Here’s another how-to from veteran builder Rick Michelena. Enjoy! Do you have the desire to build a warbird or other scale project but desire something more than an iron-on finish? Are you unsure of the steps required in the process of finishing a radio-controlled airplane in fiberglass and paint? This article will give you the knowledge required [...]
Built and flown by Jörg Albrech, this beautifully painted and detailed bipe is 1/3 scale and has all-wood construction. The 10.69-foot-span model weighs 72 pounds and is powered by a Moki 250cc 5-cylinder radial engine. Thanks to RCScaleAirplanes for taking this great video at the 50th MFC Bad Wörishofen fly-in.
With the 3D aerobatics craze in full swing, we decided to share a maneuver that is one of the best-looking 3D moves. The Avalanche will cause spectators to gasp, especially when performed close to the ground. The surprise is that both maneuvers date back to a time long before 3D was even an aerobatic style. We enlisted the [...]
Well, they said it would never happen, but for the very first time ever, a Model Airplane News editor, our own Gerry Yarrish, will be competing at the famous Top Gun Scale Invitational in Lakeland, FL. Hosted each year by Frank Tiano at his impressive Paradise Field event facility, Top Gun is the premier scale competition [...]
Perhaps the most important technique any RC modeler needs to learn is to properly install hinges for his model’s control surfaces. They need to be strong, in proper alignment, and sized correctly for the model being worked on. The crew over at Du-Bro Products has lots of good tools and supplies to get the job [...]
In this how-to, Charles White uses lite-ply, green floral foam, fiberglass and resin to make external wing tanks fora 1/6-scale TBM Avenger. You can use this method to create many aircraft components, such as wing or centerline tanks, bombs and cowls. After competing at the Nats level in Pylon Racing for several years, I always enjoyed [...]
Designed by Horizon Hobby’s Mike McConville and based on Skip Stewart’s yet to be completed all-composite P3 aerobatic biplane, the new P3 Revolution from Hangar 9 is a giant scale firecracker! To be featured in our upcoming February issue of MAN, contributor Rick Bell puts this amazing and cutting-edge aerobatic machine through its paces! Specs are: Wingspan: [...]