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Pro tips to a perfect 4-point roll!

The four-point roll (hesitation roll) is a horizontal roll with a brief hesitation at 90, 180 and 270 degrees. Before you attempt this maneuver, I recommend that you perfect the standard aileron roll by using down-elevator when the plane is inverted. You should be able to do a roll without any altitude loss or heading […]
Workshop Tech Tip — Micro Adjustable Servo Arms

Workshop Tech Tip — Micro Adjustable Servo Arms

When you get into 3D aerobatic flyers, especially the lightweight, indoor profile designs, you quickly discover that standard micro servo arms just don’t provide enough control throw for the extreme maneuvers the airplanes do so well. Many modelers make their own from plastic and glue and/or screw the extended arms to their stock servo arms. A […]
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4 Favorite Shop Tips

4 Favorite Shop Tips

Here are a few of our favorite tips for building, staying organized and making the most out of everyday items. What are some of your go-to tips and tricks? Share them in the comments section!   SMOOTH OPERATOR Razor saws are handy for cutting various materials, but their teeth sometimes “snag” the material, especially during […]
Spirit of St. Louis

Spirit of St. Louis

This Ryan M-2 “Spirit of St. Louis” made history when it made the first solo, nonstop flight from New York to Paris in 1927, and this 1/4-scale model would certainly make pilot Charles Lindbergh proud. With a 141.7-inch wingspan, the 66-pound model is powered by a radial 4-stroke that’s an authentic reproduction of the original […]
Flying with Flaps — Understanding their use.

Flying with Flaps — Understanding their use.

Sooner or later, many RC modelers try their hand at a scale subject, and since most full-size aircraft use flaps, their scale model should include them as well. A scale model with the flaps fully deployed is an impressive sight. This will most likely be the pilot’s first exposure to flaps since most of our sport […]
New Ground-Pounder! — FMS Hawker Typhoon

New Ground-Pounder! — FMS Hawker Typhoon

I just had a chance to put FMS’s new Hawker Typhoon through its paces and I have to tell you, this is one heck of WW2 warbird. Distributed by Force RC, the Typhoon is a 1100mm series plug-n-play, receiver ready aircraft. It has a wingspan of 43.3 inches, and it comes with everything you need to get […]
From the Flying Field — UMX P-51D Mustang

From the Flying Field — UMX P-51D Mustang

Today was a great day to be at the flying field, the sun was out, and almost no wind at all! We flew several airplanes for future issues of MAN and Electric Flight, including the new UMX P-51D Mustang. This micro warbird from E-Flite comes out of the box ready to fly and it is […]
Working with Fiberglass — Finishing model parts

Working with Fiberglass — Finishing model parts

When you need a durable and tough surface on your model airplane parts, nothing comes close to fiberglass cloth and resin. They provide a smooth sub surface for primer and painted finishes and, once you’ve done it couple of times, it becomes very easy to do. Here’s some Tips how I do it for the sub-wing of my […]
Super Scale Radial Engine — Building a round powerhouse for a P-47

Super Scale Radial Engine — Building a round powerhouse for a P-47

With electric motors now being used more frequently in scale models, we have new possibilities for enhancing the model’s appearance. Because they’re virtually vibration free and run cleanly, they allow any dummy engine and motor mount to be constructed around them and all from readily available home workshop materials. I needed such a dummy engine for my […]
Heat it up! Knife-Edge Circle with 1½ Positive Snap Rolls!!

Heat it up! Knife-Edge Circle with 1½ Positive Snap Rolls!!

The first time I saw a knife-edge circle was at the Tournament of Champions in Las Vegas, NV. Seeing an airplane rolled 90 degrees to knife-edge flight and having the pilot push on the elevator stick to initiate the circle while maintaining altitude with rudder was a sight to behold, and it still is! OVERVIEW […]
7 Great Workshop Tips

7 Great Workshop Tips

From pull-pull control systems to getting the most out of that bottle of CA, our team of editors and contributors has the answers you’re looking for. Here are 8 workshop tips that we hope will make your time in the shop more enjoyable and efficient. Enjoy! Fine-Tuning Control Horns When it comes to using a […]
Fancy landings: Inverted Approach with a 1/2 Roll

Fancy landings: Inverted Approach with a 1/2 Roll

For the extreme aerobatic enthusiast, there is nothing like performing hotshot maneuvers inches off the ground. One unexpected way to take the crowd by surprise is to add aerobatic moves to your landing. During a normal landing approach, the airplane is in upright level flight and flies downwind parallel to the runway, turns 90 degrees to […]
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