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Perfecting the 4-point roll!

Perfecting the 4-point roll!

The four-point roll (hesitation roll) is a horizontal roll with a brief hesitation at 90, 180 and 270 degrees. Before you attempt this maneuver, I recommend that you perfect the standard aileron roll by using down-elevator when the plane is inverted. You should be able to do a roll without any altitude loss or heading […]
Workshop Video Tips: Splicing Balsa

Workshop Video Tips: Splicing Balsa

Working with large models, it is often necessary to splice the balsa sheets together for items like wings and long fuselages. To produce strong slices in the balsa sheeting you have to make them at an angle to increase the glue surface so the sheet’s overall strength is not compromised. This workshop video tip shows […]
10 Pro Tips for Flying E-Jets

10 Pro Tips for Flying E-Jets

The development in brushless motor design and LiPo battery technology have greatly benefited the RC hobby especially for wannabe jet pilots. Electric ducted fan (EDF) jets have become one of the most popular segments of the RC modeling hobby and the development of these speed demons is nothing short of amazing. When most people talk […]
Add Flaps to your Foam Warbird

Add Flaps to your Foam Warbird

Kick your foam warbird up a notch by adding flaps! The techniques shown here upgrade a P-47 Thunderbolt that has optional functional flaps (an upgrade available on many small electrics). The flap outlines are already molded into the wing so it’s easy to figure out where the flaps belong. Here’s how to install them: YOU’LL […]
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JetMen Flies with Full-Size Jets!

JetMen Flies with Full-Size Jets!

Ever wanted to fly like a bird? Check out these JetMen, three of them fly formation with full size jets. The ultimate “Open Cockpit” Flight!
Chuck Hamilton’s SBD Dive-Bomber

Chuck Hamilton’s SBD Dive-Bomber

Chuck Hamilton from Bremen, IN is a Top Gun Scale competitor and has built amazing scale aircraft. One of his successful competition warbirds is his beautiful SDB-3 Dauntless. In some way, every model he has built ties to his father, and this Ziroli designed Douglas SDB-3 Dauntless is no exception. He and his father, Lloyd […]
Master the Tail-Slide

Master the Tail-Slide

Here’s a great show-off maneuver you can use to impress your friends. A typical tail-slide begins from upright level flight parallel to the runway. The pilot then applies full 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. […]
8 Things You May Not Know About Memorial Day

8 Things You May Not Know About Memorial Day

From its Civil War origins to its modern-day traditions, find out more about America’s most solemn holiday. Credit Barabara Maranzani, https://www.history.com/ Memorial Day and its traditions may have ancient roots. While the first commemorative Memorial Day events weren’t held in the United States until the late 19th century, the practice of honoring those who have […]
RC Airplanes -Scale Wingtip Skids — The Triplane gets some Axe Handles

RC Airplanes -Scale Wingtip Skids — The Triplane gets some Axe Handles

Over the course of several months, I have detailed the building process of my Balsa USA 1/3-scale Fokker Triplane. A great detail point for the Cole Palen Triplane is that the lower wingtip skids are made from ordinary axe handles. Even thought I have flown the Balsa USA triplane most of its first flying season, I […]
DIY Micro RC Flyer – Quarter Stick

DIY Micro RC Flyer – Quarter Stick

This fun, easy to build front yard flyer is designed by Tim Bailiff, (Photos by Maggie Madril.) Ever since I was young, I have been drawn to small model airplanes. While my friends built big, I always built small. In those days my airplanes could best be described as smallish. However now, with brushless and […]
RC Wing Walkers It’s Showtime!

RC Wing Walkers It’s Showtime!

This video of Richard Rawle’s twin 1/3-scale showplanes outfitted with RC wing walkers will make your day! The formation flight of the Breitling Boeing Stearmans features Richard and Steve Holland on the sticks, with Sharon Stiles operating the animated 30% wing walkers. Each wing walker is fully operational, with five servos that allow them to move […]
RC Model Workshop Tips

RC Model Workshop Tips

We have the best readers, and we love your unique ways of making building and assembling RC planes easier. Here are a few of our favorites; bet you’ll use at least one on your next project! (Have a tip you’d like to share? Send it to MAN@airage.com!)   CLEAR GLUE TO THE RESCUE Sometimes a hard […]
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