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New Arrival — FlySky FS-i10 10-channel Transmitter

Dec 19, 2014 No Comments by

Just arrived in the MAN office this cool looking 10-channel transmitter from Diamond Hobby. This impressive transmitter is completely different from your everyday radios and it is loaded with great and unique features. It has 20 model memory, USB charging for the LiPo TX battery pack, and multiple touch screens for adjusting the transmitter setup [...]

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5 Great Scale Building Tips

Dec 10, 2014 2 Comments by

When it comes to building  airplanes, all scale modelers seem to have mastered the art of Imagineering. Where sport models are utilitarian and have basic Monokote finishes and switches are easily accessible and located, scale planes are all about looking realistic. Here are some basic workshop building and detailing tips as well as a few [...]

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Sneak Peek – Venture FPV Quadcopter Test Flight

Dec 04, 2014 No Comments by

We are test flying this new H-configured multirotor from Hobby King. This impressive rotordrone comes equipped with its own factory installed 5.8GHz FPV camera and onboard video transmitter which is tuned for the Fat Shark and similar FPV goggles and ground station receivers. Guided by the popular NAZA-M Lite flight control system, the Venture is [...]

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Make a Scale Static Propeller

Dec 03, 2014 1 Comment by

When it comes to scale RC planes, the biggest thing that ruins the scale look of the plane is a “smaller than scale” flying propeller. Many warbird pilots will paint their props the correct color and add the yellow safety propeller tips, but if you really want to get maximum attention at the flying field, [...]

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Sopwith Camel Build-Along Part 15 — Fairing the Cabane Struts

Dec 03, 2014 No Comments by

So after the cabane (and the landing gear), are soldering together, they have to be filled out with wood fairings. To do this on the Camel I bought some 1/2 inch wide grooved basswood stock. These fit nicely on the wire and are a lot easier to use than trying to groove wood yourself on [...]

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Safe Engine Starts: 5 tips for using electric starters

Nov 07, 2014 2 Comments by

Whenever it comes to firing up model airplane engines, either they are gasoline or glow powered, Model Airplane News editors always recommend the use of an electric starter motor. Sullivan Products has been offering excellent starters for years and when it comes to quality and durability, modelers consider the Sullivan starter as a field box [...]

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Tips for Getting Started with Electric Airplanes

Oct 14, 2014 7 Comments

Today, more than ever we are enjoying a literal “Golden Age” of RC electric flight. The amount of quality motors, batteries, controllers and connectors is just about limitless as are the types and sizes of airplanes you can fly with E-power. Even though there are plenty of plug n play packages out there where you [...]

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Cheap and Easy Smoke Muffler

Oct 01, 2014 5 Comments

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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Senior Technical Editor About Me: I have a lifelong passion for all things scale, and I love to design, build and fly scale RC airplanes. With 20 plus years as part of the Air Age family of magazines, I love producing Model Airplane News and Electric Flight.
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