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Road to Top Gun — Frank Tiano’s Macchi 200

Apr 07, 2014 3 Comments

As if, Top Gun creator and promoter, Frank Tiano, isn’t busy enough during his annual Scale Invitational competition, Frank often registers as a pilot to compete along with the rest of the scale pilots at the event. This year, Frank will be flying in the  Pro-Am class (Pro-Prop) with his impressive Macchi 200. A radial engine [...]

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Big Futaba Radio News!

Apr 07, 2014 No Comments

Gerry Yarrish was very excited to find the new Giant Scale Futaba radio in the Hobbico booth! Imagine how big Gerry’s new airplane is going to be! Both Executive Editor Debra Cleghorn and Gerry toured the Hobbico booth so stay tuned for more sneak peeks of products on the way.  

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Award Winning Propellers

Apr 06, 2014 No Comments

We had a chance to chat with our friend and MAN contributor, Stephen Thomas of Falcon Propellers at the Toledo show. Stephen has props for all sizes and types of RC planes from electric power all the way up to monster scale gas burners. Hardwood and Composite, the Falcon Propeller line has something for everyone. [...]

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Awesome Ground-Pounding Thunderbolt

Apr 06, 2014 No Comments

At the Toledo show, there are always a lot of heavy metal warbirds. One that had lots of presence there was this impressive P-47 Thunderbolt. The work of expert scale competitor Greg Wright, this Ground pounder was loaded with amazing detail and weathering. Powered by a big 5-cylinder Moki radial engine and a scale 4-blade [...]

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MAN at the Toledo Show

Apr 05, 2014 No Comments

The MAN Crew was at the recent Toledo show in full force, checking out what was new and exciting for the upcoming flying season. From the new products and planes on display to the static scale competition, this year’s show was a big success. When you want to see what’s Hot, this is the early [...]

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Road to Top Gun — Smoking WACO YMF-5

Apr 02, 2014 No Comments

Mitch Epstein a regular competitor at Top Gun, will again be flying his very impressive WACO YMF-5 civilian biplane in the Expert class. Mitch’s WACO is a modified AMR kit powered by a powerful Moki 215 radial engine, turning a 32×18 propeller. Mitch covered the biplane with Nelson fabric, finished with automotive Dupont basecoat/clearcoat paint, and used homemade graphics. For [...]

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Sneak Peak Video — The New E-flite Carbon-Z Yak

Apr 01, 2014 1 Comment

Here’s a Sneak Peak of the new E-flite Carbon Z Yak 54 3X that’s featured in the upcoming July 2014 issue of MAN. Reviewed and test flown by Mike Gantt, this gorgeous 3D flying machine has it all! Here’s what Mike has to say: “Having flown the Yak from a paved surface, it is obvious [...]

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Installing Hinges Made Easy

Mar 31, 2014 6 Comments

The subject of one of my buildalongs, the Florio Flyer 60 has remained very popular on the MAN website. I started by opening the box and building the plane, eventually covering it and flying it to show all the techniques required to build a model airplane from a kit. When it comes to hinges, I used DuBro [...]

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