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Video Interview — Richard Feroldi at Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome

Video Interview — Richard Feroldi at Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome

One of the great things about covering RC events across the country, besides seeing a lot of amazing models, is making friends. Whether we travel to California, Texas, Florida or New York, the editors at Model Airplane News always bump into someone they know and have come to admire for their building and flying talents. […]
J-3 Cub Floatplane — Picture Perfect Piper — with Video

J-3 Cub Floatplane — Picture Perfect Piper — with Video

When it comes to scale, it’s all in the details that counts. You don’t have to have a big complicated multi-engine warbird to do well in scale competition. But rather, a properly detailed version of a simple airplane will often do extremely well when it comes time to earn static scoring points. Such was the […]
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Road to Top Gun — Stephen Thomas — Ralle Morain

Road to Top Gun — Stephen Thomas — Ralle Morain

Our good friend Stephen Thomas checked in with us and we learn that he will be bringing his impressive 1/3 scale Ralle Morain again to compete at Top Gun. With an big 158-inch wing span and a weight of 55 lbs., the Morain is controlled by a  JETI 16 channel radio system.  The nicely detailed composite […]
Road to Top Gun – Tommy Yates – A-4 Skyhawk

Road to Top Gun – Tommy Yates – A-4 Skyhawk

If you remember the great aviation movie Top Gun, then you’ll remember the scenes where Maverick and Goose, while flying their F-14 Tomcat, learn their lessons while facing off against the seasoned instructors. After leaving “Ice Man” (his wingman), Tom Cruise chases his target only to get “shot out of the sky” by Viper, who’s […]
And the Winners are… 2015 WRAM Show — Airplane Competition

And the Winners are… 2015 WRAM Show — Airplane Competition

Each Year the best Scale and Sport RC Airplanes are brought by their builders to compete in the WRAM show Static Competition. With all the classes shown off center stage on the main floor of the trade show, the contest draws competitors from all over the Northeast and East Coast. With cash prizes and awards at stake, these airplanes represent […]
MAN @ Work — Sport Scale Static Competition at the WRAM show

MAN @ Work — Sport Scale Static Competition at the WRAM show

This year, there were some amazing entries in the static Sport Scale competition. From Designer Scale and Sport Scale To WW1 and Vintage categories. Each one a piece of art work, check these out. Which one will win it category? We’ll let you know soon!
MAN @ WRAM Show — Scale Airplane Highlights

MAN @ WRAM Show — Scale Airplane Highlights

Well, the WRAM show at the Meadolands Expo Center is in full swing and the MAN team is here checking out all the great airplanes that showed up. Check out some of these beauties! Scratch built 1/4-scale Piper J3 Seaplane 1/3-scale de Havilland DH1a. Designer scale    
Road to Top Gun — Eduardo Esteves — P-47 Thunderbolt Razorback

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

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 […]
Half-Scale RC Sopwith Camel — Video of the Day

Half-Scale RC Sopwith Camel — Video of the Day

Some guys like the big stuff and for many, half scale is the new 33%! More and more 50% scale aircraft are showing up at RC events and so when we saw this video of William “Billy” Thompson flying his half-scale Camel at the Hoosier Dawn Patrol event we took notice. Featuring traditional wood construction, […]
How To Cover Wings with Fabric — RC Sopwith Camel Build-along — Part 21

How To Cover Wings with Fabric — RC Sopwith Camel Build-along — Part 21

With the tail and fuselage all covered, it is now time to cover the wings with the Stits Lite fabric. I really enjoy the wing covering process as it impresses me just how much the fabric strengthen and stiffens the wing panels. Just like the fuselage, the first step is to sand the structure smooth […]
Workshop Build-Along — Triplane Weathering

Workshop Build-Along — Triplane Weathering

So you’ve finished painting your new scale airplane and it looks nice and shiny and brand new. You check your model one more time against your photo documents of the full-size plane and there’s something just not quite right… What is it? Well, it would be a safe guess that your full size subject airplane, […]
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