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Prevent Ground Loops with a Gyro

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Fabric Covering for Scale RC Airplanes -- Video How To

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Easy Custom Pushrods

Easy Custom Pushrods

Many kits are made to precise standards, and this includes the pushrods. They are perfect for the recommend servos, but when using servos that have the output arms in a different location, those included pushrods may not work as well. This happened to me, and it meant that I needed to make up my own […]
Workshop Build-Along – Part 7 – ArrowMaster Final Assembly

Workshop Build-Along – Part 7 – ArrowMaster Final Assembly

Coming up on the conclusion of our exclusive, Build-Along series on the ArrowMaster biplane from Alien Aircraft, Model Airplane News contributor Rick Bell add the finishing details to the airplane making it just about ready to finish and cover. Here’s what Rick has to say so far. Ahh, there’s nothing like a model assembled without the […]
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Weathering Tricks to Bring Your Plane to Life

Weathering Tricks to Bring Your Plane to Life

After you’ve painted your model, add some weathering to really bring a scale plane to life. Each technique by itself is very effective and, added together, really produce astonishing realism.  My friend Dave Reid commissioned me to paint his giant-scale SNJ Texan, and it has been the example for these ongoing how-to articles. I weathered and […]
Bee-lieve it or Not: 13-foot Bulldog Racer!

Bee-lieve it or Not: 13-foot Bulldog Racer!

We’ve always thought that Golden Age racers had a lot of personality, with their enormous radial engines and interesting wing designs, but Harald Jezek’s sport scale version of a Springfield Bulldog racer has personality plus! The 13.8-foot-span gull-wing flyer is powered by a Vallach 420cc gas engine and weighs in at 127 pounds. Thanks to RCScaleAirplanes […]
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Bracelet Camera Quad?

Bracelet Camera Quad?

That’s right; Nixie is small quadcopter with a camera that can be worn like a wristband when not in use. With a flick of your wrist, Nixie can autonomously fly and shoot video, allowing you to record aerial video and photos hands-free. Nixie is currently being developed by Christoph Kohstall, Jelena Jovanovic, and Michael Niedermayr. It […]
Heli-Max 200 FP V-Cam EP RTF

Heli-Max 200 FP V-Cam EP RTF

Aerial photography just got easier! This little heli is just the ticket for getting those birds-eye-view photos of the next family backyard bash! Here’s the press release from the folks at Heli-Cam: With its stable, fixed-pitch design, you can pilot the 200 FP V-Cam successfully — indoors or out — even with no previous flying […]
Only a few Weekends Left – Get out there and Fly Something!

Only a few Weekends Left – Get out there and Fly Something!

Wow, only a few days and it will be October! So be sure to take advantage of the great flying weather forecast for this weekend! When it comes to creating RC aviation, it doesn’t matter what you fly, as long as you fly something. And be sure to do it safely with the help of […]
Flying James Bond’s Ride!

Flying James Bond’s Ride!

Gernot Bruckmann flew his latest scratch-built project, this 66% Bede BD-5 J at Jet Power last week, and here’s the video to prove it! This large scale model of the worlďs smallest jet takes advantage of its low weight (53 pounds!) to really put on a show. The 136-inch-span turbine-powered jet is 100 inches long. We think […]
Video Tip: Proper Care of Inflatable Tires

Video Tip: Proper Care of Inflatable Tires

Air filled model airplane tires are not steel belted or as rigid as automobile tires and can easily be over-inflated.  They are durable and can provide many landings and years of use if you take basic care of them. To inflate, acquire a small sports ball (basketball/football) hand pump (do not use a compressor or […]
Paper Airplane Breaks Altitude Record

Paper Airplane Breaks Altitude Record

The U.S. Fox Valley Composite Squadron, Illinois Wing, Civil Air Patrol, has just made history with a paper airplane that reached the highest altitude ever! Launched via helium balloon from Kankakee, Illinois, the camera-equipped paper plane landed 82 miles away, southwest of Rochester, IN and was airborne for 2 hours and 7 minutes. The 14.5-inch-span paper airplane, […]
Video Ground School — Float-Flying Tips

Video Ground School — Float-Flying Tips

Flying floats adds a new dimension to RC flight, but there are a few differences from flying with conventional gear. In this video, contributor Kevin Siemonsen shares his tips and techniques for flying off water, using the new FlyZone DHC-2 Beaver as an example.  Enjoy his float-flying advice, and be sure to check out the […]
EASY 3D PROGRAMMING TRICKS

EASY 3D PROGRAMMING TRICKS

Making the most of your computer radio’s features can really improve your flying. Setting up a plane with the right radio programming will make performing all kinds of maneuvers much easier. Let’s see which programs will help improve our 3D flying. But before we address programming, let’s talk about using dual servos for the ailerons. Although most […]
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