3D Printing for Scale Airplanes

Oct 07, 2015 No Comments by

OK, I could have gotten a lot more attention by titling this post “3D Printing Bombs” but I did not want the FBI coming to the MAN office. With today’s amazing new technologies seeming to be absolutely like magic, I decided to try out one of the several new 3D companies that offer services online. [...]

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8 Great Workshop Tips

Oct 01, 2015 2 Comments by

EASY-INSTALL EYELETS The brass eyelets that come with rubber servo grommets are often a tight fit, and they can be tiresome to install by hand. A handy alternative is to use a punch or a piercer to apply them. Mount the grommet on the servo, and slip the eyelet over the tip of the punch. [...]

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Tame your Tail-Dragger

Oct 01, 2015 1 Comment by

From sport planes and classic civilian aircraft to warbirds and fighters, where the little “steering” wheel is in back behind the main landing gear, the tail-dragger configuration remains very popular. Though the tailwheel has very little effect on the model’s flight performance, the landing gear configuration does make takeoffs and landings much different from planes [...]

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One of a Kind Messerschmitt

Oct 01, 2015 11 Comments by

Although the full-size German Me P.1110 was never produced, you can tell from this 1/3-scale RC version that it would have been a force to reckon with during WW II. Designed to be a high-altitude, jet-powered interceptor, it was intended as a deterrent to Allied bombing raids but the war ended before it could be put into production. Roland [...]

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Fantasy-Scale Flying Bicycle

Oct 01, 2015 25 Comments by

Bet you’ve never seen RC models like these! Based on a real-life flying bicycle from the 1920s that actually flew across the English Channel, these unusual 13.7-foot aircraft are powered by King 95 engines and fly with 5-foot, 4-inch pilot figures behind the controls! Each model required close to 1,000 building hours, and they fly beautifully. Our [...]

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10 Top Shop Tips

Oct 01, 2015 13 Comments by

Here are a few of our favorite tips for building, staying organized and making the most out of everyday items. What are some of your go-to tips and tricks? Share them in the comments section!   Head over Heels When it comes to mixing and applying epoxy glue, you can do the job much quicker [...]

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Sopwith Camel — Video Sneak Peek

Sep 24, 2015 No Comments

Featured in the upcoming December 2015 issue of MAN, the newest construction article is for editor Gerry Yarrish’s 1/4-scale Sopwith Camel. Designed with CAD and featuring laser cut parts (also available), this WW1 classic is sport scale and it has excellent flight stability and performance. It has an 84 inch span and is powered by [...]

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Sneak Peek — Lowers-Minges LM-1 Reno Racer

Sep 24, 2015 2 Comments

Designed and built for a MAN construction article by Mark Rittinger, the LM-1 racer was the winner of the Designer Scale category at the Toledo RC Expo and trade show. The detailed construction article will be in the January 2016 issue of MAN so stay tuned for more. Here’s what Mark had to say about [...]

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