Editors Blogs

Video Flight Test — Top Flite Gold Edition Giant Spitfire

Jun 18, 2014 4 Comments

One of our more popular Flight Tests from MAN has been for the impressive 55cc Gold Edition Giant scale Spitfire from Top Flite. Long time contributor and test pilot Rick Bell puts the “Spit” through its paces and offers his comments in this “from the flying field” video interview. Check it out! video platform video management video solutions video [...]

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Aerobatics Made Easy Video — Half Cuban-8 with 1 1/2 Negative Snap Roll

Jun 18, 2014 1 Comment

In the past, we’ve discussed different aerobatic moves that consist of endless variations of a basic maneuver. Let’s take a look at another variation of the basic Cuban-8, this time making it a half Cuban-8 with 1 1/2 negative snap rolls. As performed by Aerobatics Made Easy columnist John Glezellis, the half Cuban-8 is usually performed [...]

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What’s your favorite biplane?

Jun 16, 2014 3 Comments

When it comes to aerobatics, nothing gets the juices flowing like a classic high performance biplane! We’ve reviewed countless aerobatic and scale biplanes and the MAN editors all have their own favorites. What’s your favorite biplane of any type? Aerobatic, sport flyer, scale, warbird… let us know which you like the best and why! I [...]

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Trouble Shooting Gasoline Engines — 11 Tips for Reliable Performance

Jun 16, 2014 3 Comments

OK, so you’ve installed your gasoline engine properly, and made sure that the fuel tank is properly installed and the fuel lines and fuel filter are all hooked up correctly, but you still can’t get any fire in the hole—the engine just won’t start. As a safety note here, we always recommend using a properly sized heavy [...]

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Turbine-powered EC135

Jun 16, 2014 4 Comments

You have to see this helicopter next to its pilot to believe that it isn’t the real deal! YouTube’s Flynlyons notes, “Most people who see the EC135 are stuck by her beautiful lines and that fenestron tail, however once you see this amazing aircraft in the air you’ll understand why so many RC helicopter pilots [...]

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Steve Mosher and his Amazing Canadian Coast Guard Bell 212

Jun 14, 2014 3 Comments

By Carl Layden Atlantic Canada has several prolific modellers and one such person I have had the privilege of meeting is Steve Mosher of Halifax NS,  Canada.  Steve has been a airplane modeler for most of his life and right from the beginning as he learned about what works and what doesn’t he has been [...]

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Home-made Goggles — Vacuum-forming Made Easy.

Jun 13, 2014 1 Comment

One of the older workshop tips for scale modelers is home-made vacuum formed plastic parts. For many, Vac-forming is an advanced modeling technique, and it is great for making all sorts of scale accessories. These include small panels, fairings and cowlings, scale bombs and drop tanks, and even smaller items like scale goggles for your pilot figure. One [...]

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Super Constellation Flies Again!

Jun 11, 2014 20 Comments

You don’t see large prop-powered commercial aircraft anymore, so this model of the 1950s Super Constellation L-1049C  is a special treat. Max Ulrich built the all-wood plane from enlarged Don Smith plans and in this video is flying it at the Oldtimer Meeting in Switzerland. It’s powered by four 4-strokes. Thanks to RCHeliJet for posting this to YouTube.

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