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Installing Hinges Made Easy

Mar 31, 2014 8 Comments

When it comes to hinges, I use DuBro Products and the tools required to do the job. Here’s the basic technique that every RC builder should know. The Florio Flyer .60 is a retro aerobatic sport flyer kit available from Great Flyer R/C  www.greatflyerrc.com To successfully fly any airplane, you have to install the control surfaces [...]

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Spray Painting Made Easy

Mar 25, 2014 6 Comments

Here’s a great workshop technique from editor Gerry Yarrish’s workshop. The products may have changed but today, painting your model airplane with “rattle can” spray paint is a less expensive alternative than using an air compressor and an automotive touch-up gun or a HVLP (High Volume, Low Pressure) rig. When you start building models that have formed [...]

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Prop Balancing Made Easy

Feb 13, 2014 14 Comments

I have been often asked, “Do I need to balance my prop?” and the quick answer is always “Yes!” A properly balanced prop will give you more rpm from gas, glow and electric engines. A balanced prop will reduce the wear and tear on your aircraft by greatly reducing vibration, which leads to reducing premature [...]

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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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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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