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Workshop Tip – How To Rebuild a Du-Bro Fueling Valve Fitting

Jun 30, 2015 No Comments by

Over time, fueling valve fitting like those from Du-Bro can become contaminated with debris even if you use an inline fuel filter. Internally, the fueling valves’ O-rings can dry rot and begin to fail over time. Du-Bro even sells a rebuild kit to make the job of restoring your fueling valve to top working condition. Here is a [...]

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Just in! Blade Chroma Flying Camera Quadcopter

Jun 25, 2015 No Comments by

Wow! We just received our review sample of the new, top of the Blade line of quadcopters the Chroma. Including the ST 10+ radio/controller with Android table and operating system, the Chroma breaks through the “quadcopter with a camera attached” category and enables you to actually concentrate on the photos and videos you shoot and [...]

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Highlights of the new JR 28X Radio System

Jun 16, 2015 No Comments by

Featured in the September 2015 issue of MAN, the new JR 28X  from JR Americas is an amazing radio system. I have been a JR radio enthusiast for many years and have always found the brand to be rock solid in the performance department. One of my first serious, “go to” radios was the touch [...]

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William Wylam: March 9, 1915 – June 4, 2015

Jun 16, 2015 7 Comments by

William Austin “Bill” Wylam, noted aviation artist, historian and longtime contributor and friend of Model Airplane News passed away June 4, 2015. Everyone here at MAN offer our deepest condolences to the Wylam family and in knowing Bill for so long will miss him dearly. We learned from his son, Stuart Wylam, that he passed [...]

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Workshop Build-Along — Sopwith Camel — Part 29: Balancing the CG

Jun 14, 2015 2 Comments by

Well, this is the very last workshop segment from this Sopwith Camel Build-Along. After getting the model balanced, it will all be about how it flies, and that means a trip to the Club’s flying field. To balance the model, I used scuba weight and lead shot installed in the engine compartment. I built a plywood [...]

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Slope Soaring Jets!

Jun 09, 2015 3 Comments by

Do you like models of jet aircraft? Did you know you can fly a model of a jet without the a ducted fan or a turbine propulsion system? If this sounds good to you, welcome to the world of Slope Jets. Not many things in model aviation look as good as a Navy jet flying [...]

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Top Gun 2015 — Top Static Scores with Video Highlights

May 29, 2015 2 Comments

When it comes to competition in any scale event, your earn your final score from two categories, your flight scores and your static scale score. It is here, on the judging table that modelers have the most control. Basically you put together your documentation package and then you build and paint your airplane to match [...]

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Throw Back Thursday — Nick Ziroli and his Spirit of St. Louis

May 21, 2015 6 Comments

TBT: what better model to show off on this date, than the Spirit of Saint Louis?! This one of course, by the Master Nick Ziroli Sr. This photo was taken at the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome in NY where the museum staff is also building a full size replica of the Ryan NYP classic. Today, May [...]

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