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Amazing Aerokot Puts on a Show

Amazing Aerokot Puts on a Show

Powered by a Desert Aircraft 150cc gas engine, this 13-foot-span biplane is a 66%-scale version of a homebuilt Icelandic aerobat that’s based on the Jungmeister, but smaller. The Idelandic word “kot” means “coat” and it’s called an Aerokot because designer Hunn Sneadel said that the plane fits him like a coat. Designed, built and flown by […]
Favorite Modeler’s Tips

Favorite Modeler’s Tips

Everyone appreciates a good building tip or trick — especially when it makes our hobby easier and more enjoyable! Here are a few of our favorites. Send your tips to man@airage.com and if we use them in the magazine, we’ll send you a free MAN baseball cap!   Propeller Balancer (Clear Spray Paint) While balancing plastic propellers instead of […]
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Turnaround Maneuvers – Changing flight directions with style

Turnaround Maneuvers – Changing flight directions with style

When it comes to performing an aerobatic routine, you will need some type of turnaround maneuver to bring the aircraft back to center stage. The three most popular ones are the Stall Turn, the Immelmann and the Split-S. These three turnaround maneuvers can be used to place your plane back in line with its prior […]
Resin Casting Scale Parts: Mass Production Spark Plugs

Resin Casting Scale Parts: Mass Production Spark Plugs

Once you get to a certain level of scale modeling, you’ll start making parts that need to be produced in multiples and, most likely, are not commercially available. This is easily dealt with by making a master part and then reproducing it with a mold and resin casting liquid. Resin casting is considered an advanced technique, […]
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Workshop Tips — Install a Dummy WW1 Rotary Engine

Workshop Tips — Install a Dummy WW1 Rotary Engine

When it comes to really looking scale, it’s in the details that we make the most progress in giving our model’s that “used” look. For my Balsa USA Fokker Triplane, I wanted to bring a better scale look to the front end so I  installed a resin cast Oberusel rotary engine available from Nick Ziroli […]
Workshop Build-Along — Douglas Skyraider — Part 11 — Wing Sheeting

Workshop Build-Along — Douglas Skyraider — Part 11 — Wing Sheeting

Well, it has be a while since I’ve posted some progress on our 85 inch span Ziroli Skyraider. So lets get back to it, with this post for sheeting the wings. The last time out we finished the prep work for installing the Robart 148E electric retracts and now the plywood support ribs and the […]
Model Airplane News at CES!

Model Airplane News at CES!

At the 2017 CES extravaganza in Las Vegas, we were blown away by the new, innovative drones and gear on display! As the media sponsor of CES here are RotorDrone’s top picks from the event. Wingsland S6 4K Pocket Intelligent Drone This pocket selfie drone can take off from your hand and record 4K 30 […]
Indoor Airliner: it’s a floater!

Indoor Airliner: it’s a floater!

At the recent Model Fair in Stuttgart, Germany this gigantic Airbus wowed the crowd. The biggest indoor flier we’ve seen yet, it has a 15.74-foot wingspan and weighs less than a pound. It’s the handiwork of Airstage, a company who creates RC ultralight models for the marketing and entertainment industries (the airliner is not for sale […]
Gas Engine Basics

Gas Engine Basics

When you’re starting your gas engine, get into the habit of using the same procedure all the time so you can easily identify any problems that pop up. It’s important to always have a friend secure the airplane’s tail and make certain the prop bolts are tight. Switch the ignition circuit (kill switch) off, close […]
Workshop Tips — Build Straight to Fly Straight

Workshop Tips — Build Straight to Fly Straight

It’s always interesting to see the diverse interests of those involved in building and flying giant-scale aircraft. Some RCers are involved completely in aerobatics, while others focus on building exact scale versions of full-size subjects. No matter what  interest have, care and caution must be taken while building your model airplanes. Aside from proper building materials and making structurally […]
Stall & Spin Recovery Tips

Stall & Spin Recovery Tips

The stall, or more accurately the inadvertent stall, has probably caused more RC planes to crash than any other cause. The safety of your airplane depends on your knowledge of its slow-speed handling and stall characteristics. To minimize the number of crashes due to stalls, the pilot must understand the principles of what makes a […]
10 Field & Bench Tips

10 Field & Bench Tips

With time, experience and lots of trial and error, we RC modelers all learn good way to do accomplish workshop tasks and/or flying field repairs. The simplest things can often make the biggest difference. Be sure to leave comments about your favorite field or bench trick or tip.   1 Charged Battery ID If you have a bunch of […]
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