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Workshop Build-Along Alien Aircraft ArrowMaster Bipe 5 — Fuselage

Workshop Build-Along Alien Aircraft ArrowMaster Bipe 5 — Fuselage

One of the nice things about building a kit, is that you can make changes to the construction to suit your own tastes. Two areas that I changed on the Alien Aircraft ArrowMaster Bipe, were the mounting of the landing gear and the cabane struts. If you followed the instructions, these are epoxied into place […]
Soldering Made Easy — Dealing with Printed Circuits

Soldering Made Easy — Dealing with Printed Circuits

Soldering things together takes all forms and sizes relative to our RC hobby. Back in the day, you needed to have the steady hands of an electronic tech guy to assemble entire RC transmitters from kits. Today most of the soldering chores deal with batteries and ESCs. One of the easiest ways to deal with […]
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Half-Scale Bristol Bulldog Takes Flight

Half-Scale Bristol Bulldog Takes Flight

Would you believe this giant model has been flying for over 10 years? Ian Turney-White’s 177-pound, 161-inch-span Bristol Bulldog is powered by a 425cc JPX flat twin. This video was filmed by the father and son team of Dean and Pete Coxon at a Large Model Association aircraft show at the Yorkshire Air Museum in the UK earlier this month. Wow!
Workshop Tip: Fuel Fitting Rebuild

Workshop Tip: Fuel Fitting Rebuild

The secret to a reliably running engine, is a reliable fuel system, installed and maintained correctly. For either Glow or Gasoline systems, this includes the proper use and up keep of the fueling valves used to fill and empty the tank. Prolonged use, and/or lack of use of your fueling valve can result in the valve […]
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Scale Accessories for RC Airplanes

Scale Accessories for RC Airplanes

For our Question of the Week” we’d like to know what turns you on about scale RC airplanes. When it comes to scale model airplanes, its all about the details! Small additions that help bring the model airplane to life. It is easy to improve any model’s appearance by adding scale accessories. For the MAN editors’ […]
Sky Bandit! Inflight Video from a Bob Violett Models’ Sports Jet

Sky Bandit! Inflight Video from a Bob Violett Models’ Sports Jet

Model Airplane News contributor and expert Scale and Jet pilot Sean McHale has been flying jets for a long time and he does a great job. Recently He strapped a GoPro Hero camera to his BVM Bandit turbine powered sports jet and produced a great onboard flight video with several camera angles! Check it out!  
7-Engine Russian Bomber

7-Engine Russian Bomber

If you like flying really big, unique aircraft, then this 16-foot-span Kalinin K-7 might be just what you’re looking for! With a wingspan close to that of a B-52, only one full-size K-7 was ever built, and it crashed after seven flights due to a tail boom structural failure, so it’s doubtful you’ll run into another RC version […]
Stellar T-33 Shooting Star

Stellar T-33 Shooting Star

Used during the noontime demo flights at the recent Warbirds over Delaware military extravaganza, this T-33 Shooting Star is the work of longtime WOD attendee Paul LeToureanu. This year, Paul was the Sky Boss for all of the mid-day demo flights and while he wasn’t making sure everything went off as planned, he was also a […]
World’s Largest RC PBY Catalina

World’s Largest RC PBY Catalina

Stephen Thomas shared this video of his third test flight and notes it was an “Awesome day with 8 knots down the strip.” Powered by two Desert Aircraft 150cc engines, the 248-pound aircraft has a wingspan of over 20 feet and features built-up wood construction and fiberglass covering. Wow!
Workshop Build-Along Part 12 — Sopwith Camel — Articulated Axle Assembly

Workshop Build-Along Part 12 — Sopwith Camel — Articulated Axle Assembly

Wow! That’s a mouthful… Part of the character of the Sopwith aircraft, is the design of their landing gear and in particular their “articulated” (pivoting) axle assembly. Much of the landing gear assembly has been made from music wire which has been bend, bound and soldered together to replicate the shape of the gear, which […]
F-4 Phantom II Build-it-yourself Jet!

F-4 Phantom II Build-it-yourself Jet!

One of our most popular plans in the MAN library is the F-4 Phantom II designed by Dan Savage and finished in the classic “Blue Angles” Airshow Team scheme.  This electric ducted fan looks like a scale jet but flies like a sport model. It uses traditional balsa, plywood and lite-ply construction and is intended for […]
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