40% Aluminum DHC-2 Beaver

Jul 30, 2015 6 Comments by

Would you believe over 2,000 rivets hold this beautiful airframe together? Just like its full-size big brother, this 230-inch-span scale aircraft has aluminum sheet covering. A Moki 420cc 5-cylinder radial engine spinning a custom 40-inch prop lets it fly at speeds of up to 60mph. Thanks to Pete and Dean Coxon for filming this giant at [...]

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Dawn Patrol over the Glen WW1 Meet

Jul 29, 2015 No Comments by

The Shade Tree Miniature Aircraft Association’s  (SMAA)  flying field is located in  Glen St. Mary Florida, about 35 miles due west of Jacksonville. This club hosts several events during the year, the most popular being their “Dawn Patrol over the Glen” open to of any size WW1 models. They also have a “Warbirds over the Glen” meet for [...]

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Taming a Camel – Bavarian Demon Flight Stabilization System

Jul 29, 2015 1 Comment by

I had an interesting time at the recent Warbirds over Delaware giant scale event. I was flying my newly completed 1/4-scale Sopwith Camel and was having some difficulty landing the short nosed WW1 biplane. I made three flights each ending by flipping over on its nose and I broke three propellers. Not my best showing. It [...]

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Mini Mustang: Is it scale?

Jul 29, 2015 10 Comments by

This 80% scale Mustang, built in the U.S., puts on a show at the Willis Warbirds Fighter Meet in Little Gransden, UK. Love that V8 engine and 4-blade prop! The pilot is eerily lifelike.

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Exclusive — Top Flite Gold Edition Giant Scale P-47 Thunderbolt Razorback — Sneak Peek

Jul 28, 2015 3 Comments by

MAN is now working on the newest Giant Scale Warbird ARF from Hobbico the long awaited P-47 Thunderbolt. This Razorback version has the same great quality and design engineering as the rest of the giant warbirds in the series and our contributor Rick Bell is busy at work assembling the Jug! Here are a few [...]

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Making Functional Biplane Rigging Wires

Jul 28, 2015 2 Comments by

If you have been following our exclusive MAN Build-Along Series on my 1/4-scale Sopwith Camel project, then you know it flies great, but I did manage to damage the top wing on a typical nosed-over WW1 landing. With all the repairs covered here on the MAN website, I decide to go the next logical step–add functional flying [...]

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Patching up a Camel — Wing Repairs

Jul 22, 2015 2 Comments

While flying the Sopwith Camel featured in our Build-Along series, I made a bad piloting decision. While at the Warbirds over Delaware event, I made a few successful flights in between taking photos and covering the event for MAN. Anyway, I came in for a landing and allowed the Camel to drift off the runway [...]

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Russian Racer: Yak-11 “Steadfast”

Jul 22, 2015 7 Comments

We love the sound of this 1/3-scale model of the Unlimited Racer as it makes those high-speed passes! Powered by a 400cc Moki, the 110-inch-span model put on a show at the Oldtimer Meet in Frauenfeld, Switzerland earlier this year. No word on the pilot or builder of this beauty, but they sure did a [...]

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