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RC Workshop Tips: Secure Servos

RC Workshop Tips: Secure Servos

Model Airplane News readers are an innovative bunch, and they’re always coming up with ways to make their models better while saving time and money. Here are two workshop secrets for ensuring secure servos, every time! Secure servo connections When you install servos in a wing or fuselage and use long servo extension leads, the connector between […]
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AH-56 Cheyenne Project – Part 3 – Powertrain and Cyclic Servos

Here we continue my Cheyenne scale heli project, introduced here.  The construction of the complex tail unit was covered here.   MAIN GEAR AND CYCLIC SERVOS: While I had good reasons to choose the Blade 600 X for my mechanics, there was one feature of this particular heli that cost me some extra work. You […]
Hangar 9 Spitfire ARF 30cc modifications

Hangar 9 Spitfire ARF 30cc modifications

The Hangar 9 Spitfire Mk IXc ARF is an excellent model.  Built following the instructions it will be an excellent aircraft you’ll enjoy flying for many years.  To add a little personal touch and enhance some of the scale detail I added a few modifications to the kit.  They are not intended to be exact […]
MASTER A 3-ROLL, 270-DEGREE ROLLING CIRCLE

MASTER A 3-ROLL, 270-DEGREE ROLLING CIRCLE

        Recently, I took a look at a few known International Miniature Aerobatic Club (IMAC) programs and came across an interesting maneuver that serves as a great building block for other, more intricate, maneuvers. The 3-roll 270-degree rolling circle is maneuver four in the 2011 Advanced Class program. Many pilots claim to […]
How to: Add Square Checkerboards

How to: Add Square Checkerboards

This simple design can have a big impact on your aircraft’s color scheme! We start the same way by spraying the glass with window cleaner, then removing the backing from the Ultracote and then pressing it down on the glass.  This will keep the covering in place while cutting out the checkerboard. Lay down a ruler […]
The Dark Knight’s Ride

The Dark Knight’s Ride

With a foam “fuselage,” this RC version of Batman’s latest multirotor aircraft is incredible, and it flies just like Batman’s vehicle in the movie. Check it out!
Triple Creek RC Club’s Wattfest 2014

Triple Creek RC Club’s Wattfest 2014

Events can sometimes be difficult for model aviation clubs. You need volunteers, funding for food and supplies can be a hardship.  But when Triple Creek RC Club (TCRC) of Riverview (Tampa) Fl. holds an event, it’s a big deal.  Not only did they hold a two day electric event, they have a second two day […]

Unboxing Hangar 9 30cc Spitfire Mk IX

The Hangar 9 Spitfire Mk IXc is a high quality ARF.  Initial impressions out of the box is this is a top notch ARF.  It is complete with matt finish and panel lines, includes fibreglass cowl with rivets molded in.  The kit is well packaged to ensure it arrives safe.  My plan is to add […]
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