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Alien Aircraft “ArrowMaster Sport Bipe” Build-Along–Part 1

Jul 30, 2014 No Comments

Our newest online Build-Along is referred to by its designer, Tom Herr, as the The Ultimate Sport Biplane! Owner/operator of Alien Aircraft, Tom has produced this impressive laser-cut, CAD designed biplane as a follow up to his very popular FunMaster 72 sport flyer. The ArrowMaster 55 is a tip of the hat to the classic retro [...]

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Workshop Build-Along 3 — Alien Aircraft ArrowMaster Biplane

Jul 30, 2014 No Comments

So far to date, building the ArrowMaster 55 from Alien Aircraft www.alienaircraft.com has been a lot of fun. The parts fit has been excellent and very accurate. At this point in time, I’ve got about 3 hours into building the bottom wing. In this post, the ailerons are built, shaped and hinged. I also add wing [...]

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DIY Control Horns and Servo Mounts

Jul 05, 2014 1 Comment

I receive at least one unsolicited credit card every month. Usually, I cut them up and throw them in the trash. Ollie Edwards of the Scottsdale, AZ Model Flyers uses the cards to make control horns and servo mounts. They work great on his flat-wing models and probably would be adequate for backyard airplanes of [...]

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100,000+ Facebook “Likes” and still growing!

Apr 30, 2014 No Comments

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 latest news on [...]

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Workshop Build-alone — Sopwith Camel Part 5 — Forming Wire

Apr 27, 2014 No Comments

Now that the landing gear mounting blocks are installed in the fuselage, it’s time to switch to the landing gear itself. That is to check out the drawings and get the materials we’ll need to cut, bend and eventually solder the landing gear together. What I used is 3/16 inch Music Wire for the main [...]

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Workshop Build-Along — Scratch Building a Sopwith Camel Part 4 — Landing Gear Blocks

Apr 14, 2014 No Comments

So with the firewall taken care of, I next tackled the main landing gear attachment blocks. Of course these are not usually available at the local hobby shop, so depending on the size you need, you’ll either have to order them online, or make them yourself as I did. I used a router with a [...]

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Workshop Build-Along — Scratch Building a Sopwith Camel Part 3 — Firewall installation

Apr 13, 2014 No Comments

Well, with the winter building season coming to an end, I thought I would squeeze in some more bench time and post an update on the Sopwith Camel Build-along. Since we assembled the main fuselage framework, I turned my attentions to the front end and worked on the firewall forward section. So before installing the [...]

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Workshop Tips and Tricks — Securing Servo Leads

Apr 11, 2014 1 Comment

MAN’s Gerry Yarrish is always building and reviewing RC airplanes and along the way has used all sorts of tricks and techniques to solve common problems that pop up. Check out this video showing how to avoid servo leads from coming apart in the air and bringing your RC plane down unexpectedly. video platform video [...]

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