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Become a Jet Jock — Pro Tips for flying E-jets

Become a Jet Jock — Pro Tips for flying E-jets

Development in brushless motor design and LiPo battery technology have benefited the RC hobby especially for seasoned and wannabe jet jocks. Electric ducted fan (EDF) jets are quickly becoming one of the most popular branches of the modeling tree and the development of these e-powered speed demons is nothing short of amazing. When most people […]
Pro Tips to Clean your 2-Stroke Engine

Pro Tips to Clean your 2-Stroke Engine

Weather too windy or rainy to fly this weekend? Use your downtime to make the upcoming flying season more successful! This classic how-to from the engine master Dave Gierke details all the steps to cleaning your nitro engine. During a recent flying session, your engine let you down big time: it flamed out during a hovering maneuver […]
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How To: Make Scale 3-Panel Windshield Frames

How To: Make Scale 3-Panel Windshield Frames

This technique is an updated version of my original “How To” using thin 1/32 inch plywood to make 3-panel windshields for open cockpit airplanes. The airplane I am using is a loaner Stearman PT-17 I got from Nick Ziroli Jr., and I wanted to spruce it up a little for him. Let’s get started. (Above) Here is the old wornout clear plastic […]
Master the Side-Slip : Pro Secrets  show how it’s done

Master the Side-Slip : Pro Secrets show how it’s done

You can up your wow factor with slipping your show passes and landing setups. The ability to slip an airplane has long been a skill that many RC pilots have wished to learn, and yet despite all that has been written about slips over the years, very few pilots can perform a slip or would […]
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Installing Strong Hinges — Improved Fun Fly Control Response

Installing Strong Hinges — Improved Fun Fly Control Response

One thing I learned over the years is that the response of your airplane relies a lot on the hinges you install. Weak hinges allow your control surfaces to flex minimizing control crispness. This is especially true with high performance and fun fly airplanes. When it comes to installing hinges, I use Du-Bro Products’ pinned […]
1/3-Scale  B-25 Mitchell Bomber — 22 feet of RC Excitment

1/3-Scale B-25 Mitchell Bomber — 22 feet of RC Excitment

Imagine the exciting feeling of flying a big giant scale RC bomber at a warbird event. Now super size that feeling with a 1/3-scale, 270 inch span Mitchell B-25! That’s more than 22 feet and powered by a pair of big 400cc 5-cylinder radial gas engines. This amazing RC monster took 6 years to build […]
Flying with Flaps — What you need to know

Flying with Flaps — What you need to know

Sooner or later you may want to try your hand at flying a scale subject.  Since most full-size aircraft use flaps, many scale model also require them for true scale operations and function. A scale model with  flaps fully deployed is a cool sight. If you have never flow a model with then there are a […]
Functional Scale Cockpit Hatch

Functional Scale Cockpit Hatch

When it comes to RC Golden Age racers, no one does  flying models better than the world recognized  guru of scale Gee Bees – Henry Haffke. When I teamed up with Henry to build the 1/3-scale version of his Howard DGA-5 “Ike” Golden Age racer, I added several  details that a racer this size needed to look right. One […]
RC Workshop Secrets —  Scale Aircraft Rivets & Screws Video

RC Workshop Secrets — Scale Aircraft Rivets & Screws Video

UK master modeler Phil Noel knows aircraft rivets and screws. After retiring from the full-size aviation industry, his company Pinnacle Aviation custom-builds composite model kits as well as offering painting, weathering and repair service. In this video, he shows how he creates rivets on and applies scale screws to a Comp-ARF Spitfire and a Jet Legends L-39 Albatross.  Thanks to Pete and Dean Coxon for filming […]
RQ-180 Stealth UAV — Build your Own Unmanned U.S. Air Force Drone

RQ-180 Stealth UAV — Build your Own Unmanned U.S. Air Force Drone

I have always been fascinated by flying wings that seem to defy flight as we know it. I was looking for an airframe to use for first-person-view experiments and the advantages of a flying wing kept coming up. Then I read about the RQ-180, the U.S. Air Force’s newest top secret intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance […]
Keep your Engine Happy — Basic Care and Feeding of Gas Carburetors

Keep your Engine Happy — Basic Care and Feeding of Gas Carburetors

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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