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 […]
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!
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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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 […]
Anyone who is interested in aviation knows the name Jimmy Doolittle. A Congressional Metal of Honor recipient, Doolittle was a true American aviation pioneer. James Harold “Jimmy” Doolittle was born on this day, December 14, 1896, and became a Reserve officer in the USAAC. Doolittle was recalled to active duty during World War II and […]
Unfortunately it happens to even the best pilots and planes: an encounter with terra firma (or another aircraft) that doesn’t quite go as planned. RCScaleAirplanes compiled footage of 2016’s terrible crashes as well as some pretty heroic landing saves in this video. The Corsair saves at 3:40 and 4:20 are our favorites! What’s yours?
These field and bench tips are all courtesy of MAN readers (the best aircraft modelers around!). Here are a few of our favorites; bet you’ll use at least one! (Have a tip you’d like to share? Send it to MAN@airage.com!) GARAGE STORAGE SPACE When you need more storage space for wings, the garage door can […]