Editors Blogs

Question of the Week — What do you think is/was the best recent RC breakthrough?

May 16, 2014 1 Comment

Let us Know! We’d like to hear from you our readers and online followers. Tell us what you think is/was the best ever recent RC breakthrough? What in our Hobby today gets you all fired up and excited??! RC helicopters and multi-rotors, 2.4GHz radio systems and micro receivers? How about Gyros and 3 Axis Stabilization [...]

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Fast-n-Quiet! E-Jets at Top Gun

May 16, 2014 3 Comments

Everyone knows that when you want to see the best scale aircraft flying and competing, then Top Gun is the place to go. All sorts of amazing aircraft were there this year and electric powered jets also made a pretty good showing for themselves. All serious level scale aircraft with all the bells and whistles, they [...]

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Top Gun Video Interview — Fernando Bellegrade — Stuka Dive Bomber

May 15, 2014 4 Comments

There’s just something about the Junkers Ju 87 Stuka Dive Bomber! This bent-wing Luftwaffe Warbird was one of the very first “Tank Busters” and it was a major part of Hitler’s Blitzkrieg war strategy. Competing in Expert, Fernando Bellegrade traveled all the way from Sao Paulo, Brazil with his impressive Stuka. Built from Nick Ziroli [...]

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Top Gun Video Interview — Pedro Sanchez — P-47 Thunderbolt

May 15, 2014 No Comments

One of our good friends Pedro Sanchez showed up at Top Gun this year with a beautifully detailed Warbird in the form of a CARF-Models P-47 Thunderbolt. Powered by a Moki 5-cylinder 250cc radial engine, the 1/4-scale “Jug” has a 110 inch span and weighs in at 54 pounds! Pedro only started with a CARF-Models [...]

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Top Gun Video Interview — Dino DiGiorgio — F4U Corsair

May 15, 2014 2 Comments

After all the dust had settled at Top Gun this year, we had a chance to grab some of the contestants and get the back story about their aircraft. One of the more interesting tales was that of the F4U Corsair flown by Dino DiGiorgio. This beautifully executed aircraft carrier based WW2 fighter was all [...]

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Video Workshop How To: Installing RC Fuel Tanks

May 14, 2014 5 Comments

For an RC airplane to fly properly and safely, its engine needs a consistent supply of fuel. Whether you are flying a glow powered or gasoline burning airplane, the fuel tank needs to be assembled and installed correctly. Here’s MAN editor Gerry Yarrish with some shop tech tips for you that will help you with [...]

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Small-Block RC Gas Engine Guide — A New Generation of compact Power!

May 14, 2014 22 Comments

Lately, there has been a noticeable shift toward smaller displacement single-cylinder, gasoline engines and there are now many of these little gas-burning powerhouses on the market. Years ago, when you talked about gas engines, the smaller end was owned by the 25cc engines and the average size was roughly between 40cc and 60cc with a few [...]

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Fly the Blender

May 13, 2014 1 Comment

Although I enjoy all aspects of RC aircraft, I truly enjoy aerobatics. Often, people who are just getting into aerobatics ask me how to perform some of the most difficult maneuvers out there and become discouraged when they can’t succeed. I tell them that one aerobatic maneuver builds on another. For example, you can’t build [...]

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