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North American Rockwell OV-10 Bronco

Jul 02, 2014 No Comments

Try your hand at a small displacement, simple scale twin In R/C Modeling, nothing can match the unmistakable song of two (or more) engines operating in synch, occasionally “beating” against each other’s frequency as their rpm vary slightly. The distinctive sound of win engines stands out even  

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The Bird Biplane

Jul 02, 2014 No Comments

By Tom Stark – In both the automotive and aviation fields, the “Golden Era” of the 1920s and 1930s is almost universally recognized as the source of the most nostalgic designs. The author brings one up that will give any mini-propo a realistic ride…   To read more, click the link to open the PDF: X12681 [...]

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Stingray Delta .40

Jul 02, 2014 No Comments

A rugged and snappy fun design for .40 to .45 engines DID YOU EVER want to build something unique, exciting, cjuickbuilding, fast and cheap? It sounds like their” could n’t be such a combination of qualities in any model but, read on, the Stingray Delta is such a model. The Stingray was actually designed by [...]

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MACCHI MC.200 Saetta Fighter

Jul 02, 2014 No Comments

An Italian WW II precision-scale masterpiece   The WW II ITALIAN MACCHI MC.200 Saetta fighter was my first serious attempt at a true scale RIC model. As usual, I was unable to find accurately drawn 3-views, so I produced my own from measurements I had made of a full-size aircraft at a museum. Powered by a [...]

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Master the Harrier Pass

Jul 02, 2014 1 Comment

A major cornerstone of 3D flying, the harrier pass consists of flying an airplane at a very high angle of attack at a very low airspeed. In this “high alpha” or post-stall position, it can be said that the plane is flying more on the prop than on the wing. Control during a harrier is [...]

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Your voice counts! Ask Congress to Protect RC Flying

Jun 27, 2014 No Comments

RC aeromodeling is at a critical juncture, and it’s important for us all to join together so our elected officials hear our collective voice and protect our hobby. Below is a message from the Academy of Model Aeronautics, and we urge you to follow their instructions and contact your senators and representatives to let them [...]

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Great Find! Guide Book to over 900 Aircraft Museums!

Jun 26, 2014 No Comments

We have to admit it, the editors here at MAN love full-size aircraft almost as much as RC models. When ever we travel to a big RC event, we usually check out the old GPS for local points of interest and hit the “Museums” selection. Aircraft museums are across the country and make a great [...]

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Shop Tip: Balancing your Propeller

Jun 25, 2014 3 Comments

When operating RC airplanes (or quadcopters), properly balanced propellers are very important. Having a balanced prop helps prevent excessive vibration which can cause electrical connections to loosen, fuel in your gas tank to foam up, and can even cause structural damage.  Balancing your propeller helps avoid all these problems and it is very easy to do by following [...]

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