Editors Blogs

47th Annual RC Jamboree at Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome

Sep 09, 2013 No Comments

Had a marvelous weekend at the ORA. Lots of great things to see and the flying was great until Sunday when it got really windy! I flew the new giant Triplane several times with great success! Here are some photos! My Triplane slept at night under the wing of the Spirit of St. Louis Rebecca [...]

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Packing up!

Sep 06, 2013 No Comments

As soon as we put the December 2013 issue of MAN to bed, I will be heading down the highway to the 47th annual Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome’s RC WW1 and Vintage Aircraft Jamboree. Triplane is all stowed way and ready to go. I will post photos from the event if I have a good WiFi [...]

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Homemade Heli!

Sep 05, 2013 No Comments

What do you get when you combine four lengths of pipe and a lawn mower engine? You won’t believe this homemade helicopter, intended to carry one very brave individual. Would you be willing to pilot this craft? Click to see if this really flies!

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New Generation of JR Radio–XG14

Sep 04, 2013 1 Comment

Be sure to watch for our detailed review of the new JR XG14 radio system in the upcoming December 2013 issue of MAN. Following in this tradition of quality and dependability, the XG14 is the newest radio wearing the JR brand and it the first to be distributed by JR Americas Inc., (jramericas.com.) The XG14 [...]

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The Rivet King: Dave Ribbe’s MiG-15

Sep 03, 2013 12 Comments

Congratulations to David Ribbe for placing 6th in the 20kg category while flying for the U.S. team at the Jet World Masters in Meiringen, Switzerland! His gorgeously detailed,  88.9-inch-span MiG-15bis is outfitted with a sliding canopy, speed brakes, flaps, sequenced retracts and doors, and it’s even more astounding when you learn that David designed this jet [...]

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How To Turn a Straw Hat into a Scale Pilot Seat

Sep 01, 2013 No Comments

So my Fokker Triplane has been finished for a few weeks and the airplane has flown several times without any problems. But there is that big issue of an empty cockpit. So, I converted my old Mini-Me 1/3 scale pilot figure into a WW1 leather helmet and goggles guy with a great set of cloths [...]

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Sneak Peek: Diamond Hobby Corsair

Aug 30, 2013 9 Comments

We were lucky enough to get this great-looking scale warbird for review from Diamond Hobby. Here is a little sneak peek of the review by Jason Benson that will appear in Model Airplane News. Diamond Hobby is the North American importer and distributor of FMS Model RC Aircraft. They import a very wide range of ready-to-fly, EPO foam [...]

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More Triplane Pix from Kingston IMAA event

Aug 29, 2013 No Comments

With special thanks to Dave Penchuk (IMAA chapter 217 President(, Time Capsules Photography, and MAN contributor Ken Park, for some great photos from the event. Here are some more great pix of the Balsa USA Fokker Triplane. I am glad to get these pix as I was behind the transmitter! Thanks guys! The reason I go [...]

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