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Tips & Tricks

Tips & Tricks

Experience is the best teacher, and we love when our readers share their unique ways of using ordinary items in their hobby. Here are a few of our favorite tips. What are some of your go-to tips and tricks? Share them in the comments section! NO-SLIP BATTERY Place a piece of rubber tool-drawer liner material under your battery […]
Top Gun Winners and Placers — Expert Class

Top Gun Winners and Placers — Expert Class

The editors are busy putting the finishing touches on our 2017 Top Gun scale invitational event coverage and we have sorted through all the amazing photos. We would not be able to give you all the great coverage MAN is know for without the hard work of our contributors and event photographers. In no particular […]
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How to: Repair a Vertical Stabilizer & Rudder

How to: Repair a Vertical Stabilizer & Rudder

I’d like to present this article as one more example of how doing repairs to your favorite warbird can be done if you take it one step at a time, and “eat the elephant in bites” rather than fretting over the entire sad picture. I will also say it was a privilege to work on […]
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Scale Soviet Fighters on Display

Scale Soviet Fighters on Display

This video comes to us from our UK friends Dean and Pete Coxon, who filmed these two Yaks at a recent LMA meet in Tibenham, Norfolk. They write, “The pilots Mike Booth (Yak-3) and John Horne (Yak-11) formed their two-man ‘Red Stars’ display team late last year and this is their first public flight. [When] the […]
5 Budget Tips & Tricks

5 Budget Tips & Tricks

These five easy tips are sure to make your modeling life easier, and they don’t cost a dime! TIE UP THOSE LOOSE ENDS If one of your model’s control servo connectors become unplugged during flight, at best, you’re going to have a really tough time getting it back on the ground in one piece. At worst, […]
DJI’s new mini drone, Spark

DJI’s new mini drone, Spark

DJI’s Spark is an easy-to-use, fun-to-fly mini camera drone that lifts off from the palm of your hand to capture and share the special moments in your life on the go. Thanks to DJI’s powerful technology, Spark is the first drone that users can control by hand gestures alone, successfully removing the barriers between you and […]
Checking the CG Balance Point — Don’t fly without knowing

Checking the CG Balance Point — Don’t fly without knowing

After checking your engine performance and the radio operation, always make sure that your model is properly balanced before your first flight. It happens all too often: Someone with a brand new airplane shows up at the flying field and has everything working perfectly. The radio checks out, all the controls move in the correct […]
Stick and Tissue Scale at Top Gun — Free Flight Takes Wing!

Stick and Tissue Scale at Top Gun — Free Flight Takes Wing!

A tradition for the world’s greatest RC scale event–Top Gun, the free flight models again took flight at the 2017 Scale Invitational at Paradise Field in Lakeland, FL. This year the Top Gun Mass Launch (open to all pilots and crews), drew several beautiful hand-crafted entries and awards were given to the winners for “Duration” […]
Easy RV-4 Makeover

Easy RV-4 Makeover

Longtime MAN contributor Carl Layden wanted a plane that would stand out on the flightline, but he didn’t have the time to custom-build a model from scratch. His solution was to dress up an ARF and make it a unique flyer. Here’s his story. If you have been around the hobby for a long time, […]
Sport Jet Development — Rich Uravitch’s Tsunami 60

Sport Jet Development — Rich Uravitch’s Tsunami 60

A prolific RC model airplane designer, builder and pilot, Rich Uravitch has a long and involved history with Model Airplane News, and has been a regular contributor for many years. The original “Jet Blast” columnist, Rich even served as Editor in Chief of MAN for several years. The editors are always in contact with “Brother […]
Top Gun Flightline Highlights — Photos from David Hart

Top Gun Flightline Highlights — Photos from David Hart

As we dig into all the amazing photos and data from the recent Top Gun Scale Invitational, the MAN team is now busy laying out our coverage for the September issue of MAN. Starting with our pre-event “Road to Top Gun” online sneak peek (also published in the June issue), the editors, and out talented […]
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