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Tips & Tricks for a Great Film Finish

Nov 26, 2011 9 Comments

For many reasons, heat-shrink plastic films are easily the most popular way to cover a model airplane. They’re easy to apply and come in just about every color imaginable; they’re odorless, non-toxic and almost completely fuel-proof. It’s easy to achieve a great-looking model without a lot of effort; you only need to know the basics [...]

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E-flite Cessna 150 Aerobat ARF 250 — In for review!

Nov 18, 2011 No Comments

The classic Cessna 150, was designed well over 50 years ago but still it has a friendly personality and is loved by millions of people. Tame enough for pilot training, the “Aerobat” version appealed to casual pilots that needed a jolt to become even more proficient.  Quick Vid from the office video platform video management video solutions video [...]

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New For Members Only–10 Steps to Patching a Cloth Wing

Nov 11, 2011 No Comments

We just uploaded another great online exclusive article to our MAN site’s Members Only Section. Accidents Happen All the Time–10 Steps to Patching a Cloth Covered Wing Is from the MAN “Classic Article” archives and it shows step by step how to make an almost invisable repair to a Stits Lite covered wing. By Gerry [...]

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Review: E-flite Beechcraft Staggerwing

Nov 10, 2011 No Comments

  Everyone is talking about this new classic biplane from E-Flite. Our author and contributor, Nick Ziroli Sr. got his hands on one of the very first releases and he give us his opinions. Watch for the full review in a future issue of Electric Flight complete with flight report. –Of the very few negative [...]

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Sneak peek: KMP L-4 Grasshopper

Nov 03, 2011 No Comments

Constructed of lite-ply and balsa, this IMAA-legal L-4 Grasshopper from Kondor Model Products is a simple semi-scale version of an aircraft operated by Thomas S. Damm, an airline captain in Denmark. It is expertly covered and painted at the factory in an authentic flat olive drab and has a great overall finish. Included in the [...]

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Great Planes Mr. Mulligan MAN Review Coming Soon!

Nov 02, 2011 No Comments

What do you do when nobody is going to the field on a beautiful sunny clear fall day because of the wind? Well, if you’re not faint of heart and you have a buddy willing to go….you go test fly your newest airplane! That’s exactly what we did with my new Great Planes Mr Mulligan [...]

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RC planes as terror weapons? Share your thoughts

Sep 29, 2011 75 Comments

This week, a 26-year-old man from Framingham, Massachusetts, was arrested and charged with plotting terror attacks on Washington, apparently planning to use a $6,000 RC turbine jet and other RC planes to deliver explosives. The authorities note that this man was never a real threat because undercover FBI operatives were keeping tabs on him, but when many [...]

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Flying a P-51 Mustang

Sep 19, 2011 1 Comment

After the tragic incident at the Reno Air Races, many have voiced concerns about flying vintage warbirds. What’s it like to be in the cockpit of a WW II aircaft that’s designed for speed and maneuverability in combat? In this podcast, Flight Journal editor-in-chief Budd Davisson shares his experiences during his check out in a [...]

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