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Exterior Details—Dummy Control Linkages

Apr 15, 2011 No Comments

There’s an old saying that scale models are really never finished, you just stop adding details to them and go flying! Each scale modeler has to decide for himself when enough is enough. For me, I enjoy adding details to the top surfaces of the wings and control surfaces in the form of scale dummy [...]

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ARF Jet Makeover

Apr 14, 2011 1 Comment

By Dave Penikas I’ve been waiting for a F86 Sabre EDF to come along that didn’t have a HUGE “out of scale”nose intake and didn’t cost an arm and a leg. Finally E-flite did it. Watching the performance of this model on the stock setup , I was finally satisfied. Having just finished a repaint, [...]

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So you think you want to built it big…

Mar 28, 2011 No Comments

Editor’s Note: This article is from the Model Airplane News “Classic Article” Archive. Greg wrote the January 1998 “Scale Techniques” column and his process is as timely today as it was when it was first written. Watch for more “Classic Articles” on the online Members’ Only section. SO YOU WANT TO BUILD IT BIG! —Advice for Enlarging RC Model [...]

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Old-school JR 10SX II—Keeping my Favorite Radio Alive

Mar 26, 2011 2 Comments

Old-school JR 10SX II—Keeping my Favorite Radio Alive By Gerry Yarrish I’m sure you can tell by my white whiskers that I’ve been in RC for a long while. I have seen the radios go from the very simple to what we have today of the programming variety. (Yes, I grew up with B&W TV!) [...]

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Warbird Rebuild—Skyshark ARF P-40N

Mar 15, 2011 3 Comments

    Warbird Rebuild—Skyshark ARF P-40N Repairs on the Cheap! By:  Michael C. Gross Photos by: Marshal Gross & Michael C. Gross     It is quite exhilarating to make a low high-speed pass with a warbird at Warbirds Over Delaware, until you pull out in a hard bank and realize your propeller is no [...]

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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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