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Avions Fairey Tipsy S2

Jul 22, 2015 No Comments

Scale and unique airplanes always appeal to me, and when I first saw an article on the full-size Tipsy S2, I knew I needed to model it.  I used 3-view drawing from the article to develop my 1/6-scale plans. The Tipsy airplane line was designed by Belgium designer Ernest Tips. The S2 was designed and [...]

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Don’t cook your speed control!

Jul 21, 2015 5 Comments

Avoid these common power system mistakes Electric fliers all have one thing in common regardless of the size or type of models they fly—the electronic speed control (ESC). It doesn’t matter if you fly helicopters, airplanes, giant-scale, indoor, or micro models; at the heart of your power system is the speed control, and if it’s [...]

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Fast Fuel Fixes

Jul 20, 2015 3 Comments

Properly installed, your fuel system will last a very long time and may never need to be changed. In a hard landing, however, some of its parts may be dislodged and stop working. Here are some common fuel-flow problems and fixes. > If your engine begins to run lean, check for small pinholes in the [...]

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How To Install Hinges

Jul 20, 2015 No Comments
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Warbirds Over Delaware Flightline Highlights

Jul 20, 2015 No Comments
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1958 Piper Tri-Pacer

Jul 18, 2015 No Comments

I was looking for a new electric park flyer project and discovered, to my surprise, that a Piper Tri-Pacer was not available. Apparently, Berkeley and Sterling produced the last Tri-Pacer kits back in the 1950s. Armed with 3-view drawing and my CAD program, I produced a scale 36-inch span electric model with a scale one-piece [...]

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Let the Party Begin! Fun Fly Maneuvers on Video

Jul 15, 2015 No Comments

Featured in our upcoming October issue, MAN will have a great article all about the Basics of Fun Fly Events! While shooting the photos for the article, editor Gerry Yarrish strapped the new Hitec S60 video camera to one of his Fun Fly airplanes to provide a bird’s eye view of all the fun at the [...]

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Master the Harrier Pass

Jul 15, 2015 1 Comment

A major cornerstone of 3D flying, the harrier pass consists of flying an airplane at a very high angle of attack at a very low airspeed. In this “high alpha” or post-stall position, it can be said that the plane is flying more on the prop than on the wing. Control during a harrier is [...]

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