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On this Day in Aviation History — December 7, 1941

On this Day in Aviation History — December 7, 1941

At approximately 7:55 AM (local time), on December 7, 1941, the US Navy was attacked by the Imperial Japanese Navy, and the US forces were caught completely off guard. 96 ships were stationed at Pearl Harbor, but the Japanese aircraft’s primary targets were the big battleships moored on Battleship Row at Ford Island. The Japanese […]
New Scale Pilots Figures for the Jet Set

New Scale Pilots Figures for the Jet Set

When it comes to flying scale model aircraft, there’s one basic rule no self respecting scale builder/pilot should ever break… Never fly your plane with an empty cockpit! A scale pilot figure, (or at least a shoulders up pilot bust), is not an optional accessory, it’s a requirement if you are serious about presenting your […]
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Exterior Details: Dummy Control Linkages

Exterior Details: Dummy Control Linkages

There’s an old saying that says “scale models are really never finished, you just stop adding details to them”! Each modeler has to decide for himself when enough is enough. For me, I enjoy adding medium easy to see details to the top surfaces of the wings and control surfaces and in particular I add dummy […]
MAN Flightline Flicks — Near Perfect T-33 Shooting Star — Video Interview

MAN Flightline Flicks — Near Perfect T-33 Shooting Star — Video Interview

This Blast from the Past comes from the Top Gun event at Paradise Field in Lakeland, FL. Featuring longtime MAN contributor Rich Uravitch interviewing builder Graeme Mears and aircraft pilot and owner Ali Machinchy with their impressive T-33 Shooting Star. Their turbine powered jet is built from a Scale-Jets.com kit from the UK, and it […]
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The Cobra Roll — Five Easy Steps to Master this Impressive Move

The Cobra Roll — Five Easy Steps to Master this Impressive Move

As you become more proficient in your aerobatic ability, you will naturally begin to combine elements of different maneuvers into a single aerobatic maneuver or sequence. One such maneuver, found in the 2015 Academy of Model Aeronautics Precision Aerobatic Advanced program, is the Cobra Roll with a Half-Roll Up and a Positive Snap Down. For new […]
Secrets from the Pros

Secrets from the Pros

Often we get emails and letters asking for advice on subjects such as flying, building and adjusting engines. We asked some of our regular contributors for their professional RC tips and hints for success. Enjoy!   WHAT’S THE BEST WAY TO RANGE-CHECK A 2.4GHZ RADIO? ¶Mike Greenshields, Global Hobby Distributors To start, you have to […]
Reader Tips

Reader Tips

The best readers (you!) have the best tips! Here are eight workshop tips submitted by MAN readers that we think will make your life easier.   LEAD KEEPERS While finishing a new cabin airplane and while putting in the aileron and flap Y-harness leads, I stumbled onto an idea that works pretty well. When the leads […]
Castle Creations BEC 2.0 Voltage Regulators

Castle Creations BEC 2.0 Voltage Regulators

From Castle Creations: From the trusted manufacturer of BECs comes the next generation of voltage regulators. Designed and assembled in the USA1, Castle Creations’ CC BEC 2.0 gives users higher voltage ranges in two unique packages. For pilots there is a smaller, lightweight (0.7 oz.) design capable of 14 amps peak, perfect for sport flying, […]
The Lomcevak: Perfect the Classic Manuever

The Lomcevak: Perfect the Classic Manuever

As aerobatic RC pilots develop their skills, it’s natural to try different control inputs while flying. And quite often new aerobatic maneuvers are discovered by pushing the envelope. The classic Lomcevak is a tumbling maneuver where the aircraft’s tail rotates in front of the engine throughout the maneuver. The maneuver has Eastern European roots and […]
Event: A Gathering of Eagles

Event: A Gathering of Eagles

The legacy of “A Gathering Of Eagles” continues! This was the 10th year of the “Dino DiGiorgio Memorial Warbird Rally” honoring Dino DiGiorgio Sr. Dino Sr. started the World Miniature Warbird Association back in 1979 wanting all warbirds, regardless of size, method of power and construction to fly together. The WMWA was all about friendship, […]
Let’s give thanks!

Let’s give thanks!

As we get ready to celebrate Thanksgiving, our thoughts naturally turn to those items we couldn’t live without. Here’s a top 10 list of things of what the editors and contributors of Model Airplane News and Electric Flight appreciate.   Almost-ready-to-fly planes. Building is fun, but you’ve got to love having a plane flight-ready in a […]
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