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So You Want to Build it Big! — Advice for Enlarging Model Airplanes

So You Want to Build it Big! — Advice for Enlarging Model Airplanes

Part of the Model Airplane News “Classic Article” Archive, Greg Hahn, explains the proper way to enlarge scale model airplane plans. His techniques are as timely today as it was when it was first written. — By Greg Hahn I am often asked for information about blowing up plans. I guess my big competition B-25J Mitchell, which I […]
Smoke On! — Add an easy Show-Stopper Smoke System

Smoke On! — Add an easy Show-Stopper Smoke System

At full-scale and RC airshows alike, watching aerobatic aircraft equipped with smoke systems adds greatly to the appeal for both spectators and pilots. Experienced pilots will make the aircraft all but disappear within the smoke during torque rolls, tail slides, and so forth. Simply put, SMOKE is a pure attention-grabber! I recently decided to upgrade […]
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Customize Your ARF: Easy Scale Tips & Tricks

Customize Your ARF: Easy Scale Tips & Tricks

It’s early Sunday morning. You stayed up late finishing your new ARF warbird last night, and you’re raring to get to the field to collect all the “Oohs,” “Aahs” and accolades that come with the unveiling of a new model. En route, you plan your strategy: choose a spot in the pits that’s accessible to […]
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 […]
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Santa Gets a New Ride!

Santa Gets a New Ride!

Santa just upgraded from Donner and Blitzen to a custom drone! In this video YouTuber Casey Neistat uses a drone to pull himself, dressed as asnowboarding Santa, and even shows him using the drone to “fly” himself over a house. Kids, don’t try this at home!
Junkers Ju 88 — RC Bomber rebuild

Junkers Ju 88 — RC Bomber rebuild

When it comes to giant-scale warbirds, some modelers just can’t let go. This is the case with PJ Ash and his 128-inch-span Junkers Ju 88 twin-engine Luftwaffe bomber. Known now to his friends as his “Phoenix” bomber because it has risen from the ashes, so to speak, PJ’s bomber still flies at many warbird events […]
Master the Harrier Pass

Master the Harrier Pass

A major cornerstone of 3D flying, the harrier pass consists of flying an airplane at a very high angle of attack at a very low airspeed. In this “high alpha” or post-stall position, it can be said that the plane is flying more on the prop than on the wing. Control during a harrier is […]
Spray Painting Made Easy

Spray Painting Made Easy

Here’s a great workshop technique from editor Gerry Yarrish’s workshop. The products may have changed but today, painting your model airplane with “rattle can” spray paint is a less expensive alternative than using an air compressor and an automotive touch-up gun or a HVLP (High Volume, Low Pressure) rig. When you start building models that have formed […]
Hyperion Antenna/Camera+VTX Overview

Hyperion Antenna/Camera+VTX Overview

Brought to you by our friends at Hyperion! This post is geared for the review of different antenna types and how they might benefit each First-Person View (FPV) application differently, in the terms of long-range, compactness, and versatility in surrounding radio frequency (RF) backgrounds. Furthermore, in this overview we’ll touch-base on All-In-One (AIO) integrated Camera+VTX systems […]
Scale WW I Finishing Techniques — Applying Plywood Panels

Scale WW I Finishing Techniques — Applying Plywood Panels

When it comes to any model of a Sopwith Camel, (and some WW I German aircraft), there are some plywood panels that give the aeroplane its characteristic look. It was always part of my over all finish scheme to include these side and top panels. Since they are added after the model has been covered […]
The drone market at your fingertips!

The drone market at your fingertips!

Buy the RotorDrone Gear Guide today and get the latest on every product imaginable for the diehard drone pilot. Whether you’re a diehard cinematographer or a speed demon who enjoys drone racing, the Gear Guide has you covered. Click here to get your copy today!
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Give the RC gift that lasts all year long: a subscription to Model Airplane News! Model Airplane News is the magazine that started it all! Launched in 1929, it remains the bible of the RC business. Written by renowned experts in the field, Model Airplane News ignites readers’ passion for RC flight and helps with […]
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