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How To: Rebuild a Walbro Carburetor

Dec 26, 2012 6 Comments

One of the great features that make giant scale RC airplanes so popular, is the bulletproof user-friendly nature of the Walbro carburetors used with most of the gas engines powering them. Once a gas engine is properly adjusted, its carburetor usually won’t need to be tweaked again for most, if not the entire flying season. As [...]

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Special Cyber Monday Digital Subscription Discount! Today Only!!!

Nov 26, 2012 No Comments

Being an editor here at Air Age Media for Model Airplane News and Electric Flight magazines, I know all about the great articles in the magazines and as well, all the online special features and bonus exclusives on the ModelAirplaneNews.com website. The entire editorial staff works hard to keep this content coming and up to [...]

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Aerobatics Made Easy DVDs Great for Holiday Stocking Stuffers

Nov 21, 2012 No Comments

As the technical editor and director for all the DVD video shoots, I’ve had a great time working with John Glezellis and our video staff to develop and produce these amazing “Aerobatics Made Easy” DVDs. Listed at $24.95 each, the three DVDs including: Aerobatics Made Easy; Advanced Aerobatics Made Easy and, 3D Aerobatics Made Easy, [...]

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Flight Tips and Setup Secrets for 3D Aerobatics

Oct 24, 2012 5 Comments

From the Air Age Archives—World Aerobatic Champion and the “Father of 3D Aerobatics” Quique Somenzini, offers his advice for you to get the most from your aerobatic machine. Although specific flying techniques are important in 3D aerobatics, setting up your airplane correctly will greatly help you to perform maneuvers better and more easily. Let’s take [...]

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RTL Fasteners—Complete Metric Assortment Pack #992

Oct 23, 2012 No Comments

For several years now, I have been using RTL Fasteners for all my hardware needs. I am an active RC airplane builder and flyer and I always like to have a large supply of screws, bolts, nuts and washers, in most common sizes available in my workshop. There’s nothing worse that needing a specific nut [...]

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Propwash Video Productions—The Planes of Top Gun

Oct 23, 2012 No Comments

Held at the Paradise Field by Frank Tiano in Lakeland, FL Top Gun is the greatest RC scale show in the country and it draws builders and pilots from all over the world. The true best of the best compete annually for the title of “Mr. Top Gun.” And in the process, the event plays [...]

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Engine and Firewall Setups — Tips for Down and Side Thrust

Oct 23, 2012 15 Comments

A very important thing to consider whenever building a giant scale airplane is to set the engine’s down- and side-thrust according to the instructions. With my current project, a 1/3-scale Fokker Triplane that I am building from the new Balsa USA kit, the instructions state to include 2 degrees of down and two degrees of [...]

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New 12 foot Telemaster kit — the return of a classic!

Oct 18, 2012 8 Comments

The 12′ Telemaster kit is a total re-engineering of the classic 12′  Tele, but the only things that are the same is the Telemaster name and wingspan. Everything has been re-worked for ease of construction and assembly both in the build process and more importantly at the flying field. We are using a 2-piece wing [...]

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