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Flight tips for Knife-Edge Flight

Flight tips for Knife-Edge Flight

On your first attempts, it’s wise to enter your knife-edge maneuvers from a slight climb to buy yourself some extra time to think through the steps so you don’t finding yourself rushing to recover. You’ll also find it much easier to build your first sustained knife-edge if you initially roll the airplane in the same […]
40% Aluminum DHC-2 Beaver

40% Aluminum DHC-2 Beaver

Would you believe over 2,000 rivets hold this beautiful airframe together? Just like its full-size big brother, this 230-inch-span scale aircraft has aluminum sheet covering. A Moki 420cc 5-cylinder radial engine spinning a custom 40-inch prop lets it fly at speeds of up to 60mph. Thanks to Pete and Dean Coxon for filming this giant at […]
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Hot Turbine Powered Biplane — Best of Both Worlds?

Hot Turbine Powered Biplane — Best of Both Worlds?

You just never know what you are going to find on the flightline when you attend the Florida Jets event in Lakeland Florida. Florida Jets brings together the cream of the crop from the Jet aircraft and turbine engine industries! Model Airplane News contributor Rich Uravitch was on the scene when this impressive and highly […]
Giant Scale Warbird Airshow — The sights and sound of power

Giant Scale Warbird Airshow — The sights and sound of power

When you want to not just watch warbirds fly around the pattern, and you want to really enjoy the experience, nothing hits the trigger better than really big warbirds in the 10 foot span and larger range. These truly giant scale fighting machines and especially those powered with 5-cylinder radial engines enjoy an elevated level of […]
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New for Premium Members — Aerial Wildlife Research

New for Premium Members — Aerial Wildlife Research

Wildlife photographer and conservationist Ole Jørgen Liodden has used the Intel Falcon 8+ system to help him track polar-bear communities in the Arctic and acquire information on their behavior patterns. His efforts will provide wildlife and environmental researchers with accurate, reliable data captured in a safe and efficient way. Tracking the polar bears’ behavior, breeding, […]
Fuel systems for Giants — Update your gas tank

Fuel systems for Giants — Update your gas tank

During a recent rebuild project of a Ziroli 77-inch Stearman PT-17 biplane, I replaced the the fuel tank and plumbing with newer hardware. Here’s how to install a new gasoline fuel system in your plane. (Above.) For the Zenoah G-38 engine powering the Stearman, I chose to install a 20 oz. fuel tank. I also used […]
Aileron to Rudder Mixing — Eliminating Adverse Yaw

Aileron to Rudder Mixing — Eliminating Adverse Yaw

I designed and built a 1/4-scale Sopwith Camel for sport flying. Powered by a Zenoah G-38 gas engine, this 85-inch-span WW I biplane is a great flyer, but like most biplanes, it suffers from a fair amount of adverse yaw when the ailerons are moved. Here’s a tip to mix away this unwanted trait. Adverse […]
Rebuild a Walbro Carburetor — Easy way to restore power

Rebuild a Walbro Carburetor — Easy way to restore power

The bulletproof user-friendly nature of the Walbro carburetors is one of the benefits of using gas engines. Once a gas engine is properly adjusted, its carburetor usually won’t need to be tweaked again for most, if not the entire flying season. As an example, my Hangar 9 quarter-scale Piper J-3 Cub PNP is powered by a […]
RC Aerobatics Explained — Mastering the Tailslide

RC Aerobatics Explained — Mastering the Tailslide

A typical tailslide begins from upright level flight parallel to the runway. The pilot then applies throttle and performs a 1/4 loop to enter a vertical up-line. After the vertical line is established, the pilot gradually pulls the throttle back to idle. The aircraft will slow down and eventually will come to a stop. At that […]
New for Premium Members — Castle AFB Fly In

New for Premium Members — Castle AFB Fly In

With 185 registered pilots, this year’s Castle AFB Fly In was a big success. Every morning, we raise the colors, with Randy Courts and members of the U.S. Armed Forces standing at attention. This year, my friend Beverly Spencer, the widow of Charlie Spencer, who passed away last year, read a touching poem regarding the […]
Monster Scale Mustang

Monster Scale Mustang

If you are a true P-51 Mustang fan, then you must know the name “Galloping Ghost!” This Reno Racer has thrilled race fans for years. This video of a truly giant scale warbird even captures how magnificent this P-51 Reno Racer sounds fitted out with a Kolm 3 cylinder 230cc inline engine. This monster model […]
Troubleshooting Gas Engines

Troubleshooting Gas Engines

OK, so you’ve installed your gasoline engine properly, and made sure that the fuel tank is properly installed and the fuel lines and fuel filter are all hooked up correctly, but you still can’t get any fire in the hole—the engine just won’t start. As a safety note here, we always recommend using a properly sized heavy […]
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