Engine Swap for the Camel

Aug 27, 2015 5 Comments

Well, it has been an active flying season so far and I have flown the Sopwith Camel several times including at the big Fun Fly on Father’s Day in Kingston, Ontario in June, at the recent Warbirds over Delaware in July, at our home field in Farmington, CT and at the Dawn Patrol event at the Long [...]

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50th Anniversary Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome — Mission Event

Aug 20, 2015 1 Comment

If you are thinking about attending the 2016 Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome Jamboree for their 50th anniversary, then you might want to enter the Mission event. This competition will include the challenging Balloon burst, bomb drop and spot landings events and are based on the older “Mission Event” competition the Jamboree was known for. MAN will be posting [...]

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1/5-scale RC F9F Cougar

Aug 12, 2015 8 Comments

Flown by Toby Newton, this 1/5-scale Navy jet looks and sounds like the real deal! Powered by a Merlin 160 turbine, the 85-inch-span model is controlled by a JR radio system and has a Tailored Pilots figure in the cockpit for the final finishing touch. Thanks to Dean and Pete Coxon for taking this great video at the [...]

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Long Island Sky Hawks Dawn Patrol

Aug 11, 2015 3 Comments

If you love WW1 aircraft, you must have noticed that there are a lot of “Dawn Patrol” events springing up all over the country. Well, one of the very first, inspired by the WW1 Jamboree at the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome, is the very successful event on Long Island. Hosted by the Long Island Sky Hawks [...]

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Dawn Patrol over the Glen WW1 Meet

Jul 29, 2015 No Comments

The Shade Tree Miniature Aircraft Association’s  (SMAA)  flying field is located in  Glen St. Mary Florida, about 35 miles due west of Jacksonville. This club hosts several events during the year, the most popular being their “Dawn Patrol over the Glen” open to of any size WW1 models. They also have a “Warbirds over the Glen” meet for [...]

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Taming a Camel – Bavarian Demon Flight Stabilization System

Jul 29, 2015 1 Comment

I had an interesting time at the recent Warbirds over Delaware giant scale event. I was flying my newly completed 1/4-scale Sopwith Camel and was having some difficulty landing the short nosed WW1 biplane. I made three flights each ending by flipping over on its nose and I broke three propellers. Not my best showing. It [...]

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Exclusive — Top Flite Gold Edition Giant Scale P-47 Thunderbolt Razorback — Sneak Peek

Jul 28, 2015 3 Comments

MAN is now working on the newest Giant Scale Warbird ARF from Hobbico the long awaited P-47 Thunderbolt. This Razorback version has the same great quality and design engineering as the rest of the giant warbirds in the series and our contributor Rick Bell is busy at work assembling the Jug! Here are a few [...]

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Making Functional Biplane Rigging Wires

Jul 28, 2015 6 Comments

If you have been following our exclusive MAN Build-Along Series on my 1/4-scale Sopwith Camel project, then you know it flies great, but I did manage to damage the top wing on a typical nosed-over WW1 landing. With all the repairs covered here on the MAN website, I decide to go the next logical step–add functional flying [...]

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