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RC Giant Scale – Nick Ziroli’s New Triplane

Apr 07, 2015 2 Comments

Known for his many great flying, giant scale WW2 warbird designs, Nick Ziroli Sr., has been finishing up his newest set of plans, this one for the WW1 Sopwith Triplane. This sport scale design has a sport airfoil for improved flight performance and is not intended for scale competition. Using his signature traditional balsa and [...]

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Prepping Fabric Covering — RC Sopwith Camel Build-along — Part 22 — Updated

Mar 30, 2015 10 Comments

It has been a little while since our last posting for the Sopwith Camel Build-Along, but we are making some progress. Last time we covered the basics of applying Stits Lite Poly Fiber covering material and now we continue with the basic steps required to make it ready for painting and finishing. As mentioned before, [...]

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The First Top Gun Scale Invitational

Mar 26, 2015 1 Comment

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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40cc Twin Boxer from RCGF USA – In for Review

Mar 23, 2015 No Comments

Looking for a smooth running gas engine for your new sport or scale RC flyer? Something in the 40cc range? Well, we just received a new engine for review and so far it is looking like a keeper! The Zhejiang RCGF Model & Engine Co., Ltd. was established a decade ago delivering high quality, reliable, [...]

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JR Americas 28X Radio System – In the office!

Mar 20, 2015 No Comments

Coming in a great looking carry case, the new 28X radio system from JR Americas arrived at the MAN Offices this week. We will be lighting the fires and kicking the tires for this one and it looks like it’s an amazing unit. Watch for our upcoming radio review in a future issue of MAN. [...]

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RC Airplane Fuel Tank Maintenance – Video Workshop tip

Mar 20, 2015 6 Comments

When you fly glow powered airplanes it is important to properly care for the fuel tank. The key to having reliable engine performance is having a ship shape fuel tank. This How To video shows how to swap out old hardware and install new. Of course using Du-Bro hardware and tools makes the job a [...]

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Andy Marone’s Award Winning 1/3-scale de Havilland D.H. 1a Video Interview

Mar 09, 2015 No Comments

When it comes to RC scale static competition, one thing is for sure: you’re going to see some amazing models. Most, if not all, of the aircraft that show up are the result of countless hours at the workbench put in by the talented modelers who produce these flight-ready works of art. And it is no different [...]

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Road to Top Gun — Eduardo Esteves — P-47 Thunderbolt Razorback

Feb 19, 2015 1 Comment

Well scale lovers, it’s that time again!! Each year MAN highlights some the most amazing and powerful scale aircraft ever built and flown in our annual “Road to Top Gun” series. And as the cold winter settle in, so do a lot of RC Scale builders and flyers as they build, setup, tweak and test [...]

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