Even More Workshop Tips

Nov 11, 2015 10 Comments

Here are a few more 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. If we publish your tip, you’ll receive a free care package of Bob Smith Industries adhesives (so you won’t need that microwave … see [...]

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Customize Your ARF: Scale Tips & Tricks

Nov 11, 2015 No Comments

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 [...]

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Real or RC? Amazing Airbus Puts on a Show

Nov 11, 2015 9 Comments

Decked out in Singapore Airlines livery, this 1/15-scale A-380 800 Airbus would look right at home on the tarmac of an international airport. Powered by four Jetcat P120 turbine engines that use a gallon of jet fuel every three minutes, the 156-pound jet was built by Peter Michel and piloted here by Michael Bräuer. Thanks to [...]

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Make a Cheap & Easy Smoke Muffler —

Nov 09, 2015 5 Comments

A great way to add excitement to your RC flights is to add a smoke system. Do a loop or a roll and then add a dense, long-hanging smoke trail and you have an airshow! You can save some bucks by modiflying your stock muffler instead of buying a commercial one. Then you can take [...]

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Create a perfect fiberglass finish

Nov 08, 2015 6 Comments

Here’s another how-to from veteran builder Rick Michelena. Enjoy! Do you have the desire to build a warbird or other scale project but desire something more than an iron-on finish? Are you unsure of the steps required in the process of finishing a radio-controlled airplane in fiberglass and paint? This article will give you the knowledge required [...]

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Super Stearman

Nov 05, 2015 6 Comments

Built and flown by Jörg Albrech, this beautifully painted and detailed bipe is 1/3 scale and has all-wood construction. The 10.69-foot-span model weighs 72 pounds and is powered by a Moki 250cc 5-cylinder radial engine. Thanks to RCScaleAirplanes for taking this great video at the 50th MFC Bad Wörishofen fly-in.

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Fly the Avalanche

Nov 04, 2015 2 Comments

With the 3D aerobatics craze in full swing, we decided to share a maneuver that is one of the best-looking 3D moves. The Avalanche will  cause spectators to gasp, especially when performed close to the ground. The surprise is that both maneuvers date back to a time long before 3D was even an aerobatic style. We enlisted the [...]

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Top Gun Invitation!

Nov 02, 2015 No Comments

Well, they said it would never happen, but for the very first time ever, a Model Airplane News editor, our own Gerry Yarrish, will be competing at the famous Top Gun Scale Invitational in Lakeland, FL. Hosted each year by Frank Tiano at his impressive Paradise Field event facility, Top Gun is the premier scale competition [...]

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