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Electric RC’s Field Of Dreams! Words And Photos By Scott Copeland Sidebar By Bob Mitchell Is this heaven? No … It’s Downsville. For the better part of one week each September, for the last 17 years, Downsville,...
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Words & Photos By Mark Wilkins With seemingly hordes of electric powered model aircraft filling the skies there are many who feel an airplane is only truly an airplane if it is powered by an internal combustion (IC)...
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Everyone appreciates a good building tip or trick — especially when it makes our hobby easier and more enjoyable! Here are a few of our favorites. Send your tips to man@airage.com and if we use them in the magazine, we’ll send you a free MAN baseball cap!...
Powered by a Desert Aircraft 150cc gas engine, this 13-foot-span biplane is a 66%-scale version of a homebuilt Icelandic aerobat that’s based on the Junmeister, but smaller. The Idelandic word “kot” means “coat” and it’s called an Aerokot because designer Hunn Sneadel said that the plane fits him like a coat....
I don't usually pick up items like this because I figure the way I am doing it works. Let me tell you that this is one product anyone who owns a gas engine needs! I have probably had mine about a month and was looking at it thinking ok, that will never get used, should have bought something else with the money. I...
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When it comes to performing an aerobatic routine, you will need some type of turnaround maneuver to bring the aircraft back to center stage. The three most popular ones are the Stall Turn, the Immelmann and the Split-S. These three turnaround maneuvers can be used to place your plane back in line with its prior...
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Once you get to a certain level of scale modeling, you’ll start making parts that need to be produced in multiples and, most likely, are not commercially available. This is easily dealt with by making a master part and then reproducing it with a mold and resin casting liquid. Resin casting is considered an advanced...
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When it comes to really looking scale, it’s in the details that we make the most progress in giving our model’s that “used” look. For my Balsa USA Fokker Triplane, I wanted to bring a better scale look to the front end so I installed a resin cast Oberusel rotary engine available from Nick Ziroli Plans. This is...
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Well, it has be a long while since I’ve posted some progress on our 85 inch span Ziroli Skyraider. So lets get back to it, with this post for sheeting the wings. The last time out we finished the prep work for installing the Robart 148E electric retracts and now the plywood support ribs and the mount rails have...
Hello Everyone. Would like everyone to know that the 2017 Tucson IMAC is on for March 11-12. The field will be open for practice on March 10th. This is an AMA sanction event. We will be using the Alternate Sequence for this event to try to please our neighbors. TRCC has a BRAND NEW runway btw! Camping is welcome,...