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Install a Smoke System

Install a Smoke System

At full-scale and RC airshows alike, watching aerobatic aircraft equipped with smoke systems adds greatly to the appeal for both spectators and pilots. Experienced pilots will make the aircraft all but disappear within the smoke during torque rolls, tail slides, and so forth. Simply put, SMOKE is a pure attention-grabber! I recently decided to upgrade […]
Installing Strong Hinges — Improved Fun Fly Control Response

Installing Strong Hinges — Improved Fun Fly Control Response

One thing I learned over the years is that the response of your airplane relies a lot on the hinges you install. Weak hinges allow your control surfaces to flex minimizing control crispness. This is especially true with high performance and fun fly airplanes. When it comes to installing hinges, I use Du-Bro Products’ pinned […]
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Shop Tip: Balancing your Propeller

Shop Tip: Balancing your Propeller

When operating RC airplanes, properly balanced propellers are very important. Having a balanced prop helps prevent excessive vibration which can cause electrical connections to loosen, fuel in your gas tank to foam up, and can even cause structural damage.  Balancing your propeller helps avoid all these problems and it is very easy to do by following this two-step […]
SMOKE ON! — Make a Cheap & Easy Smoke Muffler

SMOKE ON! — Make a Cheap & Easy Smoke Muffler

A great way to add excitement to your RC flights is to add a smoke system. Do a loop or a roll and then add a dense, long-hanging smoke trail and you have an airshow! You can save some bucks by modiflying your stock muffler instead of buying a commercial one. Then you can take […]
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Best Ways to install Hinging — Avoid Control Surface Binding

Best Ways to install Hinging — Avoid Control Surface Binding

One of the most important tasks to do with any giant scale airplane you build is to install the hinges correctly. This article shows how I did it with my Balsa USA Fokker Triplane, and with this giant scale 33% WW 1 fighter, I wanted everything just right. Let’s check out these hinges and how to […]
Video Workshop Tip: Bending Brass Tubes

Video Workshop Tip: Bending Brass Tubes

If you have built a model airplane or two and have tried to bend the brass tubes for the fuel tank by hand, you are sure to have said to yourself, “there has to be a better way.” The main fuel line is straight and so no bends are required, but for the vent tube […]
Top 5 Building Tools and Modeling Accessories

Top 5 Building Tools and Modeling Accessories

Did you ever wonder what Du-Bro stood for? Well when Dewey Broberg created the company for a little fun he shortened his name to Du-Bro and the name stuck, the rest is modeling history. For over 50 years, the folks at Du-Bro have been creating accessories/tools to make our model airplanes better. Based in Wauconda, IL, this family-owned […]
Video Workshop Tip — Installing Du-Bro Hinges

Video Workshop Tip — Installing Du-Bro Hinges

Perhaps the most important technique any RC modeler needs to learn is to properly install hinges for his model’s control surfaces. They need to be strong, in proper alignment, and sized correctly for the model being worked on. The crew over at Du-Bro Products has lots of good tools and supplies to get the job […]
Engine Swap for the Camel

Engine Swap for the Camel

Well, it has been an active flying season so far and I have flown the Sopwith Camel several times including at the big Fun Fly on Father’s Day in Kingston, Ontario in June, at the recent Warbirds over Delaware in July, at our home field in Farmington, CT and at the Dawn Patrol event at the Long […]
Du-Bro Workshop Video Tip — Quadcopter Propeller Balancing

Du-Bro Workshop Video Tip — Quadcopter Propeller Balancing

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 […]
Workshop Tip – How To Rebuild a Du-Bro Fueling Valve Fitting

Workshop Tip – How To Rebuild a Du-Bro Fueling Valve Fitting

Over time, fueling valve fitting like those from Du-Bro can become contaminated with debris even if you use an inline fuel filter. Internally, the fueling valves’ O-rings can dry rot and begin to fail over time. Du-Bro even sells a rebuild kit to make the job of restoring your fueling valve to top working condition. Here is a […]
Video Workshop Tip: How To Bend Landing Gear Wire

Video Workshop Tip: How To Bend Landing Gear Wire

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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