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58%- RC Scale Akrobat Special

58%- RC Scale Akrobat Special

This 58%-scale model of the Czech aerobat is powered by ZDZ 420cc twin cylinder inline engine and has a wingspan of 14.75 feet. In this video, pilot Zdenek Hulka puts the 216-pound model through its paces at the Megaflugshow in Gottingen, Germany last month. Built in the ’60s, the full-scale aircraft, a 526 AFS-V Akrobat […]
RC Model Tips & Tricks

RC Model Tips & Tricks

The best readers have the best tips! Here are four workshop tips submitted by MAN readers that we think will make your life easier.   LEAD KEEPERS Here’s an easy way to prevent those aileron and flap Y-harness leads from slipping inside the fuselage or wing. When the leads are disconnected from the wings, use the little […]
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RC Fuel Systems 101: A Summary of fuel line fittings and accessories

RC Fuel Systems 101: A Summary of fuel line fittings and accessories

To get the best possible performance from your glow and gas powered airplanes, you have to properly install the fuel system. From assemblying and installing the tank itself correctly  with foam padding, to inline filters and other fittings, you want the fuel system to work as intended so your engine will have an uninterrupted supply […]
RC Model Airplane Flight Tech: Tips for Rudder Turns

RC Model Airplane Flight Tech: Tips for Rudder Turns

A rudder turn is performed using the rudder to yaw the nose of the airplane in the direction that you want to turn, and while space does not permit going into all the details, most airplanes will also inherently bank in the direction that the rudder is applied.   There are basically two different techniques […]
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RC WW1 Jamboree Ready Eindecker — Part 3

RC WW1 Jamboree Ready Eindecker — Part 3

Just in time for the upcoming Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome RC WW1 Jamboree, our .25-size Fokker E-III Eindecker is ready for action. We offered the CAD drawings for this sport mission-ready machine in Part 1 of this series in a downloadable PDF. The prototype highlighted here was build, covered and finished up in only four weekends […]
RC Giant Czech Twin Takes Flight

RC Giant Czech Twin Takes Flight

Here’s a plane we’ve never seen modeled before: a giant-scale version of the Let L-410 Turbolet, a Czechoslovakian twin-engine short-range transport aircraft. With a 128-inch wingspan, the model weighs in at 28.6 pounds and is powered by two Axi 4130/20 motors, two PowerIon 5S 4P LiPo packs and two APC 19×12 propellers. This twin beauty was built and […]
RC Model – Soldering Landing Gear — Old-School Tips for Giant Scale Mains

RC Model – Soldering Landing Gear — Old-School Tips for Giant Scale Mains

When I made my landing gear for my Sopwith Camel project, I did it the old-fashioned way–I cut and bent all the parts from music wire, wrapped the joints with thin copper wire and soldered everything together. So, the first step for producing any wire landing gear is to install the two main verticals onto […]
RC Model Workshop Tips

RC Model Workshop Tips

You asked for ’em, we’ve got ’em! Here are four terrific shop tips you can use this weekend to make your time in the workshop easier and more enjoyable. Don’t forget to send us your favorite tip!   SMOOTH OPERATOR Razor saws are handy for cutting various materials, but their teeth sometimes “snag” the material, […]
RC Prop Balancing Made Easy

RC Prop Balancing Made Easy

I have been often asked, “Do I need to balance my prop?” and the quick answer is always “Yes!” A properly balanced prop will give you more rpm from gas, glow and electric engines. A balanced prop will reduce the wear and tear on your aircraft by greatly reducing vibration, which leads to reducing premature […]
The Lomcevak: Perfect the Classic Manuever for RC Models

The Lomcevak: Perfect the Classic Manuever for RC Models

As aerobatic RC pilots develop their skills, it’s natural to try different control inputs while flying. And quite often new aerobatic maneuvers are discovered by pushing the envelope. The classic Lomcevak is a tumbling maneuver where the aircraft’s tail rotates in front of the engine throughout the maneuver. The maneuver has Eastern European roots and […]
RC Model Airplane Shop Table You can Build Yourself

RC Model Airplane Shop Table You can Build Yourself

As a long-time-fan of the PBS show “New Yankee Workshop” I’ve seen quite a few good woodworking projects, but none more handy than the large roll around shop table. I knew I’d have to build it one day when I had the room for it in a workshop I hadn’t even yet built. Sorry to […]
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