Editors Blogs

Knife-Edge Flight Secrets

Aug 11, 2015 2 Comments

On your first attempts, it’s wise to enter your knife-edge maneuvers from a slight climb to buy yourself some extra time to think through the steps so you don’t finding yourself rushing to recover. You’ll also find it much easier to build your first sustained knife-edge if you initially roll the airplane in the same [...]

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Gentle Giant: DH 82 Tiger Moth

Aug 06, 2015 7 Comments

Pilot Gerhard Reinsch expertly puts this nearly 1/3-scale bipe through its paces in this great video. The 10.47-foot-span model weighs 44 pounds and is powered by a Valach 120 4-stroke. Check out those scale details! Designed by Paolo Severin, the plane has a welded steel tube frame with scale ribs. Gorgeous inside and out! Thanks to Pete [...]

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Making Functional Biplane Rigging Wires

Jul 28, 2015 6 Comments

If you have been following our exclusive MAN Build-Along Series on my 1/4-scale Sopwith Camel project, then you know it flies great, but I did manage to damage the top wing on a typical nosed-over WW1 landing. With all the repairs covered here on the MAN website, I decide to go the next logical step–add functional flying [...]

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Patching up a Camel — Wing Repairs

Jul 22, 2015 4 Comments

While flying the Sopwith Camel featured in our Build-Along series, I made a bad piloting decision. While at the Warbirds over Delaware event, I made a few successful flights in between taking photos and covering the event for MAN. Anyway, I came in for a landing and allowed the Camel to drift off the runway [...]

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Russian Racer: Yak-11 “Steadfast”

Jul 22, 2015 7 Comments

We love the sound of this 1/3-scale model of the Unlimited Racer as it makes those high-speed passes! Powered by a 400cc Moki, the 110-inch-span model put on a show at the Oldtimer Meet in Frauenfeld, Switzerland earlier this year. No word on the pilot or builder of this beauty, but they sure did a [...]

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Fast Fuel Fixes

Jul 20, 2015 3 Comments

Properly installed, your fuel system will last a very long time and may never need to be changed. In a hard landing, however, some of its parts may be dislodged and stop working. Here are some common fuel-flow problems and fixes. > If your engine begins to run lean, check for small pinholes in the [...]

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Unusual Electric Venom

Jul 16, 2015 6 Comments

John Ranson’s 1/6-scale jet proves that you don’t have to build ‘em big to impress the crowd! With more than 1,000 building hours in it, this gorgeous Venom is from the Mick Reeves plan and has an epoxy glass fuselage. The 21-pound plane is powered by a Schubeler ducted fan on two Thunder Power 6S 6600mAh LiPos. [...]

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Let the Party Begin! Fun Fly Maneuvers on Video

Jul 15, 2015 No Comments

Featured in our upcoming October issue, MAN will have a great article all about the Basics of Fun Fly Events! While shooting the photos for the article, editor Gerry Yarrish strapped the new Hitec S60 video camera to one of his Fun Fly airplanes to provide a bird’s eye view of all the fun at the [...]

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