Museum-Scale PBY Catalina

Dec 22, 2014 No Comments by

We love flying boats, and this impressive, 13-foot-span PBY Catalina is an exquisite replica! Designed and built by Icelandic modeler Sturla Snorrason , this 1/8-scale PBY Catalina is powered by two Quadra 35cc gas engines spinning 16 x 8 3-blade Graupner props and weighs in at 48.5 pounds. Even the retracts are scratch-built! Unfortunately this model has since crashed [...]

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5 Budget Tips & Tricks

Dec 22, 2014 2 Comments by

Now that the holidays are over, it’s time to get back on a budget. These five easy tips are sure to make your modeling life easier, and they don’t cost a dime! TIE UP THOSE LOOSE ENDS If one of your model’s control servo connectors become unplugged during flight, at best, you’re going to have a [...]

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New Arrival — FlySky FS-i10 10-channel Transmitter

Dec 19, 2014 No Comments by

Just arrived in the MAN office this cool looking 10-channel transmitter from Diamond Hobby. This impressive transmitter is completely different from your everyday radios and it is loaded with great and unique features. It has 20 model memory, USB charging for the LiPo TX battery pack, and multiple touch screens for adjusting the transmitter setup [...]

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Showoff Move: Negative Snap from an Inverted Climb

Dec 18, 2014 3 Comments by

This is a good maneuver to help teach you how to perform cleanly while being aware of any corrections being needed for maximum points. As with most maneuvers, with lots of practice, you learn to correct subconsciously which is the goal for anyone wanting to be a serious aerobatic and or 3D pilot.     [...]

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How to: Add Square Checkerboards

Dec 18, 2014 11 Comments by

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 [...]

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Tremendous Texan

Dec 18, 2014 12 Comments by

With a wingspan of over 100 inches, this 1/4-scale T-6 Texan is powered by a Moki 215cc radial gas engine. It looks and sounds great in the air, and  the onboard camera on the horizontal stabilizer provides an in-air view! We love the detail on its meticulous sliding greenhouse canopy.  Thanks to Dean and Peter Coxon who [...]

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HobbyKing C-47

Dec 17, 2014 No Comments

With its LED wingtip and landing lights, retracts and functional flaps, this Gooney Bird is definitely on our holiday list! Hobby King thoughtfully provides three sets of decals (U.S., UK and Russian) so you can make yours unique. Foam construction and installed motor systems and servos mean you’ll be flight-ready in less time than it takes [...]

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5 Simple Shop Tips

Dec 16, 2014 No Comments

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 [...]

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