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Flightline Video Tip — Starting an RC Gas Engine Safely

Flightline Video Tip — Starting an RC Gas Engine Safely

There’s no doubt about it, gasoline engines are extremely popular for powering giant scale RC airplanes. Whether you like big warbirds, or unlimited aerobatic planes, knowing how to start your engine safely is very important. Check out our flightline video tip Showing all the basics, shot with MAN contributor Jason Benson.    
On this Day in Aviation History — December 7, 1941

On this Day in Aviation History — December 7, 1941

At approximately 7:55 AM (local time), on December 7, 1941, the US Navy was attacked by the Imperial Japanese Navy, and the US forces were caught completely off guard. 96 ships were stationed at Pearl Harbor, but the Japanese aircraft’s primary targets were the big battleships moored on Battleship Row at Ford Island. The Japanese […]
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Commercial Drone Insurance for AMA Members — Interview with Jeff Nance

Commercial Drone Insurance for AMA Members — Interview with Jeff Nance

For over 40 years, the Academy of Model Aeronautics, (the world’s largest model aviation association), has offered its membership liability insurance for recreational flying of model aircraft.  Recently, the AMA announced that it is now officially serving the commercial drone community and pilots by offering commercial drone insurance benefits for those who fly for business. […]
Model Airplane Indoor Turbine Jet

Model Airplane Indoor Turbine Jet

That’s right, folks: just when you thought you’d seen it all, here’s a true turbine jet, flying indoors — complete with a pit crew of firefighters, just in case! This 94-inch-span Kolibri Diamond Jet is powered by a true 2.6kg turbine engine with 2kg of thrust and is piloted by Christian Huber. Thanks to Thomas […]
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Model Airplane Reader Tips

Model Airplane Reader Tips

Who says old dogs can’t learn new tricks? Here at Model Airplane News, we learn something every day — usually from our readers, the best RC’ers on the planet. Here are four of our favorites. Simple Crush Plate Purchase Lucite at the hardware store and pick up a 1 1/4-inch hole cutter.  Use the hold […]
RC Modeler Must-Haves: 14 Essential Tools

RC Modeler Must-Haves: 14 Essential Tools

The old saying that “Anything is easy if you have the right tools” is particularly true in modeling; the proper tools will simplify any job. The hardware and tools here will help you with your next project, whether it’s a quick-assembly ARF or a complete scratch-build. DREMEL STYLUS CORDLESS ROTARY TOOL This Dremel tool offers […]
Aviation Update:  “Survival in the Skies” series on Smithsonian Channel

Aviation Update: “Survival in the Skies” series on Smithsonian Channel

Looking for some great aviation history and information? Please keep these episodes of “Survival in the Skies” series on Smithsonian Channel in mind  – this fascinating series tells the stories behind the machines and devices that help us survive in the skies–from parachutes and ejection seats, to jet engines–and how they evolved from humble beginnings […]
Model Airplane Workshop Tips: Basic of Resin Casting

Model Airplane Workshop Tips: Basic of Resin Casting

Once you get to a certain level of scale modeling, you’ll start making parts that need to be produced in multiples and may not be commercially available. This is most easily dealt with by making a single “master” part and then reproducing it with a mold and resin-casting liquid. Resin-casting is considered an advanced modeling […]
Model Airplane Video: Trimming Tips for Smooth Flights

Model Airplane Video: Trimming Tips for Smooth Flights

When it comes to test flying your RC model airplane, you have to get it trimmed and setup so it flies smoothly. Check out this video from Gerry Yarrish’s workshop explaining the basics for smooth and easy flight. Eliminating adverse yaw is key.
Top Flite Giant Scale Corsair, RC Test Flight video.

Top Flite F4U Corsair RC Giant Scale Warbird [VIDEO]

It’s amazing what you find when you clean up a little bit. Back in the November 2012 issue of MAN, editor Gerry Yarrish reviewed the giant scale Top Flite Corsair ARF. And on its first flight we shot this never seen before flight video. Shot by MAN photographer Hope McCall, the test flight, with the […]
Model Airplane Stupendous 1/3-Scale Spitfire

Model Airplane Stupendous 1/3-Scale Spitfire

This 1/3-scale model of the restored Spitfire flown by pilot Caroline Grace was designed and built by Richard Rawle, who also flies it in this video. The 12-foot-span RC version of the two-seat  trainer aircraft is powered by a Desert Aircraft 150cc gas engine and  weighs 80 pounds. Our thanks to Pete and Dean Coxon […]
Model Airplane News Reader Tips

Model Airplane News Reader Tips

From emery boards to bandages, put common household items to good use in your workshop! If you have a tip of your own to share, please drop us a line at MAN@airage.com.   Beauty Tape For years, scale modelers have used paper hair styling tape to reproduce rib tape on their scale planes. It works […]
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