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2 Days before the WRAM Show — MAN at Work

Feb 18, 2015 No Comments

Hey, the MAN crew is heading down the New Jersey Turnpike and we’ll be at the WRAM show this Friday through Sunday. What better way to get your modeling fix in the middle of winter? Be sure to stop by the booth and say hello! We love hearing from and chatting with MAN readers and [...]

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Half-Scale RC Sopwith Camel — Video of the Day

Feb 11, 2015 11 Comments

Some guys like the big stuff and for many, half scale is the new 33%! More and more 50% scale aircraft are showing up at RC events and so when we saw this video of William “Billy” Thompson flying his half-scale Camel at the Hoosier Dawn Patrol event we took notice. Featuring traditional wood construction, [...]

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Fabric Covering for RC Airplanes — Video How To

Feb 11, 2015 6 Comments

During my ongoing workshop Build-along for the 1/4-scale Sopwith Camel project, we recently started the covering process. The response from all of you was impressive and many of you wanted more detailed information on the proper use of Scale Stits Fabric and Poly Tak adhesive. Well, during a recent snow storm, I broke out the [...]

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How To Cover Wings with Fabric — RC Sopwith Camel Build-along — Part 21

Feb 06, 2015 1 Comment

With the tail and fuselage all covered, it is now time to cover the wings with the Stits Lite fabric. I really enjoy the wing covering process as it impresses me just how much the fabric strengthen and stiffens the wing panels. Just like the fuselage, the first step is to sand the structure smooth [...]

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Full Spectrum Laser LLC — 40Watt Hobby Laser Cutter Review — Sneak Peek with Video

Feb 04, 2015 1 Comment

Ever want to get a laser cutter for your workshop? Well, we have an upcoming MAN review of the impressive Full Spectrum Laser LLC, Laser Cutter & Engraver. This impressive easy to used unit was designed especially for the hobbyists and small home businesses wanting production quality results.  The 5th Gen Hobby Laser Cutter has a 20×12 [...]

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Weathering Scale Airplanes — The Final Touch!

Feb 01, 2015 7 Comments

So you’ve finished painting your new scale airplane and it looks nice and shiny and brand new. You check your model one more time against your photo documents of the full-size plane and there’s something just not quite right… What is it? Well, it would be a safe guess that your full size subject airplane, [...]

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Fabric Covering Tips – Sopwith Camel Workshop Build-along — Part 20

Jan 30, 2015 13 Comments

Now that the Sopwith Camel’s fuselage and the rest of the project has been all buttoned up, and the engine cowling’s magnetic attachment arrangement taken care off, we can how move on to the covering process of the project. For this model, I am using Scale Stits and Polytone paint and adhesive. The fabric is specially produced [...]

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Fast Foam-Wing Fixes

Jan 21, 2015 6 Comments

Let’s face it! Accidents happen and when it comes to flying RC airplanes, the chances are sooner or later, you’re going to damage your airplane. There’s no reason to trash your crash. With today’s beautifully molded and great flying foam flyers, you can get back into the air with very little effort. You also can [...]

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