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FAA: Exterior Reg. Number
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has posted a rule in the Federal Register requiring small drone owners to display the FAA-issued registration number on an outside surface of the aircraft. Owners and operators may no longer place or write registration numbers in an interior compartment. The rule is effective on February 25.
Feb 14 2:19PM Model Airplane News

DIY Airplane Tail Ski
During winter, most of the planes we fly are tail draggers and just have skis on the front. Small skis for the tail of the plane are unavailable. If the snow is soft or crusty, this more or less works: the wheel drags through the soft snow or stays up on top if the snow [] .
Feb 13 4:02PM Model Airplane News

CLASSICS OVER GEORGIA
Wow! Get your WW I aircraft ready! Thus new RC event is intended for models of any size, any power, as long as they are aircraft models of full-size aircraft from between 1903 and 1938! Mark your calendar for May 23-25. AMA sanction #7387. $25.
Feb 11 10:19PM Model Airplane News

Don't cook your ESC!
Avoid these common power system mistakes Electric fliers all have one thing in common regardless of the size or type of models they flythe electronic speed control (ESC). It doesnt matter if you fly helicopters, airplanes, giant-scale, indoor, or micro models; at the heart of your power system is the speed control, and if its [] . The post Dont cook your ESC! appeared first on Model Airplane News.
Feb 11 1:40PM Model Airplane News

Covering Wings with Fabric
I really enjoy the wing covering process as it impresses me just how much the fabric strengthen and stiffens the wing panels. Just like the fuselage, the first step is ..
Feb 10 2:21PM Model Airplane News

RC Airplanes Make Engine Cowls Easy Beginner tips for
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Feb 9 2:00PM Model Airplane News

Model Plane Construction: Covering a Wingtip
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 [] .
Feb 8 2:00PM Model Airplane News

Workshop Tips: Smooth Sheeting
One of the important tasks you need to do correctly while building a giant scale airplane is to produce a smooth and flowing outer surface to apply your finish and paint too. Theres an old saying that a fair paint job applied to a superior surface will look much better than a great paint job [] . The post Workshop Tips: Smooth Sheeting appeared first on Model Airplane News.
Feb 7 1:37PM Model Airplane News

Seriously Scale Turbine Helicopter
Filmed at the Tokoroa Airfield in New Zealand, this Russian heli has a multitude of scale details, including rockets that explode when they hit the ground! The poster notes that New Zealands Civil Aviation Authority had approved the rockets, which are reportedly Bird Bangers, pyrotechnics used to scare away nuisance birds from an area. With or [] . The post Seriously Scale Turbine Helicopter appeared first on Model Airplane News.
Feb 6 2:23PM Model Airplane News

Model Airplane Crash Repair 5 Quick & Easy Fixes
One of the apprehensions all pilots experience is knowing our planes are at risk every time they take to the air. Then there is a real sense of accomplishment when the plane makes it safely back to terra firma. As our confidence builds, we start doing maneuvers closer to the ground and thereby increase the [] .
Feb 5 1:31PM Model Airplane News

Getting a B-25 Type Rating Budd Davisson gets to know the Mitchell Medium Bomber
If you love B-25s, then check out this story from Flight Journals Editor in Chief Budd Davisson of his adventure getting his B-25 Mitchell rating! Ill never forget the feeling sitting at the end of the runway, right hand wrapped around two throttles, looking out at 3,600 horses in two big radial engines. The 22,000 [] . The post Getting a B-25 Type Rating Budd Davisson gets to know the Mitchell Medium Bomber appeared first on Model Airplane News.
Feb 3 2:06PM Model Airplane News

Getting a B-25 Type Rating Budd Davisson gets to know the Mitchell Medium Bomber
If you love B-25s, then check out this story from Flight Journals Editor in Chief Budd Davisson of his adventure getting his B-25 Mitchell rating! Ill never forget the feeling sitting at the end of the runway, right hand wrapped around two throttles, looking out at 3,600 horses in two big radial engines. The 22,000 [] . The post Getting a B-25 Type Rating Budd Davisson gets to know the Mitchell Medium Bomber appeared first on Model Airplane News.
Feb 3 2:06PM Model Airplane News

Keep it cool: 10 steps to control air flow
When working with an internal combustion engine, we always have to deal with the heat that is created by this process. In many cases, the opening in the cowl will allow enough air to flow over the engine to maintain a cool temperature. But when performing extended 3D maneuvers, we have only the air produced by [] .
Feb 2 2:10PM Model Airplane News

Warbirds Checklist for Success
Wabirds, especially giant scale fighters, are very popular these days. Go to any warbird event and you will see at least these three classic fighters, the P-40 Warhawk, the P-51D Mustang and the F4U Corsair. With so many great flying warbirds, more RC modelers are stepping up to the giant scale class and enjoying the [] .
Feb 2 2:08PM Model Airplane News

Workbench Building Techniques Inset Wire Hinging for Scale Surfaces
One of the more unique features found on giant scale RC airplanes, and on warbirds in particular, are the inset hinges that use long, thin pivot wires to secure the control surfaces in plane. For my current project, an 85 inch span Douglas Skyraider, this type of hinging is used with the rudder, here are some pix [] . The post Workbench Building Techniques Inset Wire Hinging for Scale Surfaces appeared first on Model Airplane News.
Feb 1 2:36PM Model Airplane News

Workbench Building Techniques Inset Wire Hinging for Scale Surfaces
One of the more unique features found on giant scale RC airplanes, and on warbirds in particular, are the inset hinges that use long, thin pivot wires to secure the control surfaces in plane. For my current project, an 85 inch span Douglas Skyraider, this type of hinging is used with the rudder, here are some pix [] . The post Workbench Building Techniques Inset Wire Hinging for Scale Surfaces appeared first on Model Airplane News.
Feb 1 2:36PM Model Airplane News

EASY RIVETS & DETAILS Improving the looks of any ARF Warbird
While I was building my giant-scale Top Flite F4U Corsair ARF, I wanted to add just a touch of detail to help break up its overall-blue paint scheme. Regardless of your model's color, adding some visual surface detail helps your plane gain depth and realism. It's easy to do with some basic techniques and supplieshere's how [] .
Jan 31 2:24PM Model Airplane News

Straight and Level Flight Master the basics.
If you've seen individual IMAC maneuvers, you've probably noticed one factor that ties everything together: straight and level flight. When flying an aerobatic sequence, you must start and finish each of your maneuvers in straight and level flight. Since straight and level flight signifies the end of one maneuver and the beginning of the next [] .
Jan 31 1:00PM Model Airplane News

Functional Scale Cockpit Hatch RC Airplane Access
When it comes to RC Golden Age racers, no one does flying models better than the world recognized guru of scale Gee Bees Henry Haffke. When I teamed up with Henry to build the 1/3-scale version of his Howard DGA-5 Ike Golden Age racer, I added several details that a racer this size needed to look right. One [] .
Jan 30 1:45PM Model Airplane News