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Warbirds over Delaware! 1 day and counting…

Warbirds over Delaware! 1 day and counting…

If you attending the 2012 WOD event, be sure to stop by and say hi… Gerry Yarrish will be onsite covering all the giant scale warbird action! Again this year, MAN is the event’s exclusive Media Sponsor so we’ll be covering the event and posting lots pix and videos here on the MAN site! Check […]
UAV operators earn their wings

UAV operators earn their wings

Remember learning how to fly RC? Maybe you used a buddy box or, like me, maybe you just had a very patient instructor (thanks, Gerry!). This article by Pamela Redford of the U.S. Army’s Public Affairs office in Fort Riley, Georgia, shows what it’s like for soldiers who are learning to operate and pilot Raven […]
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Development of the Hangar 9 Ultimate Biplane, Designer Mike McConville Shares his thoughts.

Development of the Hangar 9 Ultimate Biplane, Designer Mike McConville Shares his thoughts.

While putting together the October 2012 “Let’s Talk Giant Scale” column discussing Flying Wires and Wing Struts, columnist John Glezellis discussed the need for functional rigging with RC aircraft designer, Mike McConville.  Mike developed the very popular Hangar 9 Ultimate biplane which, unlike most biplanes, doesn’t require flying wires. Let’s see what Mike did during […]
Workshop Build-along, Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair, Part 9

Workshop Build-along, Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair, Part 9

The Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair ARF build is coming along nicely and we are nearing the Bent-Wing Warbird’s completion. This past weekend I finalized the engine installation as well as the fuel tank and ignition installations. Here’s how the project looks now. The instructions suggest a three-line fuel tank setup but I decided […]
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The Radio Control Show 166

The Radio Control Show 166

And we’re back with another episode of The Radio Control Show. This week we take a look at what tires are best for wet conditions, a flying car, an awesome FPV plane, and more. Check it out. LEAVE US A QUESTION ON FACEBOOK for an upcoming show. See this week’s show in its entirety in the video […]
Workshop Build-along, Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair, Part 8

Workshop Build-along, Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair, Part 8

Now that the engine is all set, it is time to install the engine cowling. This takes a little more effort to get it right and there is a lot of assemble and removal, and repeat involved. But following the directions is definately a good thing here. (Above) First thing, install the muffler. Instructions say […]
Workshop Build-along, Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair, Part 7

Workshop Build-along, Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair, Part 7

I got a bit more progress done over the holiday and was able to install the engine and engine cowling on the Top Flite Corsair. Here’s what it looks like now. (Above) This is the hardware that comes with the DLE 55 engine. The standoffs are aluminum and come with stainless steel screws. There are no […]
Become a Flightline Reporter!

Become a Flightline Reporter!

Add your unique perspective to the Model Airplane News content mix! We’re looking for flightline reporters to share news and happenings from local RC clubs and events. If you enjoy attending RC fun-flys and competitions, taking photos and getting the inside story on planes and pilots, we hope you’ll consider joining us. Team members will […]
Alien Aircraft Stearman PT-17 Kit Build-along, Part 3

Alien Aircraft Stearman PT-17 Kit Build-along, Part 3

 Our Exclusive MAN Workshop Build-along of the laser-cut Stearman PT-17 kit continues with some new detailed build photos from contributor Rick Bell. As you can see, the plane is coming along nicely and definately looks like the classic primary trainer biplane.   (Above) Here’s the top 3/32″ stringers glued into place. The laser-cut notches in […]
Hitec Ultra Premium 83xx Series Servos

Hitec Ultra Premium 83xx Series Servos

Prepare to be blown away! Hitec’s new, high resolution, high voltage, coreless, ultra premium 83XX series servos are here!   The new HS-8360TH, HS-8370TH and HS-8380TH servos bring the wow factor to your plane, heli or RC car. Featuring efficient coreless motors, the a titanium gear train and 7.4 volt capability, Hitec’s ultra performance servos provide impressive […]
Workshop Build-along, Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair, Part 6 w/video

Workshop Build-along, Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair, Part 6 w/video

    The Tailwheel is the next item to install and with the Robart electric unit, it requires just a little bit of modification to the plane. The unit has the same standard vertical attachment bracket that screws into two hardwood rails attached to the former just forward of the tailwheel opening. When the gear […]
Workshop Build-Along — Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair — Part 5

Workshop Build-Along — Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair — Part 5

After a little break and taking a trip to Canada for the big Father’s Day Fun Fly weekend, I am now back in the shop and working again on the assembly of the new Top Flite giant scale F4U Corsair ARF. The next step is to install the elevator and rudder pushrods and attach to […]
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