We’re having a great week here at the office! My boss Executive Editor Debra Cleghorn, along with my buddy, Sr. West Coast Editor, John Reid are in the MAN office. We don’t often get together here at the home office so it is great to see everyone and chat without email or phones! Fun times! [...]
I am now officially finished building wings for my Fokker Triplane! Yippee! Now, on to the Ailerons and then the final assembly of the model in the workshop in the basement! Tech note: I have found that one aileron drawing is 1/4 inch longer than the other on the plans! Hmmm! Will make them fit!!!
It had been a while since I updated you all with my Balsa USA Fokker Triplane project so here we go. This 1/3-scale project really is an easy build, when you break everything down to it basic assembly tasks. I started roughly in October and I began the project by building the tail surfaces including [...]
A very handy device to keep in your field box, the ProTek R/C Prodigy “Takecharge” USB charging adaptor allows you to power up or charge a variety of USB powered products using a 2S to 4S LiPo/LiFe/LiIon battery, regardless of whether or not you have access to AC power! The TakeCharge accepts 2S, 3S or 4S [...]
Known for their great flying and easy to build laser cut electric powered kits, Alien Aircraft has taken a new heading and is in the process of developing large 6 foot span glow powered aircraft. The newest on the horizon will be the .40 to .60 Taylorcraft. Build just like his smaller laser kits, the [...]
One of the great features that make giant scale RC airplanes so popular, is the bulletproof user-friendly nature of the Walbro carburetors used with most of the gas engines powering them. Once a gas engine is properly adjusted, its carburetor usually won’t need to be tweaked again for most, if not the entire flying season. As [...]
Being an editor here at Air Age Media for Model Airplane News and Electric Flight magazines, I know all about the great articles in the magazines and as well, all the online special features and bonus exclusives on the ModelAirplaneNews.com website. The entire editorial staff works hard to keep this content coming and up to [...]
As the technical editor and director for all the DVD video shoots, I’ve had a great time working with John Glezellis and our video staff to develop and produce these amazing “Aerobatics Made Easy” DVDs. Listed at $24.95 each, the three DVDs including: Aerobatics Made Easy; Advanced Aerobatics Made Easy and, 3D Aerobatics Made Easy, [...]