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FAA: Exterior Reg. Number

FAA: Exterior Reg. Number

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has posted a rule in the Federal Register requiring small drone owners to display the FAA-issued registration number on an outside surface of the aircraft. Owners and operators may no longer place or write registration numbers in an interior compartment. The rule is effective on February 25. The markings must be in place […]
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DIY Airplane Tail Ski

During winter, most of the planes we fly are tail draggers and just have skis on the front.  Small skis for the tail of the plane are unavailable. If the snow is soft or crusty, this more or less works: the wheel drags through the soft snow or stays up on top if the snow […]
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CLASSICS OVER GEORGIA

CLASSICS OVER GEORGIA

Wow! Get your WW I aircraft ready! This new RC event is for models of any size, any power, as long as they are models of full-size aircraft from between 1903 and 1938! Mark your calendar for May 23-25. AMA sanction #7387. $25.00 Entry Fee. The event will be flying off a 1,500 foot grass […]
Don’t cook your ESC!

Don’t cook your ESC!

Avoid these common power system mistakes Electric fliers all have one thing in common regardless of the size or type of models they fly—the electronic speed control (ESC). It doesn’t matter if you fly helicopters, airplanes, giant-scale, indoor, or micro models; at the heart of your power system is the speed control, and if it’s […]
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Covering Wings with Fabric

Covering Wings with Fabric

I really enjoy the wing covering process as it impresses me just how much the fabric strengthen and stiffens the wing panels. Just like the fuselage, the first step is ... Continue reading ... Join our premium membership!
Model Plane Construction: Covering a Wingtip

Model Plane Construction: Covering a Wingtip

  Covering a wing panel with film covering is fairly simple and easy to do, even for those with little skill; that is, until you get to the wingtip. Of course, all wingtips are different shapes, and not all fall in the category of difficult to cover. Some have a gentle taper to a rounded […]
Workshop Tips: Smooth Sheeting

Workshop Tips: Smooth Sheeting

One of the important tasks you need to do correctly while building a giant scale airplane is to produce a smooth and flowing outer surface to apply your finish and paint too. There’s an old saying that a fair paint job applied to a superior surface will look much better than a great paint job […]
Seriously Scale Turbine Helicopter

Seriously Scale Turbine Helicopter

Filmed at the Tokoroa Airfield in New Zealand, this Russian heli has a multitude of scale details, including rockets that explode when they hit the ground! The poster notes that New Zealand’s Civil Aviation Authority had approved the rockets, which are reportedly Bird Bangers, pyrotechnics used to scare away nuisance birds from an area. With or […]
Model Airplane Crash Repair — 5 Quick & Easy Fixes

Model Airplane Crash Repair — 5 Quick & Easy Fixes

One of the apprehensions all pilots experience is knowing our planes are at risk every time they take to the air. Then there is a real sense of accomplishment when the plane makes it safely back to terra firma. As our confidence builds, we start doing maneuvers closer to the ground and thereby increase the […]
Keep it cool: controling air flow

Keep it cool: controling air flow

When working with an internal combustion engine, we always have to deal with the heat that is created by this process. In many cases, the opening in the cowl will allow enough air to flow over the engine to maintain a cool temperature. But when performing extended 3D maneuvers, we have only the air produced by […]
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