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The finished Strandbeest is ready to go.

Radio Control Strandbeest

Not long ago I became fascinated by Strandbeests.  These amazing walking machines are the brainchild of Dutch artist Theo Jansen, who has been designing and perfecting monumental scale versions for the past 25 years.  By all means visit Theo’s website to watch his captivating videos.  I found out about Strandbeests – Dutch for “beach animals” […]
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REALLY Big Blackbird!

REALLY Big Blackbird!

You don’t often see models of the SR-71 Blackbird, one of the most advanced spy planes used by the CIA. And you definitely don’t see 18-foot-long model jets!  In Israel last week, the world’s largest scale-model of a SR-71 Blackbird took flight. Built over 5 years by Gilad Olinki and flown by Ofir Babish, the 1/6-scale […]
Throw Back Thursday

Throw Back Thursday

For Throwback Thursday we selected the September 1956 cover of MAN showing Jo Katula’s beautiful artwork of a Sopwith Triplane. The aircraft was manufactured by the Sopwith Aviation Company during WW1 and pilots referred to it as the Tripehound or simply the Tripe. It was made operational with the Royal Naval Air Service in 1917 and proved to […]
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Road to Top Gun — Marco Benincasa, Hawk 100

Road to Top Gun — Marco Benincasa, Hawk 100

We’ve just heard from our good friend and editor of the Italian RC Model magazine Modellistica and he let us know that for this year’s Top Gun, he will be flying a new model, the Hawk 100 from a Skymaster kit. He no longer has his impressive F100 (he sold it) so he sent us some pics of his […]
Thinking Big — Checklist for Success — 10 Top Reasons not to Fly

Thinking Big — Checklist for Success — 10 Top Reasons not to Fly

For years I have stressed the point that when you start flying giant scale models, you should do it in a scale-like manner. To rely on the wing’s lift as full-scale pilots do, rather than on the propeller’s thrust like many sport RC models are flown. The larger airplanes in many ways, fly better than their smaller counterparts but […]
And the Winners Are… Toledo Show Gold

And the Winners Are… Toledo Show Gold

The MAN team as always had a great time attending the annual Toledo show. We especially like to see all the amazing scale and sport models in the Static competition, which is always a big reason to attend. This year all the models were great and many were truly world class. Here are the official […]
Bucker, Skyraider and Mentor from Sig Mfg.

Bucker, Skyraider and Mentor from Sig Mfg.

In the Sig Manufacturing booth was a bunch of great looking ARFs from Seagull Models. All these great looking plans have amazing finishes which include a flat clear coat (for the warbirds,) and a beautiful U.S. aerobatic scheme for the classic biplane. Bucker Jungmeister Skyraider 63 inch span T-34 Mentor 74 inch span.  
P-47 Thunderbolt Razorback from Top Flight

P-47 Thunderbolt Razorback from Top Flight

Well, we’ve been waiting for this one for a while, and it is now here–The razorback version of the Top Flight Gold Edition Giant scale P-47 Thunderbolt. 85 inch span, 50cc Gas engine and beautifully covered in MonoKote. Robart Retracts drop in ad bolt into place. Watch for a complete product review and flight test report […]
Jets and Pattern Ships by SebArt

Jets and Pattern Ships by SebArt

When it comes to great looking ARFs with amazing flight performance, you can’t get much better than SebArt Methos 50 Mini Avanti 90mm EDF
Twin Mustang From Hobby People

Twin Mustang From Hobby People

Now here’s something you don’t see everyday. Hobby People’s new P-82 Twin Mustang! Sweet times two. And this ARF comes in the colors of Col. Bob Thacker’s Betty Joe! Should make a great glow or electric project for anyone looking for an exciting warbird project.
Stearmans Big n Little at Toledo

Stearmans Big n Little at Toledo

So, if you like giant scale or micro RC, there were some Stearman PT-17 biplanes for you to choose from. World Models ARF. Looks like 1/4 scale-ish to  me. E-flite’s micro flyer! Sweet!
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