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AeroWorks new 30cc Freestyle Extra 260 QB

Oct 03, 2012 2 Comments

We got this rocking gas aerobat in for a review and our own Jason Benson got to fly it first.  This plane is an excellent aerobatic machine that really travels light in the sky.  If you get a chance to fly this bird, you should take it, and trust me, you will enjoy every minute [...]

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Fly the Figure M: two stall turns with a twist

Oct 01, 2012 3 Comments

      If you want to become the best aerobatic pilot possible, you need to master key maneuvers by taking small steps. First, make sure you’re proficient in performing maneuvers like inverted flight, vertical and horizontal rolls, inside and outside loops and the stall turn. You can then perform these moves in sequence to [...]

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Workshop Tip — How to Drill a Cowl

Sep 26, 2012 No Comments

How To Drill a Cowl from Hidden Index Holes The Problem: You’re working on a model and you need to drill the cowl to match pre-drilled holes in the fuselage, but you can’t access that area once the cowl is in place. The Solution: Grab your masking tape, pin, marker, drill, cowl, and fuselage then follow [...]

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Pilot Projects: Burma Banshee P-40 [November]

Sep 21, 2012 No Comments

Burma Banshee P-40: After building this Top-Flite P-40 kit, Justin covered the plane with fiberglass and sprayed it with Tamiya paint.  He writers, “I based the nose art on the scheme used by the Burma Banshees, a squadron of P-40s in the 80th Fighter Group of the 10th Army Air Force stationed in Burma from [...]

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Tips & Tricks: Shine On! [November]

Sep 21, 2012 No Comments

Shine On: To get rid of hazy, dull finishes on your covering, use a wash/wax-in-one spray.  I prefer Meguiars Ultimate Quick Detailer but Turtle Wax and others will work just as well.  The spray gets rid of fingerprints, removes haze from oils and cleaners, and removes bugs and grass stains.  Just spray it on and [...]

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Scale WW II Perfection

Sep 20, 2012 6 Comments

In the December 2012 issue of MAN, our Scale Special issue, Sal Iasilli reported on his amazing giant scale Fieseler Storch build from the Vogelsang Aeroscale kit. Sal too many more photos than could be used in the print article so we’ve included there here in this exclusive online article. Here’s Sal’s complete text, photos and video. [...]

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Pilot Projects: PBM Martin Mariner [October 2012]

Sep 06, 2012 No Comments

PBM Martin Mariner: This was a six-month, built-from-scratch project from plans by Keith Sparks.  The fuselage and wings are foam construction and are covered with fiberglass.  The plane is powered by two 4-stroke Magnum .52 engines and weighs approximately 20 pounds.  Roger writes, “This is my second scratch-build, and I have been able to learn [...]

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Tips & Tricks: Easy Epoxy Remover [October 2012]

Sep 06, 2012 No Comments

Easy Epoxy Remover: Sometimes there is a real need to separate two parts that are epoxied together such as after a crash when you need to glue them back together.  One of the easiest ways to separate the epoxy from the wood is to use a heat gun like the one used for shrink covering. [...]

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