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Road to Top Gun — Robert Russ’ 46% Pitts Special

Road to Top Gun — Robert Russ’ 46% Pitts Special

Who says Top Gun is only for warbirds? This 46% Pitts Special called “The Red Eagle” is the handy work of Robert Russ from Center Hill, Florida, and it is certainly not just a “Target”! Competing in the Expert class, Robert built the big Pitts from an EMHW S1-S kit and made into a S1T. It is powered by […]
Giant Scale Setup — Fundamentals of Ganging Servos

Giant Scale Setup — Fundamentals of Ganging Servos

On today’s giant-scale airplanes, it is a common sight to see multiple servos grouped together to command a single control surface. When you use multiple servos per surface, it is important to do it correctly. Mechanically, control horns should be positioned close to the centerline of the servo and with the linkage’s pivot point directly […]
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Tips from the Workshop

Tips from the Workshop

We have the best readers around! You guys are always coming up with clever ways to make building and flying easier, and we love when you share your tips with us at MAN@airage.com. Here are a few of our favorites. A SHARP IDEA Most model airplanes use dowels to secure the leading edge of the […]
Workshop Build-Along — Douglas Skyraider Part 13 — Retracts Installation

Workshop Build-Along — Douglas Skyraider Part 13 — Retracts Installation

With the wing finally assembled and joined to the fuselage, we can get to the best part of heavy metal warbirds —  installing the landing gear. For the 85 inch Skyraider we started the planning early for the retracts installation. With most ARF warbirds, the wing and the attachment points for the recommended retracts will […]
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ARF Jet Makeover — Added details for the fast lane

ARF Jet Makeover — Added details for the fast lane

I’ve been waiting for a F86 Sabre EDF to come along that didn’t have a HUGE “out of scale”nose intake and didn’t cost an arm and a leg. Finally E-flite did it. Watching the performance of this model on the stock setup , I was finally satisfied. Having just finished a repaint, retract install and […]
Road to Top Gun — Fernando Bellegarde’s Mitchell PBJ-1J

Road to Top Gun — Fernando Bellegarde’s Mitchell PBJ-1J

Built from a Ziroli B-25 plans and enlarged to 118 inch wingspan, this US Navy/Marines PBJ – 1J is the work of Fernando Bellegarde who will be flying in the Pro-Sport class. Using two DLE 40cc gas engines for power, the PBJ has robart retracts,Sierra scale wheel wheels and carries 22 servos. It has a functional […]
Rocket Powered RC — The Me-163 Komet

Rocket Powered RC — The Me-163 Komet

When it comes to blasting off from the runway, nothing beats a rocket powered warbird. Fireworks and firepower all in one package, what a great combination! Anyway, one of our favorite RC WW 2 warbirds is the rocket-powered flying wing the Messerschmitt Me-163 Komet! (Above) plans available from the MAN library at the AirAgeStore.com website. […]
Road to Top Gun — Chuck Hamilton’s Douglas SDB-3 Dauntless Dive-Bomber

Road to Top Gun — Chuck Hamilton’s Douglas SDB-3 Dauntless Dive-Bomber

Chuck Hamilton from Bremen, IN will be competing for the first time at the 2017 Top Gun Scale Invitational. Chuck have been preparing myself since he got back in to the hobby 15 years ago and he’ll be flying his beautiful SDB-3 Dauntless. Every model he has built in some way ties to his father […]
Budget building: how to edge-glue balsa

Budget building: how to edge-glue balsa

At some point in your model-building career, you will be faced with a problem.  You will have an area of your model that requires a sheet of balsa wider than the material you have on hand.  If you are like me, this usually happens when you are starting to make significant progress and when the […]
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