Editors Blogs

Piro Flip

Apr 15, 2011 No Comments

One of the maneuvers I love to see performed is the piro-flip. Those of you who know how to do this make it look so easy and effortless, but I have been trying this maneuver on and off for the past several years without much improvement. The technique I’m working on is to master the [...]

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Welcome to my blog!

Apr 15, 2011 7 Comments

My name is Paul Tradelius and for the past several years I have written the RotorSpeed helicopter column for Model Airplane News magazine. My boss and executive editor, Debra Cleghorn, recently asked me to start this blog so we can be more interactive with those of you flying radio controlled helicopters. In the future I [...]

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Ethanol question

Apr 13, 2011 No Comments

Here in the northeast, ethanol in the gasoline that we buy at the gas station is a fact of life. Clarence Lee has indicated that RC gas engines should be run on gasoline with no ethanol. In the recent past, ethanol was only blended into our gas seasonally, but now I think it is included [...]

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Pumped carb vs. muffler pressure

Apr 13, 2011 2 Comments

Hi :  I read your “engine clinic ” articles all the time and enjoy them.  My question is this.   I was given an O.S. .70  4 stroke “Ultimate:” as a gift.  I would never have bought a pumped engine but I’m stuck with this one.  I’ve been running 4 strokes for the past 20 years a [...]

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MAN at Work at Toledo

Apr 13, 2011 1 Comment

Our good friend Tom Polapink snapped this candid photo of Debra Cleghorn and myself at the MAN booth at the recent Toledo Show. As always I’m looking over my glasses and my mouth is in motion!

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Making the move!

Apr 13, 2011 No Comments

Come back often as we switch to our new MAN website! Looking forward to hearing from you.

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Bob Walker’s Benoist

Apr 10, 2011 5 Comments

  Check out Bob Walker’s Benoist on its first test-float. Bob designed and built this model after the 1914 plane that was the world’s first scheduled airliner, carrying passengers between St. Petersburg and Tampa, cutting down on the nearly all-day trip into a 23-minute flight! It only made 172 flights and was cut short because [...]

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Align Outdoor Demos

Mar 21, 2011 No Comments

Danny & Alan Szabo put on a show with the entire lineup of Align helicopters, from the TRex 100 to 700 class monster!

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