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Working on the new Tips and Tricks

Working on the new Tips and Tricks

I am working on the October tips and tricks for Model Airplane News.  As you can see we are giving away some pretty good stuff so if you want a piece of the action, be sure to send in your idea.  This is one of the illustrations from our good friend Richard Thompson that is […]
Seagull Zlin Z-50

Seagull Zlin Z-50

Forget about all those cookie-cutters Extras and Edges … you’ll stand out from the crowd when you bring this Zlin to the field! With a .75 to .91 engine in its nose, this aerobat is ready to put on a show. Ideal for intermediate to advanced pilot, this built-up ARF has UltraCote covering and comes […]
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BH Model Pitts

BH Model Pitts

Check out this exclusive look at the BH Models Pitts with a video interview given by John Reid.  John talks to Mike Gantt, who is the author of the Pitts review that is going into the September issue of Model Airplane News.  See Mike’s take on this amazing plane along with some flight footage long […]
Flight Technique: Mastering the 4-point roll

Flight Technique: Mastering the 4-point roll

By Klaus Ronge Four-point roll Enter straight and level, full-power roll right First point; add slight left rudder Second point; add slight down-elevator Third point; add slight right rudder Fourth point; slight up-elevator, exit straight and level WHEN YOU CAN FLY THE FOUR-POINT ROLL WITHOUT ANY ALTITUDE LOSS, BEGIN THE MANEUVER FROM LEVEL FLIGHT The […]
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BH Models Wild Hots

BH Models Wild Hots

By Mike Gantt As you’ve probably noticed, retro seems to be all the rage lately—be it in movies, music or cars—and BH Models is joining in by introducing the Wild Hots ARF, paying homage to the popular ’80s fun flyer. However, unlike the classic, you’ll be airborne in just a few hours, instead of spending […]
Summertime fun-flying season

Summertime fun-flying season

For almost forever, RC model clubs have cooked up all sorts of ideas to keep their members interested in attending flying-field events. These outings bring the members and their families together and promote the growth of the hobby—and the club—while offering some weekend summertime fun! Thus, the fun-fly was born. In the beginning, these impromptu […]
MonoKote Trimming: Video Series

MonoKote Trimming: Video Series

Here is a three part series on adding MonoKote Trimming.  This is how you can add a trim bar to the underside of just about any wing. The plane I am using here is the Viper 500 From Great Planes. This technique can be used on any type of film covered plane and having easy […]
Aerotowing: An Introduction to an RC Team Sport

Aerotowing: An Introduction to an RC Team Sport

In this article from the MAN archives, Dave Garwood share what it takes to get involved in aerotowing, from the planes to the equipment to the techniques.  Aerotowing is growing rapidly, both in interest and sophistication. The grace and majesty of a large-scale sailplane launched by aerotow-plus the unparalleled opportunity for cooperation and interaction between pilots of […]

BH Models Pitts

An exclusive look at the BH Models Pitts. Check out the interview with John Reid and Mike Gantt along with flight footage of this amazing plane. [kaltura-widget uiconfid=”1727911″ entryid=”0_uu5clllw” width=”640″ height=”390″ addpermission=”” editpermission=”” /]
The Aeroworks Challenge

The Aeroworks Challenge

This event had two classes (50-62 and 100-120cc) and planes had to be a replica of a full-scale aerobatic aircraft. With smoke on and against the clock, the planes had to fly through the course and around the pylons while executing aerobatic maneuvers. Miss a gate or maneuver and you lose points! What an adrenaline rush!
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