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Carl Bachhuber’s Giant Baby Clipper

Carl Bachhuber’s Giant Baby Clipper

For many years, expert model designer, builder and pilot Carl Bachhuber of Mayville Wisconsin, has become famous for his amazing multi-engine giant scale airplanes. There is hardly a famous airliner or military bomber and transport that Carl hasn’t successfully built and flown. And for the most part, he usually takes less than a year to […]
Throw Back Thursday — Betty Skelton and the Lil’ Stinker Pitts

Throw Back Thursday — Betty Skelton and the Lil’ Stinker Pitts

Throw Back Thursday, this past Sunday we remembered one of the great Pitts Special Pilots, Betty Skelton who passed away three years ago, (June 28, 1926 – August 31, 2011).  She was known as The First Lady of Firsts, and helped create opportunities for women in aviation, auto racing, astronautics and advertising. Betty soloed in […]
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Workshop Tips — Working with Laminated Parts

Workshop Tips — Working with Laminated Parts

So, last night I finished the center cutout bow for the Camel’s top wing. In all, it took about 48 hours for the laminated balsa strips to fully dry and lock into a ridged lamination. Here’s how I incorporated the new formed part into the Sopwith’s wing structure. Last time, we left off with the […]
How to: Make a Sliding Canopy

How to: Make a Sliding Canopy

Like many scale modelers, I simply can’t leave well enough alone and I often find myself  thinking of ways to improve a scale project. With the ESM ARF Corsair as a base model, I thought I would give it a complete makeover and add lots of details and special features. The sliding canopy is one […]
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Scale Accessories for RC Airplanes

Scale Accessories for RC Airplanes

For our Question of the Week” we’d like to know what turns you on about scale RC airplanes. When it comes to scale model airplanes, its all about the details! Small additions that help bring the model airplane to life. It is easy to improve any model’s appearance by adding scale accessories. For the MAN editors’ […]
Sky Bandit! Inflight Video from a Bob Violett Models’ Sports Jet

Sky Bandit! Inflight Video from a Bob Violett Models’ Sports Jet

Model Airplane News contributor and expert Scale and Jet pilot Sean McHale has been flying jets for a long time and he does a great job. Recently He strapped a GoPro Hero camera to his BVM Bandit turbine powered sports jet and produced a great onboard flight video with several camera angles! Check it out!  
Stellar T-33 Shooting Star

Stellar T-33 Shooting Star

Used during the noontime demo flights at the recent Warbirds over Delaware military extravaganza, this T-33 Shooting Star is the work of longtime WOD attendee Paul LeToureanu. This year, Paul was the Sky Boss for all of the mid-day demo flights and while he wasn’t making sure everything went off as planned, he was also a […]
Workshop Build-Along Part 12 — Sopwith Camel — Articulated Axle Assembly

Workshop Build-Along Part 12 — Sopwith Camel — Articulated Axle Assembly

Wow! That’s a mouthful… Part of the character of the Sopwith aircraft, is the design of their landing gear and in particular their “articulated” (pivoting) axle assembly. Much of the landing gear assembly has been made from music wire which has been bend, bound and soldered together to replicate the shape of the gear, which […]
F-4 Phantom II Build-it-yourself Jet!

F-4 Phantom II Build-it-yourself Jet!

One of our most popular plans in the MAN library is the F-4 Phantom II designed by Dan Savage and finished in the classic “Blue Angles” Airshow Team scheme.  This electric ducted fan looks like a scale jet but flies like a sport model. It uses traditional balsa, plywood and lite-ply construction and is intended for […]
Best in Show — C-133A Cargomaster — with Flight video

Best in Show — C-133A Cargomaster — with Flight video

We all were amazed with George Maiorana, absolutely stunning Douglas C-133A Cargomaster  which won the First Place award for the Designer Scale class at the Toledo show. George also took home the Best of Show award with his amazing electric powered cargo plane. Recently George sent us a flight video from the 2014 AMA Scale […]
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