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Workshop Tips — Install a Dummy WW1 Rotary Engine

Workshop Tips — Install a Dummy WW1 Rotary Engine

When it comes to really looking scale, it’s in the details that we make the most progress in giving our model’s that “used” look. For my Balsa USA Fokker Triplane, I wanted to bring a better scale look to the front end so I  installed a resin cast Oberusel rotary engine available from Nick Ziroli […]
Model Airplane News at CES!

Model Airplane News at CES!

At the 2017 CES extravaganza in Las Vegas, we were blown away by the new, innovative drones and gear on display! As the media sponsor of CES here are RotorDrone’s top picks from the event. Wingsland S6 4K Pocket Intelligent Drone This pocket selfie drone can take off from your hand and record 4K 30 […]
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Indoor Airliner: it’s a floater!

Indoor Airliner: it’s a floater!

At the recent Model Fair in Stuttgart, Germany this gigantic Airbus wowed the crowd. The biggest indoor flier we’ve seen yet, it has a 15.74-foot wingspan and weighs less than a pound. It’s the handiwork of Airstage, a company who creates RC ultralight models for the marketing and entertainment industries (the airliner is not for sale […]
Gas Engine Basics

Gas Engine Basics

When you’re starting your gas engine, get into the habit of using the same procedure all the time so you can easily identify any problems that pop up. It’s important to always have a friend secure the airplane’s tail and make certain the prop bolts are tight. Switch the ignition circuit (kill switch) off, close […]
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Workshop Tips — Build Straight to Fly Straight

Workshop Tips — Build Straight to Fly Straight

It’s always interesting to see the diverse interests of those involved in building and flying giant-scale aircraft. Some RCers are involved completely in aerobatics, while others focus on building exact scale versions of full-size subjects. No matter what  interest have, care and caution must be taken while building your model airplanes. Aside from proper building materials and making structurally […]
Stall & Spin Recovery Tips

Stall & Spin Recovery Tips

The stall, or more accurately the inadvertent stall, has probably caused more RC planes to crash than any other cause. The safety of your airplane depends on your knowledge of its slow-speed handling and stall characteristics. To minimize the number of crashes due to stalls, the pilot must understand the principles of what makes a […]
10 Field & Bench Tips

10 Field & Bench Tips

With time, experience and lots of trial and error, we RC modelers all learn good way to do accomplish workshop tasks and/or flying field repairs. The simplest things can often make the biggest difference. Be sure to leave comments about your favorite field or bench trick or tip.   1 Charged Battery ID If you have a bunch of […]
Enjoy Winter Flying — Installing Skis on your RC Airplane

Enjoy Winter Flying — Installing Skis on your RC Airplane

With the winter season coming, now is the perfect time to extend your flying season by adding some Du-Bro easy to install snow skis to your RC airplane. In a matter of minutes you can make the swap from wheels to skis using only a couple of common shop tools. Packaged in single (Nose Wheel) […]
Top 10 Plane Posts of 2016

Top 10 Plane Posts of 2016

It’s time for the top posts of the year! Here, in descending order, are the top stories from 2016, ranked by their number of views. Missed one? Just click on the photo or title to go to the original post.  And as we send the last newsletter of 2016, we want to thank the folks […]
Smoke On! — Add an easy Show-Stopper Smoke System

Smoke On! — Add an easy Show-Stopper Smoke System

At full-scale and RC airshows alike, watching aerobatic aircraft equipped with smoke systems adds greatly to the appeal for both spectators and pilots. Experienced pilots will make the aircraft all but disappear within the smoke during torque rolls, tail slides, and so forth. Simply put, SMOKE is a pure attention-grabber! I recently decided to upgrade […]
Customize Your ARF: Easy Scale Tips & Tricks

Customize Your ARF: Easy Scale Tips & Tricks

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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