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Editor’s  Picks — 8 Giant Scale Accessories

Editor’s Picks — 8 Giant Scale Accessories

We all have heard of Nick Ziroli Plans and their amazing collection of giant scale building plans for just about any warbird you can name, but there’s a lot more to the company when it comes to RC builder supplies. Nick Ziroli also sells top quality molded fiberglass fuselage sets and lots of other supplies and […]
Museum Scale Best in Show Winner — with Video

Museum Scale Best in Show Winner — with Video

Though we have been keeping tabs on our good friend and long time MAN contributor Sal Calvagna, his latest project has just been unveiled at the WRAM show. Coming in from Holbrook, New York, Sal’s highly unusual and impressive entry is this 1/6-scale Sikorsky Ilya Muromets which was one of Igor Sikorsky’s earlier biplane designs. He has […]
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Top 5 Building Tools and Modeling Accessories

Top 5 Building Tools and Modeling Accessories

Did you ever wonder what Du-Bro stood for? Well when Dewey Broberg created the company for a little fun he shortened his name to Du-Bro and the name stuck, the rest is modeling history. For over 50 years, the folks at Du-Bro have been creating accessories/tools to make our model airplanes better. Based in Wauconda, IL, this family-owned […]
The Premiere FPV Drone Racing League!

The Premiere FPV Drone Racing League!

Race Drones is now the hottest thing in the world of FPV quadcopter flying. After many street level match ups the sport has matured and the new Drone Racing League is taking the excitement to the next level. But this is not your local brew of RC bashers. The sport has grown up. Get ready for […]
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Amazing Hand-made Walnut RC Field Box

Amazing Hand-made Walnut RC Field Box

Michael Brent of Pilot-Portraits is a perfectionist and when he wanted a long lasting and beautiful field box, he went to his friend Nathaniel Brewster who admittedly has an addiction to hand-tool woodworking. All of his projects are constructed almost entirely by hand, from preparing the rough stock to finishing the final product, (though he does admit to […]
Top Gun Free Flight Projects

Top Gun Free Flight Projects

As we mentioned a little while ago, the 2016 Top Gun event in Lakeland, FL will be including a serious free flight rubber power airplane class. Of course these lightweight stick and tissue airplanes will have to be scale and the competition is open to all event participants. There are some basic rules but Frank […]
A Farewell to Mike Gretz

A Farewell to Mike Gretz

Good friend and long-time RC modeling inspiration, Mike Gretz passed away January 15, 2016 in St Paul, MN. All of us here at Model Airplane News are deeply saddened and we offer our heart-felt condolences to his family. Mike’s long and distinguished modeling competition career spanned over 30 years and includes many honors, including six more appearances on […]
Top Gun Free Flight Scale — A new competition category!

Top Gun Free Flight Scale — A new competition category!

Well, we all have come to expect surprises from Frank Tiano, AKA the Father of the Top Gun Scale Invitational held each year at Lakeland, FL, and this year is no exception. For the 2016 event, Frank has added a serious Free Flight competition for anyone attending the event. These aren’t your every day Free […]
The newest 360-Degree Video Camera from Nikon.

The newest 360-Degree Video Camera from Nikon.

Fresh from the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the new KeyMission 360 from Nikon is the first action camera that shoots 360 degree video in 4K. The 360 captures video from two lenses, (one on each side of the tiny camera case), with the image sensors facing both directions placed in between. The setup […]
Top 10 Plane Posts of 2015

Top 10 Plane Posts of 2015

It’s time for the top posts of the year! Here, in descending order, are the top stories from 2015, ranked by their number of views. Missed one? Just click on the photo or title to go to the original post.  And as we send the last newsletter of 2015, we want to thank the folks […]
How to take great photos and video with your rotordrone

How to take great photos and video with your rotordrone

With the ever increasing popularity of drones and multi-rotors, aerial photography has gotten a big shot in the arm. Serious camera drones now outnumber your typical RC airplanes equipped with sport cameras to get that bird’s eye view. I have been flying several of the larger GPS equipped quadcopters and one of the newest is […]
Giant scale gasoline systems

Giant scale gasoline systems

On a recent rebuild project of a Ziroli 77 inch Stearman PT-17 biplane, I replaced the the fuel tank and plumbing. Here’s how to install a new gasoline fuel system in your plane. (Above.) For the Zenoah G-38 engine powering the Stearman, I chose to install a 20 oz. fuel tank. I also used Sullivan’s heavy […]
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