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Safe Engine Starts: 5 tips for using electric starters

Nov 07, 2014 2 Comments by

Whenever it comes to firing up model airplane engines, either they are gasoline or glow powered, Model Airplane News editors always recommend the use of an electric starter motor. Sullivan Products has been offering excellent starters for years and when it comes to quality and durability, modelers consider the Sullivan starter as a field box [...]

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Tips for Getting Started with Electric Airplanes

Oct 14, 2014 6 Comments by

Today, more than ever we are enjoying a literal “Golden Age” of RC electric flight. The amount of quality motors, batteries, controllers and connectors is just about limitless as are the types and sizes of airplanes you can fly with E-power. Even though there are plenty of plug n play packages out there where you [...]

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Oct 08, 2014 No Comments by
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Cheap and Easy Smoke Muffler

Oct 01, 2014 5 Comments by

A great way to add excitement to your RC flights is to add a smoke system. Do a loop or a roll and then add a dense, long-hanging smoke trail and you have an airshow! You can save some bucks by modiflying your stock muffler instead of buying a commercial one. Then you can take [...]

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Workshop Build-Along – Part 7 – ArrowMaster Final Assembly

Oct 01, 2014 1 Comment by

Coming up on the conclusion of our exclusive, Build-Along series on the ArrowMaster biplane from Alien Aircraft, Model Airplane News contributor Rick Bell add the finishing details to the airplane making it just about ready to finish and cover. Here’s what Rick has to say so far. Ahh, there’s nothing like a model assembled without the [...]

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Only a few Weekends Left – Get out there and Fly Something!

Sep 26, 2014 No Comments by

Wow, only a few days and it will be October! So be sure to take advantage of the great flying weather forecast for this weekend! When it comes to creating RC aviation, it doesn’t matter what you fly, as long as you fly something. And be sure to do it safely with the help of [...]

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Flying Fortress a Favorite at the NEAT Fair

Sep 16, 2014 No Comments

This past weekend was the NEAT Fair (Northeast Electric Aircraft Technology Fair) and as usual, electric airplane lovers from all across the country made their annual trek to Downsville, NY to partake in this E-Power Extravaganza. The MAN Team was on hand and we captured some of the action that drew center-stage on the flightline. One [...]

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Sopwith Camel Build-Along Part 14 — Cabane Struts and Top Wing

Sep 16, 2014 1 Comment

After finishing up the top wing by making and installing the laminated center cutaway bow, it’s time to mate top wing to the fuselage. The struts that support the center of the wing (and set the wing incidence), are called the cabane struts. These work together with the outer interplane struts near the wing tips [...]

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