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Hinging for your RC Airplane — Pro Tips for doing it Right

Hinging for your RC Airplane — Pro Tips for doing it Right

Hinges are a very important part of any RC model. Without them, control surfaces can’t move and we would have no control over our model. In a nutshell, hinges connect the movable control surfaces to their matching fixed aircraft surfaces. They connect the ailerons and flaps to the wing panels, connect the rudder to the […]
Online Bonus Preview  Andy Clancy RC Bee Liner  with 70 Construction Photos

Online Bonus Preview Andy Clancy RC Bee Liner with 70 Construction Photos

Coming soon in the November issue of MAN, we have a great addition to the Lazy Bee line. Designed by the father of the Lazy Bee, Andy Clancy, the Bee Liner is a multi-motor version of the classic sport flyer with a bit of 1930s retro added in for good measure. Below are Andy’s complete […]

RC Giant Scale Waco YMF-5 by Pedro Sanchez

RC Giant Scale Waco YMF-5 by Pedro Sanchez

When it comes to artwork, there are many forms and mediums to use to create a masterpiece.  This amazing RC 1/3-scale WACO YMF-5 biplane was finished and flown by Pedro Sanchez, and anyone who sees it up close has to agree, it is a flying and functional work of art! An expert builder and a […]
RC Model Tips & Tricks

RC Model Tips & Tricks

Experience is the best teacher, and we love when our readers share their unique ways of using ordinary items in their hobby. Here are a few of our favorite tips. What are some of your go-to tips and tricks? Share them in the comments section! NO-SLIP BATTERY Place a piece of rubber tool-drawer liner material under your battery […]

Learn the Slip to Landing

Learn the Slip to Landing

    Executing the side slip to landing requires a pilot to be comfortable with using rudder as well as cross-controlling rudder and aileron input. It is important to understand the balance of these two inputs, as all airplanes respond to control inputs in a different manner. If too much rudder and/or aileron are used […]
Model Airplane How to: Weather an ARF Warbird

Model Airplane How to: Weather an ARF Warbird

No doubt about it, among warbirds, the Vought F4U Corsair ranks way up near the top as a favorite with modelers. The bent-wing bird, as it’s often called, has a look like no other WW II fighter. From its big, round cowl through its aft cockpit to its unique inverted gull wing, there’s no mistaking […]

Model Airplane Giant Scale Engine Considerations

Model Airplane Giant Scale Engine Considerations

When you are selecting the correct power plant for your giant-scale project, there are many factors to consider, including the size, weight, noise level, and carburetor type for the engine.These requirements can change with the intent of the project. A giant-scale aerobatic enthusiast, for example, is looking for pure performance, whereas a scale builder might […]
Model Airplane Workshop Build-Along, Douglas Skyraider Part 14 Plug-in Wing Panels

Model Airplane Workshop Build-Along, Douglas Skyraider Part 14 Plug-in Wing Panels

So, after getting the Skyraider up onto its landing gear last time out, I thought I would tackle finishing up the plug-in wing panels. This of course was started before the wings were sheeted by installing the hardware which included the aluminum wing tube and socket sets which are available from Nick Ziroli Plans. Here […]

Model Airplane Douglas Skyraider  Part 12, Attaching the wing to the Fuselage

Model Airplane Douglas Skyraider Part 12, Attaching the wing to the Fuselage

After gluing the wing panels together the next step is to install the one-piece wing structure to the fuselage. Here is the completed wing structure. The center bottom section has been left unsheeted so the dihedral braces could be epoxied into place. This also keeps the wing blocks that will support the wing attachment bolts […]
Model Airplane Flying Boat with 12 Four-Stroke Engines

Model Airplane Flying Boat with 12 Four-Stroke Engines

Built and piloted by Michael Bräuer, this impressive scratch-built plane has a 16-foot wingspan and weighs in at 132 pounds, and it’s powered by twelve (12!) O.S. .62 4-strokes. This 1/10-scale Dornier DO-X is done up in 1929 Lufthansa livery was designed. The model has Futaba servos, fiberglass ... Continue reading ... Join our premium membership!
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