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Spicing up the Loop with Two Quarter Rolls

Spicing up the Loop with Two Quarter Rolls

Over the past several years, precision indoor RC aerobatics has become extremely popular. My first indoor competition was at the Electric Tournament of Champions (ETOC) at the Toledo show. Pilots performed routines choreographed to music, which is often referred to as aerobatic freestyle. In 2006, in addition to the indoor RC freestyle, U.S. pilots began […]
Keep it cool: 10 steps to control air flow

Keep it cool: 10 steps to control air flow

When working with an internal combustion engine, we always have to deal with the heat that is created by this process. In many cases, the opening in the cowl will allow enough air to flow over the engine to maintain a cool temperature. But when performing extended 3D maneuvers, we have only the air produced by […]
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FAA Finalizes Rules for Commercial Drone Use

FAA Finalizes Rules for Commercial Drone Use

WASHINGTON – Today, the Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration has finalized the first operational rules for routine commercial use of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS or “drones”), opening pathways towards fully integrating UAS into the nation’s airspace. These new regulations work to harness new innovations safely, to spur job growth, advance critical scientific research […]
FAA to announce final rules for commercial drones

FAA to announce final rules for commercial drones

Expected sometime this week, these rules are expect to disappoint some proposed commercial operations like Amazon.com. The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration is expected to announce this week rules for the commercial use of drones, but the new regulations will limit their flights to daytime and to within the line of sight of operators. Quoting industry […]
Create droppable wing tanks

Create droppable wing tanks

In this how-to, Charles White uses lite-ply, green floral foam, fiberglass and resin to make external wing tanks fora 1/6-scale TBM Avenger. You can use this method to create many aircraft components, such as wing or centerline tanks, bombs and cowls. After competing at the Nats level in Pylon Racing for several years, I always […]
Fly a Positive Snap Roll

Fly a Positive Snap Roll

At the start of their flying careers, some pilots can only perform certain maneuvers from a particular direction. The proficient pilot, though, must be able to execute figures in all directions. Being able to apply corrective inputs in all directions, no matter what orientation the aircraft is in, is a critical skill. The positive snap […]
Starfighter Meets Spitfire

Starfighter Meets Spitfire

The annual Joe Nall Fly-In hosts its fair share of unique aircraft, and RCScaleAirplanes captured two of the best in flight in this video. Ali Machinchy’s F-104 1/4-scale Starfighter is 16 feet long and powered by a B300F turbine engine. The Airworld model was built by Trond Hammerstad in Norway and sports paint and markings […]
4 Simple Shop Tips

4 Simple Shop Tips

Simple tricks are the best, don’t you think? These tips may not change your life, but they will make your time in the shop easier and more enjoyable. Send your tip to MAN@airage.com and you could win an assortment of Bob Smith Industries glue (plus worldwide accolades & fame, of course!).   SMOOTH THAT OLD […]
Scale Inset Hinges: Pro Building Secrets

Scale Inset Hinges: Pro Building Secrets

This often complicated construction technique is now simplified and shown here by master scale design/builder and competition pilot Roy Vaillancourt. The photos are from his latest project the Fairey Firefly. Roy’s technique requires common building supplies but nothing the average RC builder/modeler can not accomplish in his own workshop. There are many ways to do […]
Vacuum-Forming Custom Scale Canopies — It is easier than you think!

Vacuum-Forming Custom Scale Canopies — It is easier than you think!

Vacuum-formed canopies are a must-have for many warbirds and modern-day civilian aircraft models. In a kit, the clear, formed canopy is a factory-made part that comes as part of the package. But when you are scratch building a scale model, you will have to make your own. Sometimes for popular designs, specialty companies and/or designers […]
Mixing Custom Colors for Scale RC Airplanes

Mixing Custom Colors for Scale RC Airplanes

One of the trickiest jobs for a scale model builder is mixing custom colors for their RC scale project. The difference between accurate and “pretty close” can be the difference between winning and not even placing at a scale contest. For those who are considering going the next step in scale accuracy, this article digs […]
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