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MAN at Warbirds over Delaware

MAN at Warbirds over Delaware

If you are planning to attend the Granddaddy of all RC warbird events this weekend, be sure to stop by the tent and say hi! MAN will represent this weekend and will be flying the Sopwith Camel as part of the WW1 Gaggle! It looks like it will be a good weekend and we look […]
Fancy landings: Inverted Approach with a 1/2 Roll

Fancy landings: Inverted Approach with a 1/2 Roll

For the extreme aerobatic enthusiast, there is nothing like performing hotshot maneuvers inches off the ground. One unexpected way to take the crowd by surprise is to add aerobatic moves to your landing. During a normal landing approach, the airplane is in upright level flight and flies downwind parallel to the runway, turns 90 degrees to […]
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Sopwith Camel Update — Build-Along Part 31

Sopwith Camel Update — Build-Along Part 31

So, after an exciting, yet informative test flight, I found that we had a very nose-heavy condition, even though from the plans, I had the model balanced at the 25% MAC position. So much for the theory. With the Camel back safe and sound in the workshop, I have since moved the CG back to the […]
Ares Advantage Optim 300 CP

Ares Advantage Optim 300 CP

If you’ve always been intrigued by RC helicopters but thought they were too hard to fly, you need to check out the Ares Advantage Optim 300 CP!  Equipped with Aegis Natural Flight Progression (NFP) technology, it has a breakthrough six-axis sensor system that automatically stabilizes the heli if you let go of the sticks. That […]
Just in! Blade Chroma Flying Camera Quadcopter

Just in! Blade Chroma Flying Camera Quadcopter

Wow! We just received our review sample of the new, top of the Blade line of quadcopters the Chroma. Including the ST 10+ radio/controller with Android table and operating system, the Chroma breaks through the “quadcopter with a camera attached” category and enables you to actually concentrate on the photos and videos you shoot and […]
Workshop Build-Along — Sopwith Camel Part 30 — Test Flight with Video

Workshop Build-Along — Sopwith Camel Part 30 — Test Flight with Video

Well after a long and enjoyable build-along series, I finally got the Sopwith Camel test flown at the recent 40th Annual Father’s Day Fun Fly in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. We went early and test flew the plane before the competition started. I should have been less anxious to commit aviation and I think it was […]
An RC Jumbo Jet’s First Flight

An RC Jumbo Jet’s First Flight

An RC plane’s first flight is usually a nerve-racking experience, but what if you’re flying a 16-foot-span, four-turbine-powered scale airliner? Earlier this month in Oppingen, Germany, Adi Pitz’s 747-400 scale model took off with pilot Rainer Kamitz at the controls. The largest plane Adi has ever built, it has over 2,000 hours of work into it, […]
Highlights of the new JR 28X Radio System

Highlights of the new JR 28X Radio System

Featured in the September 2015 issue of MAN, the new JR 28X  from JR Americas is an amazing radio system. I have been a JR radio enthusiast for many years and have always found the brand to be rock solid in the performance department. One of my first serious, “go to” radios was the touch […]
William Wylam: March 9, 1915 – June 4, 2015

William Wylam: March 9, 1915 – June 4, 2015

William Austin “Bill” Wylam, noted aviation artist, historian and longtime contributor and friend of Model Airplane News passed away June 4, 2015. Everyone here at MAN offer our deepest condolences to the Wylam family and in knowing Bill for so long will miss him dearly. We learned from his son, Stuart Wylam, that he passed […]
Workshop Build-Along — Sopwith Camel — Part 29: Balancing the CG

Workshop Build-Along — Sopwith Camel — Part 29: Balancing the CG

Well, this is the very last workshop segment from this Sopwith Camel Build-Along. After getting the model balanced, it will all be about how it flies, and that means a trip to the Club’s flying field. To balance the model, I used scuba weight and lead shot installed in the engine compartment. I built a plywood […]
Workshop Build-Along — Sopwith Camel — Part 27: Interplane Struts

Workshop Build-Along — Sopwith Camel — Part 27: Interplane Struts

The last bits of building in any project seem to take the longest, at least when you have a deadline to meet! We are planning to have the compete construction article for this sport scale WW1 classic in the upcoming December issue of MAN in our Scale Special Issue. To make the interplane struts you […]
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