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40% Scale WACO YMF-5 Biplane — A Video Interview

40% Scale WACO YMF-5 Biplane — A Video Interview

  Among the prettiest of classic biplanes, this AMR 40% Scale Waco YMF-5 was built by Dave Collis who came all the way down from Canada to take both the “Best Civilian Aircraft” and runner up “Critic’s Choice” awards at the Monster Planes 2011 event in Lakeland, FL. A big Moki radial engine swings an […]
Hangar 9 E-conversions: P-47, F4U Corsair & F6F Hellcat

Hangar 9 E-conversions: P-47, F4U Corsair & F6F Hellcat

I have had the good fortune to assemble many  Hangar 9 models and have found that they have enough scale details to satisfy any pilot without compromising the performance of the airframe. They are also some of the easiest planes to do e-conversions on because the airframe is light for its size and allows for a great […]
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Humpty Bump with a Cross Box Maneuver

Humpty Bump with a Cross Box Maneuver

This video will give you the inside information you need to perform the Humpty bump with a Cross Box maneuver combination.  Pilot Jason Benson shares his techniques on performing this very useful maneuvers so you can perfect your own flying skills. [kaltura-widget uiconfid=”1727912″ entryid=”0_719k2atl” width=”640″ height=”390″ addpermission=”” editpermission=”” /]
Monster Planes 2011 Photos and Winners

Monster Planes 2011 Photos and Winners

MAN Contributor Rich Uravitch covered this amazing event held in Lakeland, FL and run by Scale Event Guru Frank Tiano, this event is also featured in the March 2011 issue of Model Airplane News. Here’s a sneak Peek of some of the amazing aircraft flying at this amazing RC event! Monster Planes redefines Giant Scale! […]
Half-Scale Bucker Jungmeister — Video Interview

Half-Scale Bucker Jungmeister — Video Interview

Rich Uravitch interviews Rick Cawley and gets the inside scoop on this amazing 50% scale aerobatic biplane.   video platform video management video solutions video player Rick’s amazing monster is the very spirit of the Monster Planes event. It’s a serious scale model and Rick missed a lot of TV to get it ready for […]
Pearl Harbor: 70 Years of Memories

Pearl Harbor: 70 Years of Memories

In memory of Pearl Harbor, as she does every Dec. 7, Elizabeth Sanders Smith will place a photo of her husband outside her front door. Her childhood sweetheart in Syracuse was W. Snowdon Smith III, whose grandfather built the famed Snowdon apartments. In October 1941, Elizabeth traveled by train to Utah, where Snowdon served in […]
On This Day In Aviation History — December 7.

On This Day In Aviation History — December 7.

Of course, December 7, 1941 is “a date which will live in infamy…” But there are several other important things that happened on this day in aviation history worth noting. Here are just a few.   1995:     A small probe released by the Galileo spacecraft began a descent into the atmosphere of the planet Jupiter. The probe […]
Giant Scale Nieuport 28 Building and Detailing Tips with video interview

Giant Scale Nieuport 28 Building and Detailing Tips with video interview

The Nieuport 28C1 was America’s first fighter. Relegated to a backup role by the French in the later days of WW1, American pilots learned to love the speedy and maneuverable N28. It gave America its first official air to air victories in WW1. Later the Nieuport 28A served as a fighter trainer for U.S. pilots […]
Become a Soldering Expert

Become a Soldering Expert

Would you like to learn how to solder like the pros?  Then you will want to watch this 4-part series on Soldering. West Coast Senior Editor, John Reid shows you all of the stuff you will need to get professional results with your soldering.  Enjoy Part two, of this four part series on Soldering Battery […]
Custom Servo Leads You Can Make

Custom Servo Leads You Can Make

Crimp-on servo connectors are tremendously useful for accomplishing neat and reliable component installations. With these connectors, you can trim overly-long servo leads to the ideal length, and you can make your own servo leads and extensions for sailplanes and giant-scale models. But there’s no denying there’s a learning curve for installing these connectors. As with […]
Mastering the Torque Roll

Mastering the Torque Roll

A guaranteed crowd-pleasing maneuver at any event is a low-level torque roll. Even though this maneuver has been done time and time again, it still seems to defy logical aerobatics; I mean, how can a plane do that? But planes can, if they are set up correctly, and anyone can learn to do the maneuver-with […]
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