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Before There Were Helicopters, There Was the Storch!

Feb 16, 2010 No Comments

Photo by Xavier Meal Written by Budd Davisson It was cold. SS-Hauptsturmfuhrer Otto Skorzeny turned his back to the biting wind, burying his hands in the deep pockets of his SS topcoat. As he chatted with the bald-headed man he’d come to rescue, he glanced at the small band of exhausted Wehrmacht soldiers huddled in [...]

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The Shoestring Midget Racer–From the May 2010 issue of Backyard Flyer

Jan 27, 2010 No Comments

The Shoestring Midget Racer.   This is the Yellow and Red Shoestring racer built from the May 2010 MAN Bonus Pullout Plans set. It is designed by master electric model designer and builder Pat Tritle. Click Here to download original 3-view drawing from the Air Age Media Archives for the full-size Shoestring Racer The designer of the [...]

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Ready mk3 ARF, Thunder Tiger ABS Series

Jan 22, 2010 1 Comment

Text and photos:  Jerry Smith See more photos below The Ready mk3 is a newly released model in Thunder Tiger’s ABS series. There are three available at this time: the Beaver, Cessna Cardinal and the Ready mk3. These ARFs are completely different from what we are used to seeing. They’re made entirely of precision-molded ABS [...]

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Lighting up the Glowdog

Jan 22, 2010 No Comments

–How to install the onboard LED lighting system By Keith “Sparky” Sparks    More photos below   Flying model planes at night was not very practical at most flying fields until the quiet powered electric models became popular. These smaller models have created a new market for ready to install lighting equipment. However, with a [...]

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UAVs in Action

Jan 20, 2010 No Comments

Our April 2010 issue of MAN featured an article written by Sr. Tech. Editor Gerry Yarrish entitled, “UAVs in Action” RC in Uniform—our Military’s Warbirds without Pilots. We only had so much room in the magazine for the printed article so some of the specs and photos had to be cut. This impressive online revisit of [...]

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Dec 28, 2009 No Comments

By Mark Ronge See Photos Below The JAS Gripen is an aircraft not commonly modeled, which makes SAPAC’s version all the more enjoyable to own. A Swedish-developed aircraft, the Gripen was designed in place of purchasing popular American F-16 and F-16 fighters. The Gripen is still being improved to this day; in fact, last year, [...]

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Power Line Hobbies U.S. Army Bird Dog

Dec 17, 2009 No Comments

This fast-building favorite is “spot” on! By Mike Gantt See Photos Below While at the RCX show this year I came across an interesting warbird subject from Power Line Hobbies, the U.S. Army Bird Dog. Also known as the L-19 and the O-1, this plane was built by Cessna way back in the late 1940s. [...]

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A Plane with a View

Dec 01, 2009 No Comments

By Kyle Matthew Photos by Laurel Matthew (see below) Have you ever been flying your airplane and thought to yourself, what a spectacular view it must be from up there. Now you can see for yourself! First Person View, FPV for short, is defined as remotely controlling a model aircraft by the pilot in command [...]

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