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The Inverted Circle

Dec 30, 2013 No Comments

Most aerobatic figures contain multiple combinations of various individual maneuvers. Becoming an expert aerobatic pilot requires that you practice these individual elements before trying to conquer a more complex stunt, and one great individual maneuver to become proficient at is the “inverted circle.” Flying an aircraft upside down can be challenging at times. Typically, this [...]

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Functional Scale Cockpit Hatch

Dec 26, 2013 6 Comments

When it comes to RC Golden Age racers, no one does  flying models better than the world recognized  guru of scale Gee Bees - Henry Haffke. When I teamed up with Henry to build the 1/3-scale version of his Howard DGA-5 “Ike” Golden Age racer, I added several  details that a racer this size needed to look right. One [...]

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A Metal Finish Made Easy

Dec 18, 2013 16 Comments

I can hear it now, “Oh great, not another Mustang”, from readers everywhere!  Truth be known, I found myself saying the exact same thing at almost every Warbird event I attended, despite the fact that I actually like the Mustang as an aircraft. When this sleek American airframe was outfitted with the British Rolls-Royce Merlin, it [...]

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7 tips for helicopter flight success!

Dec 18, 2013 No Comments

Micro RC helicopters are fascinating. For many, they are the ultimate flying machines. To master a miniature helicopter so you can fly it in your living room or from your back porch and turn your picnic table into a heli pad is amazingly satisfying. Micro helis are great for someone wanting to learn to fly [...]

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Alien Aircraft FunMaster 72 — Workshop Build-Along Part 1

Dec 17, 2013 2 Comments

Designed by Tom Herr, owner/operator of Alien Aircraft, the FunMaster 72 is his newest laser-cut 6-foot span kit plane. Designed to be a multi-role RC airplane, it is great for use as a trainer, fun fly plane or a flying experimenter test bed.  MAN contributor Jerry Smith is building a FunMaster 72 for a future [...]

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How To Make a Scale Prop

Dec 16, 2013 7 Comments

Reproducing Laminated wood propeller details

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ProTek Greggor McGrath Team Edition Servo

Dec 02, 2013 No Comments

Looking for a servo that can hold your heli steady during insane 3D maneuvers while offering lightning fast response times? This Team Edition 270T servo delivers! At 6 volts, it has .09 transit speed and 445 oz.-in. of torque. Pro pilot Greggor notes, “These are the first servos I have ever used that gave my [...]

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EcoPower’s New Micro Quad-Copter

Nov 28, 2013 No Comments

If you want to get in on the quadcopter craze but aren’t sure where to start, a micro ready-to-fly unit like this one from EcoPower is a great bet. It comes with a 2.4GHz Mode 2 transmitter, 240mAh LiPo, USB charging cable and spare blade set. It has multiple flight modes, so you can even do [...]

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