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Frank Tiano Enterprises Dogfighter Pilot Figure

Jul 29, 2014 1 Comment

Here at MAN, we firmly believe that a scale model without a pilot in the front office is, well, just wrong. Why would you go to the trouble of building a detailed fighter and then fly it with an empty cockpit? We really like this new 15-inch-tall articulated pilot figure from Frank Tiano Enterprises … [...]

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4-days till the WW1 Dawn Patrol Meet!

Jul 28, 2014 No Comments

Hosted by the Long Island Sky Hawks RC club, this IMAA legal event is simply the best part of the RC summer. It is all about WW1 and there’s friendly completion too! Like bomb drops, mock dogfights, kill the balloons and spot landings to spice things up! Our own Gerry Yarrish is heading down and setting [...]

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Which Pitts Special do you like the best?

Jul 24, 2014 1 Comment

We just returned from the flying field where were test flew the new Micro UMX Pitts Special S1-S. With its AS3X stabilization system, we were very impress with its performance, even with a bit of wind thrown in for good measure! What’s your opinion of this mini classic and what’s your all time favorite version [...]

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Monster 40% RC scale DHC-2 Beaver

Jul 22, 2014 5 Comments

When it comes to big bush planes, the classic grand daddy of them all is the de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver. This amazing outback workhorse is one of the very important “Air Trucks” used to bring supplies into the furthest reaches of the rugged wildness that is Alaska. Check out this video showing the biggest RC [...]

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Homebuilt Project — Construction Article Extras — de Havilland DH90 Dragonfly

Jul 22, 2014 No Comments

As a bonus for the upcoming construction article in the November issue of Electric Flight, here is the full-length construction notes from designer Ivan Pettigrew. With limited pages in the print magazine, we are pleased to offer this fully detailed version of Ivan’s article for our online readers to enjoy. All the construction photos are [...]

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Workshop Build-Along — Sopwith Camel Part 10 — Sheeting the Camel’s Hump

Jul 22, 2014 2 Comments

Actually, the Sopwith Camel gets its name because of its hump like fairing used to blend in the twin Vickers machine Guns set just in front of the cockpit. So that is a very obvious feature for any model Camel. Here’s some pix of how I developed and sheeted this important portion of the model’s [...]

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Workshop Build-Along — Sopwith Camel Part 9 — Cheek Fairings

Jul 21, 2014 1 Comment

After a bit of break to cover the Warbirds over Delaware event, I got back in the shop for a little more quality Camel time. We left off with the aft turtle deck stringers being installed. From here forward at the top of the fuselage, the cockpit area and the machine gun “Hump” section is [...]

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Exterior Details: Dummy Control Linkages

Jul 15, 2014 No Comments

There’s an old saying that scale models are really never finished, you just stop adding details to them and go flying! Each scale modeler has to decide for himself when enough is enough. For me, I enjoy adding details to the top surfaces of the wings and control surfaces in the form of scale dummy [...]

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