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Workshop Tips

Workshop Tips

We have the best readers, and we love your unique ways of making building and assembling RC planes easier. Here are a few of our favorites; bet you’ll use at least one on your next project! (Have a tip you’d like to share? Send it to MAN@airage.com!)   CLEAR GLUE TO THE RESCUE Sometimes a hard […]
The SkyEye — Easy to Build and Fly FPV Flyer

The SkyEye — Easy to Build and Fly FPV Flyer

Lots of fun can be had by flying with an FPV camera for aerial photography. Many of today’s Rotordrones come with FPV cameras but there are many inexpensive cameras available separately. Why not build an easy-to-fly RC airplane designed to carry one of these cameras? As the FPV technologies have developed and reasonably priced versions are now […]
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Workshop Build-Along — Douglas Skyraider Part 8 — Fuselage Sheeting

Workshop Build-Along — Douglas Skyraider Part 8 — Fuselage Sheeting

Well, it has been a little while so I thought I would post an update for the Skyraider project. After installing hardware that would be difficult to get to after the fuselage is all covered up, here’s how I spent the last week getting the fuselage sheeting complet. For more information on the Ziroli Plans Douglas […]
Treat your Engines Right! — Sullivan Products ProFlex Universal Fuel Line

Treat your Engines Right! — Sullivan Products ProFlex Universal Fuel Line

Besides battery failure, one of the leading causes of dead-stick landings and damaged airplanes is engine-fuel starvation. We’ve all experienced that moment when the noisy thing pulling your airplane through the air goes silent. With time, the alcohol in today’s gasoline makes the typical gas-compatible fuel line swell to the point that the internal pickup […]
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MAN at Work! 12 O’clock High RC event with Rich Uravitch

MAN at Work! 12 O’clock High RC event with Rich Uravitch

MAN at work is an old slogan we use for when ever we have a contributor or editor on sight somewhere reporting on an event of happening that out readers will like. This past week, the popular 12 O’clock High fly in event was in full swing at Frank Tiano’s impressive Paradise Field in Lakeland, […]
The Bremont DH-88: Celebrating the Greatest Air Race

The Bremont DH-88: Celebrating the Greatest Air Race

The Bremont 2016 Limited Edition timepiece celebrates the astonishing de Havilland DH-88 Comet, Grosvenor House, the aircraft that captured the world’s imagination with a phenomenal record-breaking flight in 1934. Fighting exhaustion and significant mechanical challenges, while barely stopping for over three days, two men in their pioneering British racing aircraft won the incredible air-race from England […]
Jumbo Jet Flight

Jumbo Jet Flight

This 16-foot-span 747-400 gives new meaning to the phrase “jumbo jet!” In this video, Adi Pitz’s 747-400 scale model puts on a show at the Hausen Flight Day in Switzerland with pilot M. Brauer at the controls. The largest plane Adi has ever built, it has over 2,000 hours of work into it! The 747 […]
Get into Gas: Expert Installation & Setup Tips

Get into Gas: Expert Installation & Setup Tips

There are lots of good reasons to use gasoline engines to power your model airplanes. Generally speaking, they are easy to start, and run very reliably while producing their peak power at lower rpm than glow engines of similar displacement. With lower rpms they tend to make less noise and burn less fuel per minute […]
4 Easy Tips (No Tricks!)

4 Easy Tips (No Tricks!)

Who doesn’t like learning an easier way to do things? These tips all use items around the house or shop, so they won’t cost you a dime. Have your own tip you’d like to share? Send it to MAN@airage.com and you could win an assortment of Bob Smith Industries glue (plus worldwide accolades &  fame, of course!).   BOLT TAPERING Are […]
From the Workbench — Repairing a Landing Gear Sub-Wing

From the Workbench — Repairing a Landing Gear Sub-Wing

Last year, I was fortunate enough to compete at Top Gun in Lakeland, Florida with my 1/3-scale Fokker Triplane. Unfortunately, during one of my flights, I suffered a dead-stick and had to bring the big triplane down into the rough to the south of the main runway. When the model landed, I found a rather […]
Flight Technique: Secrets to Inverted Flight

Flight Technique: Secrets to Inverted Flight

Nearly all aerobatic maneuvers involve some segment(s) of inverted flight, so to keep progressing, you need to develop proficiency with inverted flight. To start, let’s do away with the often repeated reference to the elevator being reversed when the plane is upside-down. It is that kind of thinking that causes people to become confused and […]
Easy Workshop Tips

Easy Workshop Tips

Check out these reader tips! Betcha you’ll use at least one on your next building project. (Have a tip you’d like to share? Send it to MAN@airage.com … no photo required!)   Hatch Leash A great way to ensure your canopy arrives attached to your plane, rather than flying off one way and the plane going […]
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