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Mustangs at Warbirds over Delaware

Mustangs at Warbirds over Delaware

Holy cow! By far this year, the magical P-51 Mustang was the most popular WW2 heavy metal fighter at the event! Many Top Flite 86 inch span giant scale ARFs and several larger ones were on constant patrols around the Lums Pond Aerodrome! Here’s just a few!  
Warbirds over Delaware WW1 Gaggle Flight

Warbirds over Delaware WW1 Gaggle Flight

Another amazing part of the whole WOD thing, is their extremely popular WW1 Gaggle Flight where as many WW1 airplanes takeoff in mass to get as many vintage warbirds into the air at the same time. Today in the Friday Gaggle, the number of dogfighting aviators was 33. An impressive number that would have been […]
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Warbirds over Delaware Friday Highlights

Warbirds over Delaware Friday Highlights

Well, today was a sure winner and all the warbird pilots had a great time. The event started in ernest two days ago (Wednesday,) and the flightline was in constant action. Here are some of the shots I got today! More to come! Stay tuned
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Hitec Extreme Servos Are Here

Hitec Extreme Servos Are Here

The high resolution and response of the new HS-83XX series of servos brings improved performance and control to your plane, heli and car. Designed with an efficient coreless motor, a titanium gear train and 7.4 volt capability, these ultra performance servos are at the top of the food chain. The HS-8360TH offers accelerated speed, with the HS-8370TH providing […]
Car of the future!

Car of the future!

Dutch engineers have come up with an ingenious way to beat traffic — a car with helicopter genes! The vehicle can fly for up to 315 miles at speeds of 110mph. Add this to your wish list!
Warbirds over Delaware! 1 day and counting…

Warbirds over Delaware! 1 day and counting…

If you attending the 2012 WOD event, be sure to stop by and say hi… Gerry Yarrish will be onsite covering all the giant scale warbird action! Again this year, MAN is the event’s exclusive Media Sponsor so we’ll be covering the event and posting lots pix and videos here on the MAN site! Check […]
UAV operators earn their wings

UAV operators earn their wings

Remember learning how to fly RC? Maybe you used a buddy box or, like me, maybe you just had a very patient instructor (thanks, Gerry!). This article by Pamela Redford of the U.S. Army’s Public Affairs office in Fort Riley, Georgia, shows what it’s like for soldiers who are learning to operate and pilot Raven […]
Cat vs. helicopter

Cat vs. helicopter

In this video pick of the week, a cat KOs a ‘copter (no animals or aircraft are harmed!). Watch it … it’s funny!  
Development of the Hangar 9 Ultimate Biplane, Designer Mike McConville Shares his thoughts.

Development of the Hangar 9 Ultimate Biplane, Designer Mike McConville Shares his thoughts.

While putting together the October 2012 “Let’s Talk Giant Scale” column discussing Flying Wires and Wing Struts, columnist John Glezellis discussed the need for functional rigging with RC aircraft designer, Mike McConville.  Mike developed the very popular Hangar 9 Ultimate biplane which, unlike most biplanes, doesn’t require flying wires. Let’s see what Mike did during […]
Workshop Build-along, Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair, Part 9

Workshop Build-along, Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair, Part 9

The Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair ARF build is coming along nicely and we are nearing the Bent-Wing Warbird’s completion. This past weekend I finalized the engine installation as well as the fuel tank and ignition installations. Here’s how the project looks now. The instructions suggest a three-line fuel tank setup but I decided […]
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