Friday, December 15, 2017

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Perfect Tape Hinging

Attach aileron hinge tape to the upper and lower sides of a wing’s hinge joint as follows. Place the wing on the edge of your workbench and, if necessary, secure it to the bench with masking tape. Turn …

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Ascending Flat Spins?

IF YOU THINK ABOUT IT, a submarine is a true flying machine, not a boat. Like an airplane or blimp, a submarine can explore its environment in 3 dimensions, flying the same way “flightless” penguins soar through the …

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How To Make A Building Board

The basic construction of typical wooden structures for airplanes is quite simple. The most important concept to consider is the accuracy of the structure. Be it a wing, tail, or fuselage, each piece must be built according to …

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Must-have Hardware

Nothing has captivated my interest in model aeronautics the way electric powered modeling has. After flying glow models for nearly 20 years, and dabbling in electric flight for a small portion of that time, I sold off all …

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Control Arm Motor Mount

Looking for a handy way to mount a small brushless motor to a profile 3D park flyer? The answer is to modify a servo control arm. Du-Bro Super Strength Servo Arms are made of a sturdy, shock-absorbing material …

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Orienting the Engine Head

If your engine has a symmetrical cooling head and you have removed it to service your engine, it’s best to remount the head in its original orientation. This is because microscopic asymmetries in the original positioning of the …

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Mounting Park Flyer Carbon Controls

Very small diameter, lightweight carbon fiber rods (available from Aerospace Composite Products, (www.acp-composites.com) can be just the thing for home-brewed control systems that go the extra mile in terms of eliminating slop and weight. Attach a .040-inch diameter …

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