200,000+ Facebook “Likes” and still growing!

Dec 24, 2014 No Comments by

Wow! One thing’s for sure! Model Airplane News readers and our Facebook fans are a loyal group of RC airplane enthusiasts! The MAN crew would like to thank all of you for helping us reach this impressive social media milestone. Be sure to like us on Facebook to get the inside scoop from events, the [...]

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Make a Holiday Wish! What do you want for the RC Holiday Season

Dec 23, 2014 1 Comment by

It’s not too late! You can still make a wish for that special RC gift for the holidays! If you could receiver one special present this Holiday Season, what would it be? A new radio, and Engine or a new Warbird? Let us know, and please be specific as to what you really want to [...]

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Museum-Scale PBY Catalina

Dec 22, 2014 5 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 for RC Modelers

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 12 Comments

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

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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