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Prevent Ground Loops with a Gyro

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Fabric Covering for Scale RC Airplanes -- Video How To

Planes Worth Modeling -- Pietenpol Air Camper

Top Gun Flightline Highlights — Photos from David Hart

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Installing a Dummy Rotary Engine — Dressing up my Camel — Part 1

Installing a Dummy Rotary Engine — Dressing up my Camel — Part 1

If you’ve been following my online Build-Along Series on the MAN website for my Sopwith Camel, then you know I have been featuring little mini projects as they pop up in the construction. Well, as Dave Platt, master scale modeler has said numerous times, “A scale model is never truly finished–you simply stop working in […]
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The Ultimate Accessory for your Scale Airplane — Best Pilots’ Full-body pilots

The Ultimate Accessory for your Scale Airplane — Best Pilots’ Full-body pilots

The name says it all. In our opinion, Lyle Vasser of Best Pilots is known for simply making the best-looking, most historically accurate pilot figures you can get anywhere. Most are approximately 1/5-scale and his scale reproductions are of actual WW II pilots including USMC Pappy Boyington, U.S. Army Air Corps. Bob Sweeney, R.A.F. Sailor […]
FLYING SCALE—Improving your flight scores

FLYING SCALE—Improving your flight scores

Model Airplane News has devoted many articles and columns to the improving of static scores in scale competition. This score however, only represents 50 percent of your total, and taking the time to improve your model’s documentation material between events can definitely help you maximize overall score. But for this article, let’s talk about improving […]
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Bill Holland and his Amazing Half-Scale Fokker Triplane

Bill Holland and his Amazing Half-Scale Fokker Triplane

Many scale competitors who’ve flown at Top Gun, know Bill Holland as the Chief Judge for the scale invitation, but he is also a very accomplished and experienced scale model builder and flyer. His newest project is this amazing 50% scale Fokker Dr.1 Triplane and it is a work of RC art! Bill enlarged Glenn […]
Edge-Gluing Balsa Sheets — Save $$ on your next build

Edge-Gluing Balsa Sheets — Save $$ on your next build

At some point in your model-building career, you will be faced with a problem.  You will have an area of your model that requires a sheet of balsa wider than the material you have on hand.  If you are like me, this usually happens when you are starting to make significant progress and when the […]
Field Setup for your RC Airplane —  Increase your Safety and Fun

Field Setup for your RC Airplane — Increase your Safety and Fun

After you’ve spent all that time to build, cover and tune your model airplane and engine, you don’t want to just throw it into the air and see what happens. Get in the habit, just like full-size aircraft pilots, and do an overall check before committing to your next flight. Senior Tech Editor Gerry Yarrish […]
Monster-Scale Transall C-160

Monster-Scale Transall C-160

This 13-foot-span RC model of the military transport aircraft is powered by a DLE 55cc gas engine and weighs 52 pounds. Pilot Stefan Werner puts the big plane through its paces here at the Megaflugshow in Göttingen, Germany this August. Thanks to RC Media world for taking this great video!    
Giant Aichi Takes Flight

Giant Aichi Takes Flight

You don’t often see an RC version of the Japanese Aichi D3A (called “Val” by the Allies), and this one is a stunner. Jörg Albrecht’s 1/3.2-scale, 147-pound, model has a 14.5-foot wingspan and is powered by a Valach VM R420cc, four-stroke, five-cylinder radial. Thanks to RCGiantScalePlanes for taking this video at the Icare Airmeet.
Fly the Elevator

Fly the Elevator

The first 3D maneuver many pilots learn is the “elevator.” During an elevator, the airplane remains fully stalled and drops almost vertically in a flat attitude. Start by pointing the airplane directly into the wind. Cut the throttle and increase upelevator to enter a stall. At the moment the plane stalls, hold in full up-elevator […]
How to: Install Retractable Landing Gear

How to: Install Retractable Landing Gear

Setting up the gear doors on the P-51 for the first time isn’t that difficult assuming you are given some ground rules. I’ve been building for many years, but never set one up with the scale features as on the CARF P-51. The P-51 has outer doors attached to the retract struts and inner gear […]
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