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Sneak Peek — Lowers-Minges LM-1 Reno Racer

Sneak Peek — Lowers-Minges LM-1 Reno Racer

Designed and built for a MAN construction article by Mark Rittinger, the LM-1 racer was the winner of the Designer Scale category at the Toledo RC Expo and trade show. The detailed construction article will be in the January 2016 issue of MAN so stay tuned for more. Here’s what Mark had to say about […]
Installing a Dummy Rotary Engine — Dressing up my Camel — Part 3

Installing a Dummy Rotary Engine — Dressing up my Camel — Part 3

So, I finished up the dummy rotary engine for the Sopwith Camel this weekend. The over all project took only about 10 hours and spread over a few days, that’s no time at all. I finally decided to attach the molded engine to the inside of the engine cowling. This is the typical way to […]
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Magnetic Cowl Attachment

Magnetic Cowl Attachment

Neodymium magnets are members of the rare earth family and made from a combination of iron, boron and of course, neodymium. They were developed by General Motors and Sumitomo Special Metals in the early 1980s and are the strongest permanent magnets to date.  These magnets are truly amazing. Their strength is over ten times the […]
Expert Set Up & Flight Techniques for Twin-Engine Aircraft

Expert Set Up & Flight Techniques for Twin-Engine Aircraft

There’s just something special about twin-engine airplanes. Whenever a twin shows up at the flying field, most modelers stop what they’re doing and go over to check it out. Maybe it’s the sound of the engines as they sync into and out of phase while the model is in the air; or perhaps it’s the […]
Installing a Dummy Rotary Engine — Dressing up my Camel — Part 2

Installing a Dummy Rotary Engine — Dressing up my Camel — Part 2

Work always get in the way of fun time so it takes a little longer than normal when I work on a project during the work week.  I have broken this Technique into three parts and here is the rest of the painting and finishing portion. Part 3 will deal with attaching and securing the […]
Installing a Dummy Rotary Engine — Dressing up my Camel — Part 1

Installing a Dummy Rotary Engine — Dressing up my Camel — Part 1

If you’ve been following my online Build-Along Series on the MAN website for my Sopwith Camel, then you know I have been featuring little mini projects as they pop up in the construction. Well, as Dave Platt, master scale modeler has said numerous times, “A scale model is never truly finished–you simply stop working in […]
Exclusive Radical P3 Revolution 60cc Aerobatic Biplane

Exclusive Radical P3 Revolution 60cc Aerobatic Biplane

Based on the Prometheus 3 aerobatic design by Skip Stewart, the new Hangar 9 P3 Revolution 60cc giant scale biplane is amazing! RC pilot and product manager, Mike McConville, has engineered this model using lightweight all-wood construction and its level of durability is aimed at the hardcore 3D pilot. Covered in  UltraCote film the P3 has […]
Exclusive! Top Flite Giant Scale P-47 Razorback

Exclusive! Top Flite Giant Scale P-47 Razorback

Featured in the December 2015 issue of MAN, this WW2 classic is reviewed and test flown by MAN contributor Rick Bell who really put this 61cc powered warbird through its paces. Exclusive to MAN, the upcoming review gives you the inside story of this, the latest addition to the Top Flite Giant Scale Series, and […]
Build a Sport Scale Fokker Dogfighter

Build a Sport Scale Fokker Dogfighter

With less than a week to go before the annual WW1 RC Jamboree at the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome, we thought we’d offer up another excellent design for those thinking about building a sport scale dogfighter. The kissing cousin of Rich Uravitch’s SE5a we highlighted last week, this Fokker D.VII is an excellent flyer and just […]
Throwback Thursday — WW1 Mission Scout!

Throwback Thursday — WW1 Mission Scout!

It seems appropriate that the week before the upcoming 49th annual RC WW1 Jamboree at the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome (ORA), that we post some older pix of some popular MAN plans built airplanes. In fact, this collection comes from our own, Rich Uravitch who was very involved with the ORA mission event back in its […]
Workshop Secrets — Scale Windshield Fairing Strips

Workshop Secrets — Scale Windshield Fairing Strips

When you install a clear plastic windshield or canopy, the way you attach it to the model, or the way you treat the attachment seams has a lot of affect on the model’s overall scale appearance. This technique can be used on with many scale models from racers and open cockpit biplanes, to J3 Piper […]
Helping the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome

Helping the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome

 During the upcoming 49th annual RC model airplane meet, (SAT & SUN, SEPT 12 – 13), at the OLD RHINEBECK AERODROME, there will be a FALL FUNDRAISING DINNER and AUCTION, on Saturday starting at 5:30pm. The Aerodrome will host the fall fundraising dinner event to benefit the museum’s new visitor center, which will replace the Aerodrome’s […]
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