiased perspective of those
products. It will also help fund other features that I hope to bring to
the site in the future.
A:RC Warbirds is a web
site dedicated to the builders, flyers, and owners of radio controlled
Warbirds from eras. Our main purpose is displaying radio controlled
model Warbird pictures and information.
an R/C Warbird site?
A:We felt there was a need
for such a site. There are hundreds of thousands of radio control
enthusiast around our world and many of them build and fly model
Warbirds. With this much interest a central site to show off their work
and events was a natural.
A:RCWarbirds.com is owned
by Michael Kramer and is operated under the WingSpan Models LLC
umbrella. The site was started in 1999 and sold in March 2007.
are the future goals of this site?
A:Our main goal is to have
a picture of every type of Warbird and every type of kit for that
Warbird so you can come here and see what the finished plane looks like
and get an idea of what others are using to construct that kit and what
engine and materials they used.
We would like to have enough pictures to have a
section for each plane (Spitfire, Mustang, etc.) and have several
examples in each section. This will take some time but we are well on
We also want to have several R/C Warbird events
covered each year and put all these events in one section so you can go
there and see that event and see the field and the planes that
attended. I also hope to have maps for each event to help you get
there. RCWarbirds would also like to host a Warbird event in the near
is the RCWarbirds Forums?
A:The RCWarbirds forum is
a message where you can ask questions or just exchange ideas with other
modelers with R/C Warbird interest.
Q:How can I get my Warbird picture on this
A:Very easy, just follow
We want one picture
with you by your Warbird. This gives your Warbird a personal touch and
shows the world who owns and flies that beauty.
Another picture of
the Warbird in close for detail and maybe a close up of your cockpit or
other interesting item.
documentation. We need to know who you are, and where you are located
(just a city will do). Also give us the facts about your Warbird such
as weight, wingspan, engine, covering, et. This information lets us put
a caption to your photo so we can can learn what flyers around the
country are using and building.
Your photos should
be sharp and taken in good light. They should be able to be enlarged
with out degradation. Your plane should always be in 3/4 view(angled so
we can see more of it, a front or side view will not give us all the
details). A plain background like grass or sky is preferred; don't put
your plane in front of tents, fences, etc.
5. Please send very small
photos at first so we can choose what we would like you to send in a
Because of space
limitations I can only use pictures of prop driven Warbirds from the
30's and forward. Also the plane should be an r/c model of a fighting
aircraft or bomber.