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8 Great Shop Tips

8 Great Shop Tips

We have a better idea than fighting the crowd at the mall this holiday weekend … spend some time in your workshop! To help with that, here are eight workshop tips that we hope will make your life easier. KEEP CANOPY BOLTS FROM BACKING OUT Use this method to help hold onto canopies. Take an 1/8-inch-thick […]
Magnetic Cowl Attachment

Magnetic Cowl Attachment

Neodymium magnets are members of the rare earth family and made from a combination of iron, boron and of course, neodymium. They were developed by General Motors and Sumitomo Special Metals in the early 1980s and are the strongest permanent magnets to date.  These magnets are truly amazing. Their strength is over ten times the […]
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Mastering the tailslide

Mastering the tailslide

A typical tailslide begins from upright level flight parallel to the runway. The pilot then applies throttle and performs a 1/4 loop to enter a vertical up-line. After the vertical line is established, the pilot gradually pulls the throttle back to idle. The aircraft will slow down and eventually will come to a stop. At that […]
Dromida HoverShot: Easy FPV Video Drone

Dromida HoverShot: Easy FPV Video Drone

We just got the new HoverShot RTF camera drone from Dromida for a test hop and out of the box, we have have to say this little quadcopter is a blast to fly. The ready to fly Dromida HoverShot FPV 120mm Drone comes with everything you need to get it into the air and it has a […]
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Dromida Voyager: A micro sport-scale classic

Dromida Voyager: A micro sport-scale classic

First produced in the early 1940s, the Voyager was a light-duty civilian single-wing airplane built by the Stinson Aircraft Company. The new micro RC Voyager from Dromida is an excellent miniature version of the full-size aircraft, and it comes out of the box 100 percent ready to fly. With its attractive paint scheme and molded-in details, the Voyager is a great […]
Battle of Britain Fighter

Battle of Britain Fighter

This warbird has been flying for six years and has made 90 flights! Built by John Veasey, this 1/4.5-scale Hawker Hurricane was the prototype for the Tony Nijhuis line of Hurricane kits. Featuring all built-up construction with a fiberglass cowl and formed canopy, this 103-inch-span RC fighter weighs 38 pounds and is powered by a […]
5 Budget Tips & Tricks

5 Budget Tips & Tricks

These five easy tips are sure to make your modeling life easier, and they don’t cost a dime! TIE UP THOSE LOOSE ENDS If one of your model’s control servo connectors become unplugged during flight, at best, you’re going to have a really tough time getting it back on the ground in one piece. At worst, […]
Ultimate Dromida Package Giveaway – ENTER NOW!

Ultimate Dromida Package Giveaway – ENTER NOW!

Here’s your chance to score a Voyager plane, HoverShot FPV drone and Dromida Monster Truck! If you win, you’ll get all three of these exciting ready-to-run (and fly) models. See ’em all in action, there are videos for each when you scroll down. For entry details and rules, just click here or on any of […]
Installing a Dummy Rotary Engine

Installing a Dummy Rotary Engine

After finishing my recent project, the 1/4-scale Sopwith Camel, I test flew it and trimmed it out so it was performing really well, but it just did not look right without a scale rotary engine to fill that big round cowling. Starting with a molded, fiberglass dummy rotary from Balsa USA, I detailed, and painted it and installed […]
How To Repair a Fiberglass Engine Cowl

How To Repair a Fiberglass Engine Cowl

The great thing about almost ready to fly airplanes is that for the most part, they come with great looking fiberglass engine cowls that fit beautifully and often are painted at the factory. The general method of attachment to the fuselage is the use of through-the-cowl screws making assembly quick and simple. After time however, […]
Honoring Veterans Day

Honoring Veterans Day

Since our nation’s founding, the men and women of our military have protected our lives, our freedoms and the Constitution. Veterans are the backbone of these United States of America, and we appreciate your service.
Tips for Light and Strong Repairs — Quick Fixes for your Giant Scale Airplane

Tips for Light and Strong Repairs — Quick Fixes for your Giant Scale Airplane

Over the years, I’ve seen many giant-scale airplanes suffer a structural failure that ended with damage that ended the flying for that day. I have experienced a few situations myself. Recently, while flying my 30cc DHC-2 Beaver, a wheel collar came loose and I experienced a rough, aborted takeoff. The landing-gear strut dug into  the ground, […]
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