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O.S. Engine $40 Merchandise Certificate With Qualifiying Purchase: Now Through 2/28/15

O.S. Engine $40 Merchandise Certificate With Qualifiying Purchase: Now Through 2/28/15

Gasoline engines offer many advantages for R/C pilots, including scale sound, superior performance and excellent fuel economy. Add to that a great rebate program, and you have every reason to go with gasoline power…but you’ll want to act fast! From now through February 28, 2015, when you buy any select O.S. gasoline engine you’ll receive a certificate worth up to $40 towards quality R/C products from over 35 top brands! A wide range of engines are included in this offer, from the “mighty mite” GT15 all the way up to the GT60 — and your purchase of any of them will earn you free merchandise at your participating hobby shop!

These systems qualify for a $40 Merchandise Certificate

OSMG1560 GT60 Gasoline Engine w/o Muffler. $699.99
OSMG1561 GT60 Gasoline Engine w/Muffler . 769.99

These systems qualify for a $40 Merchandise Certificate

OSMG1513 GGT15 Gasoline Engine w/Muffler . . . $399.99
OSMG1515 GT15 Gasoline Engine w/Muffler . 349.99
OSMG1522 GT22 Gasoline Engine w/Muffler . 409.99
OSMG1533 GT33 Gasoline Engine w/Muffler . 419.99

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How to: Add Square Checkerboards

How to: Add Square Checkerboards

This simple design can have a big impact on your aircraft’s color scheme!

We start the same way by spraying the glass with window cleaner, then removing the backing from the Ultracote and then pressing it down on the glass.  This will keep the covering in place while cutting out the checkerboard.

Lay down a ruler and start cutting out the strips going one way. Fortunately for me, the width of my  ruler was perfect for the size of the checkerboard I wanted to make.   After making one cut I would place the  opposite edge  of the ruler on the cut as a guide  to keep the ruler parallel to the previous cut. Then make another cut and move on down across the covering until all of my cuts going in that direction were finished.

Now, line up your ruler ninety degrees to the other cuts, you can use anything that is square for this, I used a CD case.  Then start making all your other cuts going ninety degrees from the previous cut across the covering.  (There is no photo showing this step.)

After you are done making all the cuts in both directions across the covering, start pulling off every other square until all you have left is a checkerboard design on the glass.

Now, laid down the Press-N-Seal over the checkerboard and press on all the squares so that they stick to the Press -N-Seal.  Remove them from the glass and place them in position on the wing.  Follow the same procedures outlined in the article about sealing them down onto the wing with a heat iron.

Here is the finished wing with the square checkerboard on it. As you can see this really does add to the color scheme of the aircraft.

Here are the two planes side-by-side and you can easily tell your plane from all the rest that are in the air.  The checkerboard design is a good color scheme for just about any aircraft (except maybe scale), to make it more visible in the sky. Be sure to try out this easy add-on to your next plane.

 

 

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How to: Add Square Checkerboards

How to: Add Square Checkerboards

This simple design can have a big impact on your aircraft’s color scheme!

We start the same way by spraying the glass with window cleaner, then removing the backing from the Ultracote and then pressing it down on the glass.  This will keep the covering in place while cutting out the checkerboard.

Lay down a ruler and start cutting out the strips going one way. Fortunately for me, the width of my  ruler was perfect for the size of the checkerboard I wanted to make.   After making one cut I would place the  opposite edge  of the ruler on the cut as a guide  to keep the ruler parallel to the previous cut. Then make another cut and move on down across the covering until all of my cuts going in that direction were finished.

Now, line up your ruler ninety degrees to the other cuts, you can use anything that is square for this, I used a CD case.  Then start making all your other cuts going ninety degrees from the previous cut across the covering.  (There is no photo showing this step.)

After you are done making all the cuts in both directions across the covering, start pulling off every other square until all you have left is a checkerboard design on the glass.

Now, laid down the Press-N-Seal over the checkerboard and press on all the squares so that they stick to the Press -N-Seal.  Remove them from the glass and place them in position on the wing.  Follow the same procedures outlined in the article about sealing them down onto the wing with a heat iron.

Here is the finished wing with the square checkerboard on it. As you can see this really does add to the color scheme of the aircraft.

Here are the two planes side-by-side and you can easily tell your plane from all the rest that are in the air.  The checkerboard design is a good color scheme for just about any aircraft (except maybe scale), to make it more visible in the sky. Be sure to try out this easy add-on to your next plane.

 

 

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5 Simple Shop Tips

5 Simple Shop Tips

Simple tricks are the best, don’t you think? These tips may not change your life, but they will make your time in the shop easier and more enjoyable. Send your tip to MAN@airage.com and you could win a MAN or Electric Flight baseball cap (plus worldwide accolades &  fame, of course!).

 

SMOOTH THAT OLD IRON

Have you ever noticed the slick surface on a new covering iron after you first pull it out of the box? The iron seems to float on top of the plastic covering, giving you a beautiful finish. However, after time goes by and the iron gets a little older, the smooth Teflon feel on the surface just goes away. Here is a simple way to rejuvenate that old iron. When the iron is cool, add a little baby powder to the surface and rub it in with your fingers. This will give the contact area a new surface that will glide much more easily over your covering. You can reapply powder as needed to keep the iron gliding smooth.

PAPER TOWEL SHIM

I always have a problem with getting the socket-head bolts into those hard-to-reach spaces. Even though the socket-head bolts do hold on better than a Philips or screwdriver head, they tend to let the bolt fall off just before you can get it started. That’s where this trick is really going to save your day! Add a little piece of paper towel to the end of the ball driver and press it into the socket head of the bolt. You will find that this holds better than a magnetic head driver.

RECYCLE THAT OLD BIKE

Bicycle spokes have the same thread size as a standard-size airplane pushrod, which means you can have 25 to 50 pushrods from an old bicycle wheel. First remove the tire and inner rim tape to get to the spokes. Now just cut the spoke near the center hub and slide it out. Cut it to length when needed. Many of the newer spokes are made of aluminum and are very light.

AILERON ALIGNMENT JIG

When setting up the aileron linkage, it is helpful to have a third hand holding the aileron in the center position. The next best thing is to make this simple alignment jig out of a clothespin and two pieces of balsa. Just put the two pieces of balsa above and below the aileron centered on the gap between the aileron and wing trailing edge. Attach the clothespin to hold the aileron in place. The soft balsa will help prevent the clothespin from marking the surface. Just be sure to remove it before operating the servo when testing the throws..

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The LA Drone Show is a Big Success

The LA Drone Show is a Big Success

The first ever Drone Expo in Los Angeles was a huge success this past weekend. Attendees flock to the LA sports Arena to check out the latest Intel on unmanned aerial vehicles.  With over 3000 people attending the arena was full of people looking for their next new multirotor aircraft. In addition there were a number of speakers from top companies such as DJI, Flir, Dronefly and many others, each seminar was well attended and they lasted  throughout the day during the event.  Many of the seminars had standing room only. Check out some of these images.

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RC Drones come to LA!

RC Drones come to LA!

If you are even a little interested in multi-rotors and RotorDrones, the UAVSA (Unmanned Autonomous Vehicle Systems Association) show is the place to be today, Saturday December 13, 2014.

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This is the first ever commercial Drone Expo in the country and it will be at the LA Sports Arena. Come on down and say hi to the RotorDrone magazine crew. This all day event will feature the industries top cinematographers and drone operators from the Hollywood area. Also top manufactures and FAA officials will be attending. Stay tuned for more detailed information and post show photos and videos.

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Flyzone INUM Indoor Flyer RTF

Flyzone INUM Indoor Flyer RTF

The INUM is as easy as R/C gets. It’s fully loaded with everything you need for exceptional indoor flights. This model delivers slow, smooth flights with good control authority. In a small gym, anyone can fly the INUM and feel like a pro. It’s simple for novices to fly and still entertaining for advanced flyers. In one box you get a pre-assembled INUM Indoor Flyer RTF, rechargeable 3.7V 35mAh LiPo battery, interference-free 2.4GHz transmitter with built-in LiPo charger, and four “AA” batteries. All you need to do to fly the INUM is plug in the battery!

Features:

  • Pre-assembled Indoor Flyer
  • 2.4GHz radio with built-in LiPo charger
  • 3.7V 35mAh LiPo battery
  • Spare Propeller
  • Four “AA” batteries

Specs:

Wingspan: 8.5 in (215 mm)
Length: 9 in (230 mm)
Weight: 0.3 oz (8.5 g)
Wing Area: 21.9 in2 (1.4 dm2)
Wing loading: 2 oz/ft2 (6.1 g/dm2)
Requires: Nothing!

FLZA2100 – $39.99

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Easy DIY Gaskets

Easy DIY Gaskets

In this question of the week, John Reid talks about how to make replacement gaskets for your engine-to-muffler connection using automotive gasket material. It’s easier than you may think!

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