Editors Blogs

What’s Old is New Again at 30th annual Southwest Jet Rally

Oct 02, 2012 No Comments

From the recent 30th annual Southwest Jet Rally article that will be published in the January 2013 issue of MAN,  I mentioned the number of own-design scratch built models at the first gathering?  Well, the spirit is still alive and well with some great projects completed or underway. This year there were a pair of 37% [...]

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RC Outback Rescue

Oct 02, 2012 8 Comments

Imagine this: you’re lost in the vast, arid Australian outback after you left your disabled vehicle and decided to walk to the nearest town. Your water supply is running out, and your cell phone battery is dead. Then, you hear the whine of a 2-stroke engine, and an RC plane that has been searching for you [...]

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Central CT RC Club Big Biplane Bash — Video Recap

Oct 01, 2012 No Comments

Well with all the multi-wine magic now history, it took me a little while to compile photos and video I shot at the event. This was our club’s 11th annual Big Biplane Bash and it was great success with excellent weather and mild winds! Be sure to pencil in the 4th weekend in September 2013 [...]

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Fly a reverse Cuban-8 with half rolls

Oct 01, 2012 3 Comments

  Overview of the reverse Cuban-8 with half rolls. Illustration by FX Models When I first started aerobatic competition, symmetrical maneuvers that combined various elements were of the most complex to perform both precisely and consistently. Let’s take the loop, for example. While it may be fairly straightforward to perform a single loop, try flying [...]

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Flaps: What you need to know

Oct 01, 2012 13 Comments

Sooner or later you may want to try your hand at flying a scale subject.  Since most full-size aircraft use flaps, many scale model also require them for true scale operations and function. A scale model with  flaps fully deployed is a cool sight. If you have never flow a model with then there are a [...]

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Just too cool, the Endeavour Landing

Oct 01, 2012 No Comments

Talk about getting a great look at the Endeavour

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How to: Add Square Checkerboards

Sep 30, 2012 8 Comments

In the January Electric Flight column “Custom Corner,” we show you how to make a curved checkerboard design that you can easily apply to your aircraft.  Here we show you how to add a standard checkerboard pattern to a wing. This design is a little simpler, but it still has a big impact on the color scheme. Enjoy. [...]

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16 year old Beast pilot Dean Lampron

Sep 29, 2012 6 Comments

A big surprise for everyone at the recent Big Biplane Bash in Farmington, CT, was a talented and very impressive aerobatic pilot who threw down an amazing 3D flight with his giant scale Hangar 9 Beast biplane. Dean Lampron is not only a great aerobatic show pilot, but he’s also only 16 years old! Dean and [...]

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