Editors Blogs

Question of the Week — What’s your Favorite Radio Programming Feature?

Aug 04, 2014 32 Comments

Over the years, RC transmitters and radio systems have developed from basic escapement Galloping Ghost rigs and Reed systems, to 27 and 72Mhz systems, to today’s amazing 2.4Ghz programmable computer controlled radios. What’s your favorite new radio feature? Dual-rates? Mixing? Wing and tail configuration, Telemetry, or something else? Tell us what you think is the [...]

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Special Awards from Warbirds over Delaware

Jul 31, 2014 1 Comment

It is always fun to cover all the action at the annual Warbirds over Delaware event in Newark, DE at the club’s beautiful flying field in Lums Pond State Park. And, every year, the Delaware RC club members present special awards to recognize people involved with the event. This year the ”Outstanding Achievement Awards went to a [...]

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Giant Avro Vulcan wows the crowd!

Jul 30, 2014 7 Comments

Powered by four (4!) 160 Wren turbines, this massive 20-foot span Avro Vulcan wowed the crowds at the recent RAF Cosford Air Show put on by Britain’s Large Model Association. Piloted by Dave Johnson, this giant jet looks and sounds like its big brother and in the video flies at speeds of up to 120mph. [...]

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WW1 Scout you can Build–RAF SE5a Updated!

Jul 30, 2014 2 Comments

MAN contributor and prolific model airplane designer Pat Tritle has another great construction article coming. This time it is the famous British dogfighter the RAF SE5a Scout. Electric powered, this parkflyer size WW1 biplane will be in the next issue of MAN and plans will soon be available at the AirAgeStore.com website. Pat will also [...]

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4-days till the WW1 Dawn Patrol Meet!

Jul 28, 2014 No Comments

Hosted by the Long Island Sky Hawks RC club, this IMAA legal event is simply the best part of the RC summer. It is all about WW1 and there’s friendly completion too! Like bomb drops, mock dogfights, kill the balloons and spot landings to spice things up! Our own Gerry Yarrish is heading down and setting [...]

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Where should you put a smoke tank?

Jul 25, 2014 No Comments

This tip comes from my friend Albert Tejera who owns TME. Albert is an enthusiastic flyer and just an all-around good guy. Many new RC smoke users wonder if they should balance their airplane with the oil tank filled or empty? Generally we recommend that the tank be placed as close as possible to the [...]

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Which Pitts Special do you like the best?

Jul 24, 2014 1 Comment

We just returned from the flying field where were test flew the new Micro UMX Pitts Special S1-S. With its AS3X stabilization system, we were very impress with its performance, even with a bit of wind thrown in for good measure! What’s your opinion of this mini classic and what’s your all time favorite version [...]

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Easy Access Aileron Servo Installation with Wing Hatches

Jul 23, 2014 10 Comments

Here’s a common, very popular way to install aileron servos. To make field maintenance easy, install your servos with hatches built into the wing so they are flush with the wing’s underside and are held in place with screws. The first thing I do to get the aileron servo hatch properly aligned is to install the [...]

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