Model Airplane News is the brand that started it all back in 1929, and it remains the trusted resource for RC aircraft enthusiasts everywhere. Written for the full spectrum of RC airplane, helicopter, and multirotor fliers—from beginners to seasoned pros—Model Airplane News entertains and informs with on-the-flight line event coverage, impressive flight techniques, detailed flight reports, DIY workshop projects, and much more.
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PILOT PROJECTS • SHOWCASING WHAT YOU BUILD & FLY | EMAIL ENTRIES TO: MAN@AIRAGE.COM
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THE BLUE MAX SCALE CHALLENGE & FLY-IN • A celebration of early aviation, RC-style!
GAS FUEL TANKS 101 Trouble-free setup & maintenance • No matter whether you fly a warbird, IMAC, Cub, or 3D airplane, if it has a gas engine you need a properly constructed, gasoline compatible fuel tank and fuel system to feed it. Properly installing and maintaining your tank and fuel system are key elements to ensure that when you land it’s with the engine running. I’m not sure if you’ve noticed, but inadvertent engine shutdown almost always occurs at the worst possible phase of flight such as in a low hover, when the plane is downwind, or over trees or water. Paying attention to detail where your fuel system is concerned will minimize these potential issues.
SPORT SCALE MONOCOUPE Build a lightly loaded, electric classic • “The Ultimate plane for the private flyer,” so read the advertisement for the Velie Monocoupe in the late 1920s. “A dehydrated version of the ‘Spirit of St. Louis,’” is how the late Cole Palen, founder of Old Rhinebeck aerodrome, described his.
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TOP 10 WARBIRDS • Our favorite fighters and their RC counterparts
SET UP DUAL SERVOS • Four ways to achieve symmetrical control
ARMSOAR MEDINA 2M ARF • This wooden e-glider excels at thermal-hunting!
1/4-SCALE BELL 47G • Next-level scale helicopter!
XFLY-MODEL J-65 70MM • A beautiful scale business jet
TRIANGLE LOOP WITH ROLLS • Add some spice to your flight routine!
NASA’S 1968 RC LINE-UP