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Wires out of control? Try this!

Wires out of control? Try this!

  Here are three simple ways to wrangle in those wild wires floating around inside your aircraft. From left to right: cable tie available in different sizes, Velcro cable ties and just some good old-fashioned electrician’s tape. Tidy Strips, available from Model Aviation Products (modelaviationproducts.com), are perfect for cleaning up wire (and air lines) in […]
Ares Tiger Moth 75: A ready-to-fly nano-micro indoor flyer

Ares Tiger Moth 75: A ready-to-fly nano-micro indoor flyer

When you open the box, you see what’s meant by nano micro! This nicely assembled 3-channel indoor flying Ares Tiger Moth 75 has a span of only 11.4 inches and a flying weight (with 1S 50mAh LiPo battery) of only 14 grams. As a molded sport scale model, the Tiger Moth, which is distributed by […]
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Flyzone Tiger Moth Sneak Peek

Flyzone Tiger Moth Sneak Peek

Here’s a sneak peek of the Flyzone de Havilland Tiger Moth review from the upcoming January 2014 issue of Electric Flight magazine which will be on the newsstands shortly. Some behind the scenes pix of our test flight. The Tiger Moth performs nicely at my RC club’s flying field with calm conditions, like many other […]
ArmSafe: now with a white (or black) base

ArmSafe: now with a white (or black) base

The ArmSafe® Arming Base includes the parts for installing the Base into one RC model. The user supplies the wire and shrink tubing as required. The base is very compact, it measures only 1.0″ diameter x 0.55″ deep, making it very easy to install into most RC models. The ArmSafe® System was created to improve […]
Alien Aircraft F4U-1 Corsair

Alien Aircraft F4U-1 Corsair

Whether you call it the Bent Wing Bird, Whistling Death, or the Sweetheart of Okinawa you’ll command the sky with the new F4U-1 Corsair from Alien Aircraft Corp. It’s quick building will have you tearing up the sky in minimum time. Its rugged all wood construction provides a strong, light weight structure that delivers outstanding […]
ElectriFly Gee Bee R-1

ElectriFly Gee Bee R-1

This great-looking racer sports a 38.5-inch wingspan and comes with a brushless motor system and 4 microservos installed. The no-glue assembly only takes a few minutes, so you can add your 4-channel receiver and 2200mAh 3S LiPo and head to the field in minutes. The Gee Bee’s AeroCell foam construction makes it light enough for exciting […]
Alien Aircraft Extra 300 — Online build-along

Alien Aircraft Extra 300 — Online build-along

  This from the workbench construction highlight by MAN contributor Robert Labriola shows how this great flying easy to build airplane kit goes together. Here’s what Bob has to say: Following my build last year of the Alien Aircraft Gee Bee Sport, I was ready for something with a little more performance. I really liked […]
9th Annual JR Indoor Festival- the best yet!

9th Annual JR Indoor Festival- the best yet!

With the rapid improvements in micro electric power systems and the widespread popularity of foam 3D planes, indoor flying events have become more and more popular.  These fun events offer a chance to fly and socialize during the cold winter months, and the JR Indoor in Columbus, OHis one of the biggest and best.  Renowned […]
E-Volo — Manned Electric Multi-Copter Takes Flight

E-Volo — Manned Electric Multi-Copter Takes Flight

Where does RC electric Tech and General Aviation Tech come together?  Late in October 2011, a group of German tinkerers successfully completed the world’s first manned flight with an electric-powered “multi-copter.” With 16 redundent motors and rotors, the pilot sits atop the machine and controls it with an RC transmitter. The one-minute-and-30-second flight was proof of […]
House of Balsa Electric Commander: MAN Review & Video

House of Balsa Electric Commander: MAN Review & Video

Built, and reviewed by Nick Ziroli Sr. in the February 2012 issue of MAN   When I think of or see an Aero Commander I can’t help thinking of Bob Hoover. He did an incredible air show routine with this rather large twin piston engine corporate airplane. Dead stick loop, 8 point roll and landing, […]
Micro RC Springfield Bulldog — Col. Bob Thacker’s first electric RC adventure!

Micro RC Springfield Bulldog — Col. Bob Thacker’s first electric RC adventure!

 Talk about a thrill. It’s early 1930’s: you’re crazy about airplanes and the Cleveland Air Races are on! Your favorite racer is going strong—it’s the Springfield Bulldog… Yes, you are trying to build Cleveland’s one inch to the foot scale rubber powered wind-up model, but it was really too much. The difficulty was beyond me. I […]
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