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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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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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Master the Basics: Straight & Level Flight

Jun 20, 2014 No Comments

You should practice straight and level as much as you do any other maneuver. It is also where new precision aerobatics pilots  should begin. It may seem like the most boring thing to do, but in reality, straight and level flight is one of the most difficult maneuvers to master. Sure, rolling circles, tail slides [...]

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Video Flight Test — Top Flite Gold Edition Giant Spitfire

Jun 18, 2014 5 Comments

One of our more popular Flight Tests from MAN has been for the impressive 55cc Gold Edition Giant scale Spitfire from Top Flite. Long time contributor and test pilot Rick Bell puts the “Spit” through its paces and offers his comments in this “from the flying field” video interview. Check it out! video platform video management video solutions video [...]

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Diamond Hobby Sweepstakes Rules

Jun 04, 2014 No Comments

OFFICIAL RULES. NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS SWEEPSTAKES. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. ENTRANTS MUST BE 18 AND OLDER. BY ENTERING THE SWEEPSTAKES, ENTRANTS AGREE TO ACCEPT AND BE BOUND BY ALL TERMS OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES (“OFFICIAL RULES”). WINNERS THAT HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED MUST RESPOND [...]

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