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Planes Worth Modeling — Pietenpol Air Camper

Planes Worth Modeling — Pietenpol Air Camper

Quoted from the Pietenpol Hangar display, EAA Museum/Pioneer Airport. Oshkosh, WI: “Bernard H. Pietenpol pursued his dreams of flight from the ’20s through his passing in 1984. His dreams were of planes powered by auto engines that nearly everyone could afford to build and operate. He first flew Gnome, then Ford Model-T powered planes without […]
Blade Trio 180 CFX BNF Basic [VIDEO]

Blade Trio 180 CFX BNF Basic [VIDEO]

From Blade: Building on the popularity of the 180 CFX, the Trio 180 CFX is a powerful, micro, 3D machine that now comes with a 3-bladed rotor head improving response and collective authority. Combined with optimized servo geometry, enhanced digital metal gear servos, carbon fiber frame and a lighter overall profile, the Trio 180 CFX […]
Spektrum A6300 HV Ultra Torque Brushless Aircraft Servo

Spektrum A6300 HV Ultra Torque Brushless Aircraft Servo

From Spektrum: The A6300 is the first in an evolving line of Spektrum brushless servos that provide leading edge performance with uncompromised reliability. Boasting an extremely powerful 530 oz-in torque and a lightning fast .10 sec/60° transit time @8.4v, the A6300 will make RC enthusiasts take a second look at Spektrum Servos. The A6300 features […]
Spektrum Focal DVR FPV Headset

Spektrum Focal DVR FPV Headset

From Spektrum: The Spektrum™ Focal™ DVR FPV headset combines the video quality of a premium Fat Shark headset with Digital Video Recording capability so that users can capture the experience without the extra weight of an additional device on the aircraft or vehicle. Whether you’re running an HD or conventional FPV camera, selectable aspect ratios […]
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300cc Gee Bee R3

300cc Gee Bee R3

Sporting a Coca-Cola scheme, this 118-inch-span racer can really put on a show with its 300cc Moki 5-cylinder radial engine! Built from the Airworld kit, the model depicts the R3 version of the famous Gee Bees, which actually never left the drawing board. It’s a beauty! Thanks to Dean and Pete Coxon for filming this terrific […]
8 Great Workshop Tips

8 Great Workshop Tips

Here are a few tips from the Model Airplane News vault — enjoy! If you have some tips of your own you’d like to share, please send them to MAN@airage.com.      HOT HOLES Here’s a simple way to make holes through balsa in tight spots. Just bend the tip of a soldering gun to […]
How To Host a Successful Fly In like the Warbirds over Delaware

How To Host a Successful Fly In like the Warbirds over Delaware

For more than 25 years now, Warbirds over Delaware has attracted serious warbird pilots and builders from all across the country and from international locations. The annual military modeling migration brings together some of the greatest RC warbirds you can see anywhere. But, how do you successfully host a premier giant-scale RC event like the […]
Must-Have CNC Accessory — Stepcraft’s Tool Length Sensor

Must-Have CNC Accessory — Stepcraft’s Tool Length Sensor

Once you start working with your 3-axis CNC system, you’ll quickly learn the importance of the X,Y, and Z placement of your cutting tool. Basically, its pretty easy to establish your start point in the X and Y axis, (the position on the work space), all you have to do is make sure your tool […]
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Prevent Ground Loops with a Gyro

Like many of you, I have a few different planes, and enjoy flying most of them. However, I do have one or two that are just plain nasty in their ground handling and take offs. You probably have seen these – some Piper Cubs, Beavers, and especially some of the narrow under carriage warbirds. Strangely, […]
RC Motor Box Upgrade — Make model parts using Stepcraft desktop CNC

RC Motor Box Upgrade — Make model parts using Stepcraft desktop CNC

It’s nothing new combining CAD with RC model airplanes, and in fact, it’s been around for decades. However, the ability to use CAD files to produce RC airplane parts at home is relatively new. With the Stepcraft desktop CNC system, I was able to make a new motor mount box for a friend who was […]
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 […]
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 […]
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