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12 O’Clock High with Video highlights!

Oct 26, 2015 18 Comments by

Held annually at the beautiful Paradise Field in Lackland, FL., the 12 O’clock High giant scale meet never fails to draw many world class scale RC warbirds, jets and civilian classics many of which compete at the highest level. Recently, we sent veteran MAN contributor Rich Uravitch to cover all the hot aerial action and will feature his detailed [...]

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Tame your Tail-Dragger

Oct 01, 2015 1 Comment by

From sport planes and classic civilian aircraft to warbirds and fighters, where the little “steering” wheel is in back behind the main landing gear, the tail-dragger configuration remains very popular. Though the tailwheel has very little effect on the model’s flight performance, the landing gear configuration does make takeoffs and landings much different from planes [...]

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Expert Set Up & Flight Techniques for Twin-Engine Aircraft

Sep 16, 2015 7 Comments by

There’s just something special about twin-engine airplanes. Whenever a twin shows up at the flying field, most modelers stop what they’re doing and go over to check it out. Maybe it’s the sound of the engines as they sync into and out of phase while the model is in the air; or perhaps it’s the [...]

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Stall & Spin Recovery Tips

Sep 01, 2015 1 Comment by

The stall, or more accurately the inadvertent stall, has probably caused more RC planes to crash than any other cause. The safety of your airplane depends on your knowledge of its slow-speed handling and stall characteristics. To minimize the number of crashes due to stalls, the pilot must understand the principles of what makes a [...]

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Du-Bro Workshop Video Tip — Quadcopter Propeller Balancing

Aug 13, 2015 2 Comments by

When it comes to minimizing vibration, quadcopters are exactly like RC airplanes in that, balancing the propellers greatly reduces vibration. In a quadcopter and other Multi-rotor craft, this improves performance, reduces motor and framework stress and wear, and improves the quality of your video, if you are using an aerial camera with your quadcopter. To properly [...]

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Editor Picks: Best Biplanes

Nov 06, 2014 13 Comments by

Back in the dawn of aviation, two wings were necessary to form a strong, wire-reinforced structure that was still light enough for the meager power systems used to propel them. Today, the latest biplane designs are simply amazing and are used for everything from crop dusting to unlimited aerobatics. For the RC bipe guys, it [...]

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Workshop Tip: Fuel Fitting Rebuild

Aug 18, 2014 1 Comment

The secret to a reliably running engine, is a reliable fuel system, installed and maintained correctly. For either Glow or Gasoline systems, this includes the proper use and up keep of the fueling valves used to fill and empty the tank. Prolonged use, and/or lack of use of your fueling valve can result in the valve [...]

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Sky Bandit! Inflight Video from a Bob Violett Models’ Sports Jet

Aug 14, 2014 5 Comments

Model Airplane News contributor and expert Scale and Jet pilot Sean McHale has been flying jets for a long time and he does a great job. Recently He strapped a GoPro Hero camera to his BVM Bandit turbine powered sports jet and produced a great onboard flight video with several camera angles! Check it out!  

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