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RC Airplane Scale Workshop Building Tips

RC Airplane Scale Workshop 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 […]
Scale WW I Finishing Techniques — Applying Plywood Panels

Scale WW I Finishing Techniques — Applying Plywood Panels

When it comes to any model of a Sopwith Camel (and some WW I German aircraft), there are some plywood panels that give the aeroplane its characteristic look. It was always part of my over all finish scheme to include these side and top panels. Since they are added after the model has been covered […]
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HobbyKing SkySword 1200mm EDF Jet [VIDEO]

HobbyKing SkySword 1200mm EDF Jet [VIDEO]

From HobbyKing: Cut through the sky with the impressive looking H-King Skysword. Featuring stunning looks and impressive performance, the Skysword comes in an ARF and PNP configuration with an array of quality components. All of the hard work has been done for you with pre-applied decals, servos, ESC and EDF pre-installed. In addition, the wings […]
RC Plane Workshop: Edge-Gluing Balsa Sheets

RC Plane Workshop: Edge-Gluing Balsa Sheets

At some point in your model-building career, you will be faced with a problem.  You will have an area of your model that requires a sheet of balsa wider than the material you have on hand.  If you are like me, this usually happens when you are starting to make significant progress and when the […]
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Model Airplane Covering Tips: 3-color fuselage

Model Airplane Covering Tips: 3-color fuselage

The fuselage adds some complexity to our covering procedures because of the compound curves and the overall shape of the fuselage. Plus we have three different colors that have to be added on to different parts of the fuselage. The placement of the color seams will have to match up from one side of the […]
Choosing Servos for Helicopters — Analog vs. Digital

Choosing Servos for Helicopters — Analog vs. Digital

(Opener) Flybarless helis like this large Robinson R22 are rapidly taking over, but these impressive machines impose heavier demands on the servos. Let’s address a question that seems to cause a good deal of confusion (or at least misunderstanding) among helicopter fliers—whether digital servos are really better than analog, and whether they’re worth the added […]
Installing Strong Hinges   Improved Fun Fly Control Response

Installing Strong Hinges Improved Fun Fly Control Response

One thing I learned over the years is that the response of your airplane relies a lot on the hinges you install. Weak hinges allow your control surfaces to flex minimizing control crispness. This is especially true with high performance and fun fly airplanes. When it comes to installing hinges, I use Du-Bro Products’ pinned […]
HobbyKing J3 Navy Cub (NE-1) 1400mm (PnP) [VIDEO]

HobbyKing J3 Navy Cub (NE-1) 1400mm (PnP) [VIDEO]

  From HobbyKing: This US Navy (NE-1) version of the popular Piper J3 Cub is a must for all scale pilots. The details of the plane are extremely realistic and it comes in a great 1400mm size and like all Cubs is very easy to fly. During World War II the US Navy acquired 230 […]
Model Airplane Spray Painting Made Easy

Model Airplane Spray Painting Made Easy

Here’s a great workshop technique from editor Gerry Yarrish’s workshop. The products may have changed but today, painting your model airplane with “rattle can” spray paint is a less expensive alternative than using an air compressor and an automotive touch-up gun or a HVLP (High Volume, Low Pressure) rig. When you start building models that have formed […]
Hobby King Piper J-3 Cub Balsa Wood RC Airplane Laser Cut Kit 1800mm

Hobby King Piper J-3 Cub Balsa Wood RC Airplane Laser Cut Kit 1800mm

From HobbyKing: The Piper J-3 Cub is one of the most recognized light aircraft in the world. The Piper aircraft company built the Cub in large numbers and was a favorite due to its simplicity, ruggedness, affordability, and great flying characteristics. The large wing enabled it to fly slow and gracefully. There are many examples […]
HobbyKing Glue-N-Go Series EPP Shark 1420mm [VIDEO]

HobbyKing Glue-N-Go Series EPP Shark 1420mm [VIDEO]

  From HobbyKing: Who said flying had to be serious. The Glue-N-Go Series EPP shark is a great way to get kids into the hobby or for those big kids at heart. This Shark is made from tough, painted EPP foam and will provide a big presence (1420mm) in the air. The easy to follow […]
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