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Functional Scale Cockpit Hatch

Dec 26, 2013 6 Comments

When it comes to RC Golden Age racers, no one does  flying models better than the world recognized  guru of scale Gee Bees - Henry Haffke. When I teamed up with Henry to build the 1/3-scale version of his Howard DGA-5 “Ike” Golden Age racer, I added several  details that a racer this size needed to look right. One [...]

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How To Make a Scale Prop

Dec 16, 2013 7 Comments

Reproducing Laminated wood propeller details

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Balancing Biplanes — Finding the CG Range for Safe Flights

Dec 12, 2013 2 Comments

When it comes to RC airplanes, I am of the “two sets of wings are better than one” kind of guys. For any model to perform properly and be safe to fly, it has to be properly balanced. This is especially true for multi-wing models. As a basic rule, you first find the MAC or “Mean [...]

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20 Field & Bench Tips

Dec 09, 2013 14 Comments

With time, experience and lots of trial and error, we RC modelers all learn good way to do accomplish workshop tasks and/or flying field repairs. The simplest things can often make the biggest difference. Here’s 20 popular tips that will make your hobby time easier and more successful. Be sure to leave comments about your favorite field or bench [...]

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How to: Add Flaps to your Foam Warbird

Dec 04, 2013 1 Comment

Kick your foam warbird up a notch by adding flaps! The techniques shown here upgrade an E-scale P-47 Thunderbolt from Hobby Lobby (hobby-lobby.com) that has optional functional flaps (an upgrade available on many small electrics). The flap outlines are already molded into the wing so it’s easy to figure out where the flaps belong. Here’s how [...]

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8 Great Shop Tips

Nov 25, 2013 6 Comments

We have a better idea than fighting the crowd at the mall this holiday weekend … spend some time in your workshop! With the cold weather officially here (at least for most of the country), it’s time to get back to building and repairing. To help with that, here are eight workshop tips that we hope [...]

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How To Install Hinges

Nov 15, 2013 8 Comments

From the workshop of MAN editor Gerry Yarrish, this How To Video demonstrates installing flat Du-Bro control hinges in your RC airplane. With more that 84,400 views, this video is a must watch for anyone who wants to start building his or her own RC airplanes from a kit of from plans. These techniques can [...]

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Prevent Loose Servo Arms

Nov 12, 2013 1 Comment

Loose servo arms may cause your plane to fly erratically and even crash, but they’re also a symptom of something else that’s wrong! In this video, Gerry Yarrish shares his methods for finding and fixing the likely culprit, engine vibration, and offers some techniques for making sure your servo arms stay connected for good. video platform video management video solutions [...]

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