How-tos

Even More Workshop Tips

Nov 11, 2015 10 Comments

Here are a few more tips from the Model Airplane News vault — enjoy! If you have some tips of your own you’d like to share, please send them to MAN@airage.com. If we publish your tip, you’ll receive a free care package of Bob Smith Industries adhesives (so you won’t need that microwave … see [...]

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Customize Your ARF: Scale Tips & Tricks

Nov 11, 2015 No Comments

It’s early Sunday morning. You stayed up late finishing your new ARF warbird last night, and you’re raring to get to the field to collect all the “Oohs,” “Aahs” and accolades that come with the unveiling of a new model. En route, you plan your strategy: choose a spot in the pits that’s accessible to [...]

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Make a Cheap & Easy Smoke Muffler —

Nov 09, 2015 5 Comments

A great way to add excitement to your RC flights is to add a smoke system. Do a loop or a roll and then add a dense, long-hanging smoke trail and you have an airshow! You can save some bucks by modiflying your stock muffler instead of buying a commercial one. Then you can take [...]

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Create a perfect fiberglass finish

Nov 08, 2015 6 Comments

Here’s another how-to from veteran builder Rick Michelena. Enjoy! Do you have the desire to build a warbird or other scale project but desire something more than an iron-on finish? Are you unsure of the steps required in the process of finishing a radio-controlled airplane in fiberglass and paint? This article will give you the knowledge required [...]

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Fly the Avalanche

Nov 04, 2015 2 Comments

With the 3D aerobatics craze in full swing, we decided to share a maneuver that is one of the best-looking 3D moves. The Avalanche will  cause spectators to gasp, especially when performed close to the ground. The surprise is that both maneuvers date back to a time long before 3D was even an aerobatic style. We enlisted the [...]

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Video Workshop Tip — Installing Du-Bro Hinges

Oct 29, 2015 8 Comments

Perhaps the most important technique any RC modeler needs to learn is to properly install hinges for his model’s control surfaces. They need to be strong, in proper alignment, and sized correctly for the model being worked on. The crew over at Du-Bro Products has lots of good tools and supplies to get the job [...]

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FLY THE ROLLING CIRCLE

Oct 29, 2015 1 Comment

One of the most challenging and admired maneuvers in all of aerobatics is the rolling circle. As a rule, you can achieve early success learning most maneuvers as long as you first understand the proper control inputs, and hand-eye coordination adds the final touches to perform the maneuver nearly perfectly. The rolling circle, however, is even [...]

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Create droppable wing tanks

Oct 28, 2015 1 Comment

In this how-to, Charles White uses lite-ply, green floral foam, fiberglass and resin to make external wing tanks fora 1/6-scale TBM Avenger. You can use this method to create many aircraft components, such as wing or centerline tanks, bombs and cowls. After competing at the Nats level in Pylon Racing for several years, I always enjoyed [...]

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