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Favorite RC Modeler Workshop Tips

Favorite RC Modeler Workshop Tips

In 2018, we wish you fair skies, calm winds, and plenty of time in the workshop. And speaking of the shop, these tips are sure to come in handy. Enjoy!   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 […]
Model Airplane Reader Tips

Model Airplane Reader Tips

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. Simple Crush Plate Purchase Lucite at the hardware store and pick up a 1 1/4-inch hole cutter.  Use the hold […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
Easy RC Model Airplane Repair Tricks

Easy RC Model Airplane Repair Tricks

Eventually, a wrong move is made, or a servo or radio malfunction occurs, and in one brief terrifying moment, the plane hits the ground. Your pride and joy now sits helplessly wounded. But don’t fear; although the plane may be damaged, in many cases, it is far from dead. The good news is that more […]
RC Model Workshop Tips

RC Model Workshop Tips

We have the best readers, and we love your unique ways of making building and assembling RC planes easier. Here are a few of our favorites; bet you’ll use at least one on your next project! (Have a tip you’d like to share? Send it to MAN@airage.com!)   CLEAR GLUE TO THE RESCUE Sometimes a hard […]
RC Model Airplane Tips and Tricks from the Readers

RC Model Airplane Tips and Tricks from the Readers

We have the best readers, and we love your unique ways of making building and assembling RC planes easier. Here are a few of our favorites; bet you’ll use at least ... Continue reading ... Join our premium membership!
7 Super Shop Tips from our Readers

7 Super Shop Tips from our Readers

Here are seven superb workshop tips straight from the best modelers in the world — MAN readers! Have a tip you’d like to share? Send it to MAN@airage.com (no photo or illustration required!). KEEP CANOPY BOLTS FROM BACKING OUT Use this method to help hold on to canopies. Take an 1/8-inch-thick piece of rubber sheet, cut […]
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 […]
5 Budget RC Airplane Tips & Tricks

5 Budget RC Airplane Tips & Tricks

These five easy tips are sure to make your modeling life easier, and they don’t cost a dime! TIE UP THOSE LOOSE ENDS If one of your model’s control servo connectors become unplugged during flight, at best, you’re going to have a really tough time getting it back on the ground in one piece. At worst, […]
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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