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Trainer Banger RC Competition — A Great Way for Modelers to try Competing

Trainer Banger RC Competition — A Great Way for Modelers to try Competing

I have always enjoyed competition for as long as I can remember.  As a kid I was always reading Model Airplane News articles about the Top Gun Scale Invitational saying to myself, “One day!”  I have competed now at Top Gun for about 10 years and from time to time, I will meet folks who’ll […]
Flying Giant Scale—Lightening the RC Pilot’s Workload

Flying Giant Scale—Lightening the RC Pilot’s Workload

I know I am not alone when I mention that there is nothing like the looks of a giant-scale airplane, complete with all of the bells and whistles. From panel lines to rivets, sliding canopies, flaps, retracts, and lights, the list can go on and on! However, with all of these added features and functions […]
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Aluminum Overcast — 19-Foot B-17 Flying Fortress

Aluminum Overcast — 19-Foot B-17 Flying Fortress

There’s giant scale, then there’s GIANT SCALE, and when an scale RC airplane gets close to 20 feet in span, we’re in a new category of BIG. First flown in St. Margarethen, Austria by Peter (Peda) Pfeffer, this amazing scale B-17  has a 19 foot wingspan and is 14 feet long. Built from CDScaleDesigns plans, […]
How To Drill an Engine Cowl for Hidden Attachment Holes

How To Drill an Engine Cowl for Hidden Attachment Holes

You’re working on a model and you need to drill the cowl to match pre-drilled holes in the fuselage, but you can’t access that area once the cowl is in place.   The Solution: Grab your masking tape, pin, marker, drill, cowl, and fuselage then follow these easy steps. 1. Lay the masking tape (I […]
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WW1 RC Jamboree Mission Event Eindecker — Part 2 — The Wing

WW1 RC Jamboree Mission Event Eindecker — Part 2 — The Wing

We just recently posted about our latest project, a 1960s era Fokker E.III Eindecker ideal for the upcoming Mission event at the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome. The Mission event as well as the entire WW1 RC Jamboree is hosted by the hard working members of the Mid-Hudson RC Society club and this year is the 51st […]
Painting Micro Pilot Figures — A little detail that adds a lot!!!

Painting Micro Pilot Figures — A little detail that adds a lot!!!

For the Flyzone Micro Albatros and the micro Fokker Dr.I Triplane, there’s a little white styrofoam, super lightweight pilot bust included in the box. But few RC modelers add this little guy because it requires some painting to make him look like a WW1 aviator instead of a snowman! Here’s some tips to make the […]
Hitec Multiplex EasyGlider 4

Hitec Multiplex EasyGlider 4

From Hitec: Building on the EasyGliders before it, the fourth generation EasyGlider 4 possesses the same ease of flight and gentle, lofty characteristics as its predecessors with a few evolutionary improvements. The removable, lightweight wings and ultra-durable GRP spar have advanced design and strength with an M-Space technology rigid hub. A more efficient ROXXY power […]
“Star of America” Super Constellation

“Star of America” Super Constellation

Built by Keith Mitchell and painted by Phil Noel of Pinnacle Aviation, this 1/6-scale Super Constellation is a stunning aircraft on the flightline and even more so in the air! The 21-foot-span model is powered by four ZDZ 90cc gas engines spinning 28×10 Biela carbon-fiber props, and it is 19 feet long with a wing […]
4 Easy Tips

4 Easy Tips

Who doesn’t like learning an easier way to do things? These tips all use items around the house or shop, so they won’t cost you a dime. Have your own tip you’d like to share? Send it to MAN@airage.com.   BOLT TAPERING Are you having difficulty getting the nylon bolts to align with the nuts? This often happens when […]
Hinging for your RC Airplane — Pro Tips for doing it Right

Hinging for your RC Airplane — Pro Tips for doing it Right

Hinges are a very important part of any RC model. Without them, control surfaces can’t move and we would have no control over our model. In a nutshell, hinges connect the movable control surfaces to their matching fixed aircraft surfaces. They connect the ailerons and flaps to the wing panels, connect the rudder to the […]
FLY THE VERTICAL S

FLY THE VERTICAL S

The vertical S combines a half-inside loop with a half-outside loop to perform an S-shaped figure. This maneuver is one of many that are also performed by full-scale aircraft, and it is used to climb or descend at a consistent speed. The airplane should be balanced in a manner that when rolled to inverted and […]
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