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Flight Technique: Mastering the 4-point roll

Flight Technique: Mastering the 4-point roll

By Klaus Ronge Four-point roll Enter straight and level, full-power roll right First point; add slight left rudder Second point; add slight down-elevator Third point; add slight right rudder Fourth point; slight up-elevator, exit straight and level WHEN YOU CAN FLY THE FOUR-POINT ROLL WITHOUT ANY ALTITUDE LOSS, BEGIN THE MANEUVER FROM LEVEL FLIGHT The […]
BH Models Wild Hots

BH Models Wild Hots

By Mike Gantt As you’ve probably noticed, retro seems to be all the rage lately—be it in movies, music or cars—and BH Models is joining in by introducing the Wild Hots ARF, paying homage to the popular ’80s fun flyer. However, unlike the classic, you’ll be airborne in just a few hours, instead of spending […]
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Summertime fun-flying season

Summertime fun-flying season

For almost forever, RC model clubs have cooked up all sorts of ideas to keep their members interested in attending flying-field events. These outings bring the members and their families together and promote the growth of the hobby—and the club—while offering some weekend summertime fun! Thus, the fun-fly was born. In the beginning, these impromptu […]
MonoKote Trimming: Video Series

MonoKote Trimming: Video Series

Here is a three part series on adding MonoKote Trimming.  This is how you can add a trim bar to the underside of just about any wing. The plane I am using here is the Viper 500 From Great Planes. This technique can be used on any type of film covered plane and having easy […]
Aerotowing: An Introduction to an RC Team Sport

Aerotowing: An Introduction to an RC Team Sport

In this article from the MAN archives, Dave Garwood share what it takes to get involved in aerotowing, from the planes to the equipment to the techniques.  Aerotowing is growing rapidly, both in interest and sophistication. The grace and majesty of a large-scale sailplane launched by aerotow-plus the unparalleled opportunity for cooperation and interaction between pilots of […]

BH Models Pitts

An exclusive look at the BH Models Pitts. Check out the interview with John Reid and Mike Gantt along with flight footage of this amazing plane. [kaltura-widget uiconfid=”1727911″ entryid=”0_uu5clllw” width=”640″ height=”390″ addpermission=”” editpermission=”” /]
The Aeroworks Challenge

The Aeroworks Challenge

This event had two classes (50-62 and 100-120cc) and planes had to be a replica of a full-scale aerobatic aircraft. With smoke on and against the clock, the planes had to fly through the course and around the pylons while executing aerobatic maneuvers. Miss a gate or maneuver and you lose points! What an adrenaline rush!
Here at the XFC

Here at the XFC

Hello all, I just got into Muncie and I am looking forward getting out to the Flightline tomorrow and bringing you some great coverage of the Futaba XFC. Tomorrows schedule has the Known rounds in the morning, Unknown rounds in the afternoon with the AeroWorks Challenge at noon (round 2). After the sun goes down, […]
Tech Tip: How to use a round cowl to master the torque roll

Tech Tip: How to use a round cowl to master the torque roll

By Larry Cooper A plane with a round nose has an advantage for many different maneuvers, but one it can perform well is a torque roll. A plane with a round engine cowl would do this maneuver well. These types of planes tend not to have any bad habits. If you did a torque roll […]
Flight Technique: Thrust-line corrections for Flying Wings

Flight Technique: Thrust-line corrections for Flying Wings

Words: Michael York Flying-wing and delta aircraft can be very sensitive to pitch. It’s especially important to have the correct thrust line on a high-speed pusher prop to prevent unnecessary corrections in pitch during different power settings. Not only is it annoying if the plane reacts adversely every time you move the throttle stick up […]
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