How-tos

5 Simple Shop Tips

Dec 16, 2014 1 Comment

Simple tricks are the best, don’t you think? These tips may not change your life, but they will make your time in the shop easier and more enjoyable. Send your tip to MAN@airage.com and you could win a MAN or Electric Flight baseball cap (plus worldwide accolades &  fame, of course!).   SMOOTH THAT OLD [...]

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Electric Retract Installation–Easier than you think!

Dec 15, 2014 No Comments

When you start to assemble an EDF jet, one of the required tasks is to work out and install your retractable landing gear. Modifying and installing E-flite gear in a jet is relatively simple and MAN contributor Ken Park recently accomplished the task for his new Viper Jet. Check it out, it’s easier than you [...]

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RV-4 ARF Makeover

Dec 12, 2014 8 Comments

If you have been around this hobby for a long time you’ve seen many changes in recent years.  There are still some extreme craftsmen like Graeme Mears making master pieces in their workshops, many of us have limited time and look forward to getting out and flying.  It’s great to have that custom build, but [...]

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5 Great Scale Building Tips

Dec 10, 2014 2 Comments

When it comes to building  airplanes, all scale modelers seem to have mastered the art of Imagineering. Where sport models are utilitarian and have basic Monokote finishes and switches are easily accessible and located, scale planes are all about looking realistic. Here are some basic workshop building and detailing tips as well as a few [...]

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Video: Changing The Rotor Blades On A Proto-X

Dec 10, 2014 No Comments

Here’s a quick-tip video that shows you how to change the rotor blades on your Proto-X SLT or FPV.

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Make a Scale Static Propeller

Dec 03, 2014 1 Comment

When it comes to scale RC planes, the biggest thing that ruins the scale look of the plane is a “smaller than scale” flying propeller. Many warbird pilots will paint their props the correct color and add the yellow safety propeller tips, but if you really want to get maximum attention at the flying field, [...]

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Turn your Slow Stick into an ultralight!

Dec 03, 2014 8 Comments

Slow Sticks are a fixture at nearly every park and flying field, but the MIA Designs Ultralight kit offers a fun way to give a different twist to this popular design. The overall look is reminiscent of the classic Quicksilver, particularly in flight, and it is a load of fun. NOTABLE FEATURES The Ultralight kit [...]

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Video Workshop Tip: How To Bend Landing Gear Wire

Dec 03, 2014 7 Comments

Enjoying any hobby requires you to learn and develop new tasks. Most conventional RC airplanes have wheels and if you are building your own or are repairing one, sooner or later you will be dealing with the landing gear. After all, these are the parts that take most of the beating with taxiing, landings and [...]

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