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Scale Cockpits Made Easy
Kick it up a notch--Dress Up Your Model's Front Office . The post Scale Cockpits Made Easy appeared first on Model Airplane News.
3 hrs ago | Model Airplane News site

Make a Removable RC Engine Mount Box Workshop Video How To
MAN Sr., Tech Editor Gerry Yarrish shows his technique for making a removable engine mount box system that includes the fuel system, throttle servo and ignition battery support structure. Everything bolts into place and is easy to remove for maintenance.
1 day ago | Model Airplane News site

DIY Fiberglass Engine Cowlings
When you find that you can not purchase a molded part for your scale project, it really isn't all that difficult to make that part yourself. Here is a great way to make homemade fiberglass engine cowlings with readily available supplies. To make the engine cowling for my 1/4-scale Sopwith Camel, I used 1-inch-thick blue .
3 days ago | Model Airplane News site

DIY Fiberglass Engine Cowlings
When you find that you can not purchase a molded part for your scale project, it really isn't all that difficult to make that part yourself. Here is a great way to make homemade fiberglass engine cowlings with readily available supplies. To make the engine cowling for my 1/4-scale Sopwith Camel, I used 1-inch-thick blue .
3 days ago | Model Airplane News site

Pro Tips for Spray Painting
Heres a great workshop technique from editor Gerry Yarrishs workshop. Over the years, the products may have changed but today, painting your model airplane with rattle can spray paint is a less expensive alternative than using an air compressor and an automotive touch-up gun. When you start building models that have formed plastic or fiberglass parts such .
4 days ago | Model Airplane News site

5 Great Servo Installation Tips
After you install your servos according the manufacturer's directions, you might find that when the servo arms are placed on the splines, they arent at a perfect 90-degree angle to the servo case and control linkage. Or, after you've hooked up the various linkages, you discover there is too much or not enough travel throw . .
5 days ago | Model Airplane News site

Model Airplane Tips & Tricks
From aluminum foil to household corner molding, these cheap and easy workshop tips use common items or scrap material to make your RC airplane modeling time easier and more enjoyable. Have a great tip youd like to share? Email it to man@airage.com! OVERSPRAY PROTECTOR When youre painting, its important to protect parts from overspray.
8 days ago | Model Airplane News site

Workshop Build-Along WW I Weathering
So youve finished painting your new scale airplane and it looks nice and shiny and brand new. You check your model one more time against your photo documents of the full-size plane and theres something just not quite right What is it? Well, it would be a safe guess that your full size subject airplane, [] . The post Workshop Build-Along WW I Weathering appeared first on Model Airplane News.
10 days ago | Model Airplane News site

Make Smoke, Have Fun!
Sullivan Products new S760 SkySmoke Smoke Fluid, is a joint partnership with SuperDri, the leader in full-scale aviation smoke oil. SkySmoke is made with 100% paraffinic oils and has no additives. We used the Sullivan SkyWriter Smoke system in our giant scale Triplane test model.
11 days ago | Model Airplane News site

Covering Wingtips made Easy
Covering a wing panel with film covering is fairly simple and easy to do, even for those with little skill; that is, until you get to the wingtip. Of course, all wingtips are different shapes, and not all fall in the category of difficult to cover. Some have a gentle taper to a rounded [] .
12 days ago | Model Airplane News site

Make a Sliding Warbird Canopy
Many scale modelers simply can't leave well enough alone. They often find ways to improve their scale projects. With the VQ Warbirds Corsair ARF as a base model, A complete makeover to add lots of details is fun, but to kick it up a notch, a sliding canopy is one of the several sub projects [] .
13 days ago | Model Airplane News site

Bombs Away! Easy Upgrade.
To say I am a proud dad would be right on the money. My son Sean and I have been flying RC for about 10 years here in sunny South Florida. He started at the age of 8 and quickly became a confident, fearless pilot, which is typical for the savvy youngsters who aren't paying [] .
14 days ago | Model Airplane News site

Electric Retracts Made Easy
When you start to assemble an EDF jet, one of the required tasks is to work out and install your retractable landing gear. Modifying and installing E-flite gear in a jet is relatively simple and MAN contributor Ken Park recently accomplished the task for his new Viper Jet. Check it out, its easier than you [] .
15 days ago | Model Airplane News site

Scale panel and Louver Details
This Henry Haffke design was built as part of a team effort with Henry and MAN editor Gerry Yarriish building and detailing this impressive icon of National Air Racing fame. Here are more of the finishing techniques used to detail the Howard Ike. Scale Exterior Panels One of the details that's a real part of [] .
17 days ago | Model Airplane News site

Micro Warbird Makeover
Over the past several years, the arrival of ARFs has provided a means for many to quickly get into RC flying. Today, preassembled models have improved to the point where many exceed the level of ability, interest, and even flying skills of the purchaser. No matter the reason, ARFs do fill a very necessary niche [] .
18 days ago | Model Airplane News site

Detailing a Ziroli Staggerwing
There are few 1/4-scale models of the Beechcraft Staggerwing, and the most popular RC design is the one from Nick Ziroli. Its outline is very close to scale and it produces a great looking scale airplane. When it comes to making them look real, you need to use some scale parts and techniques.
19 days ago | Model Airplane News site

Molded Parts for Phantom II
In the July 2018 issue of MAN, we featured a construction article for a sport-scale electric EDF powered Phantom II designed by Dan Savage. And since then, there have been great accessories made available to speed the building process of this iconic jet fighter. These molded parts for the all-wood DIY jet are now available [] .
20 days ago | Model Airplane News site