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Warbirds over Delaware Flightline Highlights & Videos

Jul 13, 2015 1 Comment

The MAN Team had a great time last weekend at the Warbirds over Delaware meet. We chatted and checked out new aircraft with our flying buddies, and even made some new friends on the flightline. The WOD event is an amazing experience and the Delaware RC Club does an super job putting this extravaganza together. From WW1 dogfighters, to [...]

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MAN at Warbirds over Delaware

Jul 09, 2015 No Comments

If you are planning to attend the Granddaddy of all RC warbird events this weekend, be sure to stop by the tent and say hi! MAN will represent this weekend and will be flying the Sopwith Camel as part of the WW1 Gaggle! It looks like it will be a good weekend and we look [...]

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How To Repair a Fiberglass Engine Cowl

Jul 02, 2015 13 Comments

The great thing about almost ready to fly airplanes is that for the most part, they come with great looking fiberglass engine cowls that fit beautifully and often are painted at the factory. The general method of attachment to the fuselage is the use of through-the-cowl screws making assembly quick and simple. After time however, [...]

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Sopwith Camel Update — Build-Along Part 31

Jun 29, 2015 No Comments

So, after an exciting, yet informative test flight, I found that we had a very nose-heavy condition, even though from the plans, I had the model balanced at the 25% MAC position. So much for the theory. With the Camel back safe and sound in the workshop, I have since moved the CG back to the [...]

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Workshop Build-Along — Sopwith Camel Part 30 — Test Flight with Video

Jun 23, 2015 9 Comments

Well after a long and enjoyable build-along series, I finally got the Sopwith Camel test flown at the recent 40th Annual Father’s Day Fun Fly in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. We went early and test flew the plane before the competition started. I should have been less anxious to commit aviation and I think it was [...]

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Workshop Build-Along — Sopwith Camel — Part 29: Balancing the CG

Jun 14, 2015 2 Comments

Well, this is the very last workshop segment from this Sopwith Camel Build-Along. After getting the model balanced, it will all be about how it flies, and that means a trip to the Club’s flying field. To balance the model, I used scuba weight and lead shot installed in the engine compartment. I built a plywood [...]

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Workshop Build-Along — Sopwith Camel — Part 28: It’s all in the details

Jun 09, 2015 2 Comments

After working on this Sopwith Camel for over a year and a half, it is down to the little details that make a model complete. All the building, painting and finishing all produce a 3D canvas to add the miniature details to. Here’s some of the details that did not show up in any of [...]

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Workshop Build-Along — Sopwith Camel — Part 27: Interplane Struts

Jun 08, 2015 1 Comment

The last bits of building in any project seem to take the longest, at least when you have a deadline to meet! We are planning to have the compete construction article for this sport scale WW1 classic in the upcoming December issue of MAN in our Scale Special Issue. To make the interplane struts you [...]

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