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Workshop Video Tip — Securing RC Airplane Wheels

Workshop Video Tip — Securing RC Airplane Wheels

When it comes to making good and safe landings, you need your wheels to stay put during your flight. Lots a broken props and more damage is caused when one of your wheels comes off the axle, usually during the takeoff run. Senior editor John Reid shows how to keep them in place.  
New for Premium Members — Pro Weathering Tips

New for Premium Members — Pro Weathering Tips

When it comes to making scale models look realistic, there’s one thing that really does the trick–Weathering! You can even take foam ARFs and with a little work really bring them to life! We just posted a How To article showing the technique of working with powdered pastel chalk and working it into the model’s […]
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Gigantic RC Boeing 747-400 Airliner

Gigantic RC Boeing 747-400 Airliner

This amazing giant scale Boeing 747-400 in Virgin Atlantic markings, is the work of Adi Pitz. The monster Jumbo Jet has a wingspan of 16.24 feet and it is 17.81 feet long. The all composite airliner weighs in at just under 150 pounds and is powered by four IQ Hammer 140 turbine engines. This video […]
Tips for a Great Fabric Finish  — Using Scale Stits to cover your Airplane

Tips for a Great Fabric Finish — Using Scale Stits to cover your Airplane

There’s an old saying in the hobby that goes: “Once you’re finished “building” your scale RC airplane, you’re only half done!” That’s because all our efforts of gluing and bolting parts together leads up to one final goal—producing a smooth and even surface to apply the covering to. With any fabric covering job, the end results are […]
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CAD Design for RC Airplanes

CAD Design for RC Airplanes

One of the best tools I ever discovered while being involved in RC scale modeling, is Computer Aided Design (CAD) programs. It opened an entirely new segment of modeling to me, while also greatly increasing the precision in which I designed and developed scratch build scale airplanes. I have been using CAD programs now for […]
Sneak Peek 12 O’clock High

Sneak Peek 12 O’clock High

Our intrepid MAN reporter Rich Uravitch was on hand to capture a few images from the 12 O’clock High fly in this past weekend. Held at the Paradise Field in Lakeland, FL, the event was host by Frank Tiano and drew some impressive aircraft.   Awards                     Winner                      Aircraft                  Sponsor Best WWI               Don Janssen            […]
LiPo Q&A: Pack Capacity

LiPo Q&A: Pack Capacity

Is it OK to use packs with different capacities? This is a common question, yet the answer is complex. I normally break it down into two categories: sport and commercial. For most first-person view planes, drones and other sport models, you do have some flexibility regarding different-capacity packs without worrying about damaging your model. Also, […]
Master the 3D Waterfall

Master the 3D Waterfall

When you’re flying a stable elevator, you can perform an inside “waterfall” (micro loop) by maintaining full up-elevator, and applying full power and a little right rudder to correct for increased propwash and P-factor. On the back side of the loop, quickly cut the power and neutralize the rudder. Then, at the instant the fuselage […]
New for Premium Members — Award Winning RAF B.E.2c

New for Premium Members — Award Winning RAF B.E.2c

Just posted on our Premium Site, world class scale model designer, builder and pilot, Brian Perkins has an award winner on his hands in the form of his new Royal Aircraft Factory BE2c. Winning multiple awards at national trade shows and RC events, Brian’s vintage RC biplane is shown here in detailed with a multi-photo […]
Radio Programming Secrets — Taming knife-edge flight

Radio Programming Secrets — Taming knife-edge flight

Mixing out unwanted tendencies during knife-edge is widely practiced, but like most things in aviation, there are trade-offs to consider. Programmable mixes let you automatically mix another control with your primary input to reduce or eliminate some of the unwanted tendencies associated with certain inputs and maneuvers. For example, when you apply a lot of […]
The Master shares his secrets

The Master shares his secrets

What maneuver does the “Father of 3D” Quique Samonzini most enjoy flying? Quique says, “I like them all, but if I had to choose one, it would be a well-done torque roll. It’s a really popular maneuver now. But when it is done show center, low to the ground with constant rotation that never stops […]
Monster Messerschmitt

Monster Messerschmitt

Belgian giant-scale modeler Hervé Ferauche certainly believes that “bigger is better”: his Messerschmitt Me 109G “Rote Sieben” is a half-scale beauty with a 205 inch wingspan! A 520cc Hirth Boxer engine and 39×18 prop power this 264-pound fighter, sporting a color scheme from the European front. Built using traditional wood construction, we think Willy would be proud of Hervé […]
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