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Straight Tracking Made Easy — Tips to align your Landing Gear Axles

Straight Tracking Made Easy — Tips to align your Landing Gear Axles

If you want your plane to track straight, simply put an alignment rod, (two brass tubes with a steel rod inserted for extended reach), in place of the axles. Poof! You now have perfect alignment of your main landing gear’s axles. All you have to do is lock the landing gear into place, (or the […]
From Gerry’s Workshop — Firewall installation for a Zenoah G-38

From Gerry’s Workshop — Firewall installation for a Zenoah G-38

We always look for good techniques to share with our readers so I reached back to some of my Sopwith Camel Build-along posts. With this post we turn our attentions to the front end and work on the firewall installation. The techniques can be used with any RC model you want to modify so you […]
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Video Workshop Tip — Installing Hinges Made Easy

Video Workshop Tip — Installing Hinges Made Easy

Perhaps the most important technique any RC modeler needs to learn is to properly install hinges for his model’s control surfaces. They need to be strong, in proper alignment, and sized correctly for the model being worked on. The crew over at Du-Bro Products has lots of good tools and supplies to get the job […]
Giant Scale Engine Tip — How To Rebuild a Walbro Carburetor

Giant Scale Engine Tip — How To Rebuild a Walbro Carburetor

One of the great features that make giant scale RC airplanes so popular, is the bulletproof user-friendly nature of the Walbro carburetors used with most of the gas engines powering them. Once a gas engine is properly adjusted, its carburetor usually won’t need to be tweaked again for most, if not the entire flying season. As […]
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Mastering the Snap Roll — Doing the Maneuver Right

Mastering the Snap Roll — Doing the Maneuver Right

The snap roll is an advanced maneuver that you’ll first encounter in the IMAC Sportsman sequence. It evolves into more difficult variations in the upper classes of competition. It is one of the most difficult maneuvers in which to consistently achieve a high score because it requires a keen sense of timing, throttle management and […]
Why do YOU love model airplanes?

Why do YOU love model airplanes?

In this terrific video from BBC Radio Bristol, UK modeler Steve Holland shares how he got started in RC and what he loves about the hobby. We’ve shared videos of many of Steve’s fantastic aircraft, so it’s especially nice to put a face — and voice — with his planes. What’s your favorite part of […]
Workshop Tips — Laminating Balsa Parts

Workshop Tips — Laminating Balsa Parts

As my online Build-Along for the Sopwith Camel continues, I recently did some lamination work on the top wing, and thought it would make a good How To. This technique has been used for decades but to a new generation of RC model builders might be worth explaining in detail. Here’s how I did. There’s […]
Planes Worth Modeling — Pietenpol Air Camper

Planes Worth Modeling — Pietenpol Air Camper

Quoted from the Pietenpol Hangar display, EAA Museum/Pioneer Airport. Oshkosh, WI: “Bernard H. Pietenpol pursued his dreams of flight from the ’20s through his passing in 1984. His dreams were of planes powered by auto engines that nearly everyone could afford to build and operate. He first flew Gnome, then Ford Model-T powered planes without […]
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 […]
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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