Editors Blogs

Road to Top Gun — Mike Barbee’s T-34-B Mentor

Apr 17, 2014 2 Comments

Mike Barbee will again be competing with his absolutely immense T-34B Mentor in the Expert class. The plane is 36% scale and has a wingspan of 138 inches and is 110 inches long. Mike built it from a Bob Patton design and the fuselage is fiberglass made from Bob’s molds. The wings are foam sheeted and finished with 1.5 oz. [...]

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Throw Back Thursday! — Old MAN Photo Files

Apr 17, 2014 No Comments

We dusted off some great old snap shots by our dear friend George Leu. George traveled all over the country and contributed to several articles in MAN along with his time as a Scale columnist. All these photos are from a folder marked 1987 – 88 From the Scale Masters held in California. Two years [...]

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Unusual RC: Swiss Army Knife Takes Flight

Apr 17, 2014 No Comments

The ingenuity of RC plane modelers never ends, and this sharp-flying aircraft is definitely one of a kind. Check it out!

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1951 Movie of Free-Flight Helicopter

Apr 17, 2014 1 Comment

Check out this vintage helicopter model, powered by two ”jet” engines mounted at right angles to the propellers! It takes off and flies, but does it land safely? Watch this great video and find out.

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Hangar 9 30cc Spitfire VIDEO

Apr 16, 2014 14 Comments

This plane is made for all of you Spitfire fans out there, and for all you soon to be Spitfire fans. The new Hangar 9 Spitfire Mk IXc 30cc ARF is not only a great looking aircraft, it is a great flying aircraft. I was lucky enough to do the review on this airplane. When [...]

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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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