Historical Accuracy — Scale Planes & Correct Insignia

Oct 21, 2013 146 Comments

One of the things I like best about our readers is that they’re sticklers for accuracy: if we publish a photo of a plane that has incorrect markings, the letters pour in! A few years ago, a reviewer followed the box art and placed the stars and bars insignia upside-down and reversed the upper and lower [...]

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Programming the Spektrum AR635 Receiver with AS3X Stabilization — Video

Oct 19, 2013 1 Comment

Here at Model Airplane News we have reviewed several E-flite aircraft that were outfitted with the AS3X equipped Spektrum AR635 receiver. At factory default we’re gotten excellent results, but when it comes to fine tuning the gains for increased or decreased sensitivity, the instructions can be a bit confusing. The editors checked in with Horizon Hobby and [...]

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Clear Vision with Extreme Glare Sunglasses

Oct 18, 2013 2 Comments

It happens all the time. Most of the planes I have lost or damaged were because I could not see them clearly. Sometimes you have to fly through the glare of the sun, or at the end of the day, the plane becomes a dark silhouette when flying far away from yourself. If you don’t have [...]

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Quick and Easy Wing Repair

Oct 17, 2013 8 Comments

Sooner or later it’s bound to happen, you move something and your built-up wing falls and hits a sharp corner, or, you’re moving your model out of the workshop and misjudge the width of the doorway–Instant hangar rash! This happened to my Florio Flyer 60 wing while cleaning up my shop. The dent isn’t so [...]

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Flying The Inverted Circle

Oct 17, 2013 No Comments

Flying a plane inverted can be intimidating, now add a circle to that mix and it can almost be frightful if you’re not used to inverted flight. Our ace pilot instructor, Jason Benson, shows you how to tackle this maneuver without worrying about having the plane upside down. As with many maneuvers once you learn [...]

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New Rubber Toughened — ZAP Glue

Oct 15, 2013 No Comments

There’s probably not one single RC modeler on the planet who hasn’t heard of ZAP Glue. Distributed through several outlets including Robart Mfg., www.robart.com and, Frank Tiano Enterprises (FTE) www.franktiano.com . The Zap Gang www.zapglue.com has an adhesive for just about every conceivable job where you want to stick two things together regardless of what they [...]

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MAN Construction Details — Precious Metal P-51 Reno Racer

Oct 15, 2013 3 Comments

Designed and built by MAN contributor Mark Rittinger, this exclusive online article is the complete and detailed construction article that will be featured in the upcoming December issue of Model Airplane News. Plans available September 1. at: www.airagestore.com I know what you’re thinking….”ANOTHER P51?!” Well yes, fellow modelers! However, this is no ordinary D model [...]

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New 1/3-scale British WW1 Vintage Wheels from Williams Brothers

Oct 14, 2013 No Comments

Known for decades as the Go-To place for quality scale airplane accessories, Williams Brothers Model Products has come out with a great set of British WW1 style Vintage Wheels for giant scale lovers. These 1/3 Scale reproductions are based on the 700 x 100 mm wheels  and have a diameter of 9.2 inches. The Axle Hole length is 2.3 [...]

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