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Shop Tip: Balancing your Propeller

Jun 25, 2014 3 Comments by

When operating RC airplanes (or quadcopters), properly balanced propellers are very important. Having a balanced prop helps prevent excessive vibration which can cause electrical connections to loosen, fuel in your gas tank to foam up, and can even cause structural damage.  Balancing your propeller helps avoid all these problems and it is very easy to do by following [...]

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Making helicopter pushrods: a fast & easy solution!

Jun 11, 2014 No Comments by

Charlie Hynes has a lot of helicopters, and he found an easier way to assemble pushrods and ball links, using his cordless drill. Check out his how to! A lot of helicopters come with ball links and pushrods that need to be assembled by hand. Here’s how you can use a drill motor instead of pliers [...]

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Soldering Wire Landing Gear — The easy way!

Jun 10, 2014 9 Comments by

While building sport airplanes from kits, often the airplane will have landing gear made from formed and bent music wire that you will have to solder together. For Fun Fly airplanes like the Florio Flyer 60, the music wire are a little extra long to provide plenty of ground clearance for the propeller, very important [...]

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Rivet Detail Made Easy (well, easier!)

Jun 10, 2014 9 Comments by

Don’t you just hate it when an article starts off with a question? Me too! But sometimes it does serve the purpose of grabbing the reader’s attention. With that in mind, how often have you been to a scale modeling event and wondered, “How the heck did he do that?” Whether it’s a technique in [...]

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Fast Fuel Fixes

Jun 03, 2014 7 Comments by

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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Painting Scale Pilot Helmets

May 28, 2014 No Comments by

I put a huge amount of detail in the helmets of my Best Pilots pilot figures because its the topmost thing that’s viewed when your pilot is sitting in the cockpit. Most flight helmets are leather and that’s what’s shown in the December 2011 issue of MAN. The following technique works like magic in replicating [...]

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Charging Multiple Packs

May 18, 2014 4 Comments

Lithium-polymer cells have revolutionized electric flight, but as any e-flier knows, LiPo charging and maintenance can be time consuming. For optimum service life, LiPos should be stored around 3.8 volts per cell, which creates a bottleneck for spur-of-the-moment flying, and recharging batteries at the field can be a chore when you’d rather be in the [...]

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Video Workshop How To: Installing RC Fuel Tanks

May 14, 2014 4 Comments

For an RC airplane to fly properly and safely, its engine needs a consistent supply of fuel. Whether you are flying a glow powered or gasoline burning airplane, the fuel tank needs to be assembled and installed correctly. Here’s MAN editor Gerry Yarrish with some shop tech tips for you that will help you with [...]

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