Category: Building Techniques

  • REPLACING A SERVO PLUG

    REPLACING A SERVO PLUG

    Each time you assemble your favourite ARTF it’s a good idea to check for wear and tear on the servo […]

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  • FIBRE OPTIC RX LIGHT

    FIBRE OPTIC RX LIGHT

    Cull some fibres from an illuminated toy and glue both ends into some cut off tubing to make your Optic […]

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  • DEPRON SCALE

    DEPRON SCALE

    Joe’s first attempt at building a traditional scale model using Depron was this Chipunk based on the Dennis Bryant plan. […]

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  • Woodn’t you like to know?

    Woodn’t you like to know?

    Back in the old days, many plans had a materials list included on the drawing – and it’s been suggested […]

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  • Model resurrection

    Model resurrection

    My beloved, ageing 72” span Harvard, built more than fifteen years ago from a Flair kit, hit the ground like […]

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  • Using a wattmeter

    Using a wattmeter

    Anyone researching electric flight for the first time can’t help but notice the advice to buy a wattmeter which appears […]

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  • 3D printers for beginners

    3D printers for beginners

    3D printing may seem like a fairly recent innovation, however it’s been around for longer than you might perhaps imagine. The […]

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  • Hints & tips

    Hints & tips

      JAMMIN'  “Whilst removing a propeller from my model I encountered a jammed collet-type prop adaptor”, writes Henry Leong from […]

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  • Wrap it up!

    Wrap it up!

    My home-brew winter project has reached the stage where the woodwork is essentially complete, bar some final gluing up, and […]

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  • Wiring for the masses

    Wiring for the masses

    Visit any flying site and you’ll notice that, whether i.c. or electric powered, the majority of models being flown are […]

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