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Model Airplane Makeover: Turn your ARF into Something Unique

Model Airplane Makeover: Turn your ARF into Something Unique

Not everyone has the patience or the many hours it can take to build a large scale model, so the availability of ARF warbirds such as the Phoenix Model A-26 Invader has been a boon for time-challenged builders. The only drawback is that you are limited to the livery the manufacturer chose for their subject, […]
Model Airplane Wing-to-Fuselage Fillets

Model Airplane Wing-to-Fuselage Fillets

Advice from expert scale designer and builder Nick Ziroli: Instead of adding the fillet after the wing and fuselage are built, I make the shape of the fillet areas as part of the fuselage formers themselves. This requires having at least the wing center section built and attached to the fuselage, but to make sure […]
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RC Model Airplane Find the Correct Balance Point Video Tip

RC Model Airplane Find the Correct Balance Point Video Tip

It happens all the time… A new model airplane all set up to fly takes off and crashes because the pilot tried to fly it when it was too tail-heavy. Check out this video to see a very easy way to avoid this problem. It’s very easy and does not require measuring or math!  
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Do It Now: A Tribute to Our Veterans

Do It Now: A Tribute to Our Veterans

Living history has a shelf life, and the expiration date cannot be extended. I’ve been interviewing WW II veterans since the early 1970s when I got serious about writing history, and it’s been a bittersweet experience. Anyone who’s made a career documenting aviation (or anything else) will tell you the same thing: you make older […]
RC Model Airplane Tech Tip Cleaning a 4-stroke Glow Engine

RC Model Airplane Tech Tip Cleaning a 4-stroke Glow Engine

Most modern 4-stroke engines are well-designed machines that can run for quite some time. But eventually, there is a need to clean or disassemble the engine. One reason for this could be the number of hours on the engine and it is in need of a good cleaning. Or the worst scenario has happened: You […]
RC Model Airplane Video How to Apply Scale Panel Lines

RC Model Airplane Video How to Apply Scale Panel Lines

Our good friend and scale modeling expert, Mike Chilson filmed this interesting How To video to show how he applies accurate panel lines on his present building project, the P-51A Mustang. Mike explains everything so it is easy to understand, then he applied the butt-joint panel lines on the model’s stabilizer. The guy behind the […]
This MaxAmps pack has a whopping 150C charge rate, so it can be charged very quickly.

LiPo C-Ratings and What They Mean

What do charge rates mean, and is there a noticeable performance difference between high and low rated packs? Charge rates are just what they sound like. It is the amp rate at which you are capable of charging a specific battery pack. Most commonly you will see this at 1C, 2C, and all the way […]
RC Airplane Aerobatics: Master the Rolling Circle

RC Airplane Aerobatics: Master the Rolling Circle

One of the most challenging and admired maneuvers in all of aerobatics is the rolling circle. As a rule, you can achieve early success learning most maneuvers as long as you first understand the proper control inputs, and hand-eye coordination adds the final touches to perform the maneuver nearly perfectly. The rolling circle, however, is even […]
Model Plane Construction: Covering a Wingtip

Model Plane Construction: Covering a Wingtip

  Covering a wing panel with film covering is fairly simple and easy to do, even for those with little skill; that is, until you get to the wingtip. Of course, all wingtips are different shapes, and not all fall in the category of difficult to cover. Some have a gentle taper to a rounded […]
RC Scale Model Me 163 Komet Warbird Electric Powered with Rocket Performance

RC Scale Model Me 163 Komet Warbird Electric Powered with Rocket Performance

When you want to wow them with an RC scale model warbird, you can’t get any hotter than the Me 163 Komet. This electric powered version has true rocket plane performance. First encountered by U.S. Army Air Corps bombers in July 1944, the advanced speed and maneuverability of the Luftwaffe’s new Messerschmitt Me 163 rocket […]
RC Model Airplane Sneak Peek Video FMS Tigercat 1700mm Twin Warbird

RC Model Airplane Sneak Peek Video FMS Tigercat 1700mm Twin Warbird

Senior West Coast Editor John Reid pops the lid on a brand new MAN Flight Report. This exclusive Sneak Peek shows up close and personal the new Grumman Tigercat from FMS. This 1700mm twin powered warbird is amazing and the flight performance is sizzling! Check it out! Molded of rugged foam this twin powered Grumman […]
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