Editors Blogs

Workshop Build-Along — Triplane Scale Surface and Rib Tapes

Aug 24, 2013 10 Comments

Our December issue of MAN will include an article I wrote about painting and finishing models with scale Stits and Poly Tone paints. I touch on Rib and Surface Tapes briefly so here are some more details on applying these scale details. When it comes to large 1/3-scale models, these kind of details are all [...]

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Top Gun Photos Part2

Aug 24, 2013 No Comments

Top Gun May 2, 2013

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Top Gun Photos Part1

Aug 23, 2013 No Comments

Top Gun May 2, 2013    

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Top Gun 2013 Photos

Aug 22, 2013 No Comments

Many consider Top Gun to be one of the best (if not THE BEST) R/C events on the planet, I have to agree.  On May 1st of this year I travelled to Paradise field to take a few photos.  I had the opportuinity to meet many of the pilots and organizers of the event.  These are [...]

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Quadcopter as companion (and more!)

Aug 20, 2013 4 Comments

A new project unveiled on crowd-funding site Kickstarter.com named “Spiri” is a pretty little flyer that can be anything you want it to be! Inventor Patrick Edwards-Daugherty writes, “Meet Spiri, the programmable, autonomous flying robot. Designed for you and your projects. Spiri is a versatile, airborne Linux device with sensors, cameras, wifi, cloud support, development [...]

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Triplane at Kingston IMAA Rally

Aug 20, 2013 No Comments

Well I am making the rounds with the  33% Scale Fokker Triplane I built from the new Balsa USA kit, and this time we went to the biggest Giant Scale Rally in Canada. Hosted by the KRCM club and sponsored and run by Chapter 217 of the IMAA the Kingston Giant Scale event is an [...]

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MAN at Kingston IMAA Rally in Canada

Aug 20, 2013 No Comments

The 26th annual IMAA giant Scale Rally sponsored by IMAA chapter 217 and hosted by the Kingston RC Modelers club in Kingston Ontario Canada was an amazing time. Weather was perfect and the wind was almost non existent. Well over 100 pilots and almost double that many IMAA legal giant scale planes showed up and [...]

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More Triplane Flight Shots

Aug 09, 2013 No Comments

I just got these from my daughter Rebecca. She was using the new 100 – 400mm zoom lens! It was a little rainy so they are a bit on the dark side but I think they look great! Will definitely have to work on getting a 33% scale pilot figure for sure! I love the [...]

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