Editors Blogs

7 Days until Top Gun — The MAN crew is getting ready!

Apr 24, 2014 2 Comments

The MAN crew is getting excited about traveling to Top Gun for the annual Scale Invitational. This year the facility at Paradise Field will be sporting a brand new paved runway for the Top Gun pilots to operate from. Joining editors Debra Cleghorn and Gerry Yarrish, will be contributors Rich Uravitch, Carl Layden and ace [...]

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Gas O.S. Engine Revisited

Apr 23, 2014 1 Comment

Until now, gas engines have not been designed for RC helicopter use, and have therefore they have been almost impossible to mount in a helicopter. And they have not come with the needed muffler system to extract maximum power, and they produced a lot of vibration because they were unbalanced. The folks at O.S. have [...]

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Incredible Electric EC-135

Apr 23, 2014 2 Comments

This 42-pound machine is powered by 14S 10,000mAh LiPos (that’s four 7S 5000mAh packs!) turning a Leomotion L110/230 motor for a whopping 1150rpm. The fuselage and mechanics are from Helicoptertechnik Schwing and a turbine sound module provides that extra realism. Futaba radio gear and a Futaba GY750 gyro allow this scale beauty to perform beautiful [...]

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Light up the night! Easy add-on

Apr 23, 2014 No Comments

RC’ers love novelty — anything to make flying a little different. Float flying, aerotow, aerial video; all these add variety, but one of my favorites is night flying. There’s something absolutely magical about flying in the dark. My efforts with night flying go back nearly 20 years, starting with spotlights, then Cyalume light sticks and [...]

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MAN at Hobby King

Apr 23, 2014 1 Comment

We had a great road trip down to Farmingdale on Long Island, to visit the new customer service and corporate offices for Hobby King. We got the $5 tour and had a great time visiting and talking about new products and more importantly, RC flying and local events! What really makes this new Hobby King [...]

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MAN Snapshots — Florida Jets, Paradise Field, Lakeland, FL

Apr 21, 2014 No Comments

It is always a challenge to cover events in their entirety with just one article in MAN. That’s why we add lots of bonus content to the MAN website. Here are a few more pix that did not make it into print from Frank Tiano’s “All Jet” event featured in the July issue of MAN. Also, [...]

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Road to Top Gun — Jeff Foley’s Bf-109E

Apr 19, 2014 3 Comments

The Luftwaffe will be well represented with Jeff Foley flying his very impressive and well tried Bf-109E German WW2 fighter. Jeff’s “Emil” has an 86 inch span, and is completely scratch built from Jeff’s own molds. The classic warbird  is 1/4.5 in scale and weighs 27 pounds. It uses a modified Dave Platt landing gear, and [...]

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Road to Top Gun — P.J. Ash and his Rising Sun Japanese Zero

Apr 18, 2014 9 Comments

PJ has just finished his Top Gun competition plane which is a Meister Scale long wing Zero. The wingspan is 118 inches and the model is powered with a Quadra 100 swinginga Xoar 26×10 prop. It has Sierra retracts, and is guided by JR 12x.  For the impressive slightly weathered South Pacific finish, PJ used Tamiya [...]

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