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Solderless Electric Flight Made Easy

Feb 24, 2011 1 Comment

                            Solderless Electric Flight – Yes, it can be done By Greg Gimlick   So you’d like to try electric flight but are put off by all that wiring and soldering, eh? Well guess what – you don’t have to solder to [...]

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Connector Conundrum

Jan 24, 2011 No Comments

 Connector Conundrum By Greg Gimlick               Electric flight involves using connectors, often a lot of them. The question from most newbies is “which connector is right?” Well the answer is easy…. “all of them”….or “none of them”. Okay so maybe it’s not so easy.             In reality most of the connectors that come with [...]

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Laser cut MAN Mini Fokker Build-along

Jan 07, 2011 No Comments

  Elsewhere on the Model Airplane News website, is my online review of the amazing Zing 24 Laser cutter/engraver from Epilog Laser. In learning how to use this impressive 12×24 inch laser cutter, I decided to take on of the construction plans from the Airagestore.com website and cut the various parts out to produce a [...]

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Classic Hints & Kinks by Jim Newman

Jan 04, 2011 2 Comments

Jim Newman is an amazing aviation artist and illustrator as well as a very knowledgeable model airplane designer and builder, he was a contributor to Model Airplane News for more that 30 years and he produced the original “How To” feature called Hints & Kinks where he drew pictures to illustrate reader’s modeling ideas and work [...]

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End loopy takeoffs with a gyro

Jun 25, 2010 11 Comments

Like many of you, I have a few different planes, and enjoy flying most of them. However, I do have one or two that are just plain nasty in their ground handling and take offs. You probably have seen these – some Piper Cubs, Beavers, and especially some of the narrow under carriage warbirds. Strangely, [...]

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A Buster of a Canopy!

May 21, 2010 No Comments

Buster Canopy How To By Bud Roane   When doing a canopy for a sport model, where I want as light a weight as possible and a nice appearance, I usually just spray the inside of the canopy with plastic spray paint. This is a technique that I learned from Dick Sarpolis many years ago. [...]

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Dummy Scale Engines Made Easy.

Mar 28, 2010 No Comments

A Master Scale Modelers shows hot to make amazing dummy scale engines for your WW1 Airplane.

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How to Make Scale Engine Cowls the Easy Way

Feb 24, 2010 9 Comments

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