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Easy DIY Gaskets

Dec 28, 2014 3 Comments by

In this question of the week, John Reid talks about how to make replacement gaskets for your engine-to-muffler connection using automotive gasket material. It’s easier than you may think!

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200,000+ Facebook “Likes” and still growing!

Dec 24, 2014 No Comments by

Wow! One thing’s for sure! Model Airplane News readers and our Facebook fans are a loyal group of RC airplane enthusiasts! The MAN crew would like to thank all of you for helping us reach this impressive social media milestone. Be sure to like us on Facebook to get the inside scoop from events, the [...]

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Make a Holiday Wish! What do you want for the RC Holiday Season

Dec 23, 2014 1 Comment by

It’s not too late! You can still make a wish for that special RC gift for the holidays! If you could receiver one special present this Holiday Season, what would it be? A new radio, and Engine or a new Warbird? Let us know, and please be specific as to what you really want to [...]

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5 Budget Tips & Tricks for RC Modelers

Dec 22, 2014 4 Comments by

Now that the holidays are over, it’s time to get back on a budget. These five easy tips are sure to make your modeling life easier, and they don’t cost a dime! TIE UP THOSE LOOSE ENDS If one of your model’s control servo connectors become unplugged during flight, at best, you’re going to have a [...]

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Electric Retract Installation–Easier than you think!

Dec 15, 2014 No Comments by

When you start to assemble an EDF jet, one of the required tasks is to work out and install your retractable landing gear. Modifying and installing E-flite gear in a jet is relatively simple and MAN contributor Ken Park recently accomplished the task for his new Viper Jet. Check it out, it’s easier than you [...]

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RC Drones come to LA!

Dec 13, 2014 No Comments by

If you are even a little interested in multi-rotors and RotorDrones, the UAVSA (Unmanned Autonomous Vehicle Systems Association) show is the place to be today, Saturday December 13, 2014. This is the first ever commercial Drone Expo in the country and it will be at the LA Sports Arena. Come on down and say hi to the RotorDrone [...]

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Fancy landings: Inverted Approach with a 1/2 Roll

Dec 11, 2014 No Comments

For the extreme aerobatic enthusiast, there is nothing like performing hotshot maneuvers inches off the ground. One unexpected way to take the crowd by surprise is to add aerobatic moves to your landing. During a normal landing approach, the airplane is in upright level flight and flies downwind parallel to the runway, turns 90 degrees to [...]

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Make a Scale Static Propeller

Dec 03, 2014 1 Comment

When it comes to scale RC planes, the biggest thing that ruins the scale look of the plane is a “smaller than scale” flying propeller. Many warbird pilots will paint their props the correct color and add the yellow safety propeller tips, but if you really want to get maximum attention at the flying field, [...]

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