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RC Model Airplane Removable Engine Mount Box Firewall — MAN Sneak Peek Video

RC Model Airplane Removable Engine Mount Box Firewall — MAN Sneak Peek Video

Interested in making your RC airplane easier to work on? This removable giant scale engine mount box firewall allows easy and unlimited access to your engine for maintenance and inspection for all your internal engine support sub-systems. MAN editor Gerry Yarrish shows this video sneak peek of his upcoming How To article from the upcoming […]
RC Monster Scale 45% Fokker Triplane with flight Video

RC Monster Scale 45% Fokker Triplane with flight Video

Here’s a golden oldie from back in 2012. Flying at the popular Big Biplane Bash RC Fly In, the coveted Best of Show award went to an amazingly large, Monster Scale Fokker Triplane. Hosted by the Central Connecticut RC Club, the BBB event awared Ken Eckstein the award after he put in several amazing and […]
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Volocopter: Your New Ride?

Volocopter: Your New Ride?

Check out this person-carrying, nine-motor, electric-powered, multirotor! The write-up from Volocopter sounds intriguing: “Your journey in the Volocopter 2X begins before takeoff. Two very tall persons will find it convenient to embark and disembark and to sit in comfort in the luxurious leather seats during their flight. A high quality cockpit and a pleasantly quiet […]
RC Airplane Stall and Spin Recovery Tips

RC Airplane Stall and 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 […]
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Actuonix RC Linear Actuators — Long Stroke Control

Actuonix RC Linear Actuators — Long Stroke Control

When it comes to moving surfaces and other articulated parts on your RC airplane requiring a really long stroke, the Actuonix L12-R, L16-R, and PQ12-R series of linear servos operate as direct replacements for any standard analog rotary servo. Using standard 3-wire (ground, power, and signal) connector leads, there are 21 models of RC linear […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
RC Airplane Scale Building Tips

RC Airplane Scale Building Tips

When it comes to building  airplanes, all scale modelers seem to have mastered the art of Imagineering. Where sport models are utilitarian and have basic Monokote finishes and switches are easily accessible and located, scale planes are all about looking realistic. Here are some basic workshop building and detailing tips as well as a few […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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