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Make sure to use zip ties on all fuel lines for maximum safety

Let’s Talk Fuel Lines! — Care and Feeling for Reliable Performance

On all of my nitro and gasoline-powered airplanes, I use zip ties to secure my fuel lines going from the fuel tank to both the carburetor and the muffler. When routing lines within your airplane, make sure that they can move freely and are not bent in any odd fashion. After all, you need to […]
Monster Super Constellation Takes Flight

Monster Super Constellation Takes Flight

When Lockheed’s Super Constellations ruled the commercial skies in the late ’50s and early ’60s, traveling by air was still a treat! This 12.5-fot-span L-1049G Super Constellation in Lufthansa livery takes to the ... Continue reading ... Join our premium membership!
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Shop Tip: Balancing your Propeller

Shop Tip: Balancing your Propeller

When operating RC airplanes, properly balanced propellers are very important. Having a balanced prop helps prevent excessive vibration which can cause electrical connections to loosen, fuel in your gas tank to foam up, and can even cause structural damage.  Balancing your propeller helps avoid all these problems and it is very easy to do by following this two-step […]
Top Gun Video Interview from Warbird Alley

Top Gun Video Interview from Warbird Alley

Without a doubt, the most popular tent this year at Top Gun belonged to P.J. Ash. P.J. is the motivator behind the Warbird Alley gang, and Warbird Alley is the watering hole at the Top Gun flightline! It’s also where the MAN crew set up our home base! This year, P.J. had three huge tents to house all the models […]
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Hot New Planes & Gear at Toledo!

Hot New Planes & Gear at Toledo!

At this year’s Weak Signals Toledo Exposition, there are new products in very aisle! Here are a few of our favorite finds (so far!). Stay tuned for more planes and gear! New from Phoenix Model and Tower Hobby, this giant-scale Westland Lysander has a 10.5-foot wingspan and is designed for .46 to .55 two-stroke, .52 […]
Road to Top Gun — Mike Grady’s Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

Road to Top Gun — Mike Grady’s Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

Top Gun regular Mike Grady is again competing this year with his well tried, B-17G in the Unlimited class. David Payne will again be the bomber pilot. Mike’s B-17G model is 1/9th and is finished in the B-17G “Nine –O-Nine” colors flown by the 323 Squadron, 91st Bomb Group and completed 140 missions without a […]
15 Building Tips To Maximize Your Workshop Time

15 Building Tips To Maximize Your Workshop Time

Regardless of the type of model you want to create, there are many similar building tasks and assembly techniques. Here are some of basics that I’ve used over the years, which will help you speed up your builds and improve your skills. And remember, a workshop is what you make it: A basic folding table […]
RotoFlow Fuel Systems — No Maintenance Required

RotoFlow Fuel Systems — No Maintenance Required

RC Fuel Tanks haven’t changed in decades and we all deal with the same old problems of leaks and misplaced clunks after a hard landing! On the market now for a couple of years, the RotoFlow Fuel system from JL power Products is truly revolutionary with its internal “clunkless” design. I have have one installed […]
Aerobatic Setup Secrets — Pro Tips for Success.

Aerobatic Setup Secrets — Pro Tips for Success.

It wasn’t that long ago that, when I got a new plane, I’d get it airborne as fast as I could without making much of attempt to really dial it in. If my plane had unique traits or felt unbalanced, I’d just get used to how it flew and compensated with my thumbs. This really […]
The First Fokkers!

The First Fokkers!

These RC models are replicas of the very first airplane designed by Anthony Fokker in 1911. The multitude of bracing cables gave the impression of a spider, hence its Dutch name, “Spin.” Fokker taught himself to fly in his second Spin! Built and piloted by Klaus Fischer and Heiner Wintermann, these 14-foot-span planes each weigh […]
Fighting Flutter — Proper Hinging Can Save Your Plane!

Fighting Flutter — Proper Hinging Can Save Your Plane!

We’ve all seen and heard it, the sound of control surface flutter. Flutter can be very destructive , and this problem all boils down to using suitable building techniques. It is absolutely mandatory that the hinges on an aircraft be installed properly. If hinges are not installed correctly, they can bind with one another, making […]
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