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You could be a Winner!!!

Apr 16, 2014 No Comments

Hey! You could be a winner! MAN is giving away four laser-cut kits in every issue, from Alien Aircraft! Tips & Tricks is our most popular column and it’s a way for readers to share what they know. Send a photo or a rough sketch of your idea… via email to: MAN@AirAge.com or stick it [...]

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First flight success

Apr 16, 2014 1 Comment

Earn your wings the pain-free way! A 4-channel, aileron-equipped, molded foam trainer like the Multiplex Mini Mag is ideal for flight training. So what’s all this excitement about small RC planes? Well, there are a lot of reasons why people choose to fly park flyers. They are very quiet and can be flown just about [...]

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Can You Name That Plane?

Apr 16, 2014 37 Comments

Powered by a Moki 250cc 5-cylinder radial gas engine with a 32×12 Biela 3-blade prop, this 1/4-scale model weighs in at 74 pounds and has a 115-inch wingspan. Can you identify this plane before you watch the video? Thanks to our friend across the pond, Tbobborap1 for taking and this video of this gorgeous warbird [...]

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Multi-Servo Control Surface Setup Made Easy

Apr 15, 2014 1 Comment

With many of today’s giant scale aerobatic aircraft multiple servos are often used to move each flight control surface. Modern computer radios actually have specialized menus to help setup and adjust multi-servo installations, but you can do it the old fashion way as well by using programmable mixes. Basically you setup a two servo setup (for ailerons [...]

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Road to Top Gun — Pedro Sanchez’ Razorback Thunderbolt

Apr 15, 2014 39 Comments

This year Pedro with be competing in Pro Am Sport with his impressive P-47 Thunderbolt “SNAFU”. Built from a CARF Models the P-47 is beautifully detailed and is powered by a Moki 250cc radial engine turning a  carbon fiber 4-blade prop and a solo hub. Pedro uses Sierra landing gear and wheels, and Hitec 7955 [...]

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Workshop Build-Along — Scratch Building a Sopwith Camel Part 4 — Landing Gear Blocks

Apr 14, 2014 No Comments

So with the firewall taken care of, I next tackled the main landing gear attachment blocks. Of course these are not usually available at the local hobby shop, so depending on the size you need, you’ll either have to order them online, or make them yourself as I did. I used a router with a [...]

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Workshop Build-Along — Scratch Building a Sopwith Camel Part 3 — Firewall installation

Apr 13, 2014 No Comments

Well, with the winter building season coming to an end, I thought I would squeeze in some more bench time and post an update on the Sopwith Camel Build-along. Since we assembled the main fuselage framework, I turned my attentions to the front end and worked on the firewall forward section. So before installing the [...]

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Workshop Tips and Tricks — Securing Servo Leads

Apr 11, 2014 1 Comment

MAN’s Gerry Yarrish is always building and reviewing RC airplanes and along the way has used all sorts of tricks and techniques to solve common problems that pop up. Check out this video showing how to avoid servo leads from coming apart in the air and bringing your RC plane down unexpectedly. video platform video [...]

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