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How to: Make WWI Warbird Lozenge Camouflage Covering

How to: Make WWI Warbird Lozenge Camouflage Covering

Tackling this particular aspect of WW I warbirds can be both challenging and rewarding. It’s really not di cult to do, once you understand the system and have relatively good organizational skills and a healthy dose of patience. Let’s start with some history. Before the advent of camouflage, all German aircraft were finished using clear […]
RC Airplane Maintenance – Carburetor Basics

RC Airplane Maintenance – Carburetor Basics

The old saying, “Takeoffs are optional, but landings are mandatory,” certainly applies to RC pilots. But if your engine is not properly adjusted, the landing pattern and touchdown can be a very iffy proposition. Two-stroke glow engines must have a solid and reliable idle; it’s even more important than all-out top-end rpm. Let’s examine the […]

Joe Nall Thursday – Wet But Still Going!

Thursday at Joe Nall was a slippery one.  Rain was the order for most of the day.  With local forecasts calling for 2-4 inches of rain, and possible flash flooding, campers adjacent to the Enoree River at the lower end of the property were wisely moved to higher, safer ground.  The first 11 hours were […]
Question of the Week — “What power systems do you use?

Question of the Week — “What power systems do you use?

Model Airplane News wants to know what you like, what you do and how you enjoy the great hobby of radio control model airplane building and flying. The editors are always having discussions on what the most popular power systems are be they Electric, Glow (nitro) power or Gas engines. Let us know what your […]
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What fuel is best for your engine?

What fuel is best for your engine?

There is a concern throughout the fuel industry that many of the world’s engine manufacturers are too conservative when recommending lubricating oil percentages for their products. A high lubricating oil ... Continue reading ... Join our premium membership!
Museum Scale H-34

Museum Scale H-34

Darrell Sprayberry of Dalton, GA has earned a reputation as one of the finest scale helicopter modelers in the world, and at this year’s Toledo Weak Signals Expo he placed first in the Helicopter class with his fantastic scratch-built H-34 Choctaw. Also known as the Sikorsky S-58, the H-34 is an iconic design–perhaps the best […]
VQ Models Focke Wulf Fw-190 [VIDEO]

VQ Models Focke Wulf Fw-190 [VIDEO]

With a 59-inch wingspan, this great-looking plane is both quick to assemble and offers the builder a choice of either nitro or electric power. It has flight times of six minutes with a Hobby People 4120-05 outrunner motor and 4S-3600 pack! All panels are covered in a pre-printed iron on material over a full built-up […]

Must-Know Fuel Facts

In today’s hobby industry, commercial fuel-blending companies are hard-pressed to make a profit, and stay in business. Nitromethane is no longer made in America; our only refinery dedicated to its production has been moved to India. We now import nitro from China and are subject to interruptions in supply, as demonstrated when refineries shut down to […]
MAN Covers the Horizon Hobby Air Meet

MAN Covers the Horizon Hobby Air Meet

Join the Model Airplane News crew this weekend as we get the inside scoop on this brand-new RC event! Held at the Sanford Sea Coast Regional Airport in Sanford, Maine, the Air Meet will be one of the most exciting RC experiences of the year, with noon demo shows by pro pilots as well as open jet and helicopter flying, […]
Sneak Peek: BVM T-33 converted to e-power

Sneak Peek: BVM T-33 converted to e-power

For almost as long as serious scale RC competitions have been around, jet aircraft have been popular subjects often only attempted by the more experienced. Such was the case of Team Malcione: otherwise known as Dave, Dave Jr. and Pete Malcione. This serious scale team has been on the competition scene for years and you […]
Optimize your Model’s Fuel System — Improving engine performance and reliability

Optimize your Model’s Fuel System — Improving engine performance and reliability

Good engine performance and reliable starts depend on a properly installed and maintained fuel system. When you think about it, RC model airplanes rely on two basic systems to fly, the radio system and the power system. Whether you have a nitro burning glow engine or a high octane gasoline sipping power plane, if your engine […]
Electric helicopters: your guide to getting started

Electric helicopters: your guide to getting started

Today’s state-of-the-art power and control systems for electric helicopters allows for a wide range of size and performance, from models weighing about an ounce to 90-size nitro equivalents. There are models for all skill levels, from beginner to hardcore 3D pilot and everyone in between. It’s never been easier to get started in RC helicopters. […]
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