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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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Classic Hints & Kinks by Jim Newman

Jan 04, 2011 2 Comments

Jim Newman is an amazing aviation artist and illustrator as well as a very knowledgeable model airplane designer and builder, he was a contributor to Model Airplane News for more that 30 years and he produced the original “How To” feature called Hints & Kinks where he drew pictures to illustrate reader’s modeling ideas and work [...]

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End loopy takeoffs with a gyro

Jun 25, 2010 11 Comments

Like many of you, I have a few different planes, and enjoy flying most of them. However, I do have one or two that are just plain nasty in their ground handling and take offs. You probably have seen these – some Piper Cubs, Beavers, and especially some of the narrow under carriage warbirds. Strangely, [...]

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A Buster of a Canopy!

May 21, 2010 No Comments

Buster Canopy How To By Bud Roane   When doing a canopy for a sport model, where I want as light a weight as possible and a nice appearance, I usually just spray the inside of the canopy with plastic spray paint. This is a technique that I learned from Dick Sarpolis many years ago. [...]

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Dummy Scale Engines Made Easy.

Mar 28, 2010 No Comments

A Master Scale Modelers shows hot to make amazing dummy scale engines for your WW1 Airplane.

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How to Make Scale Engine Cowls the Easy Way

Feb 24, 2010 9 Comments

Online Exclusive How To Article

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Scale Workshop Secrets

Sep 23, 2009 No Comments

This Henry Haffke design was built as part of a team effort with Henry and myself working together to finish this impressive icon of National Air Racing fame. Here are more of the finishing techniques I used to detail the Ike. Scale Exterior Panels One of the details that’s a real part of the Howard [...]

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Carl Risteen’s Biplane Secrets

Apr 17, 2009 No Comments

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