Editors Blogs

MAN gets a new Roof — Drone aerial inspection

Oct 20, 2015 No Comments

For about 2 weeks now a local roofing company has been replacing the roof of our office building! Curiosity got the better of us, so we sent out Blade Chroma quadcopter  up to investigate what all the noise was about! It took a couple minutes but the workmen noticed out camera drone and as we [...]

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Cole Palen and his Triplane

Oct 20, 2015 No Comments

Back in the day, Cole Palen was known world wide as the Bloody Black Baron of Rhinebeck. There are many references and websites online and the best is the one for the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome itself at: www.oldrhinebeck.org. Also, there have been many scale models of Cole’s triplane built and flown over the years. But [...]

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1/3-scale Fokker Triplane Flight Report — Sneak Peek

Oct 16, 2015 No Comments

Soon to be published in our upcoming February 2016 issue of MAN, here’s a sneak peak of Balsa USA giant scale Fokker Triplane kit review, by editor, Gerry Yarrish. Video Courtesy of Ron Prestin One of my all-time favorite airplanes is the Fokker triplane. First seeing action in 1917, the Fokker Dr.1 (tridecker), was a [...]

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E-Power takes off at the 2015 NEAT Fair

Oct 12, 2015 1 Comment

It’s been said that the only constant in life is change.  As sure as the summer changes into fall, for the past 16 years the NEAT Fair has been the electric RC enthusiast’s first sign of the harvest season.  The NEAT (Northeast Electric Aircraft Technology) Fair is the largest showcase of the ever-changing electric-powered sector [...]

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3D Printing for Scale Airplanes

Oct 07, 2015 2 Comments

OK, I could have gotten a lot more attention by titling this post “3D Printing Bombs” but I did not want the FBI coming to the MAN office. With today’s amazing new technologies seeming to be absolutely like magic, I decided to try out one of the several new 3D companies that offer services online. [...]

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Flight Tech: Rudder Turns

Oct 01, 2015 1 Comment

A rudder turn is performed using the rudder to yaw the nose of the airplane in the direction that you want to turn, and while space does not permit going into all the details, most airplanes will also inherently bank in the direction that the rudder is applied.   There are basically two different techniques [...]

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Install a Smoke System

Oct 01, 2015 3 Comments

At full-scale and RC airshows alike, watching aerobatic aircraft equipped with smoke systems adds greatly to the appeal for both spectators and pilots. Experienced pilots will make the aircraft all but disappear within the smoke during torque rolls, tail slides, and so forth. Simply put, SMOKE is a pure attention-grabber! I recently decided to upgrade [...]

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Sopwith Camel — Video Sneak Peek

Sep 24, 2015 No Comments

Featured in the upcoming December 2015 issue of MAN, the newest construction article is for editor Gerry Yarrish’s 1/4-scale Sopwith Camel. Designed with CAD and featuring laser cut parts (also available), this WW1 classic is sport scale and it has excellent flight stability and performance. It has an 84 inch span and is powered by [...]

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