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Mixing Custom Colors for Scale RC Airplanes

Apr 08, 2015 1 Comment by

Mixing custom colors for scale airplanes can be a tricky job, and the difference between accurate and “pretty close” can be the difference between winning and not even placing at a scale contest. For those who are considering going the next step in scale accuracy, this article digs a little deeper into this “colorful” and [...]

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Tipsy S2 — An electric sport scale vintage airplane you can build

Apr 07, 2015 1 Comment by

Designer Dennis Sumner has build several excellent flying model and his newest is the Tipsy S2, plans now available at the AirAgeStore website. Featured in the July 2015 issue of Electric Flight, the construction plans are at: Here’s Dennis’ take on this attractive vintage flyer. Scale and unique airplanes always appeal to me and [...]

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Florida Jets — A view from the Flightline — 75 Photos

Mar 31, 2015 No Comments by

As a MAN contributor and all around nice guy, I find myself traveling a lot to cover events for the magazine and most recently, I stopped by the Florida Jets event at Paradise Field in Lakeland, FL. Be sure to check out my detailed event report which will be in the upcoming July issue of MAN, (on sale [...]

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The First Top Gun Scale Invitational

Mar 26, 2015 2 Comments by

It was in the August 1989 issue of MAN that our readers were introduced to what was to become one of the greatest RC scale airplane competitions in the world. The brainchild of Frank Tiano, Top Gun the event has redefined the hobby and sport of scale competition. it pushed the standards of excellence for [...]

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Scale Cockpit Coaming — Recycling old Leather Hand Bags

Mar 24, 2015 1 Comment by

I am always looking for things I can use in my scale modeling projects. So when I was finishing up my latest project I needed something to duplicate the leather coaming that protects the pilot from the cockpit opening edges. I found that an easy way to make good looking coaming right at a local [...]

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Road to Top Gun — Jack Diaz — Fouga Magister

Mar 04, 2015 1 Comment by

Our good friend and veteran Top Gun competitor told us that his 2015 entry plane will be his impressive 1/4.5-scale  Fouga Magister built from the Philip Avonds kit from Belgium. Jack says it is a very complex kit and it produces an extremely accurate scale model. It took Jack a couple of years to build. The wings and stab [...]

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Question of the Week: What’s your Favorite MAN Construction Article / Plans Built Plane?

Mar 04, 2015 5 Comments

There are many out there that say “ARFs” have killed the hobby of building RC planes, but our sales of construction plans indicate that there are many of you out there that still know what balsa wood, MonoKote and glue smells like! Someone is definitely spending quality time in their workshops so let’s take a survey! [...]

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RC Workshop Tips: Secure Servos

Mar 02, 2015 14 Comments

Model Airplane News readers are an innovative bunch, and they’re always coming up with ways to make their models better while saving time and money. Here are two workshop secrets for ensuring secure servos, every time! Secure servo connections When you install servos in a wing or fuselage and use long servo extension leads, the connector between [...]

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