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Magnetic Cowl Attachment

Magnetic Cowl Attachment

Neodymium magnets are members of the rare earth family and made from a combination of iron, boron and of course, neodymium. They were developed by General Motors and Sumitomo Special Metals in the early 1980s and are the strongest permanent magnets to date.  These magnets are truly amazing. Their strength is over ten times the […]
RC Model Airplane How To Drill an Engine Cowl

RC Model Airplane How To Drill an Engine Cowl

You’re working on a model and you need to drill the cowl to match pre-drilled holes in the fuselage, but you can’t access that area once the cowl is in place.   The Solution: Grab your masking tape, pin, marker, drill, cowl, and fuselage then follow these easy steps. 1. Lay the masking tape (I […]
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RC Fuel Systems 101: A Video Summary of fuel line fittings and accessories

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

Now with the cold weather outside, is a great time to pull some fuel tank maintenance. To get the best possible performance from your glow and gas powered airplanes, you have to properly install and maintain your entire fuel system. From assembling and installing the tank itself correctly (with foam padding), to installing  in-line filters […]
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RC Airplane Engine Assembly Video

This disassembly and reassembly video from Academia Motor may just be the best thing you’ve watched yet in 2018 — really! Some internet sleuthing shows that the Graupner-O.S. Wankel .30ci powerplant was the world’s first model rotary piston engine. A collaboration between Graupner and Ogawa Model Mfg. Co. (O.S.), it used Felix Wankel’s design with […]
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Free Grumman Wildcat 3-Views

Free Grumman Wildcat 3-Views

Willis Nye was a past master of the detailed three-view drawing. For nearly 40 years, he produced amazing pieces of artwork, many of them for Model Airplane News. Some of them go back to the 1930s. The detail, accuracy, and clarity are awe-inspiring. This time around, we’re posting his drawing of the Grumman F4F Wildcat, and […]
Slimline Products Airbase: Quality RC Workstation

Slimline Products Airbase: Quality RC Workstation

A hot new product we just got for 2018 is the new Airbase  R/C workstation and airplane stand from Slimline Products. According to company owner Bill Leonard, the Airbase was developed from ground up by hard core model builders, flyers, guys that build, assemble and work on their models, who want to make sure they […]
Workshop Video How To — Make a Removable Engine Mount Box

Workshop Video How To — Make a Removable Engine Mount Box

MAN editor Gerry Yarrish shows a video peek of his upcoming How To article for the May 2018 issue of Model Airplane News. This removable engine attachment technique allows unlimited access to your engine for maintenance and inspection for all your internal engine support sub-systems.  
Giant Scale DeHavilland

Titanic Tiger Moth Takes Flight

This incredible half-scale DeHavilland Tiger Moth was designed, built, and flown here by John Greenfield. With a wingspan of over 14 feet, the plane weighs 121 pounds and is powered by a 384cc twin inline gas engine. John is a member of the UK’s Ghost Squadron club, and we found this information on the RC […]
Model Airplane Workshop Tips

Model Airplane Workshop Tips

MAN readers are the best, and they send in the best tips, too! These four useful tricks are easy on the wallet and will help make your RC life a little easier. Enjoy!   WHEEL SPACERS Custom wheel spacers will prevent tires from rubbing against the wire struts of the landing gear. To make a […]
The Cobra Roll — Five Easy Steps to Master this Impressive Move

The Cobra Roll — Five Easy Steps to Master this Impressive Move

As you become more proficient in your aerobatic ability, you will naturally begin to combine elements of different maneuvers into a single aerobatic maneuver or sequence. One such maneuver is the Cobra Roll with a Half-Roll Up and a Positive Snap Down. For new and experienced aerobatic pilots alike, this figure is demanding. It not only […]
Video workshop Tip — Making Strong Splices in Balsa Sheeting

Video workshop Tip — Making Strong Splices in Balsa Sheeting

Working with large models, it is often necessary to splice the balsa sheets together for items like wings and long fuselages. To produce strong slices in the balsa sheeting you have to make them at an angle to increase the glue surface so the sheet’s overall strength is not compromised. This workshop video tip by […]
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