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29% Scale Miles M39B

29% Scale Miles M39B

Sometimes a model RC aircraft comes along and just stands out from the crowd. Steve’s Rickett’s Miles M39B is one such model! Powered by two Saito 36FG 4-stroke gas engine turning Zinger 20×8 props, the M39B weighs in at 50 lbs., and took nine months to build up to the test flight stage. Many more […]
Super-Scale Spitfire

Super-Scale Spitfire

This magnificent 1/3-scale Supermarine Spitfire is the handiwork of Eric Reboul of France. Powered by a DLE 170cc engine, the Spitfire is equipped with a scale exhaust system that can emit smoke on demand, with smoke oil pumped into the hot exhaust manifold. This 12.3-foot-span model weighs in at 105 pounds and uses Sierra landing […]
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Easy Workshop Tips

Easy Workshop Tips

These tips may not change your life, but they may make building and flying RC planes a little easier! Have a tip of your own to share? Send it to us at MAN@airage.com and, if we publish it, you’ll win a $50 glue assortment from Bob Smith Industries.   Hatch Leash A great way to […]
Basic of Resin Casting — Mass Production for Scale Modelers

Basic of Resin Casting — Mass Production for Scale Modelers

Once you get to a certain level of scale modeling, you’ll start making parts that need to be produced in multiples and may not be commercially available. This is most easily dealt with by making a single “master” part and then reproducing it with a mold and resin-casting liquid. Resin-casting is considered an advanced modeling […]
Easy Entry to Turbine Jets — F-16 Plug and Play!

Easy Entry to Turbine Jets — F-16 Plug and Play!

We’ve all heard the expression, “I’d Rather Be Flying”  And after a long cold winter, I could not agree more! Without a doubt you and everyone else in the hobby has certainly noticed the trend toward almost-ready-to-fly (ARF) aircraft and more recently the availability of plug-and-play models at your local hobby shop.   This has widely been […]
How to: Get the Stars-and-Bars right

How to: Get the Stars-and-Bars right

If you are one of many modelers who acquired an ARF-type model of an American airplane, the chance that its star-and-bar markings is correct is about one in 10. It’s sad but true. Among models built by usually careful modelers and displayed at meets, like the Toledo Show and Joe Nall, the situation is somewhat […]
John Glezellis Flies SUAS (Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems)

John Glezellis Flies SUAS (Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems)

“THE MAIN GOAL IS TO TAKE THE RISK OF A HUMAN LIFE OUT OF THE EQUATION.” I have always been interested in aviation, even from an early age. In fact, my father taught me how to fly when I was only six years old! I have been flying RC for the past 22 years, and […]
SHOCK ABSORBING LANDING GEAR MADE EASY — The solderless technique

SHOCK ABSORBING LANDING GEAR MADE EASY — The solderless technique

I have always admired early aircraft, especially those flown during WW I. The evolution of aircraft from 1914 to 1918 is simply amazing. I have built and flown several WW I airplanes built from Balsa USA kits. Well designed, they fly great but sometimes my landings can be less than perfect. I wanted to design […]
4D Aerobatics — Giant Scale Thrust Vectoring!

4D Aerobatics — Giant Scale Thrust Vectoring!

Wait, what!!  A Nose-Down Hover? Yes, indeed. this 40% scale aerobatic model is pointing straight down, frozen in a vertical hover.We caught up with German pilot and Hacker team member Markus Rummer to get an inside look at this RC black magic!. Markus, a seasoned pilot, designer, and fabricator, was strutting his stuff with a thrust-vectored, […]
Crash Repair: 5 Quick & Easy Fixes

Crash Repair: 5 Quick & Easy Fixes

One of the apprehensions all pilots experience is knowing our planes are at risk every time they take to the air. Then there is a real sense of accomplishment when the plane makes it safely back to terra firma. As our confidence builds, we start doing maneuvers closer to the ground and thereby increase the […]
It’s Showtime! RC Wing Walkers

It’s Showtime! RC Wing Walkers

This video of Richard Rawle’s twin 1/3-scale showplanes outfitted with RC wing walkers will make your day! The formation flight of the Breitling Boeing Stearmans features Richard and Steve Holland on the sticks, with Sharon Stiles operating the animated 30% wing walkers. Each wing walker is fully operational, with five servos that allow them to move […]
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