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Patching up a Camel — Wing Repairs

Patching up a Camel — Wing Repairs

While flying the Sopwith Camel featured in our Build-Along series, I made a bad piloting decision. While at the Warbirds over Delaware event, I made a few successful flights in between taking photos and covering the event for MAN. Anyway, I came in for a landing and allowed the Camel to drift off the runway […]
Warbirds over Delaware Flightline Highlights & Videos

Warbirds over Delaware Flightline Highlights & Videos

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

MAN at Warbirds over Delaware

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 […]
Sopwith Camel Update — Build-Along Part 31

Sopwith Camel Update — Build-Along Part 31

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 […]
Top Gun Scale Invitational Video Highlights

Top Gun Scale Invitational Video Highlights

The MAN Team had an amazing time at Top Gun this year, but it wasn’t all fun and games, besides covering the event and making sure we got the airplane’s and pilot’s names correct, we also did some video work. So here, all in one place, are the highlights from this year’s event right from […]
Computer Aided Design and Developing RC Airplane Plans

Computer Aided Design and Developing RC Airplane Plans

One of the best tools I ever discovered while being involved in RC scale modeling, is Computer Aided Design (CAD) programs. It opened an entirely new segment of modeling to me, while also greatly increasing the precision in which I designed and developed scratch build scale airplanes. This post is an online version of my PowerPoint presentation […]
How to Make Straight Trailing Edges

How to Make Straight Trailing Edges

I often see an otherwise fine-looking scale model degraded by a really poor trailing edge construction technique. All but a very few specially designed aircraft have sharp trailing edges on all their flying surfaces. For my scale models, I try to always strive to make the trailing edge sharp, straight and durable. The technique I […]
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