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Top Gun Scale Invitational: September Issue

Prevent Ground Loops with a Gyro

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More Great Workshop Tips

More Great Workshop Tips

Every issue we share reader advice in our “Tips & Tricks” column. Here are a few of our favorites. STAR STRUCK Cutting out very small stars is nearly impossible with a hobby knife, and no small pre-made stars are available, either. Here’s the perfect solution: star-shaped punches for scrapbooking available at craft stores. Sizes range from as small as […]
Get Your $5 Refund from the FAA!

Get Your $5 Refund from the FAA!

Now that pilots of radio-control aircraft no longer have to register with the FAA, those of you who did register can delete your registration and receive a refund of your $5 fee. According to the FAA website, “If you are an owner operating exclusively in compliance with section 336 and you wish to delete your […]
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Useful Project for your CNC — 4th of July Clam Rings

Useful Project for your CNC — 4th of July Clam Rings

The great thing about using a desktop CNC system, is that if you can draw something, you can make it from just about any material including metals like aluminum. For the holiday weekend my family wanted to go clamming so we could have some real fresh stuffed clams for the holiday weekend. Well, you need some […]
300cc Gee Bee R3

300cc Gee Bee R3

Sporting a Coca-Cola scheme, this 118-inch-span racer can really put on a show with its 300cc Moki 5-cylinder radial engine! Built from the Airworld kit, the model depicts the R3 version of the famous Gee Bees, which actually never left the drawing board. It’s a beauty! Thanks to Dean and Pete Coxon for filming this terrific […]
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8 Great Workshop Tips

8 Great Workshop Tips

Here are a few tips from the Model Airplane News vault — enjoy! If you have some tips of your own you’d like to share, please send them to MAN@airage.com.      HOT HOLES Here’s a simple way to make holes through balsa in tight spots. Just bend the tip of a soldering gun to […]
How To Host a Successful Fly In like the Warbirds over Delaware

How To Host a Successful Fly In like the Warbirds over Delaware

For more than 25 years now, Warbirds over Delaware has attracted serious warbird pilots and builders from all across the country and from international locations. The annual military modeling migration brings together some of the greatest RC warbirds you can see anywhere. But, how do you successfully host a premier giant-scale RC event like the […]
Fabric Covering for Scale RC Airplanes — Video How To

Fabric Covering for Scale RC Airplanes — Video How To

We’ve received several emails asking about covering scale models. While I was building my the 1/4-scale Sopwith Camel project, I wrote this post that goes into detail about what required. Your response was impressive and many of you asked about Scale Stits Fabric and Poly Tak adhesive. So, I broke out the video camera in the […]
Servos 101– Matching Size and Performance to your Airplane

Servos 101– Matching Size and Performance to your Airplane

Many modelers assemble their model airplanes without ever giving a thought to their control system. They just use whatever they have, but really, this isn’t the best plan of action. To achieve the optimal performance for your aircraft, you need to use the servos best suited for your aircraft. Servos come in a wide variety […]
Must-Have CNC Accessory — Stepcraft’s Tool Length Sensor

Must-Have CNC Accessory — Stepcraft’s Tool Length Sensor

Once you start working with your 3-axis CNC system, you’ll quickly learn the importance of the X,Y, and Z placement of your cutting tool. Basically, its pretty easy to establish your start point in the X and Y axis, (the position on the work space), all you have to do is make sure your tool […]
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Prevent Ground Loops with a Gyro

Like many of you, I have a few different planes, and enjoy flying most of them. However, I do have one or two that are just plain nasty in their ground handling and take offs. You probably have seen these – some Piper Cubs, Beavers, and especially some of the narrow under carriage warbirds. Strangely, […]
RC Aerobatics: Secrets to Flying a Precision Roll

RC Aerobatics: Secrets to Flying a Precision Roll

Because it’s used in so many other maneuvers, it’s important to perfect this one and add it to your foundation repertoire. High-speed rolls are generally easier to start with because inertia is a tremendous help. Long, graceful rolls are usually done at medium to high speed to allow inertia to help keep the maneuver axial. […]
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