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1st Annual Northeast Scale Qualifier — Competition returns to New England!

1st Annual Northeast Scale Qualifier — Competition returns to New England!

On July 23 -24, the first annual Northeast Scale qualifier was hosted by the Black Dirt Squadron RC in Goshen, NY. Contest Director Danny Carozza and the rest of the club members did a great job pulling this event together. The event venue is the club’s flying field in the middle of the agriculture region […]
Help a New Scale Event Grow — Northeast Scale Qualifier — July 23 -24.

Help a New Scale Event Grow — Northeast Scale Qualifier — July 23 -24.

Scale RC pro and MAN contributor, Danny Carozza is holding the 1st Annual Northeast Scale Qualifier in Goshen, NY July 23 – 24. Help us get the word out and make Danny’s event a success. Held at the Black Dirt Squadron’s Club Field, this is a great venue for scale competition. It has been several […]
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First-rate Russian Rata

First-rate Russian Rata

Rolf Schönenberger spent 500 hours building this unusual Polikarpov I-16 Rata using all-wood construction. The 1/2.6-scale model weighs in a 79 pounds and is powered by a 400cc Moki five-cylinder radial engine spinning a 38×20 Seidel prop. Although the full-size didn’t have brakes, the model has pneumatic disc brakes (required in Switzerland for 55-pound and over […]
Cheap ‘n’ Easy Shop Tips

Cheap ‘n’ Easy Shop Tips

We never met a workshop tip we didn’t like! Here are a few helpful tricks from the archives. If you have a tip you’d like to share, add it in the comments!   BOX REMIX One organizational aid I use in my shop is a system for keeping unused servo arms matched to the servos […]
Highlights from the Flightline — Warbirds over Delaware — with More Videos

Highlights from the Flightline — Warbirds over Delaware — with More Videos

Recently we sent MAN contributor and RC warbird expert, Sal Calvagna down to Bear, DE to cover the 25th annual Warbirds over Delaware giant scale fly in. And to say that this year’s extravaganza of military aviation was exciting, would definitely be an understatement. Sal team up with Scott and Roger McClurg who manned the […]
Turning Plastic into Wood — Finishing Techniques that add Realism

Turning Plastic into Wood — Finishing Techniques that add Realism

There’s nothing wrong with plastic. Plastic is everywhere and well-integrated into our daily lives. However, if you’re flying a WW I biplane or perhaps a Golden Age aircraft such as a Piper Cub or Tiger Moth, perhaps you’d prefer wood — at least on the parts that are typically made of wood. The performance of […]
A Revolutionary Hybrid Aerobot — The FireFLY6

A Revolutionary Hybrid Aerobot — The FireFLY6

In the world of RC flight, technological breakthroughs are rapidly changing the face of the hobby. Embracing the latest technology, one New Hampshire-based company has taken a bold step forward and recently introduced a hybrid plane/multirotor that can take off and land vertically but also transition to efficient forward flight. FireFLY6 is a stealthy aircraft […]
Top Gun’s Monstrous Mentor — Mike Barbee’s Immense 36% Scale T-34B

Top Gun’s Monstrous Mentor — Mike Barbee’s Immense 36% Scale T-34B

Mike Barbee is no stranger to scale competition. He has flown at Top Gun for the past 24 years, and along the way, he has built and competed with eight different airplanes. He is currently the president of NASA (National Association of Scale Modelers), and is the East Coast chairman for the U.S. Scale Masters […]
Giant Jet Puts on a Show

Giant Jet Puts on a Show

Built and painted by Phil Noel of Pinnacle Aviation, this 1/3.5-scale Tomahawk Bae Hawk 100 is decked out in Royal Canadian Air Force camouflage. Pilot and owner Steve Mills is flying for the Wings & Wheels crowd in this video using a JR 28X radio. Watch the landing for a perfect drogue chute landing! Thanks […]
From the Workbench — Repairing a Landing Gear Sub-Wing

From the Workbench — Repairing a Landing Gear Sub-Wing

Back in April, I was fortunate enough to compete at Top Gun in Lakeland, Florida with my 1/3-scale Fokker Triplane. Unfortunately, during one of my flights, I suffered a dead-stick and had to bring the big triplane down into the rough to the south of the main runway. When the model landed, I found a […]
Workbench Building Techniques — Inset Wire Hinging for Scale Surfaces

Workbench Building Techniques — Inset Wire Hinging for Scale Surfaces

One of the more unique features found on giant scale RC airplanes, and on warbirds in particular, are the inset hinges that use long, thin pivot wires to secure the control surfaces in plane. For my current project, an 85 inch span Douglas Skyraider, this type of hinging is used with the rudder, here are some pix […]
RC Aerobatics: Secrets to Flying a Precision Roll

RC Aerobatics: Secrets to Flying a Precision Roll

Because it’s used in so many other maneuvers, it’s important to perfect this one and add it to your foundation repertoire. High-speed rolls are generally easier to start with because inertia is a tremendous help. Long, graceful rolls are usually done at medium to high speed to allow inertia to help keep the maneuver axial. […]
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