Joe Nall Week: MAN is on the flightline!

May 12, 2015 5 Comments

It’s Joe Nall Week 2015, and we’re on site capturing the action at the Triple Tree Aerodrome in South Carolina.  This year is hot, literally!  Temps have consistently been in the 90′s, but that hasn’t slowed the action a bit.  The sunscreen is out, RV’s are dotting the landscape, and hundreds of modelers are already [...]

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Rutan RC Prototype Models to fly demos at RCX!

May 11, 2015 No Comments

Join us at RCX in Costa Mesa, CA this weekend and see the Rutan RC prototypes in flight! The scale SpaceShip One and White Knight models will be on display in the AMA booth, and Dan Kreigh from RutanRC and Scaled Composites will be flying the demos on Saturday. See you on the flightline! (Get [...]

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RC Giant Scale – Nick Ziroli’s New Triplane — update with Video

May 11, 2015 2 Comments

Known for his many great flying, giant scale WW2 warbird designs, Nick Ziroli Sr., has been finishing up his newest set of plans, this one for the WW1 Sopwith Triplane. This sport scale design has a sport airfoil for improved flight performance and is not intended for scale competition. Using his signature traditional balsa and [...]

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AH-56 Cheyenne Project – Part 5 – CNC Machined Plug

May 11, 2015 No Comments

This installment continues construction of my 700-size AH-56 Cheyenne, which began here. After a break to pursue some other projects, I’m back to work on the 700 size Cheyenne.  The next step was making the plug which I’d use to lay up the female mold for the fiberglass fuselage.  As noted in the first installment of [...]

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Electric Power questions: Soldering secrets

May 10, 2015 11 Comments

I was told that soldering a plug onto a LiPo battery could result in puffing the pack or even a fire. Is this true? Brent Paul [email]You can puff the battery by getting the wire too hot from soldering, but if you set it on fire, you might be better off never touching a soldering [...]

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Top Gun — Behind the Scenes — 100 plus photo gallery

May 08, 2015 No Comments

As with any national level event, this week long competition produces far more special photos and snapshots of planes and pilots that could ever be included in a single article. So to help support our upcoming Top Gun event coverage in the August issue of MAN, here are some of the scenes, sights and situations we saw [...]

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Rutan RC to Debut at RCX!

May 08, 2015 1 Comment

At this weekend’s RCX show, Burt Rutan’s RC team is going to fly their prototypes for the public for the first time! Rutan has long been admired in the full-size aviation arena for his revolutionary aircraft designs, and we can’t wait to see his RC versions. Rutan RC is raising funds on Kickstarter to produce the SpaceShipOne and [...]

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In Memory of Don Typond

May 08, 2015 No Comments

We’re sad to report that Don Typond, former editor of Model Airplane News in the ’80s, has passed away. A talented model aircraft designer and pilot, Don was a member of the AMA’s scale board as well as pilot of full-size airplanes. He will be greatly missed. Click on the link for Jesse Aronstein’s ”In Memory [...]

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