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Model Airplane News Team at RCX

Jun 01, 2013 No Comments

The MAN crew out on the floor getting the videos you want to see. Debra interviewing Mike Greenshields on some of the new releases in the Airtronics line

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Fly the Shark’s Tooth

May 29, 2013 No Comments

The basic shark’s tooth consists of a vertical climb followed by a 45-degree segment that traces the outline of a shark’s tooth. To perform it, fly straight and level, add full power, and do a small loop to a vertical upline before the plane reaches the center of the field. Continue to fly vertically for [...]

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50% Checkmate Pitts

May 22, 2013 2 Comments

Model Airplane News is always looking for great, out of the ordinary projects and one we found several years ago was an amazing half-scale Pitts Model-12 designed and executed by Karl Scnieder of Washington, PA. Now, when we say scale, we really mean it as Karl started out with full-size aircraft drawings and built his [...]

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test

Apr 30, 2013 No Comments

heres a test

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Electric Retracts Installation–Easier than you think!

Apr 29, 2013 4 Comments

When you start to assemble an EDF jet, one of the required tasks is to work out and install your retractable landing gear. Modifying and installing E-flite gear in a jet is relatively simple and MAN contributor Ken Park recently accomplished the task for his new Viper Jet. Check it out, it’s easier than you [...]

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Durafly Sea Vixen: online review

Apr 11, 2013 No Comments

The DH.110 Sea Vixen is a twin boom, twin-engine British two-seat jet fighter developed in the 1950’s by the famed aircraft company de Havilland.  This all-weather fighter/ground attack aircraft was best known for its very distinctive and unusual cockpit arrangement, the pilot’s cockpit being offset to the left and the observer sitting in the infamous [...]

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Fly the Cuban-8

Mar 21, 2013 No Comments

Sometimes it’s good to get back to the classics. Whether its movies, music, dancing, or aerobatics, there’s a reason why certain genre-defining films, songs, steps, or maneuvers withstand the test of time and become classics. The Cuban-8 is one of those classic maneuvers that will always amaze and please. It is a mixture of symmetry, [...]

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Budget building: how to edge-glue balsa

Mar 21, 2013 12 Comments

At some point in your model-building career, you will be faced with a problem.  You will have an area of your model that requires a sheet of balsa wider than the material you have on hand.  If you are like me, this usually happens when you are starting to make significant progress and when the [...]

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