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Smoke Systems Explained–How to be an RC Skywriter!

Oct 29, 2014 1 Comment by

If you have ever been to an RC airshow, then you’ve seen aerobatic airplanes using smoke during their flight routines. When used properly, smoke systems can add a great deal to your flight presentation. The uniqueness it gives to specific segments of your flight routine will increase their appeal and pizzazz to both the spectators [...]

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Mig-17 Fresco — An EDF Jet you can build

Oct 23, 2014 2 Comments by

A Shark Fin on a Boomerang! The MiG-17 Fresco construction article will be featured in the February 2015 issue of MAN. Plans no. X0215A will be available at the Airagestore.com website shortly. Designed by Jim Young The Mikoyan-Gurevich Mig-17 is the follow on of the more famous Mig-15, one of the first successful swept-wing jet fighters.  [...]

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Tail-dragger Tips & Tech

Oct 22, 2014 6 Comments by

Though many scale airplanes are equipped with tricycle landing gear, planes with tailwheels — tail-draggers — remain very popular. It is fair to say that most of the RC airplanes flown today fall into the tail-dragger category. In the air, tail-draggers behave just like tricycle-gear aircraft do, but on the ground, it’s another story altogether. [...]

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Workshop Tip — Installing Snow Skis on your RC plane

Oct 22, 2014 3 Comments by

Well, don’t look now, but the winter is fast approaching. Instead of packing your models away for storage, why not extend your flying season and embrace the white stuff with DU-BRO Snowbird Skis!? Like the hard working bush pilots of the outback and great Northwest, attaching skis to your RC airplane can turn any semi-flat [...]

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Flight Journal Nominated for Most Inspirational Story — Cast Your Vote Today!

Oct 20, 2014 No Comments by

We are incredibly proud that our sister publication, Flight Journal, is a finalist in the Barnes & Noble/ NOOK Readers’ Choice Newsstand Awards! “Nocturnal Gamble” by Martin K.A. Morgan, featured in our December 2014 D-Day issue, was chosen from hundreds of entries in the Most Inspirational Story category. Please take the time to vote today [...]

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Build-Along Part 8 Alien Aircraft ArrowMaster biplane — Covering

Oct 13, 2014 No Comments by

Now that the ArrowMaster has been completely built and final sanded, the really fun part begins–covering the plane and making it look truly unique. For this project, I used UltraCote as it’s very easy to work with and produces outstanding results. To do this job, you need a covering iron, a straight edged ruler (36 inches,) a razor [...]

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FLY THE VERTICAL S

Oct 07, 2014 1 Comment

The vertical S combines a half-inside loop with a half-outside loop to perform an S-shaped figure. This maneuver is one of many that are also performed by full-scale aircraft, and it is used to climb or descend at a consistent speed. In the aerobatic world, a perfectly set-up aircraft helps the pilot focus on one [...]

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Magnetic Cowling Attachment

Oct 06, 2014 1 Comment

Mounting a cowl with Neodymium magnets. By Sal Calvagna. Neodymium magnets are members of the rare earth family and made from a combination of iron, boron and of course, neodymium. They were developed by General Motors and Sumitomo Special Metals in the early 1980s and are the strongest permanent magnets to date.  These magnets are [...]

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