How-tos

Jazz up your covering scheme!

Aug 14, 2015 9 Comments

Here’s how to add a checkerboard design to an already existing color scheme. I used the E-flite Shoestring and UltraCote covering. Because we are using heat shrink covering, this technique can be applied to any balsa covered ARF you have. This is especially useful for club events, such as fun-flys, club 40 racing, or in this [...]

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Du-Bro Workshop Video Tip — Quadcopter Propeller Balancing

Aug 13, 2015 2 Comments

When it comes to minimizing vibration, quadcopters are exactly like RC airplanes in that, balancing the propellers greatly reduces vibration. In a quadcopter and other Multi-rotor craft, this improves performance, reduces motor and framework stress and wear, and improves the quality of your video, if you are using an aerial camera with your quadcopter. To properly [...]

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Removable Wheel Pants Made Easy

Aug 12, 2015 8 Comments

A fast and easy way for sport models in 10 Easy Steps

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5 STEPS TO MASTER THE INVERTED HARRIER CIRCLE

Aug 05, 2015 No Comments

An inverted harrier is when the model is inverted at an extreme angle of attack (the fuselage should be at a 45-degree angle or similar) while traveling in the same flight path. The airplane should not lose or gain any altitude while traveling at this angle. Like the inverted harrier, the inverted harrier circle is [...]

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Don’t cook your speed control!

Jul 21, 2015 5 Comments

Avoid these common power system mistakes Electric fliers all have one thing in common regardless of the size or type of models they fly—the electronic speed control (ESC). It doesn’t matter if you fly helicopters, airplanes, giant-scale, indoor, or micro models; at the heart of your power system is the speed control, and if it’s [...]

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Fast Fuel Fixes

Jul 20, 2015 3 Comments

Properly installed, your fuel system will last a very long time and may never need to be changed. In a hard landing, however, some of its parts may be dislodged and stop working. Here are some common fuel-flow problems and fixes. > If your engine begins to run lean, check for small pinholes in the [...]

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How To Install Hinges

Jul 15, 2015 6 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 85,000 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 also [...]

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Budget building: how to edge-glue balsa

Jul 07, 2015 10 Comments

At some point in your model-building career, you will be faced with a problem.  You will have an area of your model that requires a sheet of balsa wider than the material you have on hand.  If you are like me, this usually happens when you are starting to make significant progress and when the [...]

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