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Favorite DIY Advice

Favorite DIY Advice

Who says old dogs can’t learn new tricks? Here at Model Airplane News, we learn something every day — usually from our readers, the best RC’ers on the planet. Here are four of our favorites. Have a tip you’d like to share? Send the tip and a quick photo to MAN@airage.com! Simple Crush Plate Purchase […]
3 Favorite Workshop Tips

3 Favorite Workshop Tips

From “part stickers” to prop safety, these tips have got you covered!   Propeller Safety Tips To prevent accidents, full-size aircraft are equipped with propellers that have brightly colored tips. Do the same with your model airplane propellers. Mask off the tips and spray on some bright yellow or white to make the prop tips […]

Cheap ‘n’ Easy Shop Tips (including a new use for straws!)

Cheap ‘n’ Easy Shop Tips (including a new use for straws!)

Who doesn’t like turning an ordinary household item into a useful tool? These tips all use items around the house or shop, so they won’t cost you a dime. Have another use for a common product? Send your tip to MAN@airage.com and your tip could be featured in the magazine!   HANDY CARVER Do you have to carve […]
7 QUICK WORKSHOP TIPS

7 QUICK WORKSHOP TIPS

MAN readers are a clever bunch; you’re always coming up with easier, more efficient ways to build and set up airplanes. Here are 7 workshop tips that we think you’ll enjoy using. Have a tip of your own you’d like to share? Send us an email at MAN@airage.com.   Simple Pushrod Guide You may not always […]

Model Airplane News Favorite Reader Tips

Model Airplane News Favorite Reader Tips

Check out these reader tips! Betcha you’ll use at least one on your next building project. (Have a tip you’d like to share? Send it to MAN@airage.com … no photo required!)   GET A GRIP Converting scale aircraft to electric is becoming commonplace. Here’s a neat trick that solves a simple but perplexing problem often encountered […]
Model Airplane Tips

Model Airplane Tips

There’s usually more than one way to do a job right, and that’s especially true in the RC airplane workshop. Check out these tips and you may find yourself wondering, “Now why didn’t I think of that?” PAINT DRIPS An easy way to avoid messy paint drips around the workshop is to take a rubber […]

Model Airplane News Reader Tips

Model Airplane News Reader Tips

From emery boards to bandages, put common household items to good use in your workshop! If you have a tip of your own to share, please drop us a line at MAN@airage.com.   Beauty Tape For years, scale modelers have used paper hair styling tape to reproduce rib tape on their scale planes. It works […]
RC Airplane Tips & Tricks

RC Airplane Tips & Tricks

You know what we’re grateful for this Thanksgiving? Hints and tips from the best readers around! Here’s hoping you are able to spend some time in the workshop this holiday weekend and can put a few of these tips to use! HOT HINGE SLOTTER Hinges work better when the slots are right in the middle […]

Model Airplane News Reader Tips

Model Airplane News Reader Tips

These DIY techniques use ordinary house/shop gear to make useful tools for building and assembling RC aircraft. They’re cheap and easy, just the way we like! EASY THIRD HAND You can make a very useful third hand by just soldering together a wire coat hanger and an alligator clip. Try making two holders bent at […]
Model Airplane News Easy Workshop Tips

Model Airplane News Easy Workshop Tips

Check out these reader tips! Betcha you’ll use at least one on your next building project. (Have a tip you’d like to share? Send it to MAN@airage.com … no photo required!)   Hatch Leash A great way to ensure your canopy arrives attached to your plane, rather than flying off one way and the plane going […]
Model Airplane News Workshop Tips

Model Airplane News Workshop Tips

Every issue we share reader advice in our “Tips & Tricks” column. Here are a few of our favorites. STAR STRUCK Cutting out very small stars is nearly impossible with a hobby knife, and no small pre-made stars are available, either. Here’s the perfect solution: star-shaped punches for scrapbooking available at craft stores. Sizes range from as small as […]
Model Airplane Workshop Tips

Model Airplane Workshop Tips

From pull-pull control systems to getting the most out of that bottle of CA, our team of editors and contributors has the answers you’re looking for. Here are 7 workshop tips that we hope will make your time in the shop more enjoyable and efficient. Enjoy! Fine-Tuning Control Horns When it comes to using a pull-pull […]
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