Editors Blogs

Dusty Crophopper – Kit Bashing an Animated Disney Superstar

Aug 29, 2014 2 Comments by

Kit Bashing is always fun and entertaining, for both Logan (my 12 year old son) and me. What is ‘kit-bashing? This is the question asked when my latest project was described to a modeler friend. Well, It’s part way between building from scratch and building a traditional kit. Using an existing kit as a basic [...]

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12-Engine Flying Boat!

Aug 29, 2014 3 Comments by

A true scratch-built project, this 1/10-scale Dornier DO X1a was designed, built and piloted by Michael Bräuer. This impressive built-up plane has a 16-foot wingspan and weighs in at 132 pounds, and it’s powered by twelve (12!) O.S. .62 4-strokes. Michael notes that he spent one year building this giant plane and that it has Futaba [...]

Debra Cleghorn, Featured News Read more

Really Cool stuff that flies! RC Paper Airplanes

Aug 28, 2014 No Comments by

Check this out. This guys a is genius and has developed a paper airplane that, with his kit, can be controlled with you iPhone. Way cool and you get to fold the paper airplane all by yourself so it is a DIY project for the person who has never built or flown a model airplane, [...]

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Incredible 40%-Scale Eindecker

Aug 27, 2014 1 Comment by

Sleek, sophisticated WW II fighters usually get more props than earlier era warbirds, but this 40-percent-scale Fokker E.1 may change your mind. Made famous by none other than Max Immelmann himself, the Eindecker had wing warping instead of ailerons, and the model demonstrates just how well they worked! Built by Gerhard Reinsch and flown at [...]

Debra Cleghorn, Featured News Read more

Greased Lightning: 10 electric motors, 10-foot wing!

Aug 21, 2014 2 Comments by

Check out this prototype! Engineers at NASA’s Langley Research Center hope unmanned aerial systems like this GL-10 Greased Lightning will be able to fly like a plane and hover like a multirotor. The GL-10 recently flew successfully while tethered; full flight tests are planned in the fall of 2014.

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Soldering Made Easy — Dealing with Printed Circuits

Aug 21, 2014 4 Comments by

Soldering things together takes all forms and sizes relative to our RC hobby. Back in the day, you needed to have the steady hands of an electronic tech guy to assemble entire RC transmitters from kits. Today most of the soldering chores deal with batteries and ESCs. One of the easiest ways to deal with [...]

Featured News, From the Magazine, Gerry Yarrish, How-tos Read more

Half-Scale Bristol Bulldog Takes Flight

Aug 19, 2014 4 Comments

Would you believe this giant model has been flying for over 10 years? Ian Turney-White’s 177-pound, 161-inch-span Bristol Bulldog is powered by a 425cc JPX flat twin. This video was filmed by the father and son team of Dean and Pete Coxon at a Large Model Association aircraft show at the Yorkshire Air Museum in the UK earlier this month. Wow!

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Scale Accessories for RC Airplanes

Aug 18, 2014 7 Comments

For our Question of the Week” we’d like to know what turns you on about scale RC airplanes. When it comes to scale model airplanes, its all about the details! Small additions that help bring the model airplane to life. It is easy to improve any model’s appearance by adding scale accessories. For the MAN editors’ [...]

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