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Flak Damage –The Ultimate in Scale Detail, or Weathering Gone Wild?

Oct 01, 2014 5 Comments by

While searching for intel at the recent Warbirds over the Rockies event, MAN contributor Rich Uravitch found something extraordinary. Here’s what his report revealed. Since the theme of the event was Warbirds, the models entered were scale replicas, some of them in the “sport” scale, fly-it-every-day category, while others were clearly competition-capable. They had all [...]

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Warbird Makeover: small details create big results

Dec 27, 2013 2 Comments by

No doubt about it, among warbirds, the Vought F4U Corsair ranks way up near the top as a favorite with modelers. The bent-wing bird, as it’s often called, has a look like no other WW II fighter. From its big, round cowl through its aft cockpit to its unique inverted gull wing, there’s no mistaking [...]

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Have you “Built to Win”? Get your free plans!

Nov 20, 2013 4 Comments by

Model Airplane News has a contest to build interest in RC model building while giving its readers an excuse to get back in the workshop. I has been busy and have come up with several models based on the contest basic structure. Check out the MAN contest and see if you can come up with something truly unique. Deadline to [...]

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Micro Warbird Makeover

May 09, 2013 1 Comment by

Over the past several years, the arrival of ARFs has provided a means for many to quickly get into RC flying. Today, preassembled models have improved to the point where many exceed the level of ability, interest, and even flying skills of the purchaser. No matter the reason, ARFs do fill a very necessary niche [...]

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Sam Snyder’s Spectacular Javelin

Oct 03, 2012 11 Comments by

One neat nugget of interest I found at the 30th Annual Southwest Jet Rally was Sam Snyder. Sam  is certainly no newcomer to scale modeling. He’s not big on kit building, preferring to draw his own plans, engineer all the structure, layout all the systems and cut out all the parts himself. That’s about as [...]

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Historical Perspective of the RC Jet World

Oct 03, 2012 1 Comment by

 On my recent assignment to cover the 30th Annual Southwest Jet Rally for MAN, I took the opportunity to ask Mike Kulczyk, a good friend and certainly one of the pioneers in jet modeling, to give me his assessment of the evolution of R/C jets. Over the 30 plus years that I’ve known Mike, I [...]

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WARBIRDS OVER THE ROCKIES

Oct 02, 2012 5 Comments

I was fortunate enough to attend the 9th annual Warbirds over the Rockies event, and as always, it was an amazing experience. Every day of this 3-day event there was Open flying and from 9Am till 5PM with a noon time show, the “History of Military Aviation show” that was not to be missed. Also [...]

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What’s Old is New Again at 30th annual Southwest Jet Rally

Oct 02, 2012 No Comments

From the recent 30th annual Southwest Jet Rally article that will be published in the January 2013 issue of MAN,  I mentioned the number of own-design scratch built models at the first gathering?  Well, the spirit is still alive and well with some great projects completed or underway. This year there were a pair of 37% [...]

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