Editors Blogs

Sam Snyder’s Spectacular Javelin

Oct 03, 2012 11 Comments

One neat nugget of interest I found at the 30th Annual Southwest Jet Rally was Sam Snyder. Sam  is certainly no newcomer to scale modeling. He’s not big on kit building, preferring to draw his own plans, engineer all the structure, layout all the systems and cut out all the parts himself. That’s about as [...]

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Historical Perspective of the RC Jet World

Oct 03, 2012 1 Comment

 On my recent assignment to cover the 30th Annual Southwest Jet Rally for MAN, I took the opportunity to ask Mike Kulczyk, a good friend and certainly one of the pioneers in jet modeling, to give me his assessment of the evolution of R/C jets. Over the 30 plus years that I’ve known Mike, I [...]

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Now these things are starting to look like RC planes

Oct 03, 2012 No Comments

Now that Drones look like RC planes, I guess the only area that can be improved is in the flying software.  This latest release is really cool and it is unbelievable (and scary) just how exact drones can be program to fly.   MAVinci will show new UAS Flight Planning Software features at INTERGEO MAVinci [...]

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WARBIRDS OVER THE ROCKIES

Oct 02, 2012 5 Comments

I was fortunate enough to attend the 9th annual Warbirds over the Rockies event, and as always, it was an amazing experience. Every day of this 3-day event there was Open flying and from 9Am till 5PM with a noon time show, the “History of Military Aviation show” that was not to be missed. Also [...]

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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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