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Aileron Differential: Why it’s so important and how to set it up

May 02, 2014 8 Comments

For years, depending on the model setup, modelers often used offset servo output arms and bellcranks to achieve differential aileron movement. Today, however, using separate aileron servos and the aileron differential program menu in your computer radio has greatly simplified the task. But before we take a closer look, let’s first check out the mechanics [...]

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See KITT at RCX!

Apr 30, 2014 No Comments

We can’t promise the Hoff will show up (though you never know), but we can confirm KITT will be parked at RCX for you to ogle. The star of the 80s classic Knight Rider, KITT is the most famous Pontiac Trans Am ever and you can get up close and personal with the iconic car [...]

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Scaling out a foam WW I fighter

Apr 29, 2014 7 Comments

I’ve had the ParkZone Albatros for a few months and have had a blast flying it. It is a foam, ready-to-fly WW I flyer that’s of great value. My club has a grass field that is rather bumpy, so great care is needed to bring small-scale planes down for safe landings. It was this objective [...]

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Who will you see at RCX?

Apr 23, 2014 No Comments

At last year’s show, a gang of R2 units made laps through the aisles at RCX, turning heads and taking photo ops everywhere they went. The radio controlled bots are the creations of the talented guys and gals at Astromech.net. You never know who you’ll see at this year’s show … get your tickets today at www.RCX.com! [...]

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Throw Back Thursday! — Old MAN Photo Files

Apr 17, 2014 No Comments

We dusted off some great old snap shots by our dear friend George Leu. George traveled all over the country and contributed to several articles in MAN along with his time as a Scale columnist. All these photos are from a folder marked 1987 – 88 From the Scale Masters held in California. Two years [...]

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Mastering the tailslide

Apr 11, 2014 No Comments

A typical tailslide begins from upright level flight parallel to the runway. The pilot then applies throttle and performs a 1/4 loop to enter a vertical up-line. After the vertical line is established, the pilot gradually pulls the throttle back to idle. The aircraft will slow down and eventually will come to a stop. At that [...]

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LAND LIKE A PRO

Apr 08, 2014 28 Comments

We’ve all heard the old adage, Takeoffs are optional; landings are mandatory. Bringing a plane back to the ground safely is a pilot’s top goal. Unfortunately, one of the hardest maneuvers for an RC airplane to perform is the landing, and it is the first one that we pilots must learn to perfect to keep [...]

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Flying Upside-Down

Apr 01, 2014 No Comments

Flying inverted is a lot of fun, and it’s a basic requirement if you want to execute some of the more difficult 3D maneuvers. Learning to fly inverted will take you back to those days when you learned to hover with your training gear attached! As you might expect, it’s a bit tricky at first [...]

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