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Mig-17 Fresco — An EDF Jet you can build

Oct 23, 2014 12 Comments

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

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

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 6 Comments

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 2 Comments

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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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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Formation Flying — RC Warbird Wingmen bring it Home!

Oct 03, 2014 No Comments

As if flying giant scale warbirds like the Top Flight giant scale P-51D Mustang isn’t exciting enough all but itself, some guys who attend large national and regional warbird meets are always looking for a little something extra. Recently, at the 2014 Warbirds over the Rockies event, Rich Uravitch caught a sight that surely got [...]

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Master the Outside Snap Roll

Oct 01, 2014 4 Comments

Inside and outside snap rolls can add great excitement to your flying while opening up a whole new world of maneuver possibilities. Outside, or “negative,” snap rolls are accomplished by applying full (normal rate) down-elevator while at the same time cross-controlling the rudder and aileron. How does this work? The ailerons produce the same direction of [...]

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