From the Magazine

Create a perfect fiberglass finish

Jun 27, 2012 13 Comments

Here’s another how-to from veteran builder Rick Michelena. Enjoy! Do you have the desire to build a warbird or other scale project but desire something more than an iron-on finish? Are you unsure of the steps required in the process of finishing a radio-controlled airplane in fiberglass and paint? This article will give you the knowledge required [...]

Read more

Fly the Harrier

Jun 27, 2012 1 Comment

The harrier is one of the simpler moves to perform, but it is often used as a connector move to many other 3D maneuvers.  In his October Model Airplane News article, Dave Scott has this to say about this maneuver; “The harrier pass is a major corner stone of 3D flying.  A harrier pass consists [...]

Read more

Fly the Elevator

Jun 25, 2012 5 Comments

The elevator is one of the first 3D maneuvers many pilots learn.  In his September Model Airplane News article, Dave Scott has this to say about this maneuver; “During an elevator, the airplane remains fully stalled and drops almost vertically in a flat attitude.”  See what Jason Benson has to say about this maneuver in [...]

Read more

Workshop Build-Along — Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair — Part 4

Jun 13, 2012 1 Comment

With the wing all taken care of, the next step is assemblying the tail surfaces. The first step is to attach the plastic attachment tabs on the elevator control rods. Be sure to thread each of them the same number of turns so the control linkage leverage is the same length. The horizontal stabilizer and [...]

Read more

Workshop Build-Along — Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair — Part 3

Jun 12, 2012 2 Comments

The next step after getting the Top Flite Giant Scale Corsair up on its gear is to get the outer wing panels attached. There are some teflon alignment pegs that have to be glued into the outer ribs of the center section and then you have to install the forward carbon fiber attachment rod with [...]

Read more

Workshop Build-Along — Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair — Part 2

Jun 11, 2012 2 Comments

Well, the Corsair build is going nicely, and yesterday I basically finished the wings. That includes installing the flap and aileron servos and linkages and bolting in the new electric retracts from Robart. The first thing to do is to unwrap the servos and center them with the radio and receiver. After that, setup the [...]

Read more

RitewingRC Zephyr II Review — With Video!

Jun 11, 2012 6 Comments

 The concept of a flying wing or tailless fixed-wing aircraft is not new, the idea has been around since as early as World War I.  This design has been adopted into the RC world with great success, most notably with the Zagi craze.  The next generation of flying wings are bigger, stronger and faster.  The [...]

Read more

Sneak Peek: Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair, part 1

Jun 10, 2012 18 Comments

Well, I finally cleaned up my workshop so I could start getting serious about my new project build, the Top Flite Corsair ARF. This giant scale airplane has a 86.5 inch span and it comes with most of the major assemblies built and covered with matt finish Monokote. Out of the box everything looks really [...]

Read more
Copyright © 2014 Air Age Media. All rights reserved.