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Model Airplane Tips and Technique Articles

We have a selection of "how to Build" articles to take you through building different sections of a model airplane, as well as learning to fly your model aircraft. You may also want to read our buying online article for tips and pointers of what you should look for when buying anything online.


Building the Fuselage

» Introduction to Building the Fuselage
This series of articles will take you through a step by step guide on building the fuselage of Stick model airplane
» Laying out the Fuselage
With building a model airplane creating the fuselage sides is as critical as joining them together.
» Building inner fuselage
Building the inner fuselage sides is another task that is not very difficult. It is often simply a matter of measuring carefully
» Preparing the formers
Most formers that come with kits are not ready-to-use. Various holes may need to be drilled and if the formers were die-cut they may need to be...
» Jigging and Dry Fitting
One way to try and ensure that there will not be any significant problems during the assembly, is to dry-fit parts.
» Building it Straight
No matter how carefully you may select your wood and how carefully you measure, the two side of the fuselage will never be exactly the same. This is often even worse in Kit Models
» Front End
When making your cut-out for your engine, it is probably easier to simply make the whole bigger than the engine than rather than.....
» Installing onboard gear
We have learned that installing the onboard radio as early as possible not only speeds up the installation but makes the installation simpler with better pushrod alignment


Repairing a Model Aircraft

» How to repair a model aircraft


Learning to Fly

» Learning to Fly
Learn the basics of flying a radio controlled model airplane


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Model Airplane Articles

» Introduction to Building
» Laying out the Fuselage
» Building inner fuselage
» Preparing the formers
» Jigging and Dry Fitting
» Building it Straight
» Front End
» Installing onboard gear
» Learning to Fly


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