How-To’s


How Many Channels Do You Need, Anyway?

How Many Channels Do You Need, Anyway?

One of our favorite YouTubers, Dag, is back at it and answers the question of “how many channels do you really need?” As always, Dag brings us good insights. Watch and let us know your thoughts in the comments!
Lights, Camera, Action!

Lights, Camera, Action!

One of our favorite YouTubers is back this week with more pro advice, this time on taking video with your RC plane. As per the norm, Dag’s video is packed with great tips. As a side note, we ran into Dag at the Southeast Electric Fun Fly (SEFF) event in Andersonville, Georgia. It’s a small […]

Giant-Scale Considerations

Giant-Scale Considerations

Thinking about getting into giant-scale RC? Check out the latest from Dag on everything you should consider before taking your big flyer to the field!  
Materials for Your RC Scale Build

Materials for Your RC Scale Build

Dag, one of our favorite YouTubers, is back with another insightful video. Here he takes an in-depth look on materials to use when building your own RC scale plane. Everything from types of glues, woods, foams, fiberglass, and coverings. This guy is a walking RC encyclopedia and we’re glad he’s out there sharing his knowledge! […]

RC Pre-flight Checklist!

RC Pre-flight Checklist!

Responsible pilots always walk the four corners of their aircraft prior to takeoff. Check out one of our favorite YouTubers, Dag214, going though his RC pre-flight checklist in full detail. Guaranteed to reduce your crash risk!
Mending Broken Wings

Mending Broken Wings

Let’s face it. If you fly RC airplanes, sooner or later, you’re going to damage your model. Knowing how to deal with common damage inflicted on our models saves you money and extends the life of your plane. So why buy a replacement wing when you can fix it yourself? Here’s our damaged wing. This […]

Video Tips: Installing a Fuel Tank

Video Tips: Installing a Fuel Tank

If you are building a glow powered airplane for the first time, you will want to pay attention to the fuel tank assembly and installation. For your model to have a reliable fuel system, the tank, hardware and fuel lines have to be properly installed. Here’s a workshop video tip to show how it’s done. […]
Build a Removable Gas Engine Firewall — Video How To

Build a Removable Gas Engine Firewall — Video How To

MAN Sr., Tech Editor Gerry Yarrish shows his technique for making a removable engine mount box system that includes the fuel system, throttle servo and ignition battery support structure. Everything bolts into place and is easy to remove for maintenance. This removable engine attachment technique allows unlimited access for maintenance and inspection for all your […]

Scale RC Rivets & Screws Video

Scale RC Rivets & Screws Video

Master modeler Phil Noel knows aircraft rivets and screws. After retiring from the full-size aviation industry, his company Pinnacle Aviation custom-builds composite model kits as well as offering painting, weathering and repair service. In this video, he shows how he creates rivets on and applies scale screws to a Comp-ARF Spitfire and a Jet Legends L-39 Albatross.  Thanks to Pete and Dean Coxon for filming this […]
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

It’s never too late to do 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 and other fittings, you want […]
Giant-Scale Hinging Video How To

Giant-Scale Hinging Video How To

Here’s some great techniques for properly installing giant scale hinges. Editor Gerry Yarrish shows the process from his workshop when he was building his 1/3-scale Balsa USA Fokker Triplane. Photos by Tim Haggerty
Repair RC Wings — Video How To Series Part 3

Repair RC Wings — Video How To Series Part 3

Here is the third and final installment of editor Gerry Yarrish’s video How To for repairing built up wood wings. When it comes to doing repairs to built up RC aiplane structures, fixing a busted wing is always less expensive than buying a new one. And of course these techniques can be used on all […]
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