Hey everyone, if you are planning to go to the 45th annual WRAM show this weekend Friday 22 through Sunday 24, be sure to stop by the Model Airplane News booth and say hello! This event is going to be held again at the spacious Meadowland Expo Center in Secaucus NJ. The WRAM show is [...]
This is a collection of my made at home videos I shot for showing basic wood wing structure repairs. The video may be low tech but the repair techniques are right on the spot and can be used to fix any damaged wing. This specific repair deals with removing and replacing a broken leading edge [...]
Above: This updated image released by the British Army Monday Feb 4 2013 of Sergeant Scott Weaver, of The Queens Royal Lancers launching a newly issued Black Hornet miniature surveillance helicopter MUAV during an operation in Afghanistan. The Scandinavian-designed Black Hornet Nano weighs as little as 16 grams (0.56 ounces) — the same as a [...]
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 [...]