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Onboard Glow Drivers- An Easy Way to Add RC Convenience and Safety

May 29, 2011 1 Comment

By Gerry Yarrish It’s no secret that we often have difficulty accessing the glow plug to start our engines. In scale models, the engine might be tightly enclosed and/or covered by a dummy scale engine, so connecting the glow-driver lead can be a problem. Multi-cylinder engines have two or more glow plugs, so easy glow [...]

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Drill and Tap Guide for your RC Workbench

May 28, 2011 No Comments

The first few “serious” tasks you learn when you get more involved in the hobby is drilling holes and cutting threads in these holes to accept screws, bolts and other threaded fixtures. Using a tap of the correct “thread-per-inch” is easy enough simply by placing your screw or bolt against the tap. If the threads of [...]

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On the Wrong Side of the Camera

May 26, 2011 No Comments

I am by definition an editor and photographer! I am most comfortable on the back side of a camera looking through the lens. Well, my good buddies and ace RC event photographers Jim T. Graham  and MAN contributor, Jerry Smith took some of these unauthorized photos of me working the 2011 Joe Nall flightline! Here’s proof anyway [...]

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Stryker F-27Q from ParkZone

May 20, 2011 No Comments

With a span of 37 inces and powered by a 480-size brushless outrunner power system, this newest version of the popular Stryker swept delta wing design is a hot ticket! We just got our test sample of the “Q” version and will be test flying it next week! Watch for a review in the next issue of Electric [...]

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Aeroworks 100cc Yak 55M

May 19, 2011 No Comments

Aeroworks has Raised the Bar Aeroworks has just released a new 100cc Yak 55M.  Part of their QUICK BUILD Series of ARF Aircraft  the Yak 55M is designed to provide great looks and performance with a minimal of mixing and aileron differential.   The 100cc Yak 55M is a true QB offering High quality, lightweight construction and a [...]

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Classic Cutters-Great Additions for your Toolbox

May 18, 2011 1 Comment

One thing is for sure, if you are into even the simplist of RC modeling projects, you have to deal with cutting and bending (and soldering) Music wire and control cables. I am a firm believer in using “the right tool for the job” and this is for speed as well as safety for any [...]

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Epilog Zing 24 40Watt Laser Cutter Review

May 18, 2011 15 Comments

Online Exclusive Product Review: Epilog 40Watt Zing 24 Laser Cutter By: Gerry Yarrish Our RC hobby is a tool and workbench kind of activity. Once beyond the basics modelers begin to invest more time and effort with their models. Steadily a lifelong collection of tools develops. From specialty mini clamps, razor planes and X-Acto knives, to [...]

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MAN Team at Work!

May 17, 2011 No Comments

Here’s a pair of hard working editors! Oh yea, that’s me and Debra Cleghorn at Top Gun looking for that “Perfect” flight shot!

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